Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Blog of Shadows Has Moved!

Hey guys! This is Selene! Our Blog of Shadows has officially moved to www.themagicalblend.com/blog so it's all together on one site! I'll be seeing all of you there!

(Do please go there. We spent forever making it very pretty for you, and you'll hurt our feelings if you don't update your bookmarks.)

Friday, August 09, 2013

A 101 of Ceremonial Magick

It was a bit of a trick to try to boil down what Ceremonial Magick is in a nutshell in this week's podcast. How do you think we did? What are your own thoughts about Ceremonial Magick? What are good resources you would recommend to beginners? Let's keep the conversation going in the comments!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Witches in the Media

This week, Robyn and Selene tackle the image of Witches in movies and on TV and how it has changed over time. Several points are debate worthy, and we'd love to hear what you think!

  • Was Gerald Gardener's work responsible for the change in the overall view of Witches as primarily bad, to include a number of 'good' Witches thereafter?
  • What were the reasons behind the negative image of Witches before the middle of the 20th Century?
  • What are your favorite movies and shows about Witches and magic?

Let's keep the conversation going! Check out the podcast and comment below!

Friday, July 19, 2013

This week's Spellcast was our longest one yet, and with good reason! We interviewed MPRC president Ryan about how to keep the Pagan community alive and active, both online and in person, especially given that they presently do not have a physical location. It was a really interesting talk and generated a lot of thought provoking ideas.

Give it a listen and let us know what you think!

Friday, July 12, 2013

We have wonderful news! The Magical Blend: Book of Secrets (Volume One) should be in stock by the end of this month. To celebrate it, we've gone ahead and interviewed T. Scarlet Jory about how the book came together, as well as what is inside its pages, what the Crescent Moon School is, and more! Check out this week's Spellcast for free to hear the full interview.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Time for an update!

Well, it's been a while since we've posted here, and so we are well overdue to bring you up to speed.

Due to various economic reasons, and with a very heavy heart, the physical storefront of Mélange Magique has been permanently closed. We are so sad to see it go, and will miss interacting with our customers on a daily basis.

The online store lives on, however, and we have exciting plans. Point of fact, we started a weekly podcast, our Spell cast, as it were, and have just posted the second episode: Ritual Vs Spellcraft. It's a free weekly download. Why not check it out?

 The Magical Blend's Book of Secrets: Volume One has finally been added to our site for pre-order! Its author, T. Scarlet Jory, owned The Magical Blend for a number of years, and has written up a volume containing a number of its practices and recipes, collected over the last twenty years.

Online Workshop Podcasts will soon become available for purchase online! Many of our most popular classes will be recorded and packaged with relevant class materials for download. Keep an eye on the podcasts category of the site for more details!

 Sweet Stuff for the Week: 10% Off Your Orders

 In order to soften the sudden blow of losing access to the physical
shop, all orders between July 1st and July 10th will be 10% off. If
the sudden lack of storefront sent you into an incense panic, don't
sweat it: we've got your back.

Friday, May 31, 2013

June 2013 Workshops & Events

Exploring Yggdrasil (Matt)

If you are excited by the prospect of exploring the Norse Tree of life and getting to know the archetypes and denizens of the 9 worlds arranged thereon, you may want to sign up for this course. We will be exploring techniques for entering pathworking trances, and the keys to opening each of the 9 worlds for exploration.

Saturday June 1st, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $40

Reiki Share (Anouk Mackenzie)

Do you enjoy gentle, hands-on healing? Need a boost to help you get through the winter? Relax and renew your body, mind and spirit with a 30-minute session of Reiki energy healing for only $10.

Sundays, June 2nd & 16th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: $10 donation

Magical Blend Volunteer/Apprentice Program Information Evening FREE

Have you wanted to learn from the experts at Melange Magique? Wanted to get dirty with your hands deep in powders and potions? Looking for something to do for the summer? Want to be involved in the ever evolving magical world and Pagan community?

Welcome to the NEW Volunteer program where we will train and share our knowledge. Work to build experience and discover secret worlds. Volunteers will learn how to make our various products and even have a hand at creating new ones. They will learn about ritual design and spellworking. They will help with getting the word out to people and become part of our community connections, learning to be the next leaders or to become the shadow aids that help those leaders make magic happen. Get involved!

We welcome anyone over the age of 12 to be part of this program. Anyone between 12 and 18 must come with a parent or guardian to this information evening and have consent to be part of the program.

Thursday, June 6th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: FREE

Aura & Chakra Series (Scarlet)

Welcome to this weekly in-depth exploration of the chakras. Each week will focus on a different chakra with the first class being a cleansing of the auric bodies. Learn about blocks and how to release them, correspondences to help you tap into the chakra energies and cleanse your own chakras, and exercises to help you become more in-tune with each chakra.

*Please bring a cup for tea at the start of each class, wear comfortable yoga clothing and bring a mat or cushion to sit upon.*

  • Heart Chakra: Wednesday, June 5th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (wear green or pink).
  • Throat Chakra: Wednesday, June 12th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (wear blue).
  • Third Eye Chakra: Wednesday, June 19th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (wear purple/violet)
  • Crown Chakra: Wednesday, June 26th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (wear white).
  • Aura Cleansing: Wednesday, July 3rd, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Cost: $40 per class

Hypnosis & Healing (David Lion)

Hypnosis is a very powerful & versatile tool used to lift the veil of one's ego, allowing that person to blend and re-align with their true natural selves. The purpose of hypnosis for healing is to help align a person's ego, or identity, with their inner-truth so as to receive clarity, insight, inspiration & peace. In this course you will learn what hypnosis is, why it works, how it works, how to effectively do emotional healing and how to set up your private practice. Deeper than hypnosis, this is Soul Medicine.
  • Section 5: Karmic Awareness: Thursday, June 6th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Section 6: Karmic Release: Thursday, June 13th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Section 7: Future-Self Integration: Thursday, June 20th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Section 8: Guided Mastery: Thursday June 27th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Cost: $30 per class

Public Midsummer Ritual

Location: upstairs of Le Melange Magique.
*Bring: object or picture of pet for pet blessing, drums & rattles, feast & feast gear.*

Sunday, June 16th, 3:00 pm
Cost: FREE

Monthly Pagan Discussion Night (MPRC) FREE

Welcome to the revival of the FREE monthly discussion group hosted by the Montreal Pagan Resource Center on the last Thursday of each month. Gather with like-minded people to discuss current issues in Paganism. Bring your ideas and opinions and an open mind.

June Theme: Interrelationships & Responsibilities within Pagan Communities.

Thursday, June 27th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm