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There are many articles all over the internet about the origins of Halloween and they all tell a slightly different version depending on the perspective of the writer or publishing body. Some take a very literal historical approach, sticking only to the details of the holiday as we know it today while others explore the ancient rituals of SamHain to find a deeper and more provocative narrative. With this article, we will be exploring some of the more obscure details; the superstitions and traditions passed from generation to generation that are likely to have contributed not only to the Halloween...

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It is the time of year, in the northern hemisphere, where the earth is preparing itself for survival. Plants and many animal species are gorging themselves now, storing up as many nutrients as they can to sate them through the hibernation of the coming winter, while other animals are preparing large food caches that they can snack on as the land becomes temporarily barren. Those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving or a similar holiday will soon be gorging ourselves as well, a tradition much older than the holiday itself and the mutual invention of symbolic celebration for the harvest as...

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When I first learned how to make these eyes I was very skeptical that some fingernail polish and virtually zero artistic talent could succeed at making something that looked as detailed, intricate, and complex as an eyeball – dragon or otherwise. Still – they looked like too much fun not to at least try it and the results were surprisingly awesome so let's get started!   Step 1: Assemble the Supplies: Glass cabochons A towel or paper towels Black paint or fingernail polish 2-4 Colors of non-glittery fingernail polish in varying tones 1-2 Colors of glittery fingernail polish in complementing...

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CLICK HERE to view the item being reviewed below! Confession time! As someone who's spent the better part of the last decade yo-yoing between 280-320 pounds, I've gotten rather accustomed to not finding really unique articles of clothing and especially costuming in my size. I've honed my home-made costume skills for things like Renaissance Fair and Halloween or just given up on attending costume events entirely. Moreover, I've shied away from buying anything even remotely clothing related online because if I can't try something on first and make sure it looks as good on my body as it does in...

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For a few days leading up to and during the first week after our decision to become involved with the grand opening of TheCrystalHand.com, my husband and I decided to set the new venture up for success by conducting an amplified ritual or spell designed to bring good fortune and positive energy into the process. There are many ways to conduct a luck or money spell, a spell for new beginnings and new ventures, and amplification spells. Below you will find one way, our way, combining multiple elements for maximum potency. I tend to be a practical practitioner and try...

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