Vendor Spotlight: Auntie Arwen’s Spices

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Auntie Arwen’s Spices

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Our own Jane Sibley brings some of her shop: Auntie Arwen’s Spices, which offers a huge selection of seasoning blends, from the flat calm to melt-your-fillings hot. Please do open the jars and sniff. Also read the names; with such combinations as Monkey on a Stick, Vermont Happy Dance (cinnamon sugar), Volcano Goddess Wasabi, or Cosmic Rainbow (organic Masala) they are almost as much fun to say as sniff. When you smell them, you’re going to want several.  She also has salts from all over the world (I’ve drawn mandalas with various colors of the salts), peppers from mind to “sign a waiver before buying”, organics, extracts, rubs, and so much more. She also has teas and coffees (probably available to sample in Hospitality), may bring her fudges, and has some interesting miscellanea and closeouts.

Check out her Featured Products

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Panel Spotlight: Gaming and Real Magick

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Picture being in someone’s living room, a warm friendly place, where some really brilliant, experienced people are having an animated discussion about topics on healing, divination, magic, folklore and spirituality. You can ask questions or just listen. That’s what our panels are like, not experts sitting behind a table.
Please come to the atrium to enjoy or join the conversation!

Watch this blog on Fridays for descriptions of panels we’ll be highlighting!

First Highlight: Gaming and Real Magickauthentic thaumaturgy cover

Role playing (mostly tabletop, because when you’re playing a game you don’t want real magic happening, so tossing seed packets is better), often includes players using magick and psychic abilities. Different systems use different ways to describe how this works, and some systems reflect what we’ve learned better than others. Issac Bonewits who wrote the seminal book Real Magic, years later came out with an adaptation for gaming Authentic Thaumaturgy. Those of us who are both magick users or psychic, and also game players are often  struck by the contrasts and carry-overs between gaming and real world magick. Let’s talk about what game designs get right, what they get wrong, and how this may affect those learning to use real magick. (How well does roling a 20 sided die reflect the success rate of casting a spell?)

 

 

 

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Speaker Spotlight: Catherine Kane

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catherine du feyThis delightful lady is Catherine Kane, “small medium at large”, who has probably done more classes at CTCW  than anyone else. (To see the full list, go to Catherine Kane’s page.)

She is an amazing palmist, an empath, a psychic, and has become a popular author with her accessible and useful books such as Adventures in Palmistry and The Practical Empath.

This year at Changing Times-Changing Worlds Catherine will be presenting bringing back a Touch of Acupressure, a workshop she’s been giving Sunday mornings for years- showing you how acupressure can take care of those aches from sleeping in a strange bed, or being on your feet or sitting in hard chairs, migraines, flaggin energy, sinus issues from breathing hotel air, and a host of other unwanted baggage that seems to come bundled with the good stuff that we come to the con to get. She’ll also be teaching Kaizen: Baby Steps to Work Wonders, a way to tackle intimidatingly large issues by taking tiny steps toward success. We’ve also asked her to bring back her popular Practical Empath because empaths appreciate learning the techniques she’s discovered to make what can feel like a curse into the blessing it can be.catherine du fay

Cathy is also an incredibly talented palmist, and reader of I Ching (and other techniques). If you can’t wait to meet her (or see her again) you can find her and Starwolf on weekends at the Connecticut Rennaissance Faire through the end of October, or soak up her wisdom and wit at her blog Foresight Your Psychic.

 

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Listen to Speakers on the New Normal: Maryalyce Merrit

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Please join Tchipakkan and Maryalyce on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, 9-2-15, 8-9 p.m. est.Cody and MaryAlyce

Maryalyce Merrit (Akasha’s Heart on fb) joins Tchipakkan this week on the podcast The New Normal. (Link to archived podcast click here)
When you get two such voraciously curious and enthusiastic practitioners as Tchipakkan and Maryalyce together, there’s no telling what we’ll talk about. We’ll probably mention her workshops at the con: Good Vibrations: healing with sound energy, Rock My world (about Crystals), Tea Therapy for Chackra Balancing, Angelic Allies, from there we may go on to talk about some upcoming classes she’s doing down at her healing center Akasha’s Journey in Wassaic NY Apple lore and Magick, The Wisdom of Crystal Skulls, Embracing your Path with Persephone, Honey Magick, Crafting Scrying Mirrors, Communicating with our Ancestors, even past lives,… and I’ve just turned her on to a new healing technique: Dynamind. We will just be having lots of fun.

Feel free to call in if you have any questions or comments on any of these topics (or if you think we might not get to the one you were hoping to hear about). 619-639-4606

“She changes everything she touches and everything she touches changes”

Maryalyce (aka Akasha’s Heart) has been practicing witchcraft and the magickal arts since 1994.  She is an ordained minister, priestess, ritualist, writer, teacher, and healer.  She is a member of the Hands On Trade Association, is a Reiki Master Instructor and Practitioner, Advanced Level IET Practitioner, RúnValdr Master (Instructor and Practitioner), and teacher of such things like reading Tarot and Medicine Cards, Introduction to Wicca, Introduction to Witchcraft, Witch-Crafting (making magickal tools), How to Organize/Construct/Lead Rituals, and others.  With her passion for just about all things esoteric, metaphysical, astrological, and deeply spiritual, she decided to follow her soul’s journey to feed, educate, and empower the world community.

This empowerment may come in the form of oracle readings for seekers, healing sessions, healing circles, or Reiki instruction among others.  As a dog lover, she extends this healing to not only dogs, but other animals and familiars as well.  Maryalyce is an ABCDT Certified Dog Trainer, and she and her rescued dog, Cody, are a registered Delta Society Pet Partner therapy team.  Akasha’s Journey has evolved from the same passion for magickal living and crafting tools and items for people and their pets to assist them on their own journeys.  Part of Maryalyce’s dream is to make healing & learning how to heal accessible to the community and the people who truly desire it, and of course, the beautiful animals who cannot ask for it themselves.
The joy is in the journey.  www.akashasjourney.com

Please call in with any stories or questions: 619-639-4606

To listen live: open a window on your computer to www.Liveparanormal.com, sign in, and click on Shows, and the New Normal to listen. To listen later at your convenience, they’re organized by date, topic and guest on Tchipakkan.com .

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