Today we’re going to talk about the Utukku, these pesky little buggers with animal heads, claws and horns have been popping up through history in various forms since there’s been history; Demon, Vampire, Restless Dead; the Utukku has been in all. So lets start at the beginning… Lets face it, no one wanted to be […]

Connections, Jigsaw Puzzles for Healing www.connectionspuzzles.com trish@connectionspuzzles.com Phone: 808.344.4435 Fax: 484.204.3572 Offering unique tools for meditation, healing and making mindful connections. Our unique and beautiful jigsaw puzzles combine the holistic exercise of piecing a puzzle together with the power of healing and spiritual art honoring many of the spiritual traditions. Angels, Buddhas, Chakras, Hindu Art, […]

by Matthew “Otorongo is a fierce warrior who teaches us integrity–how to leap gracefully from life to life.” I first met Otorongo in a trailer park somewhere near Ann Arbor, MI. The master shaman stood in her house, surveying her students, silently trembling as the spirits began to make themselves known. She closed her eyes […]

1. What is parapsychology? It’s the scientific study of the factors underlying apparently paranormal experiences. At the Koestler Parapsychology Unit, we’ve always taken a broad approach to this topic, including (for example) ‘what’s not psychic but looks like it’, the psychology of paranormal belief, and the social and historical context of paranormal experiences and beliefs. […]

Magic and Shamanism. That’s what we’re about. We are Stephanie Yeh and Alan Joel. Whether you call it magic, magick, majick, wicca, paganism, shamanism or just plain cool, we study, research and teach as much useful knowledge in these areas as we can. We are Alan Joel and Stephanie Yeh, two researchers of the arcane […]

Article by Rebecca I’m about to correct an ongoing error here at The Magical Buffet. As most of our readers realize, each month we discuss a creature, a mythology, and a symbol. Well, a creature is fairly easily defined as a creature, and in our second issue I discussed religion and myth with regards to […]

By Ellen Evert Hopman, Druidess, Order of the Whiteoak (Ord na Darach Gile) “Gaine daughter of pure Gumor, Nurse of mead-loving Mide, Surpassed all women though she was silent; She was learned and a seer and a Druid”. (From “The Metrical Dinsenchas” – a history of the places of Ireland, compiled by medieval monks) Most […]

It seems to me the game plan for Britney Spear’s latest album “Blackout” was, channel Janet Jackson. It’s not a bad idea. Britney and Janet are very similar. Neither are stellar singers, they’re both about a package. Sexy female singer with awesome choreography. Like other misguided female artists before her, Britney (or her people) chose […]

On February 13, 2008 the organization Human Rights Watch sent a letter to King Abdullah bin Abd al-‘Aziz Al Saud on behalf of Fawza Falih, who has been sentenced to death by beheading for the alleged crimes of “witchcraft, recourse to jinn, and slaughter of animals”. The letter highlights in aggravating detail the gaping flaws in […]

For those of you playing along at home, the Chinese New Year is February 7, 2008, and we are about to enter the Year of the Rat. The Chinese lunar calendar is cyclic, with the same 12 representative animals going around and around.  We’re about to leave the Year of the Pig behind us.  Then, it […]

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