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  • n. The simple material pleasures of life.


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  • The Wiccan ritual feature known as Cakes and Ale is often celebrated as a way of thanking the gods for their blessings. It is also a method of grounding one's heightened energies following magical workings. "Cakes" can be any snacky thing like bread, crackers, actual cake or cookies. Sometimes the cookies are baked in symbolic shapes such as crescent moons. The "ale" can be alcoholic or it can be apple cider, juice, or even water.

    January 27, 2008