November2018: Bring It Closer

Vol. 3 – Issue 7

Musings From the Mystic Path

The Month of November

November is one of my favorite months; holding the mystery of betwixt and between. Fall and the final harvest signal a time of reflection and preparation for the wintry months ahead. As we settle in to an earlier start to the ending of the day’s activities, the potential is there to look more deeply, be more fully present and bring all of these experiences in for a closer look.

November aligns with the daily cycle of Dusk and in life cycles, the energy and wisdom of the Crone and the Sage. To kick off our featured sections this month, we have two articles from each of those perspectives. Our columns are back this month and we have a special Fall recipe of crockpot candied Yams. Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and time with friends and family.

“Sometimes the most beautiful things are in front of our eyes, and we don’t even notice because we’re either too busy or too afraid to take a closer look.” 
 – Katja Michael – 

Featured Writings

I am Enough. I am a Crone!
by SSE

When I was initially asked to submit a piece on “Becoming the Crone”, I planned to write something completely different than what this has turned out to be. I am a Crone. This was my journey.

I believe becoming a Crone is not determined by assigned sex, or the cessation of menses. It is the culmination of life experience as Maiden and Mother, combined with the realization that you have moved closer to the end of your life cycle and your time is winding down. I read an article a year ago asking the question “where will you be in 40 years?” and for the first time my response was: “possibly not in this life cycle.” That was the day I became a Crone. This resulted in my having a major change in attitude and perception about other’s expectations of me, as well as my perception of my power, self-worth and self-sufficiency. Most importantly, was deciding I am not responsible for how others perceive and feel about me. I realized it was time to purge habits, friends, family members, and belief systems no longer serving a purpose. Drawing closer to the end of my life cycle clarified that carrying emotional baggage, toxic people and places, and striving to achieve and please others is meaningless and not worth the time and energy. It’s okay to shrug it off, say “I simply don’t care” and move on to spend time doing what does require my attention. If in the overall scheme of life, an event, person, or rule doesn’t make my life better, I don’t spend one more second on it. I’ve learned it is not necessary to explain or defend myself unless it is my choice to do so.

As a Crone I speak truth to authority, especially when authority doesn’t want to hear it. My truth is spoken clearly and without reservation. It is not about changing the minds of others but letting those who think as I do, know they are not alone. I do not have to be silent and no longer worry about being “nice”, “not hurting someone’s feelings” or having everyone “like” me if it means going against what I know to be true or right.

Maidens and Mothers often are not heard, taken seriously, or accepted for who they are and what they want from life. Others tell them what to do, how to practice, how to dress, or what they can and cannot do with their bodies. It’s exhausting and anger producing to deal with over the years, but as a Crone I know how to ride that rage to effect change as a magical worker in a mundane world. I Persist. I will be heard. If needed, I will burn it down and dance in the ashes. I am a warrior who does not have to show a sword seeking affirmation of who I am and what I am capable of doing. As a Crone I am not obliged to acquiesce to others setting limits on my power or to submit when the patriarchy dictates through rules and mores about how I “should” practice magic, and follow my path. I recognize my own power and use it as fearlessly and easily as I draw breath.

There is much to do in these days as the patriarchy cracks. There is important wisdom and skill to pass on to those who follow, that only a Crone can provide. As a Crone, I KNOW some situations can seem impossible when you do not have the life experience to tell you, hey, you can and will survive this. How do I know? I’m here. I’m thriving. My life is in a great place. My heart, mind and spirit are willing.

My wisdom comes from having allowed life experiences to teach and grow me to become a person who is a practitioner of magic and witchcraft. I am still learning and being taught, but I am selective now in whom I choose as a teacher. I’m not interested in the flavor of the month. It is very easy to see through the superficial and yes, even fake. People who charmed me when I was less experienced, do not sway me any longer. As a Crone I KNOW it is not necessary for me to follow specific “rules and regulations” regarding how I conduct myself as a witch. I know that I can and will, hex or heal and that doing either is okay. I know my limitations. I recognize my power. I am the Crone. I am enough.

“Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought
into closer connection with you.”

– Saint Augustine –


In the Sunset of the Year, I Call to the Dawn
by J.S.

Our culture values age and experience to a point, but the word sage  doesn’t carry the same force as Crone — see there I automatically capitalized the latter but not the subject of this reflection.

As a witch I don’t feel that old.  And the Youth-Father-Sage construct  has never felt like a pattern for personal growth, but in the weeks of trying to come up with something to say, I’ve had to admit I look at things differently than I did thirty years ago.

There was an issue facing my coven recently in an email discussion and the younger me would have jumped right in with his opinion. Instead I read and re-read the points raised- thank the gods we didn’t have email in the good ole days. I waited a while and when i shared my perspective a few of my coven sister said they like hearing my old stories.

Did I then have sage words of wisdom to impart? I don’t feel that wise, but knowing I  don’t  have all the answers is pretty smart. Looking at things differently than I used to may be the main difference when as Berthe’s song continues: “when your best days are yester- the rest’er twice as dear.”

I’d like to close with some lines from a poem, by Lisel Mueller.

Monet Refuses the Operation

Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
and what I see is an aberration
caused by old age, an affliction.

I tell you it has taken me all my life
to arrive at the vision of gas lamps as angels,
to soften and blur and finally banish
the edges you regret I don’t see,
to learn that the line I called the horizon
does not exist and sky and water,
so long apart, are the same state of being.

“The internal dialogue is what grounds people in the daily world. The world is such and such or so and so, only because we talk to ourselves about its being such and such and so and so. The passageway into the world of shamans opens up after the warrior has learned to shut off his internal dialogue.”
– Carlos Castaneda – 


by M.H.

4 large yams
1 stick of unsalted butter
2 cups of light brown sugar
¼ cup of heavy whipping cream
3 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1 ½ tablespoons of real maple syrup
½ tablespoon of molasses
¾ tablespoon of real vanilla

Wash the yams, cut the tips off, and peel
Slice them into ½” thick circles
Place them in the crock pot
In a medium size sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat
Add the sugar and stir until it’s well blended
Add the whipping cream and stir until it’s a creamy sauce
Add the spices, syrup, molasses and real vanilla to the sauce
Pour this mixture over the yams in the crock pot
Stirring it to make sure the yams are well covered in the sauce
Cover the crock pot
Set on low heat for 6-8 hours
Stir yams occasionally while they are cooking
Serve and Enjoy!

30-Days of Samhain

by RCF

The final harvest calls, the Ancestors await and the veils between the worlds have thinned offering the gifts of healing, transformation and deeper communion with the cycles of nature.

The countdown continues towards Astrological Samhain, and all of October’s preparations, readings and actions conclude on November 7th. Enjoy…

To catch up, read the bonus posts and more :::  Quick Links visit:
30-Days of Samhain-Index

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
– Henry David Thoreau –


By Celestine

Your mask is slipping, were you aware?
I caught a glimpse of the darkness you used to try to hide.
The kind, compassionate facade dropped away, revealing something spiteful and cruel.

Your mask is slipping, did you realize?
I saw the hidden form that’s a blight upon your soul.
Crawling from the shadows, a selfish, arrogant demon rears its ugly head.

You mask is slipping, did you notice?
If I turn the mirror towards you would you even recognize yourself?
If you look with honest eyes can you love the person looking back at you?

If my mask were slipping, would I even know?
I turn the mirror back around, eyes closed, fearful of what I might see.
I inhale deeply, open my eyes wide, and let the mask slip away.

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?”
– Bob Marley –

Focus On…

The Intersection of Moon Phase, Astrology, Elemental Energy, and Magick

by Ionlanthe

Welcome to the Tesseract of November. At this time, we celebrate (astrological) Samhain, which is an ancient Irish Gaelic word meaning “summer’s end” and which occurs on the date halfway between the autumn equinox (when daylight and nighttime are of equal duration) and the winter solstice (when darkness lasts longer than daylight hours). In 2018, Samhain starts at sundown on Wednesday, October 31 and ends at sundown on Thursday, November 1. The Moon will be in its last quarter phase and will be in the sign of Leo, a fixed fire sign. Even though the fire of Leo will light this year’s Samhain celebration, the darkness is increasing each day and we feel colder air around us. The sun is lower in the sky and the stars are brighter at night. Many people feel drawn to having fires in their hearths or to have bonfires.

Bonfires have been long associated with Samhain. In Ireland, people would extinguish their hearth fires and gather together to light large fires on sacred hill tops in honor of and to make offerings to the gods. Cattle were brought back down from the summer pastures and some livestock were culled for slaughter to supply food for the winter. According to….

“Crops and the bones of animals which had been culled were burnt in the fires as offerings. Our modern word, bonfire, comes from the words bone and fire meaning “fire of bones” and refers to this practice. Personal and symbolic items were also burned as offerings for relief from sickness or bad fortune…. The sacred fires were believed to have the power to scare away these evil spirits and people stayed close by them often wearing costumes of animal heads and skins as disguises to frighten those spirits and ensure their safety. As the great fire died it was considered good luck to take an ember and carry it home to relight their hearth fire.” (

Let us remember the warmth of fire and community and burning away what we don’t need and what no longer serves us. Samhain is holiday that involves gathering together in community, bonfires or hearth fires, feasting, and taking time to remember ancestors and reconnect to the river of blood that connects us all with our family lines.

On November 7, at 11:02 am, we will experience the new phase of the Moon. At this darkening time of the year, the Moon will be dark and in the sign of Scorpio, a fixed water sign. The energy of Scorpio can be described as “still waters run deep.” The ruling planets of Scorpio are Mars and Pluto. Mars rules anger and passion; Pluto represents subconscious forces, all that is below the surface. This sets up a tension between outward action and inward examination and this can lead to transformation and evolutionary change.

As we continue to move into the darker time of the year, we approach the full Moon on Friday November 23, 2018, which will be in Gemini, a mutable air sign. The Gemini energy revolves around being spontaneous, talking out loud to figure out what one is feeling, communicating with others. This full Moon will bring brightness and adaptability to the end of November, after the fire of Leo, connecting with others and ancestors at Samhain, and then diving deep within with Scorpio at the new Moon. November will be a time for introspection, reaching out, transforming, and then communicating what you have learned.

Intermingled with the Moon’s phases and Samhain, we come to the end of daylight savings time on Sunday, November 4. Overnight, daylight will end one hour earlier and dark will come all too soon. The Moon will be a waning crescent and will be in the sign of Libra, a cardinal air sign. Since Libra is associated with new ideas, balance, and harmony, this sudden onset of earlier darkness might be jarring and counter to Libran ideals.

November may be a month of diverse and sometimes conflicting energies. It might be useful to add a bit of scrying magick to your practice. Scrying, or looking into a blackened mirror or a dark bowl of water, can be a way to help allow images or sensations or ideas to come forward and perhaps provide a way to connect with ancestors.
How to make, dedicate, consecrate, and then scry with a black mirror

I have made scrying mirrors. This is a fairly easy craft project; if you don’t want to make one, they can be ordered from a pagan/wiccan shop or online. Look for black obsidian mirrors. To make a scrying mirror, first, gather materials:

• Empty picture frame with glass
• Gloss black paint that can be used on glass
• Flat black paint that can be used on wood or metal
• Foam paint brushes
• Glass cleaner
• Sandpaper
• Clean cloth

Find a picture frame with glass. Take the back off, usually done by prying up small nails that holds in the glass and any art. Remove the art (if any) and put the art in another frame. Take away the filler materials and remove the glass. Keep the backer piece that probably has a hanging or stand mechanism on it. The glass must be thoroughly cleaned on both sides with an ammonia-based spray cleaner, or a solution made of vinegar and water. Wet the glass with the cleaner and wipe it clean.

Turn the glass over and clean the other side. Wipe the glass with a dry, lint-free cloth to remove any dust. Once the mirror is cleaned, place it on a piece of cloth that you don’t mind getting paint on. Also, clean and dust the frame. If you like the color, you are done. If you want to paint the frame, it must be prepared for painting. If it is wood, sand it to remove the old finish, dust off the sanding particle, clean it, and dust it again. If it is metal, clean it and wipe it dry.

It is time to paint the glass and the frame.
The paint you select for the mirror should be glossy and compatible with painting on glass. I have used Krylon Gloss Black paint that I got from a craft store. Paint the clean glass with the gloss paint using the foam brush with steady, even strokes. Cover the glass on one side. Once the paint has dried, paint on another coat. Paint at least 3 coats of black paint on one side of the glass.

While the paint is drying on the glass, paint the frame with the flat black paint and a foam brush. I like the look of matte black against the glossy black mirror. Whatever color you choose for the frame, it should not be too busy or bright, which might distract from the work of scrying.

After the frame and glass are painted and dried, the mirror can be assembled. The painted glass will be a reflective surface so it is now a mirror. Place the frame face down on a clean cloth, place the glass in the frame with the painted surface to the back of the frame so the unpainted surface will be what you are looking at while scrying. Place the backing onto the painted side of the glass, and reinsert the holding nails to keep everything in place. I like to finish the piece by gluing a layer of black cloth on the back of the frame, if it won’t interfere with the hanging or standing mechanism.

The newly made scrying mirror is not yet ready for use. It must be dedicated for the work and consecrated.

When you are ready, take a moment to ground and center yourself. Breath in the 4-fold breath protocol: Exhale to the count of 4, hold for 4, inhale for 4, hold for 4, and then repeat 2 more times. This helps bring your focus and awareness to your inner energies and sensitivities. Once you feel centered and grounded, pick up the scrying mirror and hold it up to solar plexus, then your heart, then your third eye. At each point, breath out your intention of using this mirror for scrying for the best outcome of all, to sharpen your awareness, and to develop your intuition. Having imbued the mirror with your intention, ask the mirror to help you with your intention of scrying.

Keep your mirror covered and when the next full moon phase comes, uncover the mirror and place it where the full moon beams can bathe the mirror. Let it be washed by lunar energy overnight. This will help make the mirror into a sacred tool. In the morning, cover it up again until you are ready to use it for scrying.

When you want to scry, prepare yourself for the ritual. You will need the mirror, a surface on which to hang it or to place it, and 2 candles and matches or a lighter. Place the candles so that the light is cast onto the mirror. Ground and center yourself and do 4-fold breathing for a cycle of 3 breaths. Think about what your intentions are with the scrying session: if you want to try communing with ancestors, take the time to remember them first. Conjure up their image in your mind, or look at photographs. Remember what it was like to be with them, if you knew them. If you are interested in contacting an ancestor you never knew, try to remember family stories. Lacking that, think of the time when your ancestor lived.

Try to picture what their lives were like. Keep in mind what you want from the contact: to express love to them, to ask a question, to tell them something, or to look for advice. Focus on your intentions and soften your gaze as you look into the mirror. For the first few sessions, allow yourself between 5 and 10 minutes. Don’t have an idea of what you should see, just allow what happens to let itself unfold. You may see images, symbols, have sudden thoughts that pop up, or a sense of someone looking over your shoulder and into your eyes that are reflected in the mirror. Let it all just flow with your guiding it. Sometimes nothing happens but you get a thought later that answers your question. It is all part of the scrying.

Once you have a feeling of completeness, withdraw your attention from the mirror, blow out the candles, and bring yourself back to the here-and-now. Squeeze your hands into fists and release them, curl up your toes and release. Raise your arms over your head—do whatever brings you back to your body and the present time. You have completed your scrying session.

“There are times when those eyes inside your brain stare back at you.”
– Charles Bukowski –

Journeys on the Yogi’s Magick Mat

” Every Posture Is a Journey Not a Destination “

I recently saw a meme for October that read: “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.”

This is a challenging concept for many. So many of us hold on. We hold onto our possessions, after all, we work hard and have purchased things we enjoy and admire, perhaps things that even bring us “happiness”. A popular movie quote from Fight Club ( yes, quoting Fight Club in a yoga blog) speaks to this truth, “We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like”. We also hold onto our relationships, with family and friends, even if they are toxic because we are somehow benefiting. Perhaps these individuals guilt us into staying in the relationship, or help us with money, or we are just afraid to be alone.

We hold onto our beliefs: what we think we should look like, what kind of job we should have, how much money we should be making, what our home should look like. We hold onto our opinions, just one look at today’s political climate can attest to this. We even spend precious time creating picture perfect advertisements of our life in a virtual world for likes, envy, and the acceptance from people we may not even know!

And so the concept of Non-attachment, letting go is a guideline taught in Patanjali’s Eight fold path. In the Yoga Sutra, Aparigraha, or non-possessiveness is one of the five Yamas (or teachings on restraints). For me, this lesson expands to cover more than just Earthly belongings. Why is this important? What is wrong with holding onto things, ideas, people, and beliefs? Because things are constantly changing, all our worldly possessions, wants, and desires are temporary. The Holy Veda teaches that worldly possessions do not belong to us at all and “by clinging onto things we have, we lose the ability to be open to receive the things we need”. Aparisraha teaches us not to grasp or hoard. Being too attached to temporary things will inevitably cause loss and/or pain.

As I have mentioned in earlier posts, this restraint is difficult in our consumer driven society. But this time of year seems appropriate to let go, to release. I challenge myself to let go of possessions that I do not need and the idea my space has to look like a magazine cover. Must I have so much yard decor? Decorations for every season. So many throws and pillows? Coats I may only wear once a year. I find myself donating more and more. I’m not yet at the level of moving into a small home, but the tiny homes show is fascinating! Wouldn’t it benefit me and my partner more? Everyone would appreciate a shorter to-do list. Lower mortgage and bills, less cleaning, and so more time to be outside or read or do other leisurely activities.

I am also working on letting go of the need for acceptance. I embrace my own unique style. I continue on my spiritual path, one that is not of the masses, because it speaks to me. My journey challenges me and enlightens me and helps me be a better person. It has been difficult at times, I have lost relationships for standing up for my beliefs that are not seen as part of mainstream society. But, after contemplation, I am willing to let those relationships go vs. changing my spiritual path to appease another. I guess by by letting go, and going through changes, and pain, and disappointment I feel stronger. I feel at peace when I stand in my truth.

I find the lesson of Aparigraha most challenging in regards to relationships. For example, I have been fighting with my brother and sister-in-law for about 2 months now, believing at first, that they were wrong. As I have been mulling over the situation, I have come to realize that I need to reach out, apologize, and let my need to be right go. It is not as important for me to be right, in this case, their hurt feelings are so much more important. How many of us hold onto gruges? Why do we remain stubborn? Self-righteousness? Does it ease our pain? Fighting with my brother has not made me feel better. I am not saying there is never a time to stand your ground. I do believe in karma and I certainly see the need to take an unrelenting stand when fighting for equality, social justice, and the like. But circumstances can be perplexing, nothing is black and white.

Individual situations can be less clear. Who is involved? What happened? How long should the person who has been wronged hold onto anger, loss, or grief. After all, these are powerful energies that can turn into hatred. They can eat away at a person’s mental health and well-being. We hear many instances of forgiveness and letting go. His Holiness, the 14the Dalai Lama is quoted saying “An eye for an eye…We are all blind”. All of our ascended masters have taught the ways of forgiveness. This can be a release for anyone, not just our spiritual leaders. There are people who were able to move past being abused. Mothers who have forgiven drunk drivers whose actions lead to the death of their child. As I wrote, it is a challenging teaching.

We all know, holding on can hold you back, it can be a cocoon of sanctimony that prohibits growth. Wonderful blessings can manifest when we let go. Perhaps a better fit for romantic love interest, or a less stressful job or even something as simple as more time for walks outside that can lead to better health. Perhaps, we all need this lesson in our life, how to release, how to lose. Hopefully, we trust that it is part of our journey, an Autumn-like season, a lesson for our greatest good.  Namaste…MQ

First Steps on the Seeker’s Path

by R. Fennelly

This month’s offering is entitled…UpScale Magick…and sets forth the reminder and need for Order. Enjoy…

Upscale Magick

Let me begin by noting that this post is not what you think it will be. There is nothing elitist about it. I am not going to talk about trendy magickal finds and spells and ornate talismans to make you rich and famous. Instead I would like to explore the concepts of harmony and balance, chaos and order and the weighing of our actions and efforts against that of the truth and intelligence held within our hearts.

These ideas are the domain of the Egyptian Goddess Ma’at and it was she who made order and harmony of what would fall to discord without the upholding of her principles. The ancient rites of the dead were particularly compelling in their belief and totality of communion with their Gods and the greater Cosmos. Even in death, the individual was given challenge that would be reflective of the life they led when alive and how and if they would enter the afterlife based upon those actions. The measure of that life and the ultimate determination was based upon the weighing of the heart against the Feather of Ma’at.

In the Ancient Egyptian tradition the individual recently deceased would be brought before the Great Scales of Justice as final trial in their journey through the underworld. The weighing of the individual’s heart, as is depicted on The Papyrus of Ani in The Book of the Dead shows the God Anubis overseeing this weighing. The heart would be placed on one scale and the feather of Ma’at, was placed on the other. The goal being that the truth and all-knowingess held within this most sacred of organs would neither be of more or less weight than that of the Feather of Truth. If successfully balanced the deceased gained the resurrection of their Divine nature, being equally blessed as Osiris had been. If the heart was found to be heavier than the feather, the deceased would be eaten by the Devourer, leaving the various parts of the deceased’s soul separated and lost forever.

Image 1.: The Papyrus of Ani

The heart was considered to be the seat of intelligence informed by emotion and the measure of a good life was the use of that wisdom as guide for the emotions and actions in the living world. So, it was in the final examining of the heart and its successful measure that Ma’at as the principle of order and balance would then have been maintained in life and death. Moreover, the balancing of the scales insured Cosmic Order. And, the continuation of Deity and man co-existing in a palpable and unified way in collaborative interaction. Ma’at bound all things together in an ordered and indestructible unity: the universe, the natural world, the state, and the individual were all seen as parts of the wider order generated by Ma’at.

We ourselves have been in this time of Ma’at with the movement of the Sun into the astrological sign of Libra, The Scales of Balance, on the Autumnal Equinox of last month. Each year at this time we are called to more fully step into our place of balancing out and sorting through what has accumulated in the months preceding. We honor the order of Ma’at in the harvesting and preserving of what will sustain and maintain the orderly health of our bodies in the Winter months ahead. We are now nearing the ending of this Solar energy and in the state of current world affairs we are in need of that weighing of our own hearts to assess what contributions we are making to either side of the scales.

The call is to be ever mindful of the way in which we maintain flow and order and the way in which we cause upheaval. Of knowing when to tip the scales towards what would be construed as negative, in order to reestablish the order of a productive outcome. I have purposefully left out much information as the pursuit of harmony, truth and justifiable outcome is best engaged from our finding our own way.

Stand before the Scales, faced by the unknown of what the after-life will bring. See placed upon one end your concept of the feather of of Ma’at’ and HER principle of Order and Truth. Open your heart and allow its wisdom to fill the scale of opposition and as judge and juror of your actions ask these or other questions. The answers you give may surprise you?

Would your heart be in a place of balance if weighed on those Great scales?

How do you strive to bring order to the Chaos that surrounds you?

Do you seek the depth of truth and justice as you go about your daily affairs?

Do you maintain the balance of your Gods and own truth of Divinity?

The Intelligence of the Heart
The Magickal Pen

In Conclusion…

Let us drink from the waters of gratitude and
Be fully present in the space of appreciation
for what surrounds us.

Open your eyes and take in all the lessons of
Both sorrow and joy and from a place of gratitude
Find the grace of mercy that flows
Eternal within your own being.

Upcoming Events-2018

Tarot Series: Part Three
The Shadow of the Fool

November 10th
5-Hr. Intensive

This intensive will explore use of the Tarot and the Keys of the Major Arcana and Court Cards as a tool for breaking through the hidden realms of awareness. No prior knowledge of the Tarot is required. “Shadow” work is the contemplative act of seeking reconciliation, understanding and knowledge of those aspects of ourselves that we are reluctant, of whatever reason, to bring into the waking consciousness and overt expression of our personality. For more information, Click Here….

The Pagan Experience Study Group
The Midnight Sun: Standing in the Shadow

Tues. Evenings – 4wks.

This series of classes heralds the start of next year’s work of awakening to the power of the Shadow within. Now we stand in the light of darkness that is the Midnight Sun; fertile and potent waters that birth what we wish to create and re-shape as the gift of ourself. For more information, Click Here… 

Musings From the Mystic Path is published monthly by Coven of the Mystic Path, ASW.

Editor: R. Fennelly, HPs, CMP, ASW
Columnists: L. B., Tesseract and India Amour, Journeys on the Yogi’s Magick Mat
Contributors: Membership/Petitioners  of Coven of the Mystic Path, ASW

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Upscale Magick: Header: Sculpture of Ma’at: Origin: The Tomb of Seti I, 19th Dynasty (1300 BC). Current Location: Egyptian Museum in Florence, Italy1. The Papyrus of Ani. The British Museum

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About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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