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Celebrity Psychic Marie Bargas Returns as the Hollywood Witch

Posted in Angels, Astrology, Holistic Healing, Humor, mariebargas, Mercury Retrograde, Pagan, Pop Culture, Psychic Readings, romance, sex, Spirituality, thehollywoodwitch, witchcraft, Witchy Style with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2017 by Marie Bargas

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It’s Mercury Retrograde and the Witch is Back!

Posted in Angels, Art, Astrology, Couture Fashion, Folk Medicine, Holistic Healing, How to, Humor, Literature, love, mariebargas, Mercury Retrograde, Pagan, Pop Culture, Psychic Readings, romance, sex, Spirituality, Uncategorized, witchcraft, Witchy Style, Writing with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2017 by Marie Bargas

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Livin’ Large

Posted in Art, Couture Fashion, Pagan, Pop Culture, Witchy Style with tags on June 11, 2013 by Marie Bargas

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Don’t Hex and Drive

Posted in Humor, Pagan, Pop Culture, Witchy Style with tags , , on April 30, 2013 by Marie Bargas

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Earth Magick – “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”

Posted in Pagan, Pop Culture, Witchy Style with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2013 by Marie Bargas
Marilyn Monroe from Fashionstop Blog Spot

Marilyn Monroe from Fashionstop Blog Spot

According to traditional Pagan beliefs, the Earth element is the most feminine element of all.  Here in the land of La La, where La Brea divides Sodom (West Hollywood) from Gomorrah (Hollywood proper), we couldn’t agree more.  Nowhere in the world do the gifts of Mother Earth adorn so many lavish Queens, Princesses, and Priestesses of the Modern Age, everywhere, anywhere, from Rodeo Drive all the way to Ventura Blvd. in another world on the other side of the hill. In 1953 when the young Marilyn Monroe stole the show from a more experienced Jane Russell in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes it was because of the musical number “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”  That anthem of the feminine desire for the stability in an uncertain world became the touchstone for the modern woman who had no idea that she was connecting with Gaia as a daughter does to her mother.

Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

“Men grow cold as girls grow old and we all lose our charms in the end. But square-cut or pear-shaped, these rocks don’t lose their shape. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” (performed by Marilyn Monroe and written by lyricist Leo Robin in 1953).

 Although a man may abandon his woman because she no longer pleases him, a mother, the Great Mother, continues to provide even when a man refuses to do so anymore. Even today, a diamond is an investment. It affords a measure of security. It is the symbol of commitment. It is an insurance policy from our Great Mother that a woman with diamonds need never starve. Later on, when the divine Shirley Bassey sang “Diamonds are Forever” in the opening credits of the 1971 James Bond film with the same name, that idea was driven home again so we would never forget it.

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 “Diamonds are forever, sparkling round my little finger. Unlike men, the diamonds linger; Men are mere mortals who are not worth going to your grave for.” Shirley Bassey

Before you poo-poo the idea of diamonds being anything more than a symbol of vanity, remember that they are made from carbon just as we are. They are so programmable that they can carry curses for centuries. Remember the case of the infamous Hope Diamond, which was supposedly cut from the French Blue that was part of the Crown Jewels just prior to the bloodbath that was the French Revolution. The Ancient Greeks, who were for the most part patriarchal, called it “adamas”, which translates to invincible or indestructible.

Photo by Chip Clark for The Smithsonian

Photo by Chip Clark for The Smithsonian

In the Craft, diamonds are classified as a solar stone that enhances all the energies in the body, mind, and spirit.  Diamonds are stones of protection and power.  When you consider them as a gift from the Mother, it all makes perfect sense. Why wouldn’t a mother want to empower and protect her daughters? In a final note, not all diamonds are “blood diamonds.” Every woman and every witch has a choice. “Conflict-free” diamonds are sold these days.

The Hollywood Witch’s Guide to “Hexting” – Part 1 – Origins

Posted in How to, Pagan, Pop Culture, Witchy Style with tags , , on April 13, 2013 by Marie Bargas

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Earlier this week a gal pal and I were driving to our favorite local watering hole and we almost got into a car accident because of her obsessive “ex texting.”  Granted she was righteously furious because after a year of promising to leave his wife he was still “trapped” in an unhappy marriage AND seeing her. And so, as we made our way through the traffic of downtown Noho she was definitely not paying attention as we rolled up to a weird, discombobulated crossroads traffic cluster f*ck at the Lankershim/Vineland and Camarillo and we almost ended up as the headline on our local Fox News.

My girly scream would have made Chris Rock proud.  Minutes later as we both came to our senses… on the side of the road… thankfully both stunned but alive… I demanded to know what was going on and she burst into tears and sobbed for a moment before regaining her composure. Same old story.  In today’s world break-ups, breakdowns and brawls are just a tap, tap, tap away on your smart phone. She and her ex were in a heated argument via text because his wife was in the room innocently making dinner.hekate

It was then, just feet away from a crossroads, that Hekate spoke to me and gave me the bit of advice that inspired me to write this post.  She laughed and begged the question, “Why text when you can hext?” It made perfect sense. Why would anyone spend time and energy texting when a simple “hext” could do double duty as a statement AND a digital curse? The mere thought of it was provocative and practical. So I got to work on researching the subject and found out that one of the earliest mentions of “hexting” occurred in 2010 via the pop culture icon of evil – Charles Manson.

According to Fox News and the blog Chattering Teeth,

“The murderous cult leader was caught with an LG flip phone under his mattress, and it was determined that he had made numerous calls and sent text messages to people in California, New Jersey, Florida and British Columbia.”

Song of the Witches by William Shakespeare

Posted in Literature, Pagan, Pop Culture, Witchy Style with tags , on April 13, 2013 by Marie Bargas

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Song of the Witches

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

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