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Developing a Daily Shamanic Walk

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The most successful way for accessing the otherworld are long, repetitive walks with places like the chestnut tree enfolded into them. (see previous post) It takes a while to develop a shamanic walk. You must walk the same path with … Continue reading

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Angitia, Snake Goddess of the Abruzzi

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The Earth was born of the egg of the serpent. After the egg had formed within Her, She released it into the sky. The egg split open, releasing many more eggs, among them, earth, moon and sun. Snake roamed upon … Continue reading

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Trotula of Salerno

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11th century, Salerno, Italia Trotula was one of the most famous physicians of her time. Her work was devoted to alleviating the suffering of women. Trotula taught at the school of Salerno, a famous university of the time, where both … Continue reading

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Il Malocchio or Evil Eye

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Remedies Against the Malocchio (evil eye) for the Strega In the light of the full moon, dig fennel In the darkness of the new moon Around your home, at all entrances Plant fennels  In the fullness of the Solstice Harvest … Continue reading

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My Great Grandmother was a Strega

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My Great Grandmother, Domenica Colella, was a Strega, a wisewoman, healer, witch, midwife, soothsayer of the Italian Mountain Village tradition. I grew up hearing stories about my Great Grandmother and her abilities: her knowledge of the plants, evil eye rituals … Continue reading

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