In the October issue, you learned about Baba Vanga (1911–1996), a clairvoyant and znahar, a woman who heals with herbs and possibly a little magic. Many people say these women obtain their ability from a saint, angel, or Samodiva (woodland nymph). Vanga’s relative’s, however, said her power came from the healing mineral springs where she … Continue reading Healing Volcanic Springs by Ronesa Aveela
School has started and families are busy with autumn activities and projects. Here are a few suggestions for things the entire family can do together. Since we strive to live in a world without borders or prejudices, go outside your comfort zone by learning about different cultures. Dine at an Ethnic Restaurant Perhaps the first … Continue reading Activities for the Whole Family to Learn about Different Cultures
Is healing outside of modern medicine miraculous or perhaps even magical? Do you know where Bulgaria is? It’s nestled along the western side of the Black Sea, just north of Greece. The country is perhaps best known to the Western world for the city of Varna, the place where Dracula set sail on the Demeter. … Continue reading Bulgarian Magical Healers: Don’t Call Me a Witch!
I package puff pastry shells (6 shells) 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup chopped mixed nuts 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest Baklava is … Continue reading Easy Baklava
“My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Mankind’s fascination with the sea has sparked imagination since the first person beheld its mighty waters. Curiosity led people to invent the means to travel across … Continue reading Mermaids, Silver Butterflies, and Miracles
Fantasy worlds can be magical, terrifying, and brutal all at once. The Unborn Hero of Dragon Village by Ronesa Aveela tells the tale of a 12-year-old boy named Theo who journeys to a mystical land called Zmeykovo (Dragon Village) to rescue his sister. The map below shows all the places he visits as he tries … Continue reading What’s Your Fantasy World?
Wouldn’t it be nice if your children grew up in a world where one group of people didn’t hate another? Where we didn’t think of those who are different from us as all being “terrorists” or any of the many other derogatory names people call each other? This goal of accepting cultural diversity is probably … Continue reading Cultural Diversity