The primrose-quartz spirit bottles can be used to unlock doors to other realms in your meditative/spiritual/mental/shamanic/magical work. Whatever type of work you do, from astral projections to vision traveling, primrose is a good ally to have if you come to a portal or a door that is locked. The plant works especially well with portals in nature and working with the Earth element. Quartz crystal is always a good choice to combine with any herb. It compliments primrose in these bottles in a lovely and very natural way.
It ain't spring until music starts playing in your head as soon as you wake up. To go with the flow and to entertain your urge to move following the sacred rhythm of your inner being, having a pair of rattles can be quite useful.
Walking with Runes
To go on a Rune walk, you will need FIVE THINGS: a Rune set, a wooden stick, a path in Nature to walk on, a knife, and a good attitude. Never once have I been on a Rune walk that something hidden didn't reveal itself and made quite obvious. It always feels like a kick in the butt in a way, but that's how Runes usually work. They don't understand the meaning of the word subtle.
Pagan sabbats: Ostara, Alban Eilir, and Komoeditsa/Mara
For Wiccans, Druids, Norse and Germanic pagans, this sabbat is called Ostara, although some Druids prefer the name Alban Eilir, while Slavic Rodnovery celebrates Mara. There are some distinctions between the customs, but the energy and nature of this sabbat remain the same throughout many different pagan paths. We celebrate the spring equinox and life returning to Earth. Traditionally, Ostara falls on March 21st, while the astrological date is when the Sun is at 0° of Aries. For more about sabbats in general and to read about the pagan Wheel of the Year, check out Pagan Sabbats.
The paradox of neopaganism being against capitalism
If I see nature as perfect and/or humans as perfect, why would I want to change them? Well, you can't really control that which is not you, anyway, can you? So being a part of nature actually plays hand-in-hand with the ability to control because the philosophical principle of magic as controlling the outside is only possible by accepting that "outside" is only a human construct of division. There is no outside. Tag, you're it. As for the controlling and changing nature, nothing is still in it. The material form of nature evolved and is still evolving. It is not static even though it can be seen as perfect in its every moment of evolution. This one, and this one. This one too.
Working with mirrors is working with the element of Water. It is all about reflection and what lies behind that reflection. Water is an element connected with our emotions, unconscious mind, and psychic abilities, so it is natural that it's the element used for connecting with our soul.
The element of EARTH
Earth is the element of materialism, wealth, and abundance. It is a feminine element that represents stability, strength, wisdom, security, patience, responsibility, and our ancestors. Its symbols include Earth is the element of materialism, wealth, and abundance. It is a feminine element that represents stability, strength, wisdom, security, patience, responsibility, and our ancestors. Its symbols include soil, salt, rocks, mountains, caves, roots, and trees.
The element of WATER
Air is the element of mind and intelligence, creativity, and new beginnings. It is a masculine element that represent knowledge, dreams, travel, wishes, communication, intuition, imagination, and ideas. Its symbols include the sky, wind, smoke, vibrations, and feathers.
Pagan sabbats: Imbolc, Disting, and Gromnica
For Wiccans, Druids, any many others, this sabbat is called Imbolc. For Asatru folks, it is Disting, the Assembly of the Goddesses and the Charming of the Plow. For Slavic Native Faith or Rodnovery, it is Gromnica. There are some distinctions between the customs, but the energy and nature of this sabbat remain the same throughout many different pagan paths. We celebrate the first signs of early spring and recognize the divine feminine in the form of Mother Earth that is slowly awakening.
Intro to male and female energies in paganism
When the male and female energies are balanced, we experience a greater sense of harmony and fulfillment. One cannot exist and thrive without the other. They are supporting each other and allowing growth.