Lady of the Lake
As you think, so you are
Lady of the Lake
Incense with Intent Share in supporting our Troops
Happiness Mist Soldiers' Angels
Fantasy Dragons Any Soldier
Jewelry by Toppaz La Fey Please think of the animals - save a stray
Herbal Soaps by Toppaz La Fey No More Homeless Pets
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Lady of the Lake is pleased to announce we will perform at Ogden Pagan Pride Day on Saturday, August 15th. Performance times are 1:00, 3:30, and 5:30. Come join the festivities with local Pagans for a fun-filled day for the entire family. Grab a tambourine and dance with us!
Lady of the Lake performed at the Utah Renaissance Festival and Fantasy Faire May 8, 9, 10, and May 15, 16, 17 in the Village of Hawkhurst. The Lady of the Lake troupe is very excited to be so privileged to have performed again this year. For information please visit the Faire website utahrenfest.com .
Thank you all for coming to see us there!
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two hungry wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his
grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
Lady of the Lake
Incense with Intent
Amber Nights = love, comfort, happiness
Ambrosia = abundance, prosperity
Anais Anais = attraction, romance
Cherry Vanilla = find romance, purifying, cleanse your space
Cinnamon = prosperity, healing, stimulate clairvoyance
Cinnamon Vanilla = powerful spiritual magic, female sexual stimulant
Coco-Mango = prosperity, protection
Coconut = beauty
Cucumber-Melon = invigorating, refresh your spirit
Dragon’s Blood = protection, potency, add power to spells
Frankincense = protection, induces visions, aids meditation, astral strength
Green Tea = physical healing
Hazelnut = fertility, prosperity
Honeysuckle = brings money, psychic powers
Jasmine Nights = ease tension, stop jealousy & suspicion
Jasmine Dragon’s Blood = strong spiritual love, protection, use for ritual work
Laura's Hill = fairy magic, nature
Lavender = love, protection, purification, awaken your psychic senses (carry herb to see ghosts)
Lavender Dreams= uplift your spirit, psychic awareness, purification (carry in vehicle while driving for alertness)
Lavender Rose = purification, love, connection to the heart
Magnolia = elevate spirit, antidepressant
Mint-Green Tea = psychic healing, mental healing, purification, may be used to smudge your surroundings
Nag Champa = help achieve calm meditative state, soothing
Opium = opening hidden worlds, promotes dreams, banish grief & anger, healing
Orange Blossom = attract a man
Orange Vanilla = manipulate love
Patchouli = passion, clairvoyance, earthly treasures
Patchouli-Green Tea = healing relationships, physical healing
Peppermint = aids in alertness while driving, healing, purification, awareness
Poison = remove negativity and poisons from your environment, use for banishing
Rose = romantic love
Rosemary = improve memory, physical healing, connect to past lives
Rock Champa = power
Sage = wisdom, all types of healing, longevity
Sandalwood = protection, spiritual healing, spirituality
Thyme = banish nightmares, gain courage, attract fairies
Vanilla = love, mental powers, connection to the Goddess
Vanilla-Hazelnut = prosperity spells, abundance, fertility
Vetivert = relieves depression, exhastion, and insomnia
Wolf Spirit = protection, connect with nature
Ylang Ylang = melt away anxiety, tension, and stress – calming – balance love
Mind Body Spirit
Pagan Life, Spirit, Animals, Herbals, Music, Gemstones
Keys to a Happy Stress-free Life:
- Always be impeccable with your word, including your words to yourself
- Never take ANYTHING personally
- Never make assumptions, ask questions
- Always do your best, realizing your best will change from day to day.
About Lady of the Lake
Hello, my name is Vivian, otherwise known as Lady of the Lake. I make and sell Incense with Intent, Happiness Mist, Fairy Dust, among other things.
First of all, I am a solitary Pagan residing in this wonderful place called The Universe. I believe in the Law of Attraction and I practice deliberate intent in all aspects of my life.
I love animals and have many pets. One of my pets is our starling named Comet, who was snatched from his nest by a predator bird early spring 2007 and then dropped from way up high in the sky. I witnessed this event and was able to save Comet. He now plays a major role in our everyday lives and loves every minute of it! He has learned to talk and enjoys his English lessons.
In the summer of 2008 I was able to rescue a young robin with a broken wing. After several trips to the vet, it became apparent that she would never fly and could not be rehabilitated. So she is also a part of our family now and enjoys hopping around each day on our kitchen floor. I have a rabbit named Rocky who I took in, in order to save him from becoming snake dinner, a parakeet named FreeBird, a black cat named Spirit, and our dog, Jezebel, fondly nicknamed "Boon."
One of my passions is music and my husband and I play in two bands and also write music. We play a wide variety of styles, including classic rock, Celtic, and Renaissance. I sing and play some keys, while my husband plays guitar. We are writing music now and preparing to record our CD, which is entitled "The Poet's Dream."
I am very interested in natural gemstones and greatly admire the beauty and lore behind what Mother Earth has created deep within her crust.
Please reach out and open your heart to a homeless animal. Click on the Save a stray link. Take a listen:
Utah Renaissance Festival and Fantasy Faire
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in making our 2008 Renaissance festival come to light. It was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The Lady of the Lake troupe were honored to accept the "Spotted Dick" award for best entertainer! Many thanks to Mystery, Daughter of the Moon and The Barbarian for standing by me and working so hard to make the music a success!
Many thanks to my dear friends, Charlotte, Karen, and Atlantis for your hard work and creativity at the Lady of the Lake booth! Without you I would have been lost, and as you well know, I WAS lost much of the time!
Thank you, Nile, for helping Michael with the stage setup. You are always there in time of need.
Many thanks to Susan Didas for making my beautiful costumes! firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to the powers in charge:
Sue Bodily and Jenn Rhoades, your endless hours of hard work is greatly appreciated by all!
Around Dec. 21
The Christian tradition of a Christmas tree has its origins in the Pagan Yule celebration. Pagan families would bring a live tree into the home so the wood spirits would have a place to keep warm during the cold winter months. Bells were hung in the limbs so you could tell when a spirit was present.
Food and treats were hung on the branches for the spirits to eat and a five-pointed star, the pentagram, symbol of the five elements, was placed atop the tree.
A solar festival, The reindeer stag is also a reminder of the Horned God. You will find that many traditional Christmas decorations have some type of Pagan ancestry or significance that can be added to your Yule holiday. Yule is celebrated by fire and the use of a Yule log. Many enjoy the practice of lighting the Yule Log. If you choose to burn one, select a proper log of oak or pine (never Elder). Carve or chalk upon it a figure of the Sun (a rayed disc) or the Horned God (a horned circle). Set it alight in the fireplace at dusk, on Yule. This is a graphic representation of the rebirth of the God within the sacred fire of the Mother Goddess. As the log burns, visualize the Sun shining within it and think of the coming warmer days. Traditionally, a portion of the Yule Log is saved to be used in lighting next year's log. This piece is kept throughout the year to protect the home.
Behind the Incense with Intent
I first started making incense because I was having a difficult time finding good-quality incense in fragrances that I wanted for my own use. One thing led to another, and people started coming to me to purchase my incense.
I have always made incense with intent, which means each fragrance I work with is intended to be used for a specific purpose. I actually charge each batch of incense with this purpose in mind as I’m working with the oils and as the sticks are in the drying stage.
All my incense is hand made by me. I soak each fragrance batch thoroughly. When it comes time to dry the sticks, I take them outside and place them in our magic circle, where I charge them with my intentions once again.
This circle was built brick by brick by my life partner. It is a round sanctuary with a circular garden growing around the perimeter. In the middle of the circle is a tall pole that casts a shadow as the sun rises on the eastern horizon. This shadow touches specific points on the outside border of the circle at sunrise of the Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, and Autumn Equinox.
As my incense sticks are drying in the circle under Solus, our sun, they are surrounded with herbs and flowers which are growing around the outer circle, which I also planted with intent. There grows dragon’s blood all the way around for protection; several species of thyme to attract fairies and good spirits; St. John’s wort for healing of mind, body, and spirit; asters for love; and a sprinkling of candy tufts for happiness.
Once the incense is dry, it is packaged and labeled by hand and is then ready for use. Even after this process is finished, there is one final step, which happens to be the most important step of all, and that involves you, dear reader.
If you intend to burn incense with a purpose in mind, then you must give that purpose your attention as you are preparing your incense to burn. This simply means you must THINK about your intention. Realize that the greatest asset that any of us has is the power of thought. Always think about what you are doing to gain the best results possible, in anything you do. As Dolly Parton said in her song These Old Bones, "The magic is inside you. There ain’t no crystal ball."
Please note this incense may be used simply for the pleasure of enjoying the fragrance!
Enjoy your incense, have a blessed day, and laugh with the fae!
Lady of the Lake
…time is an illusion…in a universe of inclusion…
The Trivani Foundation is a non-profit organization that strives to bring humanitarian aid to the deprived areas of the world.
The Magic of You
Things You Can Do Today:
Clear your path - be rid of what isn't you, things that are in your way, the obstacles that you are climbing over as you are trying to walk your path. Finish what's unfinished, clean out junk, and get rid of anything that doesn't work, is broken, is unnecessary - including physical items, relationships, beliefs, habits, etc.
Look for your portal - Your door will be more clearly visible to you than others, but you might notice other doors on your way. It will not be easy to walk through a door if it's not yours. It won't be as inviting, and it won't suit you. It's important to have discernment about what is appropriate for you, and what isn't, on every level.
Acknowledge all your gifts - Be grateful for what you already have, which is the only way you can create more. Observe what's coming into your life, as it's vital to acknowledge that these gifts are being special delivered to you. If you don't like what you're getting, you can change the order at any time by focusing on what you do want. This is your magic. Own what you have created in gratitude. Know that your dreams can come true and the Universe is on your side - always!
Feel your inner being - This is the real you. Realize that the only way to find answers, walk forward, and realize your dreams, is to look inside you first. You already have everything you need, you always have. If you don't find it within, you'll not find it on the outside. The magic is inside you!
Did you know that...
Religion is for those who do what they are told, regardless of what is right. Spirituality is for those who do what is right, regardless of what they are told.
"It takes more power of thought to meet change than to make it." J. Frank Dobie, "The Voice of the Coyote"
"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it." Harry Truman
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination." Tommy Lasorda
"The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with."
“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” -- Guatama Buddha
You can only be useful to others if you are true to yourself.
"The magic is inside you. There ain’t no crystal ball." Dolly Parton "These Old Bones"
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” -- Plato
“I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.” -- Tracy Chapman
We need to look honestly at our insecurities, recognizing them for what they are: our insecurities, not reality.
~You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
"It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." Thomas Jefferson
"Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist."
"True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance." Akhenaton (d.1362BCE)
"Out there beyond wrong doing and right doing is a luminous field of being…I’ll meet you there." Rumi
"Leadership. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision." Theodore Hesburgh
"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." —Albert Einstein
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Whether you say you can or you cannot, either way you are right.