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Goddess Envy:  Goddess Envy has been a shared conceptual dream of Amethyst and Dragon’s for many years even before they met.   It took the two souls finding each other to make it a reality.  Both people have thrown much of themselves and their beliefs into it.  Our number one goal is to educate.  So many pagans still feel the persecution of their beilefs.  In a world where equal rights is on the forefront of many political and social topics religion should be included. We hope to bring nature back to the suburbs with a brick and mortar store in Aurora within a few years.    
Amethyst:  I came into the pagan path as a sophomore in high school.  I have since delved deeply into my own spiritual path and education.  I completed most of a year and a day program with Colorado’s Collage of Wicca and Old Lore.  I realized that I needed more solitary teachings and broke away before finishing.  I have lived a magical life for many years now as a solitary practitioner.  Growing up in Aurora, CO I -like many of my fellow practiononers - have had to travel into the heart of Denver to find the supplies and knowledge that I needed.  The thought of a store closer to home has been a dream for a long time.  I have felt a calling for Goddess Envy for a number of years and through the aid of my husband have finally been able to make it a reality.  
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Goddess Envy:  Goddess Envy has been a shared conceptual dream of Amethyst and Dragon’s for many years even before they met.   It took the two souls finding each other to make it a reality.  Both people have thrown much of themselves and their beliefs into it.  Our number one goal is to educate.  So many pagans still feel the persecution of their beilefs.  In a world where equal rights is on the forefront of many political and social topics religion should be included. We hope to bring nature back to the suburbs with a brick and mortar store in Aurora within a few years.    
Amethyst:  I came into the pagan path as a sophomore in high school.  I have since delved deeply into my own spiritual path and education.  I completed most of a year and a day program with Colorado’s Collage of Wicca and Old Lore.  I realized that I needed more solitary teachings and broke away before finishing.  I have lived a magical life for many years now as a solitary practitioner.  Growing up in Aurora, CO I -like many of my fellow practiononers - have had to travel into the heart of Denver to find the supplies and knowledge that I needed.  The thought of a store closer to home has been a dream for a long time.  I have felt a calling for Goddess Envy for a number of years and through the aid of my husband have finally been able to make it a reality.  
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Divination has been an art for eons.  Humans have always been curious about the future.  Many different cultures have developed their own way of investigating the future through different mediums.  Here we showcase a few of the more popular types of divination. 

Here we touch on:

Runes

Pendulums

Tarot 

Scrying 

 

Runes:

    Runes are both a written language as well as a form of divination.  They were used by Germanic tribes and brought to Europe.  The older Germanic alphabet called the “Elder Futhark” contains 24 runes.  Like the QWERTY keyboard, the language is named for the first six runes F-U-T-H-A-R-K. As the Anglos, Saxons and Jutes invaded Britain they brought their alphabet with them.  There were some changes and additions made and the alphabet now known as the “Anglo-Saxon Futhorc” was expanded to 33 symbols.  There is a third alphabet in use today called the “Younger” or “Scandanavian” Futhark . 

Many people think of runecasting as a type of fortune telling.  In fact Runecasting works on the subconscious level of the caster as a means of analyzing a path one is on and a likely outcome.  The holding pouch symbolizes the universe.  As a question is posed, a runelot is selected using the subconscious of the fortune teller (which may seem to be totally random draws). The reading is done to address a particular issue, to examine the past, present and possible future. 

Oracles are often obscure in what they tell us.  Each rune may carry different meanings to different people.  It is up to the runecaster to decide how the meanings apply to the questions at hand.  You may get even better or deeper interpretations through your own gut reactions to the rune’s definition.  This is not to say that each person has a completely different understanding of the runes. There are general meanings that are consistent with each rune, and it is important to keep with the traditional meanings but to also expand upon them through your own insight and meditation.

What about the blank Rune?  The blank rune is one of the most controversial topics among Rune casters today.  Traditionalists will never use it and actually see those that do as untrustworthy in their readings.  Neopagans love it and seem to use it frequently.  The rune started out as an extra tile, like an extra button on a dress shirt, for use if another tile was lost.   In 1982 Ralph Blum was experimenting with a tile set that he had purchased in England.  Through some experimentation and a conscious decision to ignore the traditional Futhark order, and even some use of the I Ching, he published a new use for the Blank Rune.  The heated debate became even more heated when the new publication spread like wild fire (mostly because it came with its own nifty set or rune tiles and beginners manual) and the use of the blank rune became common practice.  Most will tell you that a rune is a symbol of an alphabetical letter – not the tile it is placed upon.  Thus the blank rune means just that – nothing.  Newer uses of the rune hold it to mean something akin to Fate.  It has even come to be called the “Wyrd” Rune  after the Norse sisters of Fate.  When the Wyrd rune finds its way into your spread then it is an indication that fate has taken over here and the inquisitor will have to sit and wait to see the outcome just like the rest of us.  Some will even see the meaning of the Wyrd rune as the information hereafter is not meant for the inquisitor (i.e. they are not ready for the knowledge yet).  So as far as the blank rune goes- its up to you to decide whether to use it or not, but don’t be offended if another caster tells you that you have no idea what you’re talking about as soon as the blank comes out. 

Some common Rune Spreads:

  • Casting the Norns or The three stone spread (past, present and future)
  • The four element spread [Earth(physical), Water(emotional), Fire (spiritual) and Air(a place to seek)]
  • Thor’s Hammer (a nine tile spread allowing you to see your own thoughts on a subject)
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Pendulums:

   Pendulum Dowsing is the art of divination using a weighted object on the end of a string or chain to ascertain “yes” or “no” answers to questions.  Some other forms of pendulum dowsing will give you locations on a map to find something, or to determine the sex and birth date of an unborn baby.   

 The exact origin of Pendulum Dowsing is not known.  There are records of it in the Orient as far back as 5,000 years.  There are even images of bent or forked sticks (a different form of dowsing) in ancient Egyptian art.  The art became quite popular in the Middle Ages.  After an extended drop in popularity, the twentieth century brought it back and it is now a regularly used form of divination.  The art was even taught to US Marines during the Vietnam War to use in dire situations to find landmines and underground tunnels.  It prevented Verne Cameron, an American pendulist, from leaving the country to help West Africa find natural resources in the 1960’s after he was labeled a threat to national security.  He had demonstrated his talent at map dowsing to the US Navy by not only locating all of the submarines in the Navy fleet, but by finding all Russian submarines in the world. 

Pendulum dowsing works with energy fields released from the human body as well as inert objects.  These energy fields interact to “talk” to the pendulum to gain an insight.  Some believe in the “use” or “aid” of a spirit guide when working with pendulums. 

Some people only ever ask  “yes” and “no” questions of their pendulum.  As I mentioned, one can use a map or even a board (a bit like a Ouija board) to ask more in depth questions. Pendulums can be made of a any weighted object on the end of a string.  Some people simply use a ring on a chain or cord or their necklace charm and chain work fine.  Pendulums can be more complicated as well, consisting of crystals, stones, and even special chambers for herbs, oils or other objects designed to help find the answers sought. 

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Tarot:

The exact origin of Tarot has been a mystery for eons.  Card games have been in existence since the 10th century.  In the late 14th century a game with Islamic roots, similar to bridge, arrived in France and its popularity spread quickly.  The Church had tried several times to ban the cards due to their facilitation of gambling.   In the 18th century, Tarot cards were discovered being used as a means of divination. 

Since their beginning the decks have changed, some cards added and some taken away.  Today there are hundreds of different types of decks consisting of different art and themes.  The most common however, is the Raider-Waite deck.  Originally published in 1908 it was the only 78 card deck available in the US for many years. 

A standard Raider-Waite deck is made up of 78 cards.  The deck is split into Major and Minor Arcana.  The Minor Arcana consists of 4 different suits cups, coins, swords and wands.  Minor Arcana are numbered 1-10 and include the King, Queen, Page, and knight.  The Major Arcana do not have suits but are labeled 1-21 with “The Fool” being labeled 0. 

Much like Rune stones, there are many different “spreads” or layouts to read the cards. Often the Minor Arcana represent the smaller /daily ups and downs.  The Major Arcana often represent more pivotal concepts, principles, and ideals.  There are other ways to read the cards though.  There are many different spreads from a simple 4 card reading to readings that use all 78 cards. 

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Scrying:

                Scrying is the art of gazing into a reflective surface to divine answers to questions.  It can be used to gain insight into past lives, personal growth, future events, and even to contact the spirit world.  Scrying has been a form of divination since ancient times. Practiced by the early Egyptians, Arabs, the Magi of Persia, Greeks and Romans,. “Scrying” comes from the English word descry, which means “to succeed in discerning” or “to make out dimly.”  Even Nostradamus was known to scry into a dark bowl of water to gain his visions of the future.   The most common medium is a still lake or pond but one can use almost any reflective surface.  Ancient Egyptians often used vessels of ink, blood or other dark liquid.  Other common medium include crystal balls, polished metal and stones, as well as mirrors and bowls of water with the bottoms painted dark.  Arabs were even known to use their own polished thumbnails.  John Dee, the royal magician to Queen Elizabeth I, used a crystal egg and a black obsidian mirror.   This mirror is on exhibit today at the British Museum in London. 

Scrying is literally placing yourself in a light trance state and observing the images that come to your through the medium.  Like dreams the meanings are often interpretive.  The important thing is not to force an immediate answer or interpretation.  Sometimes the meaning is obvious and clear to the practitioner but it often requires time to “sleep on it” to gain even better insight. 

Scrying is closely linked to the moon, with the best results coming at night and during the full moon.  Some people choose to scry outside but it is most often done inside.  When scrying inside, it is important to have a dark and quiet room for working.  One may want to burn some lunar or psychic incense.  To get enough lighting to see with, it is a good idea to light appropriately colored candles (depending on the type of work you are doing) and place them out of your line of sight – perhaps above and behind you- of course making sure there is nothing around them to ignite while you are not watching.   Some people will do a brief meditation to release the daily stresses and get themselves into the proper mind set. 

Care of your mirror or medium involves more than just dusting it occasionally and putting it away.  Mirrors should be kept clean with alcohol or a vinegar solution and a soft cloth.  Mirrors, crystal balls and bowls used for scrying should be used only for scyring and not used for other purposes or by other people.  They should be kept in a bag made from silk or other soft material until they are to be used.  Additionally, there are rituals one can do to cleanse and consecrate them and even attune them to your own energies.  Record what you see and meditate or masticate on it until the full meaning becomes clear.  Don’t be quick to jump to conclusions in an interpretation. 

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