Saturday, July 30, 2011

Psychic Protection & the Paranormal- More details about the new online class

Hello,
This week I released a brand new online class that focuses on psychic protection, the paranormal and protection magicks. And I was so busy creating the class that it did not occur to me until recently that it needed a better title and more detailed information so folks would know exactly what was in the class. So in an effort to correct that  oversight and to provide more information on this new class- here we go.
This affordable class is now called "Psychic Protection & the Paranormal" and it discusses psychic strengths and weaknesses, personal ethics and neutrality, and the distinctions between active and passive magickal personalities. This class has previously unpublished information, quizzes, journaling exercises and reading assignments.
To round out this new class, I delve into the paranormal too. There is information on those interesting energies and manifestations that psychics and Witches tend to attract into their environments. (Such as ghosts, spirits, and faeries.)  Think you may have a possible faerie infestation or ghost activity in your house? Well, if you ever wondered what the difference was- or how to handle faeries or ghosts in the home- I've got you covered.

In addition, there is a survival guide for amateur and professional paranormal investigators. (Which is also very handy information for empaths, and psychically sensitive folks, as well.)

The class discusses ways that psychic abilities and personal power may become blocked. The symptoms are covered as well as elemental remedies to correct the imbalance to your personal power. A ritual designed to help you balance and unblock your personal power is naturally included.

This class does contain important information on psychic distress, and how to recover from its effects. With an emphasis on common sense solutions to psychic overwhelm and burnout.

The course teaches how to wisely work with the dark aspect of the Goddess for psychic protection. You will find a meditation with Hecate, a correspondence chart for the dark goddess, information on evocation and invocation, spells, and two separate magickal study guides are all included.

The class fee is $30.00 and will be emailed to you in Rich Text Format. The class is sent typically within 1 - 2 days as soon as payment is verified.

The required text for this online course is Practical Protection Magick, by Ellen Dugan. Published by Llewellyn Worldwide. The text does not come with this course and may be purchased ay any major bookstore or online through Llewellyn Worldwide at www.llewellyn.com or at Amazon at www.amazon.com The book is also available on Kindle.
You can sign up for the class on Ellen's website at www.ellendugan.com Click on the Online Classes tab at the top of the homepage.

Also, I am running a summer special on Full Tarot readings! Normally they are $50.00 dollars but for a limited time they are only $40.00. You can sign up for a reading also on my website. Be sure to include your question in the "shipping instructions" space provided in the Paypal form.
Blessed be and Happy Lughnasadh!
Ellen

Sunday, July 24, 2011

New Online Class- Psychic Protection and Magick

Hello,
To celebrate the one week only $1.99 sale on Kindle of Practical Protection Magick I am launching a new online class- Psychic Protection and Magick
Here is the class description--

A brand new class for Ellen's Online students that focuses on psychic protection and protection magicks. It discusses psychic strengths and weaknesses. The class has practical and honest information on emotional and psychic vampires, and on the topic of hauntings- for people dealing with situations in their own homes. In addition, there is a survival guide for amateur and professional paranormal investigators. This class has a ritual designed to help you balance and unblock your personal power. It also teaches how to work with the dark aspect of the Goddess for psychic protection. It features a meditation with Hecate, protection magick, and magickal study guides are all included.

The class fee is $30.00 and will be emailed to you in Rich Text Format. The class is sent typically within 1 - 2 days as soon as payment is verified.
The required text for this online course is Practical Protection Magick, by Ellen Dugan. Published by Llewellyn Worldwide. The text does not come with this course and may be purchased ay any major bookstore or online through Llewellyn Worldwide at www.llewellyn.com or at Amazon at www.amazon..com The book is also available on Kindle.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Walk away from stress- and towards Inspiration

Hello,
I try to walk and or jog every day. Since I am an early riser I typically hit it before 6:00 am. In these 100 degree days it’s the safest and smartest option. Plus I’m up then anyway, might as well do the workout and be done with it for the day. Why do I do this? Well, it’s to keep the 50 pounds off that I lost a few years ago. And I do it for my health, to lower my stress, and to clear my mind. Some of my best book ideas pop into my head while I’m out on a walk.


Working out helps me to "work out" things in my own head so when I come home, do the weights and the damn crunches, then finish with the stretches--by the time I shower and eat breakfast I’m good to go for the day.  Some days I hit the local track and jog ¾ of a mile then walk another mile… other days I do a 4 mile walk down to the riverfront along the KATY trail and back home, then some days I do 2 miles of walking up to and around a local park. I like to switch things up. It keeps me from being bored. It also keeps the pressure of my chosen career down to a manageable level.

This past week I’ve been working on the edits for Seasons of Witchery. (Which will be released in May or June of 2012) The plan is for it to be the same square shape as the other Witchery books in the series. I also found out it will be illustrated too. So I’m excited about that. It may also have photos from my gardens in it. We’ll have to wait and see.

My other super secret project is still in the “coming along” stage…. I hope to be able to talk about that and share that news before the end of the year. I am still working on that new online class for Protection Magick and Psychic Self-defense…. Oh and I am indeed working on my fiction as well- and that has been fun.

I’ve been doing annual articles for the Llewellyn Witches Calendar, Witches Datebook, Magical Almanac, and the Sabbat Almanac for 2013. In the 2012 editions I contributed to the Calendar, Datebook, Spell-a-Day, Magical, and Sabbats Annuals.

So yeah, three book projects, annual articles and creating a new online class. There’s a lot going on up in my old cranium. Sometimes walking away from it all is the best thing I can do. (Plus it gets me out of the house!)

Today I went up to a local park for my walk, I dodged some of the sprinklers and walked straight through others. I enjoyed the sunken gardens and  bounced home in a determined  mood ready to tackle all my projects. After sitting at my desk for five hours I’m ready to take a break and eat lunch… Then I’ll dive back in. What will I be working on this afternoon? I don’t know yet. I’ll have to see what pulls at me the most.

Hope to have the new online class ready in a week or so. I’ll announce it here, on my website, and on Facebook, when I do!
Stay cool everybody and if you are feeling unhappy or stressed- lace up your tennis shoes and go take a walk.

It really does work.
Just like magick!

Blessed be, Ellen


Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Herb Magick

Hello,
I was up with the sun today. Got in a 1/2 mile jog and added a mile and a half walk. Came home did the crunches- how I hate those- and leg lifts, weights etc. Now I feel all accomplished. My perennial gardens are in full swing at the moment. The Monarda is going crazy, the coneflowers are spectacular and the goldfinches, hummingbirds and assorted butterflies have descended on the garden in force. Here is a recent picture of one of the gardens. 

I need to get out there one morning this weekend and pull weeds. Early morning is best before it gets too blazing hot. The daylies are finished, my perky white daisies are done and the 'Moonshine' Yarrow has completed it's bloom cycle. But other flowers are filling in the gaps. The annual petunias, and my Joe Pye Weed, Black-eyed-Susans, the previously mentioned monarda and coneflowers. The roses are gearing up for another round of blossoms. Plus my snapdragons are about 2 feet tall and blooming away in all different colors.

So what do I do with all the herbs and flowers in my gardens, you may wonder? Well, last week I went and gathered yarrow and rosemary and tied them into bundles and hung them in the windows of the house where they can dry and reinforce the wards to my home.
There were a few things going 'bump in the night' around the homestead and I figured it was time to re-enforce the wards with some herbal magick.

For fun I have been going out in the mornings and clipping flowers from the gardens to have in the house. I like the vibrations they bring indoors. Here is one bouquet that I made with the last of the daisies, and lilies. Magickal associations of this bouquet include; Tigerlilies- passion, Feverfew- good health, daisy- innocence, lambs ears- protection, Yarrow- all purpose magickal plant, purple coneflowers- health and fitness, red faerie roses- love and enchantment.

In other news, I have been working away on three book projects... all at the same time. (Yes I know I should be commited.) Only a crazy person does that- or an author who has several ideas all shouting for her attention.

But its been kind of fun- hectic but fun. So I decided to try and roll with it. For once in my life my Virgo tendencies to organize and schedule everything have been tossed out the window... So I am having to be more spontaneous and roll with the book ideas. I do confess I spent about a month fighting it and trying to organize- but oh well. Life happened.

Well, that's it from here. I need to get back to those books. I hope you are all enjoying the bounty of your magickal gardens and are working some herbal magick for yourselves. If you'd like to learn more about herbal spells- I do offer an online class called "Herb Magick".

It is very affordable only $30.00 dollars and you order it through Paypal on my website. www.ellendugan.com Just click on the "Online Classes" tab at the top of the page to see all of the online classes that I offer. Here is my book that the online "Herb Magick" class uses for its text. The feedback on this class has been very positive. I bet you will enjoy it! Happy summer and happy magickal gardening!
Blessed be, Ellen




Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July! New online Class in the works.

Hello,
Just a quick blog post this week as I am in the middle of painting my family room and back bathroom. Decided to go with a nuetral and warm khaki color and got rid of the dark, dark green in the bathroom and the honey-orange in the family room. Every once in a while you look at your walls and say, "When was the last time we painted?" So the Hubs and I hit Home Depot this morning and came home with paint. Then I headed over to the arts and crafts store to re-frame some of his wildlife prints.
Amazing what a pretty frame and a nice matt can do for a print.

At the moment we are between coats of paint drying so I wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a happy 4th of July weekend!

This coming week I will be working on a new online class. What will the topic be? Psychic Protection and I'm thinking it will roll over into warding the home, and dealing with the things we Witches tend to attract into our homes... like ghosts, faeries and other assorted visitors from the astral realms.
The class is still evolving. I hope to have the class up on my website and ready to order by mid-July.
You can check out the other on-line classes I offer on my website. www.ellendugan.com Just click on the Online Classes tab at the top of the homepage.

Okay I gotta go check and see how the paint is drying.... (This is what happens when you watch too much HGTV- you end up sprucing rooms up in the house!)
Enjoy the holiday weekend, go see some fireworks, have a BBQ and have fun!  Watch for that new online class to be available within the next 2 weeks!

Blessed be, Ellen