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Butterfly Effect

Chaos theory attempts to explain the fact that complex and unpredictable results can and will occur in systems that are sensitive to their initial conditions. This is known as the Butterfly Effect. It states that, in theory, the flutter of a butterfly's wings in China could, in fact, actually affect weather patterns in New York. In other words, it is possible that a very small occurrence can produce unpredictable and sometimes extreme results by triggering a series of increasingly significant events.

The butterfly that caused the chaos to our Dark Moon circle recently was an intruder of the physical kind that interrupted our meditation and who seemed to herald the onset of chaos. The intrusion definitely resulted in an interesting night by all accounts and our group was certainly shaken out of our comfort zone. At the time I felt that this was a sign of a major shift in energy and the intruder was merely a messenger to forewarn the unexpected. Spirit always acts in partnership with us on this evolutionary journey. Nothing happens by coincidence, everything is planned and staged so that we meet our goals, and sometimes the experiences can be negative in order to help shift our attitudes and self-perception from complacency.

Chaos has been reflected in many aspects of my life since this event. Unexpected opportunities have arisen, some leading to blind alleys and others turning out to have great potential. If we go with the flow, chaos can shift us beyond our limited existence in order to create new and exciting possibilities. This chaos can also catapult us to a higher level of personal and spiritual development if we can integrate it into our lives rather than resist it. If we yield to chaos and learn from it, chaos can be an incredible teacher. The uncertainty and ambiguity of chaos often gives way to greater clarity and understanding of our higher purpose.

Janine Donnellan

The Illusion of Time

by Janine Donnellan

Time isn't precious at all, because it is an illusion.
ECKHART TOLLE, The Power of Now

Does time really exist? Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity demonstrates that time is subjective to a person's own relative position. Physicists over the past century have long struggled to comprehend what time really is. In their quest for deeper theories of the universe, some researchers increasingly suspect that time is not a fundamental feature of nature, but rather an object of our own perception.

On the physical plane called Earth, our concept of time passes in a linear fashion and is based on our perspective as we experience time. Dull or routine activities seem to make time drag, while stimulating activities seem to make time fly. The same perceptual instant is not the same time for all perceivers, so perhaps time is nothing but an accumulation of human thought. By getting rid of the illusion of time from our minds, we have the power to free our minds and to expand our consciousness.

So is it possible that if we go beyond our pre-conceived perceptions of this physical world, "time" would simply not exist? Since the beginning of the human concept of "time", we have sought to live our life always thinking in terms of past, present and future, rather than being in the Now. The Universe and the energy we influence in the creation of our own individual realities, in reality have no concept of time, and as a result there is a no past or future irrespective of how much we force our own existence around this erroneous notion.

When we pass from the physical plane to a non-physical dimension whether it be through dreams, astral traveling or through death we are moving into an existence which is spaceless and infinite. After death when our soul leaves the physical plane, we enter initially the first level of the astral. The astral planes are spheres of vibrations in which all concepts of life have their origin. The non-physical dimension that we usually enter on our passing is the energetic lower astral realm, which is comprised of every thought, feeling and action taken and experienced by all humankind and perhaps non-human kind throughout evolution. This is an interesting realm in as far as it holds all of our hopes and dreams but it also harbours our deepest pain and fear. It is this level of the astral, which integrates with the physical plane, and it is where people on the physical plane experience paranormal activity.

Souls that exist in non-physical dimensions have no concept of time; twenty years can feel like a moment because time has lost its definition, so someone who died 100 years ago may think it is still 1909 because that is his or her individual paradigm; but in reality, they exist in a timeless void.

So perhaps it is possible to go beyond our pre-conceived perceptions of this physical world. Perhaps the passage of time is not absolute after all. In reality there is no cosmic clock ticking away the hours of the universe. Instead, what one observer experiences as time, may be just an illusion of the mind.

References: Memoirs/170151-6-0-13851/Painting.html

Axis Mundi is 1 year old!

It's hard to believe that Axis Mundi is already one year old ...the last 12 months have certainly had an illusory quality. Travel back to that moment in time when our first issue was published, here...
We're looking forward to bringing you many more issues of Axis Mundi in the future!   ~Jenwytch~

SOL's Full Moon Circle ~ Friday March 6, 2009

This full moon circle had the luminaries of the Sun and the Moon in opposition in the Mutable signs of Pisces/Virgo respectively. The Sun in the sign of Pisces was reaching its end in the Astrological Wheel. Under this full moon alignment, we were told to expect the unexpected, a theme that seemed to have come to fruitition througout the past couple of weeks. This energy was creating a need to withdraw from people and situations, to allow for better concentration on one's spiritual development. At the same time, the importantance of getting one's life in order was brought to our attention. This was likened to a spiritual purge, with a ruthless and critical edge to it.

In this ritual, the Norse deities were positioned astrologically replacing the well known Roman counterparts:

Tyr/Mars - Ruler of Aries, God of war, fiery male energy
Freyja/Venus - Ruler of Taurus, Goddess of love, commitment and abundance
Loki/Mercury - Ruler of Gemini, God of the scribes, mischief and communications
Mani/Moon - in Norse myths, Mani is the male embodiment of the moon, home, family and intuition, Ruler of Cancer
Sunna/Sun - Sister of Mani, Sunna is the Sun Goddess, of expansion, daytime, joy and optimism, Ruler of Leo
Odin/Mercury - Ruler of Virgo, fastidiousness and cleanliness, eye for detail, critical analysis
Frigg/Venus - Ruler of Libra, Goddess of Marriage and relationships, diplomacy and harmony
Hel/Mars - Ruler of Scorpio, God of the Shamans and the underworld, matters of occult, secrets, death and mysteries
Thor/Jupiter - Ruler of Sagittarius, God of Thunder, good luck, philosophy and law, long distance travels
Forseti/Saturn - Ruler of Capricorn, God of Justice, rules and boundaries
Baldur/Saturn - Ruler of Aquarius, God of Universal compassion and humanitarianism, deep thinker and far reacher for the universal consciousness
Ran/Jupiter - Ruler of Pisces, Jupiter takes on the more Goddess attributes in this watery realm. Hidden enemies, reclusiveness, deep spiritual learning

The ritual began by the power of the Dragons. The ancient Nordic deities were evoked in each quarter to guard and protect the circle. The Goddess Sunna was then welcomed into the circle. In Norse legend Sunna was given the task to drive her chariot of the sun across the sky every day. Her horses, Allsvinn (very fast) and Arvak (early rising) pull her chariot, and they are pursued by the wolf Skoll. Sometimes Skoll comes close enough to take a bite out of her. At Ragnarok (the world's end) Skoll swallows her whole. This would have significant meaning to a partial and total solar eclipse, when the sun partially and totally disappears behind the new moon.

Sunna's counterpart was the God Mani, was welcomed. Manni is the moon God and the brother to Sunna. He pulls a horse-drawn chariot every night across the skies, being pursued by the wolf Hati. Likewise Hati often gets close enough to bite Mani. At Ragnarok, Hati finally swallows his prey. This would also signify a partial and total eclipse, along the lines of the lunar phases.

During the ritual the trickster energy of Loki was experienced as minor mishaps began to play out, all part of the concept of expecting the unexpected. The next phase of the ritual was the guided meditation, where we met the guide who rules our natal chart (by the Ascendant). After the meditation, everyone was asked to write down what they wish to achieve in terms of their spiritual development. Once done, everyone wrapped their piece of paper over a quartz crystal and charged and consecrated it over some burning frankincense, a coloured draw string pouch was provided to keep paper and crystal in.

We then thanked our ancient nordic hosts for their presence and guidance and the residual energy was then grounded back into the earth and forwarded to individuals for healing. The circle was closed and then we all finished the evening with the usual feast.

More information regarding this circle and past circles can be found in our Book Of Shadows. Our next Full Moon Circle will be held near Engadine on Friday, April 3. Please contact us for further details if you would like to attend.

Mabon ~ 20th March 2009

by Janine Donnellan

Mabon is the second of the three harvest festivals and it is the time of the Autumn Equinox, when day and night are equal. At this time of the year the land is full of the gifts of nature through the efforts of our hard work. When we look at the food on our table, we are reminded of how we are influenced by the seasons, and we give thanks to the Goddess for her generosity and for the gifts we have received from her in the foods that have sustained us. We also give thanks to the God for the warmth and strength of the Sun, allowing the food to ripen and mature.

As the season changes, the colours of autumn intensify, the leaves on the deciduous trees change from lush green, to orange and yellow, finally brown, and then drop from the tree to cover the ground. We notice the sun setting earlier each day yielding to the inevitable darkness. The earth begins to cool, and we become more introspective, in preparation for Samhain.

There may be a hint of sadness and restlessness within us now, an inner sense of fear and trepidation, as our world begins to recede into the cold harsh reality of winter. This Sabbat is a time of meditation and introspection; a time to slow down the pace of our lives and to recognise our own personal harvests during the year that is fast declining. It is a time of reassessment and we have an opportunity to review aspects of our life that are out of balance.

As Pagans we celebrate the aging Goddess as she passes from Mother to Crone and her consort the God as he prepares for death and re-birth. This Sabbat is also time to appreciate the connection we have with those around us, as well as those who have gone before us.

Crystals ~ Amber

by Janine Donnellan

This widely popular gem is the fossilized resin or sap from coniferous trees that lived anywhere from 2 - 360 million years ago. The most interesting and valuable pieces of amber will contain inclusions of long extinct plant debris or small insects or animals. Often classified as a semi-precious stone, this hardened organic substance comes in over 200 shades of colours ranging from off-white to black. Appearance is always dependent on environmental factors and no one piece is alike.

Magic: Amber has always been associated with magic. It is a favorite protective and enhancing stone of Shamans. Amber has one of the most versatile backgrounds of any stone it has been used for just about every magical purpose and even combined with other stones to strengthen their effectiveness. Since it has this ability to hold an electrical charge, it makes it very effective at holding a magical charge. If you hold Amber in one hand and rub it in a circular motion with the other you can focus on the energy you are wishing to store into the stone and then draw on it later when you need it. This has led to Amber being called the Witch's Stone and is often used to strengthen spells and is usually in necklaces of Priests and Priestesses.

Healing: In ancient times, amber was burned to cleanse the air, especially during childbirth. It was also thought to improve eyesight by gazing into it. Touching amber is soothing to the nerves. Stones of the pale/bright yellow type are good "all-healers", since they represent the energy of the Sun. Amber can be used as a chakra stone for the Solar Plexus, which is the center of Chi in the body.


The Snake

by Rayvensclaw

During a recent meditation at the Royal National Park a number of us envisaged a snake as part of our meditation. Mine started with a vision of smoke, which then transformed into a snake. There were other representations within my meditation, including an energy-eating snake.

If this is your power animal the quality the snake represents is resurrection. It's been given a bad name in some circles, yet it is highly revered and honoured in so many others. It can teach and heal and can show a new life when the old one is finished and complete (shedding its skin). It helps clear and awaken your Chakras, bringing new life and vitality from the ground up. It rises from your base upwards through your spinal column along the entire backbone to the crown of your head, thus opening and clearing your Chakras. (Now this was also part of our meditation, which was interesting.) It can be masculine and feminine, the healer and the healed, the mother and the father, and the symbol of the spirit of all healing. Never underestimate or fear its power.

With Snake as your power animal you feel at home with the esoteric and metaphysical subjects and fascinated by ancient and indigenous cultures and practices.

You're a healer, whether the focus of your gifts is the physical, emotional, mental or spiritual dimension.

Your capacities are as a result of a series of initiations; each one has brought you greater understanding, wisdom and healing power.

You are extremely sensitive, you perceive other's auras or energies through the physical sensations in your body, but you also smell danger and register it in your gut. Pay attention to these sensations and smells and trust them, no mater how strange they seem.

Ask for Snake's help when going through a major life or development transition, releasing destructive aspects of your current circumstance in order to make a clear choice about what to do once you have released them.

You're moving into creative or unknown territory that involves a passage through darkness, one where you cant quite see where you're going and feel afraid of what's ahead.

You want to increase your energy and vitality, particularly your sexual vitality.

Many cultures have images of a snake eating its own tail, which the Greeks called Ouroboros, symbolising completion, perfection, totality and eternity. This figure is seen as the number 8.

Power Animals by Steven D Farmer (2004)
Snake Totem illustration by Ravenari
Ouroboros illustration by Saki Blackwing

Herbs ~ Sage (Salvia officinalis)

by Amethyst

A few interesting gardening tips about sage are:

It is bad luck to plant sage in your own garden, have someone else do it for you.
Always plant some other plant in with the sage. A full bed of sage without something else growing in with it will also bring bad luck.
Sage draws toads to the garden.

Close your eyes and imagine Christmas (well, you know what I mean) turkey stuffing. Smell that warm, rich aroma? Chances are, it comes from sage.

Thousands of years before we started stuffing our turkeys, people from all over were celebrating the healing powers of this aromatic herbe. The genus name Salvia comes from the Latin word meaning "to heal".

Like a number of our common cooking herbes, sage originates from the Mediterranean, although the plant will withstand a few degrees of frost in colder climates once established. It has a strong taste and is generally used to flavour the richer meats such as pork, duck and goose. It aids in the digestion of fats. There are several varieties of sage, all which share the same medicinal properties.

For centuries, sage has been highly regarded as a medicine, as shown by the traditional saying, "Why should a man die whilst sage grows in his garden?" It is a general tonic, useful for weak and exhausted states and particularly good for the tiredness that typically follows a viral infection. It tones the central system and lifts the spirits. Sage tea with honey is ideal for that end-of-the-day, worn-down-by-life feeling. It also helps concentration and is therefore a good tea for students.

Fresh sage leaves, eaten in sandwiches for breakfast, are an English country cure for low-grade fevers and flu symptoms. Sage tea, taken cold, is the best treatment for excessive sweating. Two or three cups a day, taken for 3 weeks, will usually do the trick.

Sage has a high resin content, which makes it antiseptic and slightly sticky, an ideal combination for treating sore throats and mouth and gum infections. It is the herbalist's favourite for gargles, mouthwashes and tooth powders. Strong sage tea is a simple and effective wash for infected and inflamed cuts. It is also a useful hair treatment: a cup or two of two of sage tea, added to the final rinsing water, will gradually darken the hair and keep the scalp healthy.

Sage is a very helpful herb for women. Taken internally and used as a compress, it soothes painful, lumpy breasts. It helps to regulate periods, can bring on delayed periods and dries up breast milk. Sage is especially useful at the change of life, helping to diminish hot flushes and lift depression.

Sage and Vinegar Poultice:

Vinegar brings bruises to the surface, cooling and reducing swelling. Sage and Vinegar are both traditional ingredients in compresses. Used together they are unsurpassed for easing sprains.

Bruise whole, fresh sage leaves by flattening them with a rolling pin. Try not to break or tear them.

Put the Sage leaves in a pan of water and just cover with vinegar. Simmer gently for 5 minutes over a very low heat. The vinegar should not boil but it should steam so that the sage leaves soften and blanch.

After 5 minutes, take out the leaves and lay them on a cloth. Work quickly and carefully, as the leaves are very hot. Fold the cloth into a package which will just cover the affected area.

Apply as hot as can be borne and cover with towels to retain the heat. Leave on for an hour or until the swelling has subsided.

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Kitchen Witchery

Mabon is a time of balance, and a time of looking forward to and preparation for the winter. Food is prepared for storage, jams and pickles are made, and fruits are candied and preserved. Maple syrup is a traditional food for Mabon, as are all long-keeping plant foods, and honey, which is a natural preservative. The colors of the season are brown and gold.

In Australia, Mabon falls close to the end of Daylight Savings time, and the change in the time that evening falls makes us very aware that winter is on its way, and that summer is well and truly over.

At the Autumnal Equinox, altars may be dressed with leaves and bark, the last of the flowers and the first of the winter fruits. Suitable offerings include autumnal vegetables and pickles, and preserved fruits and root crops.

The recipes included below are good examples of the types of food you might prepare during this season.

Herb and Vegetable Roasted Pumpkin

Recipe submitted by Foxy


1 large pumpkin or 4 small pumpkins
2 tbsp butter
1 cup of brown rice
1 large brown onion
2 cloves garlic
4 yellow squash
1 large zucchini
8 cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup muscatel raisins
1/2 cup of finely chopped cashews
1/4 cup sesame seeds
3 tbsp mascarpone cheese
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp marjoram (fresh)
1/4 cup fresh italian parsley
1/4 cup fresh basil


Pre heat oven to 200degC/400degF

Remove top seeds and pulp from pumpkin. Rub inside pumpkin with melted butter. Place lid back on pumpkin and roast untill tender, but remains firm. Approx 45 minutes, cook rice and set aside. Add chopped onion, garlic, squash, zucchini and tomatoes to a roasting dish and sprinkle with olive oil. Roast for approx. 30 minutes. Fold mascarpone cheese, raisins and herbs through the rice. Gently mix through the roast vegetables. Fill pumpkin with rice mixture and top with chopped cashews and sesame seeds. Bake For 15 to 20 minutes or until nuts start to brown.

Cumquat Marmalade

Recipe submitted by Jenwytch

A sweet home made Cumquat marmalade made with fresh Cumquats and a couple of oranges. No added pectin is necessary for this seasonal treasure. The amount of marmalade produced can be adjusted easily to the amount of fruit you have on hand - just stick to the ratios mentioned in the directions.


24 cumquats
2 oranges, pips removed
2kg (10 cups) caster sugar, or as needed
Juice of 2 lemons
2 Litres (8 cups) water, or as needed


1. Finely chop the cumquats and oranges and combine together in a bowl. Using a mug, measure them into a large saucepan. Add 3 mugs of water per each mug of fruit. Let stand in a cool place for 12 hours, or overnight.
2. Bring the fruit mixture to the boil, reduce heat and simmer until the rind is very tender. Remove from heat and measure cooked fruit. Add one mug of sugar to the pan for every mug of the fruit mixture. Mix in the lemon juice, about 3 tablespoons.
3. Return the fruit to the pan, and bring to the boil once again. Boil, stirring occasionally, until the gel stage is reached (the temperature of the marmalade should be about 105 C when checked with a kitchen thermometer.) Remove from heat, and skim foam from the surface.
4. Transfer the mixture to sterile jars, leaving a bit of headspace, and seal immediately. Process any unsealed jars in a water bath. Refrigerate after seal has been broken.

Recipe & photo from

Seasoning or Curing Cast Iron Cauldrons

by Jenwytch

What is seasoning?

Seasoning is preparing a cast iron cauldron or other cast iron cookware for use. There are two objectives in this process:

1. Coat the cast iron to prevent rust; and
2. To create a natural, permanent non-stick cooking surface.

Seasoning is an easy, but very important first step when using cast iron. Unlike synthetically coated cookware, cast iron can be seasoned, re-seasoned, and its cooking surface restored. When you season a cast iron utensil, you are preventing rust and providing the cookware with a natural, permanent non-stick surface. Remember: Seasoning takes time and repeated use before a pan develops the shiny, black surface.

How to season your cauldron.

1. Wash new cauldron with hot, soapy water. (This is the only time any cast iron should ever be touched with soap.) Rinse and dry completely.
2. Apply a thin coat of melted vegetable shortening (i.e. Crisco) to the entire surface (including lid if applicable) both inside and out.
3. Line the lower oven rack with aluminum foil (to catch any drippings) , and preheat oven to 350deg F (180deg C).
4. Place cauldron (and the lid) upside down on the upper oven rack, and bake for one hour.
5. Turn oven off and let cauldron and lid cool before removing from oven.
6. Store in a cool, dry place. If you have a lid for your cauldron, place a folded paper towel between the lid and the utensil to allow air to circulate.

Tips for care and cleaning

After use: Clean using a stiff brush and hot water only. Towel dry immediately and apply a light coating of vegetable oil to cookware while still warm.

NEVER wash any cast iron cauldron in dishwasher. Remove any heavy food or grease build up (including resins and incenses) in a self cleaning oven or with steel wool, sandpaper, etc. Then re-season.
NEVER wash cast iron cauldron with soap or dishwashing detergents as it will cause rust, and in cooking, a metal taste. If this happens scour off the rust and repeat the seasoning process.
NEVER use any cast iron to store or save food in.
NEVER leave liquid materials in cauldrons.

And remember that seasoning is an on-going process. The more you use your cauldron or any other cast iron, the better seasoned it gets. That's why witches have extremely wonderfully shiny black cauldrons, "They Just Keep Looking Better".

Information provided by Jenwytch:
(modified and edited from

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Issue 13 - AUTUMN, MARCH 2009
ISSN 1839-4396

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Friday April 3, 2009

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Sunday 19th April

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SOL's Wicca Workshop
Sunday March 29, 2009
Yarrawarrah, NSW

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2 - 3 May, 2009
Northern Illawarra, NSW

Samhain Weekend
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PAN Full Moon Public Circle
April 10, 2009 at Seven Hills, Sydney (map)

Date: Friday April 10, 2009 at 8:30pm

The circle is held on the top of Rotaract Hill on Terminus Road Seven Hills NSW, just next to the train station. Getting there is easy. If you take the train, the hill is less than five minutes walk (and easily visible from the station). If you drive, there is plenty of parking available both at the base of the hill and across Terminus Road. Full Moon info here, and Full Moon FAQ here or for other details, email Jo

Vinum Sabbati Witch Camp

Easter Long Weekend 9 - 12 April, 2009
Central Coast, NSW

Vinum Sabbati Witch Camp
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A practical and experiential retreat introducing you to a variety of contemporary and traditional Witchcraft practices. An initiatory journey that will reconnect us with the ancient ways of the Witch. Using the progressive stages of the Sabbat mythology, we will be challenged in creating tools and learning the skills necessary to achieve a personal Initiation.

The Goddess Way
26 April, 2009
Central Coast, NSW

The Goddess Way
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A one day workshop for women held at the Temple of the Divine Feminine in the beautiful Hunter Valley, facilitated by Anique Radiant Heart. During this workshop we shall learn about the ancient ways of the Goddess, the ancient Temples & the Priestesses who served the Divine Mother. We shall chant, meditate, & share deeply. We shall be transformed. Cost $50, please bring a plate of food to share for lunch. Register by phone or email.
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Autumn Retreat
8 - 10 May, 2009
Katoomba, NSW

Autumn Retreat
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The Autumn Retreat is a time set aside to spend with like minded people, getting back in touch with nature and the elements in the beautiful Blue Mountains, 2hrs west of Sydney. Our weekend is about relaxation, reflection and enjoying gourmet food whilst subtly weaving in experiential elemental activities focussed around the things that we commonly do in our everyday lives. A real pagan holiday and retreat. $280pp all inclusive (adults only 18yrs+) See our website for more info and photos from last year.

Euphoria 2009:
The Magick Within

Queen's Birthday Weekend
5 - 8 June, 2009
1 - 1 1/2 hrs North of Melbourne, VIC

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Night beckons and the moon shines down upon the circle, where the sacred fire burns and pagans soon shall dance. Magick stirs within as we take the path to the witching ground, a Shaman's road to remembrance of magicks past and magicks yet to come...

The Druid's Dreaming Event
Saturday November 14, 2009
Adelaide, SA

The Druid's Dreaming Event
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The Druid's Dreaming is a one day event featuring a Medieval Fair throughout the day with information, food and goods stalls etc, with musicians scheduled throughout the day and culminating in a Night Concert. Featuring Wendy Rule, Lizzy Rose, Damh the Bard, Rob McDade, Burn'Collect, RavenWolf, Jamie McPherson, White Rhino, Ironwood, The Foundry & more!

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