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The best herbs for smudge: from laurel to yerba santa

As I underlined in the previous article (The best herbs for smudge: from mugwort to white sage), smudge is one of the most important ways to purify an environment and ward off negative energies. Today we will therefore talk about other precious herbs suitable for this...

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The best herbs for smudge: from laurel to yerba santa

The best herbs for smudge: from laurel to yerba santa

As I underlined in the previous article (The best herbs for smudge: from mugwort to white sage), smudge is one of the most important ways to purify an environment and ward off negative energies. Today we will therefore talk about other precious herbs suitable for this energetic cleansing practice. Cultivate the art of smudge Smudge sticks are natural incense created from dried leaves and flowers. But smudge isn't just a tangle of random herbs. Creating the right smudge for the right type of...

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Poisonous herbs and plants: from snowdrop to lily of the valley

Poisonous herbs and plants: from snowdrop to lily of the valley

In the world, there is a truly significant quantity of plants that are poisonous and toxic to humans. Nature constantly tests us and always protects itself. We must learn to know her and have enough trust to put ourselves in her green hands. With this new article, we will discover new poisonous plants so that we know how to avoid them carefully. Botany for beginners (like me) As we specified in the previous article (Poisonous herbs and plants: from aconite to yew), the botanist studies plant...

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The best herbs for smudge: from laurel to yerba santa

The best herbs for smudge: from mugwort to white sage

Smudge is one of the most important ways to purify an environment, make a home safe, and ward off negative energies. In this new article, we will try to discover some of the most used herbs to create an effective smudge stick. What is a smudge? Smudge sticks are natural incense created using dried leaves and flowers assembled. Indigenous peoples and shamans use the smudge stick for purification rituals of environments, objects, or people. Smudging is therefore a real healing and purification...

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Poisonous herbs and plants: from aconite to yew

Poisonous herbs and plants: from aconite to yew

Magical plants, relaxing plants, calming plants, plants for winter. We talked about all these types of herbs in previous articles, and what about poisonous plants? What are those plants and herbs to which we must pay particular attention to avoid intoxication? Or perhaps even in our untimely end? In this new article, we will explore some of those plants that should not be ingested, drunk, and sometimes not even touched. Botany for beginners (like me) By definition, botany is that branch of the...

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Calming herbs and plants: from ashwagandha to rhodiola

Calming herbs and plants: from ashwagandha to rhodiola

Often to find the right inner balance we need the help of calming plants and herbs. The greatest support comes from Nature so we do not get lost in the frenetic folds of our daily lives. Now take a few moments for yourself, sit back, sip some light tea, and get ready to read this new article. Floriculture The word floriculture defines the art of growing flowers or plants for pleasure, ornamentation, or commerce. The shape of flowers, their bright colors, the beauty of the petals, and the scent...

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Calming herbs and plants: from ashwagandha to rhodiola

Magical herbs and plants: winter enchantment

The winter holiday season can bring its fair share of agitation and melancholy. Finding the right gift, attending family dinners, going around the shops: it may not seem like it, but all these events can be a source of stress, in a period in which we would just stay warm and find inner serenity. In this new article, I will recommend some plants to live the winter more peacefully. Plants for the winter Winter is a suggestive season. Most of the trees lose their leaves, the outline branches rise...

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Calming herbs and plants: from hawthorn to linden

Calming herbs and plants: from hawthorn to linden

The world is full of plants that help us deal with the most stressful moments in life. In this new article, we talk once again about plants and herbs capable of relaxing the nerves. Once again we emphasize their traditional uses, their mystical powers, and medicinal use. Phytotherapy How man, over time, has chosen to use herbs and plants is manifold. We cook them and prepare pills, infusions, and liqueurs. We chop them up and create powders and medicinal oils. Phytotherapy is one of the many...

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Calming herbs and plants: from lavender to hypericum

Calming herbs and plants: from lavender to hypericum

The search and discovery of magical herbs and plants continue. Properties, traditional uses, and use in popular medicine of what Nature gives us; an appointment with the most effective calming plants as protagonists. Herbal medicine Herbal medicine is the science that deals with the collection of spontaneous or cultivated plants, as well as with the preparation and trade of the respective extracts used in medicine, liqueur, perfumery, and confectionery industries. As we have already said in...

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Magical herbs and plants: from willow to vervain

Magical herbs and plants: from willow to vervain

Herbs and healing plants are part of our daily life. Think of all the varieties of tea that we can make from it or the various extracts with which it is possible to create creams and ointments. In this third appointment, we continue our exploration of the mystical properties of herbs and plants, and their uses in popular tradition. The role of the apothecary A figure that has gradually developed in conjunction with the witch is that of the apothecary. In his shop, he dealt with the preparation...

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Interview with Peter Vronsky,expert on international espionage and forensic history

Interview with Peter Vronsky,expert on international espionage and forensic history

Peter Vronsky was born in 1956 in Toronto, Canada. As independent historian and documentary filmmaker, he is a producer of investigative-themed television programs in Canada, the United States and Europe. During his career he has gone undercover in sects such as the Ku Klux Klan and in groups engaged in smuggling radioactive materials into the rebel republic of Chechnya in Russia. His research and interviews have been featured in various books and television programs. He got a Ph.D. in...

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Magical herbs and plants: from mandrake to rue

Magical herbs and plants: from mandrake to rue

In the previous article (Magical herbs and plants: from fir to heather) I laid the first foundations of the magical and mysterious world of healing plants and herbs, which have always played a fundamental role in human development and innovation. Over time, the medicinal use of plants has often been confused with witchcraft, counted among all those supernatural arts that required a good dose of superstition and fear. In this new article, we will continue to explore the significance of some...

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Magical herbs and plants: from fir to heather

Magical herbs and plants: from fir to heather

In the course of human growth, plants have always played a very important role. Poisonous or curative, dear friends or fearsome, they have accompanied man in his self-discovery, like faithful allies. Tradition says that some plants and flowers are more special than others due to their magical properties. In today's article, we will discover some of these plants, their properties, and their possible mystical use. In traditions It is impossible to know for sure how long plants have been part of...

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Special books on visual kei

Special books on visual kei

What happens when fashion, music and writing come together? Between smashing your favourite shoes, consuming music albums and devouring books, numerous unique strands have sprung up in each field. For this reason, I would like to share with you a mini video review of three special books on visual kei! 🖤 Please remember that opinions are totally personal and criticism made wisely, respectfully and politely is accepted! 🖤 The material shared is easily available on various online platforms! 🖤...

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American Serial Killers: The Deadliest Years 1950-2000 by Peter Vronsky

American Serial Killers: The Deadliest Years 1950-2000 by Peter Vronsky

Peter Vronsky's latest work, American Serial Killers (Nua Edizioni), will also be available in Italy from May 12th. It's an extraordinary essay that delves not only into what the author calls the "golden age" of serial killers, but also examines their historical, cultural, and psychological origins, taking readers on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human and collective psyche. Vronsky is a Canadian investigative historian, writer, and director who holds a PhD in the history of...

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John Wayne Gacy, Clown-killer

John Wayne Gacy, Clown-killer

John Wayne Gacy (1942-1994) was an American politician, businessman, husband, father, and charity clown. However, he was also a serial killer who murdered 33 young men between 1972 and 1978. Many of the victims were found buried under his house in the suburbs of Chicago. Even after fifty years, not all of the victims have been identified through DNA analysis. Stephen King was inspired by Gacy for his famous character, Pennywise the Clown, in the novel IT, although the writer never admitted to...

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Dark Journey, Deep Grace: Jeffrey Dahmer’s Story of Faith

Dark Journey, Deep Grace: Jeffrey Dahmer’s Story of Faith

Dark Journey, Deep Grace: Jeffrey Dahmer's Story of Faith by Roy Ratcliff was released in 2006. This book is a collaboration with Lindy Adams, editor of The Christian Chronicle magazine. Ratcliff is a Minister of the Church of Christ who served in Kansas and Wisconsin. He's also married and has two grown children. The unexpected human and spiritual experience with the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in 1994 made him the decision to continue his mission in the Wisconsin penitentiaries. When a...

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“The world of yesterday”, an European memoir

“The world of yesterday”, an European memoir

Memories of a European between Viennese Mitteleuropa and the Second World War   On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the death of Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer, playwright, journalist, biographer (for fans of The Rose of Versailles, Ikeda-sensei also based on Marie Antoinette - The portait of  an Avarage Woman by Zweig himself for the eponymous character), historian and poet, I decided to honor him with an article about his most important work: The World of Yesterday. I would like...

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The drekavac: reality or myth?

The drekavac: reality or myth?

. Crediti: www.markovicdusan.com The drekavac: limbo between reality and myth Translated from the Serbian "the screamer", the drekavac is a mythological creature of the South Slavic culture. It can also be called in other ways, including drekalo, depending on the area you are in. It isn’t known exactly how it’s born, but many versions share the following theory: they’re wandering souls of the sinful dead people, for example soldiers or suicides, or children unbaptised, who can’t find peace and...

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Smoke Signals, on the importance of forgiveness

Smoke Signals, on the importance of forgiveness

Poetic, intimate, ironic, and sharp. Smoke Signals made his debut at Sundance Film Festival in 1998. Even before its release in theathers, the film had won two extremely important prizes. Two awards, the Filmmaker's Trophy and the Audience Award, which announced its upcoming success. It was the first film to talk about a pressing subject: the representation of Native Americans in the US cinematographic industry. Smoke Signals is, after all, the first movie written, directed, co-produced, and...

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Draculea  – A discovery of the bloodline of Darkness

Draculea – A discovery of the bloodline of Darkness

Draculea - Racconti e Documenti di Veri o Presunti atti di Vampirismo is a tome published by ABEditore that collects stories and documents on, you guessed it, the theme of Vampirism. On a website like ours that goes as far as having vampires in its name and that can boast a column like Quarantena col Vampiro of which we are incredibly proud, we couldn't help but pick up our collaboration with the blog Bloody Reader of Bloody Books again and discuss the theme at the same time as them (You can...

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