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Nature Based Spirituality

Nature based spirituality refers to any religious or spiritual path that embraces nature as divine. See also Earth-based Spirituality


Necromancy is the practice of contacting the dead in order to request their aid or counsel. The word Necromancy comes from the Greek words νεκρός necros dead body and μαντεία manteia divination though the ancient Greeks had their own word for it: ἡ νέκυια nekyia. The word necromancy was first coined by Origen Adamantius, a 3rd century Christian theologian and philosopher. Names for Necromancy/Necromancers bone-conjuring, nekyia, medium, channeling, nigromancy, negromancy, egromancy Related...

Neo Paganism

Neo-paganism is either the modern practice and adaptation of an ancient religion, or a new religion based on either ancient or new religious concepts; but usually based on a combination of these. Neo-paganism means simply modern, or contemporary paganism and there are many varieties, although they do tend to share some characteristics. Most Neo-Pagan religions share a combination of one or more of the following characteristics, but none have them all: A belief in multiple deities, including...

New Moon

The new moon is the first phase of the moon. Traditionally, it occurs when the first waxing crescent of the moon in visible in the sky. Astronomically, it occurs when the moon is the closest to the sun as seen from the Earth. This takes place right in the middle of the dark moon period so the moon is not visible at this time unless there is a solar eclipse when its shadow is visible against the sun. The new moon always occurs in the sign the sun is in, though it may remain there for just a few...

Nine Herbs Charm

An Anglo-Saxon charm recorded in a 10th century manuscript1. The charm is intended to be an antidote to poison and to heal infection. It contains both Pagan and Christian elements and details the Nine Sacred Herbs of Odin. It may have been written during the Christian era or it may be older and edited by Christian monks. Below is a modern English translation from Anglo-Saxon Magic by Godfrid Storms Remember, Mugwort, what you made known, What you arranged at the Great proclamation. You were...


Non-corporeal or incorporeal means not having a physical body. Also discarnate

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