Diana Rajchel

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A cache of ancient Roman gold was found by a crew building luxury apartments

For nearly 150 years, the Cressoni Theater hosted some of the greatest operas to come through northern Italy — but its final curtain call came years ago. In 1997, the building in Como was turned into a movie theater. Now, it's being gutted to make way for the lakeside city's newest luxury …

Archaeology

Thieves stole 7,000 creepy insects and spiders from a museum. But why?

Most people try to stay far away from hissing cockroaches, desert hairy scorpions, and venomous, six-eyed sand spiders. Not the team of thieves that hit the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion over four days in late August.<p>They made off with those critters and nearly 7,000 other …

Employment

3 years after an illicit relationship led to a riveting escape, report says officials haven't put an end to prison romances

<b>(CNN) —</b> A fake identity, a pre-paid cell phone and secret notes describing a kiss.<p>Those are the elements of a forbidden prison romance that has prompted authorities to recommend more security improvements at a New York facility that was center stage in a bizarre prison break three years ago.<p>In a …

Justice

UDP&R: DeSavyok Elfhame Tarot (Special Edition) - For Puck’s Sake

November 27, 2017 by Mat Auryn<p>The Desavyok Elfhame Tarot (Special Edition) is a deck created by Robin Artisson and Larry Phillips (Tharn DeSavyok). …

Tarot

Can less water mean tastier herbs?

For many of us from northern climates, old enough to remember, adding herbs to a favourite dish was about opening a jar and sprinkling in some ageing …

Gardening

From Our Fellows 15, Ronald Hutton on Witchcraft in the world today | British Academy

Ronald Hutton is Professor of History at the University of Bristol. Here he reveals his concerns about witchcraft in the world today.<p>This is the …

Witchcraft

Herbs, Knots, and Contraception

Herbs, Knots and Contraception<p>©2004 Max Dashu (excerpt from <i>Secret History of the Witches</i>, forthcoming)<p>Priests frequently leveled accusations of …

Ancient History

Noxious and Toxic Plants To Avoid When Exploring The Wilderness – Part 1 | Prepper's Will

Seeing that good weather is upon us, a lot of people will pack their bags, grab their hiking boots and head towards the wilderness. It’s the perfect …

Native Americans

7 Useful Herbs You Can Harvest In The Fall

It’s autumn, and we’re deep into the annual cycle of harvest at the close of a growing season.<p>Sure, we’ve been harvesting plenty of fresh fruits, …

Gardening

Lots of new stuff coming with the spiritual new year. But for now, here are some kabbalistic correspondences that you might find rather interesting. #kabbalah #newspirituality #astrology #angels

How to be an Environmentally Sustainable Herbalist

Herbalists often come to this enchanting practice via a connection to plants and care for the earth. Many will find that the study of plants and …

Sustainability

Flower Tips: Arrowwood Charissa's Cauldron offers Arrowwood Flower Remedy to bring these properties into your life. CharissasCauldron.com #arrowwood #spellcraft #essences #conjure #rootwork #herbalremedies #charissascauldron

Too basic? Where's the nettle tea?! Post in the comments: what is your favorite herbal tea? Find new tea inspiration in our Tea Throughout the Seasons ebook ––> https://theherbalacademy.com/download-free-ebook-herbal-teas-throughout-seasons/ // Photo by David Wolfe

How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”

Um.<p>Ah.<p>So.<p>You Know.<p>Like.<p>Right?<p>Well.<p>When we find ourselves rattled while speaking — whether we’re nervous, distracted, or at a loss for what comes next — it’s easy to lean on filler words. These may give us a moment to collect our thoughts before we press on, and in some cases, they may be useful …

Public Speaking

The Magickal Battle For America - For Puck’s Sake

July 27, 2018 by Mat Auryn<p>Michael M. Hughes is an author, speaker, magical thinker, and activist. He is an eclectic magician, and his innovative …

Burger King Just Annoyed Half of America (and It's Really Quite Ridiculous)

Making people angry at you isn't the usual way to sell more.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Burger chains are desperate for attention.<p>They believe it's one way to get you to buy their fried, greasy and occasionally not …

The Tiny "Spite Triangle" That Marks a Century-Old Grudge Against New York City

On an otherwise unremarkable stretch of sidewalk in New York City’s West Village, a tiny tile mosaic serves as David Hess’s century-old middle finger …

New York City

Vatican meets #MeToo: Nuns denounce their abuse by priests

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Revelations that a prominent U.S. cardinal sexually abused and harassed his adult seminarians have exposed an egregious abuse of power that has shocked Catholics on both sides of the Atlantic. But the Vatican has long been aware of its heterosexual equivalent — the sexual abuse …

Women’s Voices: Battling “Broccultism” In Magical Trads

Women’s Voices: Battling “Broccultism” In Magical Trads<p>July 25, 2018 by Scarlet Magdalene<p>As someone who started out in ceremonial magic and later …

An Evangelical Activist Embraces #MeToo

When Autumn Miles filed for divorce, from an abusive spouse, the church that she belonged to told her to return to her husband—or face expulsion. Since then, Miles has been on a crusade to call attention to the treatment of women in the evangelical community. She tells <i>The New Yorker’s</i> Eliza …

A Sigil To Prevent Burnout, or the Anti-Burnout Sigil

July 16, 2018 by Laura Tempest Zakroff<p><b>Presenting: A Sigil To Prevent Burnout, or the Anti-Burnout Sigil</b><p>We have arrived at the last of five sigils to …

Thirteen Practices of Magickal Protection - For Puck’s Sake

February 1, 2018 by Mat Auryn<p>One of my favorite Christopher Penczak quotes is from his fantastic book, The Witch’s Shield. In it he writes, “The only …

Black Magic In Baseball

<b>This is a brief exploration of the intervention of spells and hexes into America’s beloved sport of baseball.Nonviolent and family-friendly sports</b> …

An idol in the earth : Stab Monkey,Gnomes and the devils procession at chalvey

The 'Chalvey Stab Monkey' now revealed as Old Harry the Harlequin Trickster Gmome King<p><b>Every story has two sides and the tale of the Chalvey Stab</b> …

A Curse…

“I curse you with justice, and with so much compassion your heart cracks wide open.”<p>In the poem Chant to be Used in Processions around a Site with …