Blue Moon Healing Essential Oil Recipe

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Blue Moon Healing Essential Oil Recipe

The Blue Moon occurs on Friday, 31 July 2015, (second Full Moon in single calendar month).  Among the metaphysical or spiritual community a blue moon is a powerful moon. This is usually prime time for healings ceremonies.

Blue Moon Healing Essential Oil Recipe

Blend together the following essential oils with 1 ounce of carrier oil:
15 drops Cedarwood
15 drops Rosemary
15 drops Sandalwood
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed before each use.
Place 8 to 10 drops in bath; Massage area that needs healing using 10 to 20 drops, depending on the size of the area to be healed. Use 3 to 5 drops, added to water in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.

Beard and Baby

Beard and Baby

I say, as one who never feared
The wrath of a subscriber’s bullet,
I pity him who has a beard
But has no little girl to pull it!

When wife and I have finished tea,
Our baby woos me with her prattle,
And, perching proudly on my knee,
She gives my petted whiskers battle.

With both her hands she tugs away,
While scolding at me kind o’ spiteful;
You’ll not believe me when I say
I find the torture quite delightful!

No other would presume, I ween,
To trifle with this hirsute wonder,
Else would I rise in vengeful mien
And rend his vandal frame asunder!

But when her baby fingers pull
This glossy, sleek, and silky treasure,
My cup of happiness is full –
I fairly glow with pride and pleasure!

And, sweeter still, through all the day
I seem to hear her winsome prattle –
I seem to feel her hands at play,
As though they gave me sportive battle.

Yes, heavenly music seems to steal
Where thought of her forever lingers,
And round my heart I always feel
The twining of her dimpled fingers!

— Eugene Field, more Lullaby Land; Songs of Childhood

T. S. Poetry

Released today! THE FALLEN, by Melissa Barker Simpson


The Fallen, Release Day

Originally posted on Silver Threading:

I want to give my friend, Melissa Barker Simpson (Mel) a pat on the back!

I am excited to announce:

Today, July 30th, 2015 her new book, “The Fallen,” is premiering on Amazon! This link will take you to her book launch site.

After the Demonic War, a battle which devastated the mortal realm, hunter cells were established across the globe to serve and protect every living soul. Maddison Wood is part of an alpha cell in the north of England. But Maddison has a new role now; her responsibilities as Watcher. She belongs to a legion of warriors assigned to serve the Fallen; guardian angels afforded the privilege of residing on Earth.

When Maddison is drawn to the city by an event which resonates hundreds of miles away, she is thrown into the path of a newly fallen angel. But Obadiah is no ordinary angel. He…

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Fishing on the Susquehanna in July

Fishing on the Susquehanna in July

I have never been fishing on the Susquehanna
or on any river for that matter
to be perfectly honest.

Not in July or any month
have I had the pleasure—if it is a pleasure—
of fishing on the Susquehanna.

I am more likely to be found
in a quiet room like this one—
a painting of a woman on the wall,

a bowl of tangerines on the table—
trying to manufacture the sensation
of fishing on the Susquehanna.

There is little doubt
that others have been fishing
on the Susquehanna,

rowing upstream in a wooden boat,
sliding the oars under the water
then raising them to drip in the light.

But the nearest I have ever come to
fishing on the Susquehanna
was one afternoon in a museum in Philadelphia

when I balanced a little egg of time
in front of a painting
in which that river curled around a bend

under a blue cloud-ruffled sky,
dense trees along the banks,
and a fellow with a red bandanna

sitting in a small, green
flat-bottom boat
holding the thin whip of a pole.

That is something I am unlikely
ever to do, I remember
saying to myself and the person next to me.

Then I blinked and moved on
to other American scenes
of haystacks, water whitening over rocks,

even one of a brown hare
who seemed so wired with alertness
I imagined him springing right out of the frame.

— Billy Collins, from Picnic Lightning

T. S. Poetry

Shadow Stalker: Escape Part 1 (Episode 11) – A Book Review

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Shadow Stalker: Escape Part 1 (Episode 11)

Author – Renee Scattergood


Finally, it’s time to put the escape plan into action. Auren is relieved when the security system goes down as Makari promised. On her way to Shai’s cell, she learns the Galvadi suspect she is a shadow stalker, and they are on their way to her cell to test her. When they find it empty, they’ll know she has escaped. Auren is running out of time.

Auren and Shai’s escape doesn’t go as expected, and they have to continually adjust their plans, but they refuse to give up. They are pushed to their limits and Auren’s untried talents are put to the test. If Auren fails, they will both be recaptured, a fate worse than death.

Book Review

Author, Renee Scattergood’s, Shadow Stalker: Escape Part 1 (Episode 11) brings us another action filled story featuring the main character, Auren. Auren has had to wake up from her safe slumber and face her responsibilities. She learns some hard lessons. Now, that the Galvadi has taken over, Auren cannot expect guidance from her foster-father, Kado. She has to take action and remember what he taught her.

In Episode 11, Auren tries to make an escape, taking Shai, Kado’s daughter, with her. With a little help from Makari, Auren sets out on her mission. When things go awry, Auren finds herself using all her talents. Do they make it?

I loved that the prologue in this episode, tells us more about the events leading to the current situation. I highly recommend Shadow Stalker: Escape Part 1 (Episode 11) to all readers of science fiction and fantasy. If you have been following these Shadow Stalker episodes, this one is a ‘must’ read.

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Author – Renee Scattergood

Renee Scattergood lives in Australia with her husband, Nathan, and daughter, Taiya. She has always been a fan of fantasy and was inspired to become a story-teller by George Lucas, but didn’t start considering writing down her stories until she reached her late twenties. Now she enjoys writing fantasy. She is currently publishing her monthly Shadow Stalker series, and she has published a prequel novella to the series called, Demon Hunt. She is also working on a new series, Savior of the Serpent Isles. The first book, The Galvadi Invasion, is due to be released later this year. Aside from writing, she loves reading (Fantasy, of course), watching movies with her family, and doing crafts and science experiments with her daughter. Find out more about her, and sign up for her newsletter for a free copy of Shadow Stalker Part 1 (Episodes 1 – 6):

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Soothing Herbal Summer Recipe

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Sale Prices Good through August 2, 2015

The ‘Dog Days of Summer’ are here! How do we survive?

When the power of the sun stings your skin, you’ll want to reach for cooling astringents first. The herbs in this recipe are great at drawing out the heat before using an oil or cream. Since oil acts as a protective barrier on the surface of your skin, it can actually hold in the heat that you want to cool. This is why using tannic astringents is an important first step! You can even keep it refrigerated for an extra refreshing sensation.

Ready to make some of your own?


Organic Witch Hazel Extract: 16 ounces for $7.00 @

Organic Green Tea Leaves: 4 ounces for $5.06 @

Organic Calendula Flowers: 4 ounces for $10.25 @

Organic Cleavers: 4 ounces for $2.63 @

Organic Lavender Hydrosol: 16 ounces for $10.31 @

Aloe Vera Gel: 8 ounces for $5.25 @


Fill a mason jar 1/2 full with a mixture of equal parts green tea leaves, calendula, and cleavers. Pour witch hazel extract over the herbs and fill to the top of the jar. Cap, shake well, and infuse for 2 – 4 weeks. Strain, bottle, and label. When needed, mix 4 ounces of the extract, 2 ounces of hydrosol, and 1 ounce of aloe vera gel in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray generously on skin several times a day until heat subsides.

Need it now! You can also make a tea with the herbs, cool it down, and then mix it with witch hazel extract, hydrosol, and aloe. Use as a spray or compress. Perfect in a pinch!

Sunburn Relief

Aromatherapy Specials

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Aromatherapy Specials

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Hazelnut Oil – An ideal Carrier Oil for oily or combination skin formulas; An astringent oil

*SPECIAL* 4 ounce – $10.15

Prices good through July 31, 2015

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