Healing Herbs: Turmeric

Turmeric has been a popular spice for over 2500 years.  It is one of the key ingredients of India’s well known curry powder.  In addition to flavoring food, it is also popular, especially in India, as a healing herb.  It is reputed to help keep the arteries clean and reduce cholesterol.  It is also a…

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Happy Thanksgiving 2009

 Myspace Graphics, Thanksgiving Graphics at WishAFriend.com Turkey roasting in the oven,Harvested vegetables on the stoveAromas of cranberry and fudgeNow compete with cinnamon and clove.Kin and kindred spirits come toShare in our feast and joyfulness.Gratefulness shown for all  we haveIn a toast of love and happiness.Very special blessings to allIn our homes and thoughts this special…

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Protecting Property

    In most religions, new churches, temples, or others religious facilities go through some form of consecration ceremony before they are opened.  This is done for several reasons, but one of them is to help ward off evil.  These ceremonies may not be completely successful in all cases, but they do help.      You can use similar measures…

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Spiritual Symbols: Jewels/Gems

    Jewels and gems are important spiritual and religious symbols.  In general, they represent light, heat and the sun, especially the spiritual sun.  The cutting of rough stones into gems is symbolic of or jouney to spiritual enlightenment where the rough, materialistic, egotistic person is “cut” into a spiritually advanced one.  In Buddhism, jewels represent wisdom. …

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