ANCESTOR WORSHIP

Is there a place for ancestor worship in modern society? For thousands of year many cultures with various beliefs celebrated the people that came before them. With elaborate ceremonies they welcomed their ancestor’s spirits back at special times of year, to let them know that they are thought of and…

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ASK AND IT SHALL APPEAR – MANIFESTATION IN 2018

Through religion and good manners people are taught that asking for something is an uncouth sin that should not be uttered. It’s no wonder that so many suffer in silence when others are willing to share. This is of course bad for manifesting the things you want in your life.

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BELTANE: SPRING FERTILITY FESTIVAL

I’ve often thought the pagan nature festival Beltane, could be celebrated by any group, family or individual regardless of their preferred spiritual beliefs. What better to revere than the natural world around us? The area we live in gives us food, water and shelter; our eco-system lets us breathe, survive…

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THE GODDESS MOVEMENT

My primary school aged daughter recently asked me what a goddess is after watching a television commercial. It’s not always easy explaining the spiritual or moments of growth and empowerment to the very young, but what a wonderful question! The young ladies version: You are a goddess; you are beautiful,…

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RECONCILIATION

Australia is a vast beautiful island continent; home to many cultural identities. Long before this time Aboriginal people spent their days hunting and gathering their way along the songline’s of the land. They met for ceremonies, looked forward to seasonal gatherings of food and could survive harsh climatic change. These…

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THE FOUNDATION OF ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY

Mythology is deeply embedded in our cultural heritage. There are fantastic stories in most cultures, but what percentage is truth, fantasy, creativity, embellishment, religious undertones or philosophical riddles? On taking a deeper look many may have a firm basis, but few have the evidence to back them up. These stories…

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AUSTRALIA DAY: CELEBRATE & APPRECIATE

Australia is a vast and ancient landscape with distinctive plants, birdlife and animals. The southern position of this landmass was somehow missed by explorers making it one of the last to be discovered by Europeans. Australia has been inhabited by the Aboriginal people for at least sixty thousand years with…

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CHRISTMAS: WHY THIS CELEBRATION CONTINUES TO GROW

It seems odd that people of other distinct cultures want to celebrate Christmas. Christmas is a religious celebration and few are changing their beliefs, but somehow the joy and traditions of Christmas are becoming quite popular in countries where Christians are less than 10 percent of the population. Looking deeper…

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OSTARA: CEREMONY OF SPRING

I woke up this morning thinking, “isn’t there a festival day coming up? Yes and it is tonight! Ostara is a spring European celebration of rebirth, new life and fresh beginnings. Ostara celebrates the new growth of spring: green trees, flowers emerging, babies born, love in bloom and the general…

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CREATING OR INVIGORATING YOUR OUTSIDE ALTAR

An altar is a table or space to offer thanks for all that you have in this life. It usually contains the things you believe in, admire or appreciate. Sometimes altars may be to honour a particular deity, sacred tree or place. You may have seen some street or field…

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