Mabon Customs — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

Autumn Equinox, Mea’n Fo’mhair, Mabon Customs and Practices This was a time to celebrate the harvest and to rest, after all, there were only six weeks before the end of the Celtic year. The Celtic New Year also signaled the beginning of winter. The theme of this celebration was sacrificed. Not human sacrifice as has…

Mabon Customs — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

Autumn Equinox ,Mea’n Fo’mhair, Mabon — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

Mabon (pronounced MAY-bun, MAY-bone, MAH-boon, or MAH-bawn) is also called Alban Elfed, Harvest Home, 2nd Harvest, Fruit Harvest, Wine Harvest, Feast of Avalon, Equinozio di Autunno (Strega), Cornucopia, or Autumn Equinox this holiday is a ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure…

Autumn Equinox ,Mea’n Fo’mhair, Mabon — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

The Garden as Sacred Space — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

JULY 18, 2022 BY LAUREL WOODWARD READ TIME: 5 MINS I am a magically minded person who looks at the world with an animist’s perspective as I mindfully acknowledge and honor the lives of the others I encounter, from the large elementals to the tiny devic energies underfoot. 15 more words

The Garden as Sacred Space — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

Yulia Brodskaya’s Quilled Paper Comp- Colossal Nisha Designs

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“Phoenix” (2022). All images © Yulia Brodskaya, shared with permission

In Greek mythology, the sacred phoenix, with its characteristically striking plumage in flaming yellow, orange, and red, is known for its ability to resurrect. When the bird’s long life is nearing an end, flames engulf its body, and the being is reborn as a chick in the ashes of its predecessor, giving it the distinction of resilience, regeneration, and immortality. As Yulia Brodskaya began to apply the curled and crimped tendrils of paper to her latest work, she tells Colossal that the firebird portrait “started as a visual representation of a powerful feeling rising from the deep,” adding that “it felt like this portrait has been ‘channelled’ through me.”

Brodskaya captures the subtleties of individual expression and character in her elaborate portraits (previously) and depictions of flora and fauna. Through boldly colored papers that are rolled, folded, and layered, she reveals a flurry of feathers or the contours of a face in intricate detail, like the sense of serene contemplation that permeates “Samurai Dreams.” She wants every piece to send a message, suggesting viewers “pay attention to what emotion or feeling comes up for you in the first moments you see it—until the mind begins to dissect the details and offer loud opinions about why you like or dislike it. That initial quiet voice is the whisper of intuition. That’s the place I create my best work from.”

“Phoenix” (detail)

“Phoenix” (detail)

“Samurai Dreams” (2022)

“Samurai Dreams” (detail)

“Samurai Dreams” (detail)

“Parrots” (2022)

“Parrots” (detail)

“Butterflies” (2021)

“Butterflies” (detail)

Source: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2022/07/yulia-brodskaya-phoenix/

Litha Blessings — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul- Nisha Designs

Ways to Celebrate Litha  Gathering of magical plants and healing herbs, particularly St John’s wort, vervain, mugwort, mistletoe, ivy, and fern seed. If the weather is warm enough it is a good time for camping, or at least enjoying a carefully prepared bonfire with friends and family.  Make Litha a special celebration honoring both the […]

Litha Blessings — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

ANIMAL LOVE T-SHIRTS- MAGICK MYSTIC AND NATURE- BONFIRE- Nisha Designs

Magick Mystic and Nature is of a belief that everything is soul. And that which is soul is magickal, mystical and nature. Our art illustrates magick, mystic and nature stories that enhance the well being of our planet. What words we put on our body, the colors, motifs all tell a tale about us and about our environment. Magick Mystic and Nature is an eclectic store designed consciously, thoughtfully, symbolically and magically. These designs nourish and nurture one’s journey through words, colors, symbols and bring intuitive awareness into our elemental, mythical and magical spiritual beings that enhances our planet, protects our planet’s overall well being and they guide us in our day to day lives.

You can look up our store here: https://www.bonfire.com/store/mystic-nature-magick/

If you like to design your own line, or do events, fundraiser campaigns with our art do let me know. You may use our design or we can create it for you. Let me know your concept and we can go from there.

You can buy our T-Shirts here: https://www.bonfire.com/animal-love-25/

If you like any of my designs which are not on the products yet or not the color you want let me know the color and I can put that in our product line for you that you wish to buy, do let me know and I will start a new product line for that.

We just started this new store and we will keep adding more art and designs.

Diverse Games: The Rise of Africa’s Gaming Industry — Medea’s Media — Life & Soul Magazine

Games are a powerful medium for everyone to learn life skills, yet the characterisation in games – a bias towards white male characters – appeals only to a fraction of worldwide gamers. The need for diversity of characters has been the subject of frequent debate around the mainstream gaming industry. While those talks have been… Diverse […]

Diverse Games: The Rise of Africa’s Gaming Industry — Medea’s Media — Life & Soul Magazine

Hand Tufted Custom Rugs- Divine Artisan Carpets- Nisha Designs

These are pile rugs in which the fiber is tufted onto a cloth backing.
These are the fastest to produce and comparatively very cheap.
Any design can be made in hand-tufted style.
The rugs are glued with latex onto a canvas backing for sturdiness
Usage life of 5-7 years
These rugs are very popular in retail stores like Target, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn etc.

Grams per Square Meter(GSM): For hand-tufted rugs, the quality is measured in weight, unlike hand-knotted rugs, where quality is measured in KPSI. The gsm denotes the density of the tufting.
Pile Height: The length of the pile
Types of yarns used: Various blends of fibers are used to make the rugs, ranging from 100% NL Wool to Indian wool, silk, viscose, jute etc. The price is variable depending on the type of raw material used
Design: Patterns/designs are a vital aspect with regards to the pricing

For more information do contact Nisha Desai at nisha@nishadesigns.com or call 702-622-8321

Artist Spotlight: DIVINEANGEL — Life & Soul Magazine

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DIVINEANGEL are a London-based duo, who with their fusion of afro-rhythms, soul and psychedelic rock, create music and lyrics with the intention to motivate, inspire, heal, unite, and to remind listeners of their truth, their inner truth. A collaboration between Yoruba-British artist muva of Earth and Asante-British artist, Angel SEKA, the friends describe their sounds […]

Artist Spotlight: DIVINEANGEL — Life & Soul Magazine

Elemental: Pixar’s upcoming movie tells the story of two city-living elements, Ember and Wade — Life & Soul Magazine

The elements – fire, water, earth and air – are the focus of Pixar Animation Studios’ upcoming movie, Elemental. The film journeys alongside two characters, Ember and Wade, a fire elemental and a water elemental live in “a city where fire, water, land, and air-residents all live together”. The fiery young woman, Ember, and the […]

Elemental: Pixar’s upcoming movie tells the story of two city-living elements, Ember and Wade — Life & Soul Magazine