Grandma Was Right Again! – Separation of Shikimic Acid from Pine Needles

Here’s a link to the study. Shikimic acid is used as a precursor for the synthesis of oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu®), which is used as an anti-viral for the H5N1 strain. As concern for this virus increases, demand for medicinal products capable of treating it increases, while shikimic acid resources remain…

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Psychic Jobs on Cruise Ships » All About Cruises by All About Cruises

Yes, it’s true. Psychics are alive and well and working on cruise ships. Part of the activity and entertainment department on cruise ships, psychics on cruise ships are in an excellent position for several reasons. Because the cruise experience onboard revolves around all different types of entertainment, there is always…

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Mesopotamian Witchcraft by Tzvi Abusch

Mesopotamian Witchcraft – Towards a history and understanding of Babylonian Witchcraft Beliefs and Literature is an interesting book, published in 2002.  It is special in that it makes a distinction between the religion and religious (read state/socially motivated) concerns, and magic that is more practical and medicinal.  It also gets…

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Guide to Pacific Northwest Incense : Sarah Anne Lawless

I burn incense on an almost daily basis. I started blending my own loose incenses and making my own smudge wands eight years ago and my passion for knowledge on native plants quickly drove me to research which aromatic botanicals from the Pacific Northwest would be best for incense and…

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Possibly Locally Available Resins and Saps Used in Witchcraft

A variety of resins and saps are used in witchcraft.  Their uses abound.  People spend a lot of money buying special resins from far away places, but most regions have everything you’d need.  So browse the list, and if you have things that are more easily available in your area,…

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  • Readings and Root Work

    Bone, Tarot, Love readings, and root work by Sheloya.