Why I embrace community, but very carefully.

Events of the past few months in the Israeli Pagan community reminded me why I usually work alone or with a small, intimate group.  As will happen to any community of Pagans and mystics, the Israeli community has attracted vampires.  I don’t mean the blood sucking sort.  I mean psychic vampires whose only proactive behavior is to attempt to kill the soul of any person who dares refuse to play their game. Until now, I’ve …

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Oshun’s Beauty Secrets: Annatto Lipstick Recipe

In celebration of the 2011 festival of Oshun, I will be posting a few of the beauty “secrets” of the African diaspora.  Today’s installment is a recipe for annatto lipstick. Annatto is a mild spice native to South America that is used often as a coloring for foods and as a clothing dye.  It is also used in traditional body paints and to heal the skin.  It has antimicrobial and healing properties that are nearly …

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Eshu Summer Festival 2011

Here at SoulMindBody.net, we’re celebrating the summer festival of Eshu.  We have some special package deals at Sheloya Mystical, but those are for people who can afford them.  Many in the world are having a tough time financially, some because of  evil politicians, and some because of evil bankers.  This time of year, our doors and our hearts open to all, regardless of income. Eshu will be at the forefront of our altar for the whole …

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Oshun’s Beauty Secrets

Oshun is the West African deity of feminine beauty, prosperity, and dance.  Her children in the traditions as well as solitary practitioners with a strong affinity towards her are uniquely attractive, charismatic people.  Though many of their beauty secrets are indeed secret, some are open to sharing with the public for the purpose of bringing more joy into the world. Water You may need more water than you think.  The standard dose per day is 8 …

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