Maggie Shayne

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a couple of days ago

Word for the Year

A group of friends and I have a tradition. We each choose a kind of a focus word for the new year. Usually it’s a word we think of as a goal. Something we want to do more of or do better Last year I chose “Balance.” It seems to me, at the end of […]

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last week

Winter, Solitude, and Feeling Better

It struck me today how we in the northern hemisphere are entering winter, the dark part of the year, at the same time the pandemic is forcing us to become even more isolated.  For the first time in my memory, we won’t be doing a whole family get-together for Thanksgiving or Christmas. And I thought […]

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last month

WTAF is really going on here?

I know what you’re thinking… The world is off the rails. Mankind is like a group of monkeys crammed into the seats of a speeding roller coaster with a crucial section missing up ahead. Everything has gone crazy.  But none of that is true. Things have not gone off the rails. But there is something important […]

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last month

Advanced Magic: Circle Casting

A very wise teacher once told me, “First you learn every magical tool’s use, placement, and energy. You learn where to stand and what to say and how to move. You learn which herbs and oils and candles go with which spells. But ultimately, you learn that you never needed any of that.” It’s like […]

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a couple of months ago

Numerology and the American Rennaissance

What do the numbers have to say about some upcoming events? I’ve done some numerological number crunching to come up with some answers.  In numerology, one adds numbers together to get a single digit, then interprets the meaning of that digit. It also works with words, you just convert each letter to a number, then […]

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a couple of months ago

Balance is an Illusion

Blessed Mabon! Last evening, I captured the final sunset of summer. The Autumnal Equinox takes place at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time this very morning (22 September.)   Some celebrate the equinoxes as times of balance, and use their energy to try to re-balance themselves and their lives. I’ve been mulling on this and coming to […]

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a couple of months ago

Can’t Meditate? Try Basking

I’ve been on a tear lately about how important it is to get in a few minutes of meditation every day if we possibly can. And for good reason. It’s the human being’s equivalent to downloading the latest updates. When our mind is quiet, we have no resistance. When we have no resistance, we bob […]

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a couple of months ago

The Magical Power of Distraction

There’s a method I’m using with great success at the moment, the method of distraction, which is a form of magic all its own. A person who is lying in a sick bed thinking about their illness, is going to suffer every bit of that illness. A person on a roller coaster is not going […]

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a few months ago

Spiritual Lessons of Hamilton

Repeat after me. All is well, and all is well, and all is well. Take a nice deep breath and open your mind to the possibility that everything is exactly the way it is. And be okay with it. Parts of it are actually very good. Most of it is good. Take another deep breath, […]

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a few months ago

My Walk on the Dark Side

    My usual Mary Sunshine persona is currently in quarantine. My inner Gemma wants to be the focus of today’s post. I accept her as a part of who I am. I have written novels featuring the woman who is that side of me. She is Rhiannon. She is Rachel. She is Puabi. Perfection, […]

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