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Mala 101

Vanessa Neshevich

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Mala 101

A mala is a form of prayer beads traditionally used in meditation to count mantras or sacred phrases. The history of prayer beads is long, and Mala beads have been used in Buddhism and Hinduism for centuries. The term mala is derived from the Sanskrit word “Japamala,” which is a string of beads used for prayer and meditation by Hindus and Buddhists starting as far back as 800 BCE. Many other religions began using prayer beads within their religious practices and mala prayer beads became common across Asia. In the late Middle Ages, prayer beads extended into Europe in the...


Green Moon Self-Care Challenge: Day Seven - Meditation Day

Vanessa Neshevich

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Green Moon Self-Care Challenge: Day Seven - Meditation Day

Cultivate mindfulness and reduce your stress levels with a small meditation break. In witchcraft, meditation is important for manifestation as it is at the core of all magickal systems, however it is also important in everyday self-care. It can assist with relaxing your mind and body, increase your focus span, ability to properly visualize and build your overall control of yourself. For today's challenge, you can easily integrate cannabis into this activity. Look for an strain high in CBD, that will allow you to focus on your breathing while letting your mind wander. I recommend Harlequin, which will give you a mellow...


Yule Crystal Mediation: Carnelian and Black Tourmaline

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Tags black tourmaline, carnelian, crystals, gemstones, meditation

Yule Crystal Mediation: Carnelian and Black Tourmaline

By: Jax Leah, Raw Specimen The word Yule roots from the Norse "IUL" meaning wheel. This time of year comes with the theme of life in death and the completion of a full Wheel of the Year, and of the Sabbats. We bid the Sun farewell, but also welcome its rebirth and the start of a new cycle. The life in death theme is powerful because it draws attention to the darkest parts of ourselves and gives us permission to illuminate the darkness and create a space for future growth, healing, and creation. We invite you to try a meditation ritual with...