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Job Hunting Face Mask

I had a lot of fun today making a face mask and doing a little ritual for job hunting. I also filled out a lot of applications, so the face mask was a good self care exercise too!  The goal is to be fresh faced, relaxed, and confident when you walk into your next interview!

I adapted this from the face mask recipe from this page, but I’m pretty sure you don’t have to have rosacea to use this mask.

You will need:

2 tablespoons oatmeal
3 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of honey
Green tea
Mint tea
A pinch of basil
A pinch of fennel seed
1 bay leaf

Brew the teas together with the herbs, and make it strong! Then mix the other ingredients together in a bowl.  Add small amounts of tea, slowly, about 1 or 2 teaspoons, and stir until it makes a paste.  Apply for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water.

I combined this with a candle ritual, lighting brown, green, orange and gold candles on an altar with pyrite, emerald and ruby.  I also used bergamot oil.

Feel free to drink the tea, too!  It’s delicious!

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In Oberstdorf, an old village in Southern Bavaria, a unique ancient pagan tradition is still alive – the dance of the wild men (Wilde-Mändle-Tanz), which is held only in this small town, once in five years. 

Wilde-Mändle-Tanz is dedicated to the Germanic god Thor, and involves 13 men, all of whom belong to old local families who have been living in that region for centuries. The men’s costumes are made of moss, which grows only in the  Allgäu Alps

They dance to rhythmic drum music, building a pyramid, and at the end they drink mead from their wooden mugs, singing a ritual song.

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A selection of incredible portraits from photographer Charles Fréger’s collection and book Wilder Mann, documenting the ancient pagan rites still being practiced throughout Europe today.

From the New York Times Lens blog: 

About 10,000 years ago, humans began domesticating wild animals for both food and companionship. Over the course of centuries, animal species were bred for traits that made them docile and more useful to their masters. But as humans changed and fenced in animals, they were also domesticating themselves. The skills needed to survive in the wild were different than those needed to succeed in more complex social arrangements.

Mr Fréger was intrigued by the transformations of human being to beast that he witnessed in 18 European countries. They were, he said, celebrations of fertility, life and death and symbolized the complicated relationship between mankind and nature.

Calming Spirits Ritual Tea

used before ritual workings to aid in achieving a calmed centered state of mind before beginning work.

Materials Needed:

  • 1 part Chamomile
  • 1/3 part Mugwort
  • ¼ part Lavender
  • 1/3 part Peppermint
  • 1/3 part Lemon Balm
  • 1/3 part Elder Flowers 
  • ¼ part Spearmint 
  • 1/3 part Rose Hips
  • sweeten with honey 

******Mugwort should never be used internally during pregnancy or lactation or by anyone who has pelvic inflammatory issues as it causes uterine contractions and can be passed through the mother’s milk.

-By HONEYCOYOTE-