Did You Know...
On this page you’ll find the “Did You Know” articles I’ve researched and written, covering various topics in the realm of the mysterious. Feel free to browse the titles and excerpts to find topics of interest, and click Read More to see the full article. Many of the articles contain links to other sites for further exploration. I invite you to Contact Me with requests for additional subjects you’d like to know more about. I’d love to hear from you!
Dating back to ancient times, roses have a long, rich history as a sacred symbol. Early, wild roses had only five petals, and it is the five-petaled rose that appears most often as a sacred symbol—in mythology, mysticism, the occult, and even in conventional religion....read more
The Vernal Full Moon—the first full moon after the Spring Equinox—carries special significance in religions ancient and contemporary, pagan and conventional. For the ancient pagan Germanic tribes, the Vernal Full Moon was a time for honoring their Goddess Eostre (also...read more
Wicca is a modern nature religion based on ancient Witchcraft tradition. Wicca has been the subject of much criticism, controversy, and misinformation. But there is one source—the Celtic Connection website—that provides a clear description of Wicca: “a belief system...read more
Beltane, a holiday observed by Wiccans and other contemporary pagans, is a time for celebrating the birth of summer and reveling in the fertility of both humans and the crops they raise. Celebrated on May 1st or 5th on our modern calendar, Beltane was one of the four...read more
In sympathetic magic, an object symbolically associated with a person or situation is utilized, in combination with directed thought, to produce a desired result. An example is Puppet (or Poppet) Healing, in which a doll-like figure of a person is used to help heal...read more
Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection of books on the paranormal, and I’ve learned something from each one. But there were a few that made an especially deep impression on me. Adventures in the Supernormal by Eileen J. Garrett is one of them…read more