Walter Crane's Four Seasons Painting


Editress; Ginger Strivelli

August was a busy month for us all with the witchlings heading
 back to school, and all. We kept in touch in the yahoogroups
 APA chit chat list as always, and held our usual thrice 
monthly cyber-space meetings. Looking forward to planning 
our usual Samhain events attending APA rep groups, and 
our APA Yule gathering.


Twine Twine intertwine,
Let my love be wholley mine,
If your heart be kind and true,
Deeper grow your roses hue
(Incantation from 1910 postcard)

"It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, 
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to 
imagine it run by a board of Gods. "
Quote by H. L. Mencken
Harvest Apple cake Recipe Submitted by Ginger Strivelli

1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 medium sheep's nose or granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup whole berry homemade cranberry sauce
1-1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup veg. oil 2/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla/1tsp cinnamon, 1/2tsp 'pumpkin pie spice'
1 egg
Top with ice cream, or whipped cream or shredded cheddar cheese.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter in heavy 
10-inch cast iron pan. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly 
over butter. Arrange apple slices in 3 rows in pan. 
Spoon cranberry sauce between rows. 
2. Mix flour, granulated sugar, and spices in large 
bowl. Add oil, milk and vanilla and the egg. 
Beat with electric mixer or stir well. . . 
Pour over fruit. 
3. Bake about 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted 
in center of cake comes out clean. 
Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down 
onto pan and turn the cake out onto the plate. 
Serve warm with whipped cream 
or ice cream or shredded cheddar cheese.
The poem By Don Blanding:

It's more than just an easy word for casual goodbye; 
It's gayer than a greeting and it's sadder than a sigh;
It's all the tender messages that words cannot convey; 
It's tears unshed and longing for a loved one gone away; 
It's welcome to Hawaii and it's lingering farewell; 
It's all the dear and silent things that lovers lips can tell; 
It's woven into flower leis and old Hawaiian songs; 
It's frailer than the spider web and strong as leather thongs;
It's fresh as dew on ginger blooms and older than the moon; 
It's in the little lullabys that native mothers croon; 
It's said a hundred different ways In sadness and in joy;
Aloha means 'I love you', So I say 'Aloha Oe'.


Sacred Space Section By Beth Beheler.

Creating sacred space is an important task for Witches/Pagans. 
It can be used repeatedly for ritual and spells, storing 
power each time, and if you are lucky enough to own land, 
you can create a space that may be used for generations! 
Of course, if need be, you may re-create your sacred space 
each time you use it, and let the energies generated in 
workings reside in your tools. Here is one way to 
prepare sacred space--first, choose a location that 
will not be disturbed and has room for your altar/ritual items. 
Using a broom, "sweep" the space vigorously, visualizing 
all negativity being swept away. Then smudge the space 
with a purifying incense such as sage and cedar. Spend 
some time in the area, visualizing its intended uses and 
feeling the energies that naturally occur there. Then 
if you want permanent items, such as markings for the 
Quarters or Circle, place and dedicate them for use 
within the sacred space. Set up your altar, and cast a 
Circle. Make your first working a dedication of the 
space. Then rededicate at each sabbat. 
Enjoy your sacred space!

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