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The Garden of the Hesperides – Josephine Marlin: Origins update

The Garden of the Hesperides – Josephine Marlin: Origins update Now we’re goin’ places, The #GardenoftheHesperides. #Hera’s garden. The #Hesperides are knows as the #DaughtersoftheEvening and that explains so much about Theo’s visit to bury the #Swaddling #Theodora and #Athena are headed for #Vila’s #GardenofMen to ask her to open a #Portal for them Everything […]

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Pierced hearts, unicorn horns and a bottled witch: Oxford show investigates the history of magic and witchcraft

By Geoffrey Munn A bull’s heart pierced with iron nails and thorns found in a chimney at Shutes Hill Farm, Somerset (date unknown) © Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford The Ten Commandments forbade the veneration of graven images—indeed, any other gods “but me”. However, the early Christian church, ever pragmatic, preferred to accommodate rather […]

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A Guide to Ancient Magic

In antiquity, love or revenge was just a spell away By Erin Blakemore SMITHSONIAN.COM  Call it a happy accident: When a group of Serbian archaeologists recently uncovered a cache of 2,000-year-old skeletons, they unearthed a set of mysterious scrolls covered with Aramaic curses, too. As Reuters reports, the tiny scrolls were contained in what are thought to […]

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Magic in Ancient Greece: Necromancy, Curses, Love Spells, and Oracles

By MARINASOHMA Magic in Ancient Greece: Necromancy, Curses, Love Spells, and Oracles The magical traditions of ancient Greece encompassed spells, curse tablets, drugs, potions, poisons, amulets, and talismans. For many cultures of the past, there was a very fine line between magic, superstition, religion, and science. The ancient magicians were seen as symbols of wisdom, keepers […]

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Visionary’s Fate

Visionary’s Fate – from my book of poetry –Life Tales of the Feminine Whilst scrying through a visionary’s fate, I see the wild eyes of feral beasts peering out of the darkness. A sweeping mistress wades, to and fro, across the river Styx and the tears of heaven, tear the veil of hells gate.   […]