Diana Rajchel

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Doing 1 Simple Thing Will Instantly Make You Sound Smarter, According to Science

Best of all, it's a change anyone can immediately make.<p>If you think about any one of the extremely successful people you know, it's almost guaranteed that one of their skills is the ability to influence and persuade other people.<p>(Of course that might be because selling is the one skill everyone …

Public Speaking

How To Make Better Decisions By Improving Your Intuition

Trusting your gut isn’t woo-woo: it’s a science-backed skill that you can develop. Here’s how.<p>Have you ever had the experience of knowing that a …

Seasons Meditation - Spring

<b>Seasons Meditation - Spring</b><i>Take several deep breaths in and out…</i><i>As your world around you dissipates you find yourself standing in a field, the grass</i> …

Meditation

Ostara versus Easter - or Lets All Just Color an Egg

Every year there's a lot of commentary that floats around the pagan community claiming several things about the holiday of Ostara, most of them …

Banishing the Garbage

Whether it's food scraps or personal items, people throw out a lot of garbage. Magically speaking, garbage is a connection to our lives and should be …

Spirituality

From ‘Natural Magic’ to ‘Scientific Naturalism’: Basic Readings

For the sake of brevity and with a broad audience in mind, the below list of titles is limited to books, omitting journal articles and chapters in …

Counsel to One Seeking a Patron God II

<i>Egads, Roberto, everything that I try to write on this topic seems to want to condense into poetry! Maybe that's just the nature of the topic.</i><i>Anyway,</i> …

Writing

Spiral Nature • Herbs versus Plant Magic: A comparative review The...

The image of the witch mixing potions and throwing in strange plants to make magical things happen is ubiquitous in our culture. There is some truth …

What Is “Queen Bee Syndrome”? It Might Explain Why Some Women Are “Uncivil” To Each Other At Work

Chances are, if you've ever worked in an office, you've had to deal with some pretty annoying office politics — and researchers are finding that …

All the crazy things happening in San Francisco because of its out-of-control housing prices

People are leaving San Francisco in droves as the cost of living reaches a new high.<p>A recent report from real-estate site Redfin revealed that San Francisco lost more residents than any other US city in the last quarter of 2017. The great migration is far from over. Last month, 49% of Bay Area …

San Francisco

How Men Can Have an Ejaculation-Free Orgasm

Men have long bemoaned the idea that women can have multiple orgasms, but men can’t. Men, after all, have to deal with the frustrating refractory …

Muscle

Patheos Pagan Becomes Cereal Company’s Bitch

Recently, the management of the popular Pagan blogging platform, Patheos Pagan, bowed to corporate pressure again.<p>… and in other non-news, Donald …

Narcissists often recruit people called 'apaths' to help with their games — here's why they're dangerous

Defining someone's personality is complicated. There are so many nuances in the ways people behave, and why they behave the way they do, that it isn't always appropriate to give someone a specific label — even mental health professionals and psychologists can struggle.<p>In a very broad sense, empathy …

Psychology

If Pagans Had Religious Police

(Doorbell.)Good morning, blessed be.I'm Sergeant Johnny Deer of the PRP, the Paganistani Religious Police. I'm afraid we've had some complaints about …

Christmas

Models of magic

In the course of exploring the possibilities of new, more efficient techniques of magic, I was struck by the fact that a structuralist view of the …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

Village Witchcraft with Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki

The Temple, in cooperation with Moth & Moon Studio, is pleased to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study with a renowned elder and scholar: …

Witchcraft

Love Spell Perfume

Love spell perfumes uses the power of oils and scent to create love magick, and something I haven't really touched on here yet. Aromatic oils have …

Make Your Own Cleansing Spray

How many of you cleanse your home regularly? Not with mops and dusting but by utilizing something like a white sage or dragon's blood?<br>Being …

Secrets of the Power Octagon

(Pentagram Tile)<p><i>Sherlock Holmes (shaking his head): “Elementals, my dear Watson, Elementals.”</i><p>One of the most useful ritual structures in my personal …

'Fairy' Jessica Hodak fights mental health with magic

Sunday Read more: Daily Mail<p>Woman, 25, who believes she is a FAIRY and practises witchcraft every day reveals she 'shares the tiara tattooed on her …

My fellow women, you are dumb

I regret to inform you once again that the thing you like is actually bad<p>It gives me no pleasure to write this, but I must. Women, you are being had, snookered, bamboozled, and everyone around you is pretending that nothing’s wrong.<p>That thing you like? It’s bad.<p>I’m only stating the facts here as a …

Feminism

The cost of reporting while female

You begin by teaching yourself what you can ignore. <i>Rot in hell. You’re a cunt. Maybe you wouldn’t be so mad if you weren’t so ugly.</i> They arrive as …

These 3 Outdated Ideas About Sex Need To Be Banished Forever

As a society, we are really confused about sex. The results are these outdated sex "rules" that keep us constricted and approaching sex from a place …

Relationships

Objectifying men’s crotches isn’t equality – and it makes sexism towards women worse

opinion<p><b>As a rampant feminist killjoy, you might think that I’d be in favour of objectifying men.</b><p>After all, it’s another step in our ultimate quest to …

Saying that women should be "stronger" in order to prevent domestic violence completely misses the point

If there is anything that chips away at our souls more than people not believing women when they say men abuse them, it’s when the people who <i>are</i> …

Sexual Harassment In Children's Publishing Reaches a Crisis Point

A reckoning is coming to children's publishing surrounding the issue of sexual abuse and harassment in that segment of the industry.<p>Following the …

4 Rituals To Bring More Love Into Your Life

From letting go of the past to calling in your ideal lover<p>Valentine’s Day is just a couple of days away. Whether you love it, hate it, or don’t really care about it, it’s pretty impossible to ignore all the romance in the air. As annoying and ridiculous and money-driven as this Hallmark holiday may …

Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism

<b>Now in a fully corrected edition, one of the true spiritual classics of the twentieth century.</b><p>Published for the first time with an index and Cardinal …