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Cauldron and Candle
Issue #70 -- April 2006

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             This issue is dedicated to the memory of
                    longtime Cauldron member

                          Chavi Revanna
		    (Cathlene Patricia McKenna)

                who lost her battle with cancer on
                          April 1, 2006

In this Issue:

[00] Editorial Notes
[01] Cauldron News
   * Chavi: July 27, 1975 - April 1, 2006
   * Elspeth Doing Better
   * More Recipes
   * More Spells
[02] Cauldron Discussions
[03] Cauldron Hosts Selling Used Pagan Books
[04] Book Reviews:
   * A Rosicrucian Notebook
   * Secret Societies of the Middle Ages
[05] Articles
   * Clearing the Air, by Spring Cleaning
   * Ophiuchus - 13th Sign of the Zodiac
[06] Software Gadgets: The Column
   * Irfanview -- Graphics Viewer
   * e-Sword -- Free Bible Software
   * freeCommander - Dual-Panel File Explorer
   * Scorched 3D -- Freeware Remake of Scorched Earth
[07] Grimoire: Spell to Break Bad Habits
[08] Pagan Webmaster: Best Blogging Software
[09] Recipe: Baked Salmon with Capers
[10] Support The Cauldron
[11] Newsletter Information
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Welcome to the April 2006 issue of Cauldron and Candle.
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If you glanced at the dedication before reading this editorial,
you probably already know that long-time The Cauldron: A Pagan
Forum member Chavi (aka Storyteller Cat and, in offline life,
Cathlene Patricia McKenna) lost her battle with a very aggressive
form of cancer on April 1. Thanks to her friend Matthew, we were
kept informed of her last few days and many of us even had a
chance to talk with her a the phone a couple of days before the
end -- before she was completely out of it from pain drugs.

As it so often is, I believe losing Chavi is harder on those of
us who have to go on living than it was on her. As full of life
as she was, she had obviously made her peace with her Gods and
wrapped up the loose ends of her life as best she could. She was
as ready as one can be for passing over -- even through the rest
of us were not really ready for life without her.

It's hard to imagine what the board will be like without Chavi.
Even during her illness she posted as much as she could -- and
not only reports on her treatment progress or her trips to
DragonCon and Disney World, but posts in many of the religious
discussion topics that are the bread and butter of The Cauldron's
message board. Despite knowing from the start that the odds were
against her, she was determined to do everything she could to
fight the cancer and to continue to live as normal a life as she
could. Her progress reports (even when things were not going as
well as hoped) were as much an inspiration to us as our replies,
prayers, and magick were an inspiration to her.

From January 2005, she posted her cancer updates in one thread
which is still available on our (old and very slow) "Archive
Board" ( http://www.ecauldron.net/cncboard.php?m=3427.1 ). If you
read only this one thread, you will get a sense of her
determination. But you have to find her "normal" posts in other
threads to get a sense of who Chavi really was. Sometimes people
with serious diseases "become" their disease with little more to
their life than their illness (often through no fault of their
own, mind you). But not Chavi. As her other messages throughout
our board show, Chavi was still the same woman she was before she
was struck with cancer -- full of life, opinionated, and willing
to help others with what she had learned in life.

People live on as long as they are remembered by others. Chavi
will be remembered as long as most Cauldron members who knew her
live. We can't forget her even though most of us only knew her
from her messages online and occasional phone calls. She made a
huge and lasting impression on us even through these limited
means. I can only try to imagine the impression she must have
made in person. Chavi, we love you. We wish you well on your new
journey. We will never forget you. May your Gods think as highly
of you as we do.

[If you have memories of Chavi you'd like to share, please post
them to our "Memories of Chavi" thread:


These posts will be shared with her family and will help keep
her memory alive.]

Randall Sapphire
Editor and Publisher, Cauldron and Candle
Co-Host, The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum

========= by The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum Staff

===== Chavi: July 27, 1975 - April 1, 2006

We reported that Chavi, a longtime member of The Cauldron, was in
the hospital in the last issue. Unfortunately, Chavi lost her
battle with a very aggressive form of cancer on April 1. Her
friend and spiritual advisor sent us this message the morning of
April First:

      Cathlene Patricia McKenna, better known to you as Chavi
      Revanna, passed away at 3:13 of April 1st. She was in no
      pain, and was surrounded by family and friends. She died at
      peace with herself, her loved ones, and her deity(-ies).

      The family is still working on the memorial service
      arrangements: details relating to it, and charities Cat
      would like you to donate to in her name, will be posted
      later, as soon as they get decided upon.

      She wanted it to be known to you that she was thankful to
      you all for prayers you've made on her behalf, and for your
      good wishes.

      Matthew Amason, Cat's Ad-Hoc Spiritual Advisor

For more information see this issue's editorial.

===== Elspeth Doing Better -- And Is Finally Awake

Last issue we reported that Elspeth, The Cauldron's seldom seen
third Co-Host was in the hospital, with kidney, heart, and
breathing problems. We are happy to report that she has been
moved from the hospital to a long term care/rehab facility. But
the best news arrived a few days ago when her husband emailed us
to let us know that Elspeth was finally awake.

Elspeth updates are being given in this thread:


===== More Recipes

LyricFox updated the Cauldron Cookbook with over one hundred new
recipes submitted by members of our forum. The cookbook area of
our website has also been reorganized a bit. You can find all
these new recipes at:


===== More Spells

We have added a small number of new spells (and several new
categories of spells) to The Cauldron's Spell Grimoire.


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========= Recent Discussion Topics on our Message Board

In an average month, over 200 new discussion topics are started
on The Cauldron's message board. Here are a few of the more
interesting recent discussions. It's not too late to join in.

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site "News and Updates" section of The Cauldron's main web page.

===== Scholarship in Religion

How does scholarship impact your path? Is academic scholarship a
formal part of your religious outlook, a supplement to your UPG,
something else entirely?

* Read (or join in) this discussion:

===== Anti-Neo-Pagan Apologetics?

I often find myself debating my Christian friends on the benefits
/ negatives of poly and monotheism. As someone who likes to
debate, I try to find as much information on "the other side" of
the argument as possible.

I often read Christian apologetics (rhetoric used by Christians
to defend their faith). There is one question about polytheism
that was difficult to come up with a good response...

"If the gods are symbols of a fundamental spiritual reality that
transcends the physical world, then it would seem that one is
left with a form of fundamental monotheism that is only cloaked
with polytheistic symbols.

That being the case, why should one use the symbols? Why not
worship the Creator directly and explore the question of whether
he cares for and has spoken to man, as monotheism has
historically claimed?

In other words, if Pagan Gods are symbols of nature that equal a
divine force, then why not worship a creator outside of nature

As a Pluralist, I don't believe in knocking any religion, but as
Pagans, we should be able to stand up to these apologetics. I'm
having a problem with this one though. I have an answer, but I'd
just like some input on how you would all respond.

* Read (or join in) this discussion:

===== Weather and Ritual

Are there any weather conditions that would cancel a planned
ritual of yours? Not because of comfort (like not getting
drenched in a rainstorm) I am talking about canceling because the
weather that came in made the ritual either un-needed or ill-
advised in some way.

Are there any weather conditions that would inspire you to do a

Would weather cause you to alter a ritual? (Other than the
obvious "move it inside") Add a goddess or god to the ceremony
you hadn't originally planned? Do you have any personal rituals
connected to weather?

* Read (or join in) this discussion:

===== On the Edge or Border places...

I remember reading... somewhere... may have been a novel or some
essay... that at the edges, boundaries or borders of places;
strangeness abounds. Towns on the border of another state...
neighborhoods *just* outside city limits, borders between
countries, etc. Anyplace where there is a close-by well-defined
border or boundary... Several authors have noted this and worked
it into novels, etc... Stephen King... Clive Barker... a few

I live in a *border area*. Joplin is close to the Kansas,
Oklahoma and Arkansas borders. Strange things abound here...not
nice strange things.

Do you think borders can make a difference in behavioral
patterns, religious choices, etc? Anybody living close to a
National border in their country...is it strange there?

* Read (or join in) this discussion:

===== Eclecticism, Just A Phase?

I've heard people say they hesitate to adopt the eclectic label
because of the assumptions that seem to go along with it. One of
them is that eclecticism is a stage one goes through on the way
to finding one's real religion, a phase of the seeker's journey.
Staying in it "too long" may even be regarded with a somewhat
jaundiced eye, as if it were a mark of spiritual immaturity, or
an indication that one was trying to avoid significant decisions.

What do you think of that idea?

* Read (or join in) this discussion:

===== Striping Down Magic

First off, because I'm sure the title will worry some people,
this thread is not about going skyclad, or being able to watch
people get undressed. If you want a thread about that, start your

Different systems of magic can vary in how complex they are.
Ceremonial Magick, for example, can be pretty damn complex, with
the Golden Dawn techniques combining Freemasonry, and many
different ideas, cultures, etc.

As a result, I sometimes look at a ritual and think 'that can't
be the easiest way to do this surely?'

I had that reaction when I looked at how I planned to invoke
certain planetary influences. I was going to go through the CM
method, banishing rituals, invoking rituals, etc. In the past I'v
managed to influence myself quickly and easily, without all the

An example of which, if I really want to cheer myself up, I draw
a golden smily face in my mind, and then absorb it. It's like a
nice little happy-dose.

So I tried the same, drawing a planetary symbol for the moon
today. I have no idea yet if it's done anything, as I'm looking
for rather longer term benefits with this one.

Anyway, enough rambling.

Do you think it's okay to 'strip down' ritual to basics, either
to make it easier, mre convenient, etc? If so, how much are you
willing/ happy to remove? All of it? Just a little?

If you don't, why not? Because you think it's wrong to do so? (if
so, what about it is wrong?) Is it a case of simple preference?

If you do both, at different times, what do you think are the
pros and cons of either option (stripping it down, or keeping it
wholly intact)?

* Read (or join in) this discussion:

===== Why Oathbound?

Why are certain things in some religions oathbound? Is it because
it is a Mystery or something else? Are there certain aspects of
your religion that are oathbound that aren't abstract Mysteries?
An example of this could be a concrete method like a certain
ritual or divination system or a certain skill that helps you
either get to the Mystery or not, but it is still oathbound

(I'm not asking anyone to divulge any oathbound material here, so
if the answer is, it's oathbound, that's fine).

* Read (or join in) this discussion:

===== Homemade Incense?

I am interested in learning to make my own incense, and I was
wondering if there were any Cauldronites who do so, and how you
do it. Any info (techniques, rituals, anything) you might have
would be wonderful!

* Read (or join in) this discussion:

========= Used books on the Host's Sale List

LyricFox and Randall made another pass through the various Pagan
and magical books they still had in boxes and found more books
that they have not looked at since they moved to Waco. This is a
good sign that they will never actually use them, so they added
them to the list of books available on the Doxy's Bazaar web
page. (They really need to get these out of here and reclaim the
closet floor space from the boxes.)

Most of these books look as new as books in a bookstore and they
are selling them at around half price (or less in some cases).
Postage will eat up some of that, but book rate is available in
the US and is relatively cheap (For example, 10 pounds of books
3-4 average books is about $5.50 book rate postage.)

You can find Doxy's Bazaar at:

The here is a list of the books available at the time this note
is written. Recently added books are marked "*NEW* Visit the
Doxy's Bazaar web page to order. Only one copy of each book is

Alchemy at Work
   by Cassandra Eason (2004)	Like New	$8.50
All Around the Zodiac
   by Bil Tierney (2001)	Like New	$10.00
The Ancient Art of Faery Magic *NEW*
   by D.J. Conway (2005)	Like New	$9.50
The Angels' Message to Humanity
   by Betty Schueler, Gerald Schueler (1996) Like New $11.00
Astrology & Relationships
   by David Pond (2001)	Like New	$8.95
Astrology for Beginners
   by William W. Hewitt (1992)	Like New	$6.50
Between the Worlds *NEW*
   by Stuart Myers (1995)	Like New	$12.00
Cakes and Ale for the Pagan Soul *NEW*
   edited by Patricia Telesco (2005)	Like New	$8.50
Cauldron of Transformation *NEW*
   by Lady Sabrina (1996)	Used	$8.50
Celestial Goddesses
   by Lisa Hunt (2001)	Like New	$12.50
Charting Your Spiritual Path With Astrology
   by Stephanie Jean Clement (2001)	Like New	$7.50
The Complete Book of Numbers
   by Steven Scott Pither (2002)	Like New	$9.95
The Complete Guide to Divination
   by Cassandra Eason (2003)	Like New	$8.50
The Complete System of Self-Healing
   by Stephen T. Chang (1986)	Like New	$9.95
The Crystal Connection
   by Randall N. Baer, Vicki Vit...	Like New	$8.95
Earth Mother Astrology
   by Marcia Starck (1989)	Like New	$6.50
The Earth Path (Hardback) *NEW*
   by Starhawk (2004)	Like New	$11.00
Ecstatic Ritual: Practical Sex Magic
   by Brandy Williams (1990)	Used	$7.50
Egyptian Pyramid Oracle
   by Verona McColl (2002)	Like New	$10.95
The Enchanted Diary: Teen's Guide to Magick and Life *NEW*
   by Jamie Wood (2005)	Like New	$8.50
Exploring Chakras *NEW*
   by Susan G. Shumsky (2003)	Like New	$8.50
Exploring Native American Wisdom
   by Fran Dancing Feather, Rita Robinson (2003) Like New $6.50
Exploring Numerology *NEW*
   by Shirley Lawrence (2003)	Like New	$8.50
Heart of Tarot *NEW*
   by Amber K and Azrael Arynn K (2002)	Like New	$8.50
Healing Ground
   by Myra Dutton, Trish Tuley (2003)	Like New	$12.50
How to Communicate With Spirits
   by Elizabeth Owens (2001)	Like New	$4.95
Llewellyn's 2003 Moon Sign Book
   by Gloria Star (2002)	Like New	$3.95
Llewellyn's 2004 Sun Sign Book (2003)	Like New	$2.95
Magick, Shamanism & Taoism
   by Richard Herne (2001)	Like New	$8.95
Magic for Lovers
   by Selene Silverwind (2004)	Like New	$7.50
Magic of the Qabalah *NEW*
   by Kala Trobe (2001)	Like New	$8.50
Magical Aromatherapy *NEW*
   by Scott Cunningham (1989)	Used	$2.50
Making Talismans *NEW*
   by Nick Farrell (2001)	Like New	$8.50
Maiden Magick
   by C. C. Brondwin (2003)	Like New	$6.50
Making Magick
   by Edain McCoy (1997)	Like New	$7.50
One Degree Beyond: A Reiki Journey *NEW*
   by JaneAnne Narrin (1998)	Used	$9.00
Pagans and Christians *NEW*
   by Gus Zerega (2001)	Like New	$9.00
Past-Life and Karmic Tarot *NEW*
   by Edain McCoy (2004)	Like New	$7.50
Putting the Tarot to Work *NEW*
   by M ark McElroy (2004)	Like New	$9.50
The Ritual Magic Workbook *NEW*
   by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki (1986)	Like New	$8.50
Simplified Qabala Magic *NEW*
   by Ted Andrews (2003)	Like New	$6.00
Soul Purpose Astrology *NEW*
   by Margaret Koolman (2002)	Like New	$8.50
Spellcraft for Teens
   by Gwinevere Rain (2002)	Like New	$7.50
Spells and Charms *NEW*
   by Nicola de Pulford (1999)	Like New	$8.50
Tarot for All Seasons
   by Christine Jette (2001)	Like New	$6.50
Tarot for Beginners
   by P. Scott Hollander (1995)	Like New	$7.50
Tarot for the Healing Heart *NEW*
   by Christine Jette (2001)	Like New	$8.50
Tarot for a New Generation *NEW*
   by Janina Renee (2001)	Like New	$8.50
The Teen Spell Book *NEW*
   by Jamie Wood (2001)	Like New	$7.50
A Time for Magic *NEW*
   by Maria Simms (2002)	Like New	$7.50
Totem Magic
   by Yasmine Galenorn (2004)	Like New	$9.50
The Urban Primitive
   by Raven Kaldera (2002)	Like New	$8.50
Witchcraft from the Inside *NEW*
   by Ray Buckland (1995)


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his reviews (or about books you would like to have reviewed), you
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A Rosicrucian Notebook
by Willy Schrodter (Translated from German)
published 1992 by Weiser Boos
ISBN 0877287570
312 pages Trade Paperback
$21.95 (U.S.)

I have been dealing with translations of foreign language texts
which presents certain difficulties.  I need to rely on the
integrity and ability of those responsible for the translations.
I have no reason to doubt their ability and integrity, but I have
no personal way of verifying that the translations have not been
influenced by the personal beliefs of the translators.

This book is over half a century in its German edition and is
composed, in large part, of quotations from other works by
Rosicrucian authors over the preceding two or three centuries.
Many of these books were privately printed and, even when
commercially printed, the majority are unavailable in English.
This, naturally, makes verification even more difficult.

The purpose of this book is not to explain Rosicrucian beliefs,
but rather to explore the techniques and knowledge available to
them.  It does not tell a story.  It is a notebook - heavily
annotated and referenced.  Thus it is possible to look up any
topic you are interested in without having to work your way
through the entire book.

The topics covered range from the mystical (the Life Light) to
the practical (magnetic healing) with an emphasis on making life
better.  After all, that was the expressed goal of the
Rosicrucian movement.

Many readers will, undoubtedly question the reality behind the
author's assertions.  Perhaps they should pass on this book.
This book is intended to allow easier access to information which
has not been easily accessible for many years.

The author draws a large number of parallels and connections
between Arabian thought and teachings (as claimed by the earliest
identified Rosicrucians) and such other diverse groups as the
Essenes and Cathars.  There is, of course, no way to either
substantiate, or to disprove, these allegations. They may be
factual or they may simply be the result of similar expression o
f ideas.  This inability, however, does nothing to detract from
the usefulness of this work.

For those interested in the subject of Rosicrucian thought, this
book will be a valuable addition to the library of available (and
understandable) material.  It is, as noted previously, heavily
annotated and referenced. Even though many of the books cited
will be unavailable to any except the most dedicated researcher
and scholar, enough excerpts have been provided to allow the
reader to get the feel for these obscure works.

There are more modern references in this book, although even
these are rather dated.  These allow the students to pursue their
own research with relative ease.

This book is not the final word on Rosicrucian thought by any
means.  Nor is it the most definitive.  It is, however, a
valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in learning
more about this "secret society."  It is well worth purchasing
and reading.

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Secret Societies of the Middle Ages
by Thomas Keightley
Published  2005 by Red/Wheel/Weiser
ISBN 1578633346
408 pages Paperback
$18.95  (U.S.)

First published in 1837 by Thomas Keightley (1789-1872) - and
anonymously at that - this book represents one of the earliest
working in the English language to examine both the Assassins and
the Knights Templar; their foundations and missions; as well as
their interactions with their larger societies.  With a short
introduction by James Wasserman, himself an author on the same
topic, this book offers insight into a little understood time in
the history of relationships between the Muslim and Christina
worlds.  This seems especially relevant in today's post-
September 11th world.

As a result of the "War on Terrorism" in the U.S. we have been
exposed to a great deal of propaganda regarding Islam.  One
consequence of that exposure may have a detriment to those
reading this book.  Over the past 168 years spellings of words
coming out of that region have changed.  Thus the author refers
to Musulmans (Muslims) of the Soonee (Sunni) and Sheah (Shi'ite)
branches, and makes reference to mosks (mosques) and the Kalif
(caliph).  It takes some time to get used to these archaic
spellings, but if you persist it becomes easier.

His portrayal in the first part of the book, of the Assassins, is
one of the earliest in the English language.  It is, for the most
part, an apparently even-handed (if not particularly sympathetic)
exposition of the known and suspected facts regarding this
organization over the course of its existence.

The author displays an anti-Catholic bias during the treatment of
the Knights Templar.  His portrayal of the Knights is reasonably
sympathetic, but his disdain for the Roman Catholic Church, its
religious orders (which opposed the organization of the Knights
Templar), and the Papacy in particular clearly shows his

Both of these organizations have been explored in far greater
detail during the intervening years, but this book broke
important ground at the time it was published.  The third
organization dealt with in this book (the Secret Tribunals of
Westphalia) was completely known to me before I read this book.
Although the closest to the current era, it is the least well
documented, and receives less space.

Considering the title of the book (Secret Societies of the Middle
Ages) I can understand the inclusion of all of these groups,
although on other grounds (the sheer secular basis) the Secret
Tribunals seems a bit out of place.  There were no secret
doctrines involved in the Tribunals, although their membership
and procedures were hidden from the common man.

I'm not sure what I was expecting before actually opening the
covers of this book, but I found myself being pleasantly
educated.  The writing was not entertaining, but it was easy to
comprehend.  In spite of the frequency of foreign names
(especially in the section dealing with the Assassins) every
effort has been made to place them in easily understood formats.

If you are interested in any of these three organizations (and
interest in the Templars seems to be fairly constant), this is an
excellent introductory work.  You will undoubtedly want to pursue
further researches but, unless you have access to older books in
German and French, this book is the earliest available resource.
It is definitely a worthwhile addition to your library

========= ARTICLES

===== by Michaela Scherr

It's that time again, spring cleaning time that is. Clearing out
wardrobes, cupboards, attics, happens now; anything not bolted
down is moved, thrown out, donated to charity, cleaned, and

Spring heralds the arrival of warmer weather and with it we
become more active. There are so many things to see and do now
without the inconvenience of having to rug up before venturing

Spend some time in your garden and observe its rebirth, with
flowers budding, the emergence of butterflies, and other
creatures. When you spend a little while in your garden relaxed
and open, you might just notice the subtle world of faeries.
Spring, I love it!

At the beginning of each season spring cleaning happens and as we
clean the home in a very physical sense. We vacuum, dust, wash
walls, curtains and anything else that stands in our way. It's
time for out with the old and in with the new. Something else to
consider as a spring cleaning task is that of cleaning the
'subtle world' around us (that which is just beyond our
awareness), it's an energy thing.

When physical and subtle spring cleaning is done a feeling of
calm, peace and comfort is noticed. I've been doing this for many
years and after the completion of my spring cleaning tasks, on
both levels, there is a noticeable sense of lightness and

The first part of this method of spring cleaning is done by
cleaning each room in its entirety; windows, walls, curtains, and
wardrobes all are cleaned whether they need it or not, before
moving to the next room. Items I de-clutter are put in bags for
local charity or go into the rubbish bin.

The second part has more spiritual overtones and an aspect of
aromatherapy (I'm also a qualified aromatherapist) which I love.
Before I actually start cleaning any room I mix up an
aromatherapy essential oil recipe and as I do so I'll take
several deep breaths, centre myself, then say a special prayer
requesting protection, healing and love to envelop my home and
also give thanks for what I have in my life. The essential oil
blend I use for this is 3 drops juniper, 3 drops petit grain, and
2 drops lime which cleans, protects and uplifts all at the same

As I move from room to room I use an aromatherapy oil burner
(electric, they're safer) with my essential oil recipe which
remains in the room with me until I've finished cleaning it. I
then move it with me to the next room until that one has been
cleaned and so on. Not only does this smell divine, it also feels
fabulous and above all, the house becomes cleaner, lighter and

As a special note, whenever using essential oils and aromatherapy
oil burners please be vigilant toward fire safety (you more than
likely are already aware of this). Never have your oil burner
near curtains or other materials, have the room well ventilated,
never leave candles unattended when leaving the room and read the
data sheet of essential oil you purchase.

To complete my spring cleaning fest I use Tibetan cymbals or
Tingshas (used in traditional Tibetan Buddhist rituals and
meditation) to re-balance energy in each room (I also use them
when I do space clearing but that's another story). Tingshas come
in pairs and are joined by a leather cord.

I begin this exercise by taking a few deep breaths, centre
myself, and say a silent prayer. With my hand holding the leather
cord I have the Tingshas gently strike each, producing a sound
that reverberates throughout my body as well as across the room.
I continue this exercise as I move from corner to corner of every
room until every nook and cranny in the house has been covered.

So that is my spring clean, covering the physical, as well as the
subtle aspects of the air that I breathe in my home, ready for
whatever the new season may bring.

=== About the Author

Michaela Scherr is a Transformational Coach, author of self help
e-books, and publisher of a monthly newsletter called From My
Desk. Michaela is totally committed to helping others create
positive and action oriented changes to their lives.

=====  by Elizabeth Brodie

Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer, is often mistakenly called the
13th sign of the zodiac. In fact despite not appearing on most
modern zodiacs it's actually the 10th sign of the Real Solar
Zodiac. Aquarius, the water carrier, is the 13th and last sign of
the Real Solar Zodiac whereas Pisces is the final sign of the
more commonly used zodiac.

Ophiuchus is a sun-sign i.e. the sun can be seen against the
stars of Ophiuchus between the 30th November and 17th December
each year, although the dates that it can be seen there will vary
a little from year to year, so it is sometimes quoted as being
from 1st December to 18th December.

Ophiuchus is an Ancient Greek constellation and one of the
original Ptolemy constellations which appear in the Al Magest
Star Catalogue c. 130-170 AD. Ophiuchus also appears on the
Farnese Globe, which is a roman copy of a depiction of Atlas
holding the celestial sphere aloft.

The Western Zodiac does not feature Ophiuchus because he does not
appear in the commonly used Tropical Zodiac - considered by many
to be a huge over-simplification of the heavens. The Tropical
Zodiac is considered over-simplified by many as it defines the
sun as spending an equal amount of time in the normal twelve
astrological signs. The reality is actually quite different.

So where did Ophiuchus come from? The name itself is derived from
the Greek word for 'serpent handler', hence the depiction of a
man supporting a snake. There are various possible sources for
this although the most widely accepted in modern times is that
Ophiuchus represents Asclepius, a legendary Greek healer who is
said to have learned the secrets of life and death. Asclepius was
killed by Zeus to prevent him from bringing immortality to the
human race. However, in recognition of his great works Zeus
placed his form in the stars after killing him. Other
possibilities are that he represents the Trojan priest Laocoon or
is a representation of Apollo wrestling with the serpent at

=== About the Author

Elizabeth Brodie, the author of this article, is the owner of
Dark Passions Gothic a UK basic gothic jewellery, clothing and
gift store. Visit http://www.darkpassions.co.uk/

=========  Interesting Items From The Software Gadgets Blog
=========  http://softwaregadgets.gridspace.net/

The Software Gadgets Blog aims to present a different "software
gadget" every weekday. A software gadget is a program or addon
that is both interesting and useful -- and often free. This
column highlights four of the programs listed this month. Many
more were listed and you'll find more gadgets like these added
every week at the Software Gadgets Blog at:



I've used IrfanView to viewing graphics for more years than I can
count -- probably since I bought my first computer with Windows
9x on it. It is a very fast, small, compact freeware graphic
viewer than can display and work with a huge number (around 100)
of graphic file formats. I can download just about graphic file
from the Internet and Irfanview will let me see it.

IrfanView is regularly updated and has a constantly growing set
of features. Over the years it has acquired some basic editing
functions as well. It will never be Photoshop or even Paint Shop
Pro, but the ability to do basic graphic editing within your
graphics viewer is very handy. IfranView can even do batch
editing and use many photoshop filters.

Some IrfanView features from the list on the web site:

    * Many supported file formats (click here the list of
    * Multi language support
    * Thumbnail/preview option
    * Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
    * Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
    * Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
    * Fast directory view (moving through directory)
    * Batch conversion (with image processing)
    * Multipage TIF editing
    * Email option
    * Multimedia player
    * Print option
    * Change color depth
    * Scan (batch scan) support
    * Cut/crop
    * IPTC editing
    * Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters
      Unlimited, etc.)
    * Capturing
    * Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
    * Lossless JPG rotation
    * Many hotkeys
    * Many command line options
    * Many PlugIns
    * Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like "I
      Agree" or "Evaluation expired"
    * No registry changes without user action/permission!
    * and much much more

I use this program almost every day, I've tried a number of
replacements, both freeware and payware, and always come back to
Irfanview as it lets me do what I need to do without a lot of
bloat and without getting in my way.

Rating: 5 Stars
Operating System: Windows
License: Commercial Freeware
Price: Free
Version Reviewed: 3.98
Web Site: http://www.irfanview.com/


There is a lot of commercial Bible software on the market,
ranging in price from under $50 to over $500. e-Sword is free and
has most of the features that the average user is likely to
actually use. It's main disadvantage is that its selection of
Bibles and commentaries fails to include many modern translations
and commentaries because of copyright issues, but if you own
copies these Bibles from several commercial programs (QuickVerse,
Bible Companion, or WORDsearch), you can use them in e-Sword.

Some of e-Sword's feature as listed on the e-Sword website:

    * All available Bibles, commentaries and dictionaries are
      readily viewed without having to "tile windows".
    * Create your own "parallel Bible" with up to any four
      translations. Studying the Word of God and comparing
      passages have never been easier!
    * Integrated editor for creating your own commentaries or
      study notes, complete with Spell Checking and a Thesaurus!
      Notes are "linked" to the Bible for easy viewing and can
      also be exported for portability.
    * Comprehensive print capabilities, including print preview,
      allow you to create impressive Bible study handouts from
      the Study Notes Editor.
    * Strong's definitions are displayed as ToolTips! Just place
      the mouse pointer over a Strong's number and the definition
      will then be displayed.
    * Scripture references in the Commentary and Dictionary views
      are displayed as ToolTips! Just place the mouse pointer
      over the reference and the passage will then be displayed.
      To go to the passage, just click it!
    * Easily compare the various translations to see how they
      rendered the Greek or Hebrew manuscripts.
    * Powerful search capabilities, yet simple to use. Enter as
      many words you want to search for and select the search
      style and range. You can even search on Strong numbers and
      exclude words from the search!
    * Use the Verse List to create your own topical lists of
      Scripture, or cataloging your discoveries!
    * Copy and print Scripture in a variety of formatting styles.
      This is also available for search results and verse lists.
    * Graphics Viewer for studying maps, charts, and other
    * STEP Reader for viewing the various resources you may have
      invested in from QuickVerse, Bible Companion, and

e-Sword is designed and programmed by a professional programmer
and is regularly updated.

Rating: 4.5 Stars (Software) 3 Stars (Available Bible texts)
Operating System: Windows (special Pocket PC version available)
License: Freeware
Price: Free
Version Reviewed: 7.7.7
Web Site: http://www.e-sword.net/


While freeCommander isn't Directory Opus, it is a much better
file manager than the builtin Windows Explorer if you do a lot of
file organizing. This program will display two directories at
once which makes it a snap to move or copy files between
directories. A large number of hotkeys make it easy to use this
program without having to use your mouse for everything.

Here are some of the major features of freeCommander as listed on
its web site:

    * Dual-panel technology - horizontal and vertical
    * Optional tree view for each panel
    * Built in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or
      image format
    * File viewer works inside archives too
    * Built in archive handling: ZIP (read, write), CAB (read,
      write), RAR (read)
    * Nested archive handling
    * Easy access to system folders, control panel, desktop and
      start menu
    * Copy, move, delete, rename files and folders
    * Wipe files
    * Create and verify MD5 checksums
    * File splitting
    * File properties and context menu
    * Calculation of folder size
    * Folder comparison / synchronization
    * Modification of file date and attributes
    * Folder / program favorites
    * File searching (inside archives too)
    * File filters for display
    * DOS command line
    * Multiple language support

The program isn't perfect, but is is under curent development
(unlike many freeware file managers) and it is so much better
than Explorer at file management that it is easy to put up with
freeCommander's quirks.

Rating: 4
Operating System: Windows 2000 and XP
License: Freeware
Price: Free
Web Site: http://www.freecommander.com/index_en.htm


I remember DOS. One of the good things about DOS was an addictive
little shareware game called Scorched Earth. It was deceptively
simple. It was a battle between two tanks, you selected the angle
and power of each shot and tried to demolish the other tank. Of
course, each screen was a different world and things like gravity
and wind could vary greatly. And you could get better (and
weirder) weapons as time went on. The graphics were primative
even by the standards of the day, but the game was great fun to
play. You can read a review of Scorched Earth over on
Classicgaming.com. While the game is apparently still available
for the shareware fee from its author, it has "quirks" in modern
Windows systems.

Scorched 3D is a freeware "remake" of Scorched Earth updated for
the 21st century. As you might guess from the "3D" in the title,
the remake uses modern 3D graphics to excellent effect.
Personally, I was afraid that they would make the game too
different from the original. Much to my surprise, while they do
increase the dufficultly level somewhat and take some getting
useds to, I like them and think that add a lot to gameplay.

From the web site:

    You can pick up the game and begin playing very quickly.
    Then, when/if you are interested, you can poke in the dimmer
    recesses of the game and get into the strategy (or just
    ignore it altogether!).

    At its lowest level, Scorched 3D is just an artillery game
    with two+ tanks taking turns to destroy opponents in an
    arena. Choose the angle, direction and power of each shot,
    launch your weapon, and try to blow up other tanks. That's
    basically it.

    But Scorched 3D can be a lot more complex than that, if you
    want it to be. You can earn money from successful battles and
    use it to invest in additional weapons and accessories. You
    can play with up to twenty four other players at a time,
    mixing computer players with humans. There's a variety of
    changing environmental conditions and terrains to be dealt
    with. After the end of each round (which ends when everybody
    dies or there's only one person left), you get to buy stuff
    using the prize money you won from previous matches.

I'm not a gamer, but this is a great game -- and you can't beat
the price. There are versions for most major operating systems,
so you can play with your friends even if some are on Windows,
some on Macs, and some on various Unix boxes.

Rating: 5
Operating System: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, BSD, Solaris, and more
License: Freeware
Price: Free
Web Site: http://www.scorched3d.co.uk/

========= From the Spell Grimoire:

For getting rid of bad habits, take a black candle which has been
ritually cleansed and some anointing oil which has also been
ritually blessed.

Depending on the desired result, you should choose an oil which
corresponds to this end.

At the time of the new moon, or when it first begins to wane,
cast a circle or use your 9' cord to create a sacred space. Place
the black candle (preferable a taper) on the altar with the oil.

Cast the circle. Call the Goddess and her consort.

Use a burin to engrave the candle with the habit you wish you
wish to cast. Now, anoint the candle using the oil. While you
anoint the candle with the oil, speak these words out loud:

    Tonight no moon, tomorrow the first one.
    Let this be eroded till my will be done.
    Candle burn down to remove all ill.
    Let this spell be cast by the power of my will.

And once you have anointed the candle, place it in a safe place
to it can burn down completely.

=== About This Spell

This spell is taken from The Cauldron's Spell Grimoire, a
collection of basic spells available on The Cauldron: A Pagan
Forum's web site. You'll find more spells at:


========= Pagan Webmaster:

    [If you are running -- or thinking of running a web site
    (Pagan-related or not), you will find more articles, reviews,
    and other useful information at the following sites:

    The Cauldron's Pagan Webcrafting
    The Cheap Web Hosting Report
    The Frugal Webmaster Blog
        http://www.frugalwebmaster.net/index.html ]

The blogging platform wars are getting really interesting and
much of the discussion I find myself in lately revolves around
what is happening with various CMS systems. The market can
essentially be defined into 3 major camps: remotely hosted, self
hosted, and community based systems. I have used pretty much
every blogging platform available and each of them has its ups
and downs. In this article I will cover the best options for each
area taking into account price, usability, market share and of
course SEO potential.

All of these products are either open source, completely free or
have a functional free version. Links were stripped from this
article so you may want to check out the original best blogging
software article at ProfitPapers.

=== Remotely Hosted Blogging Software

(Note: I cannot really recommend any of these from an SEO stand
point as optimizing a domain you do not own or control is
obviously not a good marketing plan.)


Blogger is completely free and currently owns the majority of the
remotely hosted user base, but not by a land slide . Bought out
by Google in 1999, Blogger essentially fired up the blogging
trend we see today. It is by far the easiest overall solution to
use and if you are a novice user looking to throw up some recipes
or poetry, this is for you. Blogger is completely free and
includes some great features like comments, photo blogging, and a
basic community feel with user profiles. Because it is so dumbed
down there are some features you may not find with Blogger that
are only available through 3rd party add-ons. As a side note
Blogger weblogs do quite well in the search engines and this was
recently exploited with it being the first choice for spam blogs
or splogs. A splog is a weblog used for the sole purpose of
gaining inbound links or generating thousands of keyword stuffed
pages with Adsense and the like. The recent Google Jagger update
cleared a large portion of this up. Free.


Released in 2003 Typepad is a product of Sixapart, the makers of
Movable Type. it is largely based on MT but there are some major
enhancements and differences. Your blog can accomodate one or
more photo albums with auto thumbnail generation. You can easily
add music, books, and other media to Typelists, which grab a
thumbnail from Amazon and other retailers for easily displaying
in your sidebar. Typepad is also a great deal more technical than
Blogger so a bit of HTML know how is recommended. On that note
editing your blog to look the way you want it also quite easy and
Typepad blogs are known for being very eye pleasing, intuitive
and easy to navigate. In Sixapart's business model Typepad is
aimed at regular home and small business users while Movable Type
is targeted at larger businesses or for internal intranets.
Price: Basic, $4.95 a month; premium, $8.95 to $14.95 a month.


These guys originated back in 1999 as a site for sharing book,
music and movie reviews. Although it quickly morphed into a full
blown blogging tool Xanga still maintains the ability to run a
powerful review site. Xanga pulls data from several retailers
like Amazon.com including thumbnails, pricing and a cover. The
software also is very usable by novices with a powerful WYSIWYG
editor allowing for easy HTML editing, adding smilies, links, and
other symbols. By using Blog rings it is also easy to interface
with Xanga's other 3 million users to share interests, ideas, and
of course traffic. Xanga comes in a free and $25 flavor.

Mentions: Blogsome, Blogster, MindSay, Multiply,

=== Self Hosted Blogging Software


WordPress originally began as a mod of an older open source
package known as B2. WP is MT's biggest competition and is often
the bain of endless Wordpress vs Movabletype style threads around
the internet. Although launched just over a year or so ago WP has
really taken the blogosphere by storm. And with good reason -
Wordpress is completely free under GNU licensing and is packed
with many featured you will not find anywhere else. It is also
much easier to install and get blogging for novice users and has
a very large and helpful community. WP runs on PHP/mySQL and is
quite scalable judging from some of the very large and trafficked
sites I see using it. It also sports utilities to import files
from Movable Type, Textpattern, Greymatter, Blogger, and b2.
Wordpress recently upped the ante when Yahoo recently included
them on their hosting packages, in addition to MT. I have to
admit I am finding myself more and more digging WP and will
likely convert Profitpapers to WP as I get time (it can be a
biznitch). Wordpress is free.

Movable Type

Aside from maybe Greymatter (the original open source blogging
tool), Movabletype dominated the blogging market share in
2002-2004. Released in late 2001, Perl based Movable Type by
Sixapart has maintained a large portion of the blogging market
share, due mainly to the fact that there is a free version
(supporting up to 3 weblogs) and that it is incredibly powerful,
intuitive and easy to customize. Template driven Movable Type
also sports one of the largest communities of developers and
blogging enthusiasts around, meaning lots of support, idea
sharing, and of course plugins. Movable Type can be configured to
dynamically generate HTML, PHP or any other kind of pages you
like, meaning it is incredibly scalable, fast, and loved by
spiders. It is perhaps the most well known blogging software for
SEO purposes and it what currently powers Profitpapers and
several of my other projects. Moveabletype is either Free with 3
authors, 1 weblog, and no support or $69.95 with unlimited
weblogs, authors and full support.


Textpattern is the brainchild of Dean Allen and was written to
ease publishing of content for those not inclined to learn HTML.
Like WP and MT Textpattern runs on PHP and mySQL for easy
administration, backups, and power. What really sets textpattern
apart from the others is the integration of Textile. Textile is a
tool for easily formatting content for those who do not know
HTML. WP & MT have modules for textile as well but it is native
to the Textpattern system. Another bonus of the app is its
superior handling of comment spam due to its smaller market
share. On a blogs I maintain running WP and MT I often find
myself clearing out spam every day, whereas on some very busy
textpattern sites I receive only manual comment spam (not bot
driven). TP is open source.

Mentions: Blosxom, LifeType, Serendipity.

=== Community based Blogging Software


Waaaaay back in 1997, Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda launched a website
known as Chips & Dips, supplied via his student account at Hope
College in Michigan. In 1999 Andover.net acquired Slashdot.
Shortly after, the underlying code was released as open source
software called Slash. Like Movable Type and Greymatter, Slash
runs on Perl, but it also has established hooks into MySQL and a
very strong track record of scaling to enormous traffic levels.
To give you an idea, the term 'slashdotted' originated from
acquiring a link on this now infamous and very popular tech news
website - and consequently watching your servers melt. If you
have never messed around with Slash, you really should as it is
quite a powerful platform. Slash is open source.


Another well known Perl based community blogging software is
Scoop. Scoop is the software that powers Kuro5shin, DailyKos and
many other busy community weblogs. Scoop took the Slashdot idea
and expanded on it, making the discussion rather than the news
the focus of the application. Where Slashdot entries tend to have
a link with added commentary pointing readers off the site, Scoop
points to stories written by members of the community keeping the
reader within your own weblog. Scoop is also well known for
handling large volumes of traffic and a large very technical
community. Scoop is free .


Drupal is a well known open source community blogging platform
with a very large community of users and developers. Not only is
Drupal free but it is damn powerful. Instead of Perl, which is
quite hard to decode at times, even if you are a fluent coder,
Drupal uses a PHP/mySQL platform. Drupal is also a very community
focused application with a built in forum, download area, and
hundreds of other home brewed mods and hacks. If you are looking
for a lot of functionality give Drupal a check - the project has
become quite mature. It is also much easier to use and customize
than either Scoop or Slash. Drupal is also another open source

Mentions: LiveJournal, PHP Nuke.

=== About the Author

Miles Evans writes for ProfitPapers at
http://www.profitpapers.com/ where he writes essays on organic
SEO, SEM, development and other equally fascinating subjects.

========= From the Cauldron Cookbook:
========= submitted by LyricFox


4 approximately 6 oz pieces of salmon fillet, center cut
2 T capers, drained and coarsely chopped
1 T extra-virgin olive oil and extra for brushing the fillets
  before baking
1 T lemon juice
White wine
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 T of parsley, chopped (optional - do not use if winter parsley
  is strong tasting)


1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Smear olive oil on a baking dish. Put fillet pieces on dish
(skin side down if they have skin) and brush top with a little
olive oil and white wine. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If the
fillet has skin, flip the skin side up. If fillets are completely
skinless, repeat the olive oil, wine, salt and pepper on the
second side.

3. Bake for 18-22 minutes. The length of time will vary depending
on the thickness of the fillet. For a 1? fillet, you can expect
to go 22 minutes for an opaque flesh.

4. While the salmon is baking, mix olive oil, lemon juice, and
capers in a small bowl.

5. When salmon is done, remove to plates. If the pieces have
skin, remove the skin, and turn over on plate. Spoon some of the
caper topping over each fillet piece. Sprinkle with parsley.

Option: You can double the amount of the caper mixture with no

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has to answer general "Tell me more?" type questions with a
request for a more specific question. He's not trying to be rude,
he just can't think of anything general and useful to say that
isn't said here.)

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