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Just a quick announcement - our little coven (Sicilian/Italian-American Craft) is going to be doing more regular open classes and rituals for folks in the Greater Boston area.

We are hosting a ritual drama for Yule (when my family came from Sicily, they moved the Feast of Befana to coincide with Yule so that is when we celebrate it rather than at Epiphany).

If you're in the area and are interested in attending classes and/or rituals in a branch of Sicilian-American Craft, send me a message to me at stregone@vinnierusso.com and let us know a little bit about yourself.

If you'd like to see the group bio, it's here:
http://www.witchvox.com/vn/vn_detail/dt_gr.html?a=usma&id=40454

Benedizioni,

---Vinnie
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I REALLY dislike conversation view for gmail.  Google should give you an option to turn off conversation view on their mobile app like they eventually did for their web interface.  I can see how it can be useful for when I want to track specific conversations but most of the time I need to deal with email as specific individual messages so I want the option to change it. I've waited a couple years and they still haven't offered that option despite MANY people requesting it. So, I decided to jettison the mobile app and stick with the generic G5 email app.  
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I use the Gmail  phone app so rarely because I'm on my laptop most of the time, so I can't speak to any issues with it. 
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I just ordered my copy!  Profits go to a wonderful selection of charities.  http://neosalexandria.org/bibliotheca-alexandrina/current-titles/untitled-demeter-devotional/
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Happy Equinox, Everyone!
 
Know that in your hands you hold not only this year's harvest,
but also - within each ripened fruit - the seeds of the next Spring's sowing.
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I just love the new shelves from the Container Store!
 
The new work space is set up for incense, oils, and spell candles! Yay!
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That's an excellent set up! Congrats on the workspace. I'm looking for a new home so hopefully I'll have space to do so as well soon! 
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That HAS to be a gag. No one is that stupid. Are they? :-)

If they are, they deserve whatever they get. :-/
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“Vado a trovare i miei” doesn’t mean “I’m going to visit the graves of my loved ones,” it means “I am going to visit my loved ones.” The difference is subtle but significant.
http://www.italiannotebook.com/local-interest/tutti-santi-festa-dei-morti/
Reverence for the dead as one of the central pillars of Christianity in Italy? Using that as lens you begin to notice how true this is. For example, this Saturday, November 1st, is Tutti i Santi or Ognissanti (All Saints' Day) while November 2nd, Sunday, is the Festa dei Morti or Commemorazione ...
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Is this something that you'd like us to put in place?
 
Hey all, we're thinking of re-instituting "checkout coupons". That's where when you check out, you get a coupon for your next purchase within 30 days (maybe 25% off, or free shipping, etc.) Would this be something that you'd be interested in having us put into place? http:///www.onestopoccultshop.com
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OK, I'm not going to tag anyone but a friend tagged me with this:

In your status, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Do not take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard. They do not have to be the "right" books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way. Paste these instructions and tag 10 friends, including me, so I can see your list.

The Forbidden Tower - MZB
The Hobbit - Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
Reality - Peter Kingsley
Witchcraft: The Old Religion - Dr. Leo Louis Martello
The Spiral Dance - Starhawk
The Homeric Humn to Demeter/The Homeric Hymns
On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal - Mary Taylor Simeti
Dune - Frank Herbert

These aren't in any particular order and I was kinda surprised that these were the ones that I came up with!
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OMG +Morgan Moon, I forgot The Secrets of Dr. Taverner!  Bad Vinnie, no cookie.  :-)
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RIP Jeff Rosenbaum, conceiver and founder of the Starwood Festival. May your journey be safe and swift. 
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Occult Store Owner and Tarot Consultant
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  • Arsenic & Old Lace (arsenic.com)
    Owner, 1994 - present
  • StregaCrafts.com
    Owner, 2011 - present
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Rev. Vincent Russo
Owner and proprietor of Arsenic & Old Lace, one of the best known and oldest, continuous occult stores where folks can get reliable and honest information and advice. We offer quality supplies for the serious practitioner and curious explorer, alike. Through our main website we provide -
    * Tarot Consultations - (VinnieRusso.com),
    * Occult Supplies - (OneStopOccultShop.com),
    * Custom Magical Products - (StregaCrafts.com),
    * and Resources & Information - (Streghe.US)


Brief Personal Bio:
  • Stregone Mago in The Strega Tradition of Sicilian-American Witchcraft as taught to me by Dr. Leo Lewis Martello and Lori Bruno.
  • 3rd Degree Elder in the Chthonioi-Alexandrian Tradition of Wicca.
  • 3rd Degree Elder, Alexandrian Wicca.
  • Legally recognized minister (S.E.F.& Trinacrian Rose).
  • Over 20 years experience reading the Tarot.
  • Owner of Arsenic & Old Lace, OneStopOccultShop, StregaCrafts, and Streghe.US.
  • Past Reader at the annual Salem Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo and Certified by the Salem Police.

Sheaves of Demeter Coven:
I am the High Priest of the Sheaves of Demeter Coven practicing the Chthonioi-Alexandrian Tradition of Wicca and the Stregone Mago of the of Rosa d'Oro (a branch of The Strega Tradition of Sicilian-American Craft). I have had a number of amazing students.

Interfaith:
I have been honored to participate in a local and international interfaith venues including:
  • 1993 Council for a Parliament of World Religions (the Dalai Lama was the guest of honor).
  • Covenant of the Goddess (prior Board Mbr).
  • Society of Elder Faiths (prior Board Mbr, Clergy).
  • Our Lord and Lady of the Trinacrian Rose (Elder/Clergy).
  • Temple of Diana, Inc. (Mbr).

General/Personal Interests:
#Italian #cooking, #wine, #beer, #coffee, #Tarot, #Wicca, #Witchcraft, #Stregoneria, #Stregheria, #Ritual #Magic, #travel (especially to Europe and #Italy and #Sicily), #Star_Trek, #Babyon5, #Farscape, most #SF/F movies, reading (SF/F, speculative fiction, alternative history), #MMORPG (#City_of_Heroes, #World_of_Warcraft, #RIFT, #DCUO), #RPG (#Rolemaster, especially).
Bragging rights
Background: My family is originally from Italy and Sicily. That may be why I love to visit there. I grew up in Portland, CT and now live just north of Boston with my Husband (of 26+ years!), 2 cats, and 1 dog.
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