Article by Rebecca Image by Will Hobbs ( Sarah: Ow! It bit me! Hoggle: What’d you expect fairies to do? Sarah: I thought they did nice things, like… like granting wishes. Hoggle: Shows what *you* know, don’t it? From the wonderful movie “Labyrinth”. If you read The Magical Buffet and have not ever seen this […]

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Article by Rebecca Image by Will Hobbs ( The fate of the universe rests in the hands of three young women. Eat your hearts out Charlie’s Angels! We’re talking about the Zorya. These celestial Slavic beauties fill many important roles, but the most important one is the task that keeps the universe from being destroyed. […]

1. What brought about the creation of The Grey School of Wizardry, of which you are the Headmaster? Perceiving the need for providing a basic and universal magickal education for the “Harry Potter” generation, many of whom will presumably come looking for the real thing after being turned on by the HP books and movies. […]

Bnei Baruch is a group of Kabbalists in Israel, sharing the wisdom of Kabbalah with the entire world. Study materials in over 20 languages are based on authentic Kabbalah texts that were passed down from generation to generation. History and Origin In 1991, following the passing of his teacher, Rabbi Baruch Shalom HaLevi Ashlag (The […]

Article by Rebecca Image by Will Hobbs ( We have all heard different things referred to as a “dying art form”. What is worse is an art form that isn’t dying, yet no one is sure what it means because no one cared until it was too late. That was the impression I was left […]

By Lupa Chaos! Mayhem! Disorder! Well, not quite. Chaos, in this case, isn’t about being 100% destructive, or worshipping Tiamat, or being a Discordian. Rather, it hails back to the original Greek definition for the term–the pure potential that predated the ordered world that we know today. In my mind, Chaos is like a round […]

Well, I was bound to get one wrong.  Those of you who read my blog regularly may remember that back in July of 2007 I wrote a blog called “This Just In: Harry Potter Readers Won’t Go to Hell”.  Perhaps I spoke too soon since on January 17, 2008 ran a piece explaining that […]

Yes, it’s back to Malaysia.  Those of you loyal readers know that in June of last year I visited the quagmire that is the Malaysian Constitution.  Well, you’ll be pleased to know that the kids there still aren’t playing nice with each other. This time it’s all about Mazu, the Taoist goddess of the sea.  More […]

Okay, so I stumbled across the BEST story at right before the holidays hit.  I became caught up with the holidays, etc. and didn’t get around to sharing it with you until now.  Here it is. According to, “India’s eastern state of Orissa has lodged a protest with the US government seeking action against […]