Thursday, April 8, 2010

Top 110 Favorite Pagan and/or Spiritual movies

I took a poll at PaganSpace asking what people's favorite pagan/witchy/spiritual movies were and so many members replied with their lists that I wasn't sure what to do with all of their amazing ideas! Of course, a lot of the old favorites were repeated, and some movies I've never even heard of were mentioned as well. I was completely shocked on how many movies I had forgotten about for my own list when reading through these. So here it is, a nice long list:

Honourable mention to the TV Shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer's Night Dream [Black and white 1930's]
A Wrinkle In Time
American Flyer
Avatar the last air bender
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bell Book & Candle
Bridge to Terabithia
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Burnt Offerings
Casper Meets Wendy
Cat People
Clash of the Titans
Darby O'Gill and The Little People
DaVinci Code
End of Days
Fairy Tale
Harry Potter (all of them)
Hocus Pocus
Hour of the Wolf
Interview With A Vampire
It's the Easter Beagle Charlie Brown
Kiki's Delivery Service
Leap Of Faith
Left Behind
Little Witches
Lucinda's Spell
Midnight in the Garden of Good And Evil
Mortal Kombat
MR. Peabody and the Mermaid
Never Ending Story
Pan's Labyrinth
Peter Pan
Practical Magic
Rob Roy
Rosemary's Baby
Satan's School for Girls
Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost
Scream Blackula Scream
Secret Garden
Serpent and the Rainbow
Simply Irresistible
Sleeping Beauty
Sleepy Hollow
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Star Wars (all of them)
Summer Rental
Teen Witch
The 13th Warrior
The Blair Witch Project 1 and 2
The Blind Side
The Covenant
The Craft
The Entity
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
The Good Witch
The Good Witch's Garden
The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
The Legacy
The Little Mermaid
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Matrix series
The Mists of Avalon
The Mummy Trilogy
The Omen (all movies in series)
The Pagemaster
The Pirate Movie
The Reaping
The Secret of NIMH
The Secret of Roan Innish
The Skeleton Key
The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Waterhorse
The Wicker Man
The Wicker Man [the 1970's version]
The Witches
The Worst Witch
To Kill A Mockingbird
What the bleep do we know?
Where the Wild Things Are
White Zombie
Witch Hunt
Witchboard (lol)
Witches of Eastwick
Witches Of The Carribean
Wizard Of Oz

I hope this list brings you new ideas of movies to check out, or reminds you of some of your old faves. Thanks again to all those at who sent in their selections.

If I missed any movies you think deserve to be mentioned please let me know!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Ostara, Easter, Spring etc…

It’s Easter! It’s Ostara! It’s Spring! And it’s probably a few other holidays that I am unfamiliar with…

I wish I was better rounded in my spiritual knowledge to know if I missed anyone, but alas, Christianity and Paganism are the only two Religions/Spiritual Paths that I am aware of that celebrate this time year. For everyone else (or those I missed) It’s SPRING! That’s enough to celebrate in itself.

So what does this time of year mean to me? Well as a youngin’ (from age 0-13) I was raised Catholic, so Easter meant one major thing… CHOCOLATE! And lots of it! It also sometimes meant a family gathering with my relatives on my mom’s side of the family. Easter always saw mom and dad cooking up a big brunch and my sisters and I enjoying our egg hunt, sometimes finding eggs that were hidden the year before… Easter meant colouring hard boiled eggs with those cute little kits, followed by a week of egg salad sandwiches. Oh and somewhere in there Jesus died and was resurrected…

Then came the neophyte witchy years (from 13 to early-twenties) when I was terrified of doing anything witchy on Ostara for fear of getting pregnant. Yes a little naïve there, but I figured if Ostara was all about fertility, I best be keeping my mojo and energy in check. And of course, there was still the loveliness of obscene amounts of chocolate.

It wasn’t until my later Witchy/Spiritualist years (mid-twenties to present) that I realized fertility can be used in all aspects of life, not just the unplanned pregnancy kind. Now I see it more like “Hey! It’s Spring! Shake off those dirty winter cobwebs, stock up on some majorly depleted Vitamin D, open up those windows and let the stuffiness out and the fresh air in and watch the earth come back to life!”

As for the family celebration aspect, we’ve lost (my sister hates that term, she’s always saying “it’s not like we misplaced them” some very important and close family members, so holidays lately are more something we just try to get through. Oh, and of course, yet another excuse to eat a variety of different chocolate…

What about you? How are you celebrating this time of year?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Meditation Techique: Colour Your Emotions

Imagine… You storm out of your house or office, angry and frustrated. Your skin is radiating hostility; your blood is running hot and electrified through your veins. It’s invigorating but very negative and draining. What do you do?

Get in your car. Make sure the windows are closed. Close your eyes and pick a colour that best represents your feelings. Take a deep breath through your nose picturing a little filter at the end of your nostrils that only lets clean fresh positive air into your system. Then, breathe out slowly and visualize the emotion draining out of you in your chosen colour. Repeat this breathing technique until your body is empty of the feeling and the car is full of the colour. Crack the window and visualize all of that accumulated colour and emotion sucked out of the car through the window and whisked far away into the universe.

This technique can be used pretty much anywhere, and doesn’t necessarily require a vehicle. With practice, it can come naturally to you and you won’t be required to close your eyes anymore. I hope you find this technique useful. 