DARK HEART RISES
Darkness rules when the crone is strong
Wisdom of the ages, a heart of stone
Nothing inside, no feeling, only shadow
A memory long gone, no spark to gather
A life in darkness, the legacy lingers
Embrace me completely, I welcome the touch
The dark heart rises when the crone rules the night
By Micki Foster
What is a Witch
A Witch is a loving being with a heart of gold, a thoughtful soul and a Magical outlook on the world,
To be a Witch is to grow into something better, stronger and greater, as you change so will your view on the world and your outlook on life, you may find yourself looking with new eyes, to see things you never saw before. You may find you walk different and bad habits start to fade away or you may find yourself with less temper and a brighter outlook, and others around you will see the changes as well. So grab your broom and pointy hats and let the magic begin ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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A great degree of confusion existed for the ancients in regard to the source and identity of dragon's blood. The resin of Dracaena species, "true" dragon's blood, and the very poisonous mineral cinnabar (mercury sulfide) were often confused by the ancient Romans, and there appears to have been a tendency to call anything that was bright red "dragon's blood". In ancient China, little or no distinction was made among the types of dragon's blood from the different species. Both Dracaena and Daemonorops resins are still often marketed today as dragon's blood, with little or no distinction being made between the plant sources; however, the resin obtained from Daemonorops has become the most commonly sold type in modern times, often in the form of large balls of resin.
Voyagers to the Canary Islands in the 15th century obtained dragon's blood as dried garnet-red drops from Dracaena draco, a tree native to the Canary Islands and Morocco. The resin is exuded from its wounded trunk or branches. Dragon's blood is also obtained by the same method from Dracaena cinnabari, which is endemic to the island of Socotra. This resin was traded to ancient Europe via the Incense Road.
Dragon's blood resin is also produced from the rattan palms of the genus Daemonorops of the Indonesian islands and known there as jerang or djerang. It is gathered by breaking off the layer of red resin encasing the unripe fruit of the rattan. The collected resin is then rolled into solid balls before being sold.
The red latex of the Sangre de Grado tree (Croton lechleri), native to north-eastern South America, has wound-healing and antioxidant properties, and has been used for centuries by native people.
The dragon's blood known to the ancient Romans was mostly collected from D. cinnabari, and is mentioned in the 1st century Periplus (30: 10. 17) as one of the products of Socotra. Socotra had been an important trading centre since at least the time of the Ptolemies. Dragon's blood was used as a dye and medicine (respiratory & gastrointestinal problems) in the Mediterranean basin, and was held by early Greeks, Romans, and Arabs to have medicinal properties. Dioscorides and other early Greek writers described its medicinal uses.
Locals of Moomy city on Socotra island use the Dracaena resin as a sort of cure-all, using it for such things as general wound healing, a coagulant (though this is ill-advised with commercial products, as the Daemonorops species acts as an anti-coagulant and it is usually unknown what species the dragon's blood came from), curing diarrhea, lowering fevers, dysentery diseases, taken internally for ulcers in the mouth, throat, intestines and stomach, as well as an antiviral for respiratory viruses, stomach viruses and for such skin disorders as eczema. It was also used in medieval ritual magic and alchemy.
Dragon's blood of both Dracaena draco (commonly referred to as the Draconis Palm) and Dracaena cinnabari were used as a source of varnish for 18th century Italian violinmakers. There was also an 18th century recipe for toothpaste that contained dragon's blood. In modern times it is still used as a varnish for violins, in photoengraving, as an incense resin, and as a body oil.
Dragon's blood from both Daemonorops were used for ceremonies in India. Sometimes Dracaena resin, but more often Daemonorops resin, was used in China as red varnish for wooden furniture. It was also used to colour the surface of writing paper for banners and posters, used especially for weddings and for Chinese New Year.
In American Hoodoo, African-American folk magic, and New Orleans voodoo, it is used in mojo hands for money-drawing or love-drawing, and is used as incense to cleanse a space of negative entities or influences. It is also added to red ink to make "Dragon's Blood Ink", which is used to inscribe magical seals and talismans.
In folk medicine, dragon's blood is used externally as a wash to promote healing of wounds and to stop bleeding. It is used internally for chest pains, post-partum bleeding, internal traumas and menstrual irregularities.
In neopagan Witchcraft, it is used to increase the potency of spells for protection, love, banishing and sexuality. In New Age shamanism it is used in ceremonies in a similar way as the neopagans use it.
Dragon's blood incense is also sold as "red rock opium" to unsuspecting would-be drug buyers. It actually contains no opiates, and has only slight psychoactive effects, if any at all.
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Here you will find all the herbs in the Witch's Cupboard, and their associated meaning for their use in ritual practices. Please be advised, that some of these are toxic, illegal and downright nasty. So, please heed this warning; know all of your allergies and do not consume any and all herbs that are made for ritualistic purposes, for these are not meant to be smoked or ingested in any way!!!!! We don't claim any responsibility for the outcomes of misusing any of these herbs given here!!!!! )0(
Herbs and there meanings
Herbs have been around and have played an important part in man's life for thousands of years. In that time they have been used for numerous purposes, medicinal, superstition, in religion, in politics, and, of course, in magick.
Some herbs were undoubtedly given "magickal" properties by ancient cultures due to their medicinal properties. Throughout the ages, and throughout the world, herbs have played an important role for mankind.
Today's Witch has many herbs at her disposal, although not all are easy to get hold of except through a specialist dealer. Many spells make use of herbs, and herbs can be used in a variety of ways within those spells. Some herbs are safe to drink (tea is a herb after all!) and some are safe to use as a salve etc. Of course, no herb should ever be ingested unless you know exactly what you're doing. Don't take chances. If in any doubt, consult your doctor.
The best way to have a good supply of herbs on tap for spell use is to have your own herb garden. Apart from the fact that this will enable you to have a year round supply, it will also give you access to some of the more exotic and lesser known varieties. Herbs are not that difficult to grow provided a few basic steps are taken to ensure success. After all, why limit your magick because you don't have the herbs needed?
From the botanical point of view, an herb is a seed plant that does not produce a woody stem. But does live long enough to develop flowers and seeds. Herbs can be classified as annuals, biennials, and perennials. Annuals bloom for one season and then die. Biennials live for two seasons but bloom only during the second season. Perennials if successfully established wil overwinter and bloom each season
Adam & Eve Root: Love
African Violet: Protection
Agrimony: Protection - Sleep
All Heal: Mental powers
Allspice: Love - Luck - Lust
Almond: Anger - Prosperity
Aloe Vera: Protection
Anise: Luck - Prophetic dreams - Psychic ability - Protection
Apple: Heartbreak - Love
Balm of Gilead: Love - Protection
Basil: Business success - Love - Prosperity - Protection
Bay Leaf: Employment - Mental powers - Prosperity - Protection - Strength - Victory - Wishes
Bergamot: Employment - Prosperity
Black Cohosh: Menopause
Bladderwrack: Protection - Travel
Bleeding Heart: Love
Burdock: ProtectionAvocado: Beauty
Calamus: Luck - Protection
Caraway: Lust - Mental powers - Protection
Carnation: Protection - Strength
Catnip: Anger - Beauty - Depression - Love
Cedar: Prosperity - Protection
Celery: Psychic ability
Celery Seed: Mental powers
Chamomile: Anger - Love - Nightmares - Prophetic dreams - Prosperity - Sleep - Stress
China Berry: Luck
Cinnamon: Love - Lust - Prosperity - Protection - Psychic ability - Success
Cinquefoil: Lust - Prophetic dreams - Prosperity - Protection - Sleep
Citronella: Psychic ability
Clover: Prosperity - Protection - Success
Cloves: Gossip - Love - Lust - Prophetic dreams - Protection
Cyclamen: Heartbreak - Protection
Cypress: Liberation - Protection
Daffodil: Love - Luck
Daisy: Depression - Love
Damiana: Love - Lust
Dandelion: Divination - Wishes
Deerstongue: Gossip - Lust
Dill: Love - Lust - Protection
Dogweed: Protection - Wishes
Dragon's Blood: Protection
Elder: Protection - Sleep
Elecampane: Love - Protection - Psychic ability
Eucalyptus: Anger - Protection
Eyebright: Psychic ability
Fennel: Healing - Protection
Flax: Beauty - Healing - Protection - Psychic ability
Forget-Me-Not: Mental powers
Foxglove: Lust - Protection
Galangal: Lust - Psychic ability
Garlic: Healing - Protection
Geranium: Love - Protection
Ginger: Apathy - Love - Success
Ginseng: Beauty - Healing - Protection
Golden Seal: Healing
Ground ivy: Divination
Hawthorn: Business success - Depression
Hazel: Luck - Mental powers - Wisdom - Wishes
Heather: Luck - Protection
Heliotrope: Healing - Prophetic dreams
Hibiscus: Divination - Love - Lust
High John: Victory
Holly: Luck - Protection
Honeysuckle: Depression - Heartbreak - Protection - Psychic ability
Hops: Healing - Sleep - Stress
Horehound: Healing - Mental powers - Protection
Hyacinth: Depression - Love - Protection
Indian Paintbrush: Love
Ivy: Healing - Protection
Jasmine: Heartbreak - Love - PMS - Prophetic dreams
Job's Tears: Luck
Juniper: Love - Protection
Lady's Mantle: Love
Lady's Slipper: Protection
Lavender: Anger - Liberation - Love - Menopause - PMS - Protection - Sleep - Stress - Travel
Lemon Balm: Anger - Depression - Healing - Heartbreak - Love - Success
Lemon Verbena: Love
Lemongrass: Psychic ability
Life Everlasting: Healing
Lily: Mental powers - Protection
Lily of the Valley: Depression
Linden: Love - Luck - Protection - Sleep
Lotus: Liberation - Love - Mental powers - Protection
Lucky Hand: Luck - Protection
Mace: Psychic ability
Maidenhair Fern: Beauty - Love
Mandrake: Love - Prosperity - Protection
Marigold: Protection - Psychic ability
Marjoram: Depression - Love - Prosperity
May Apple: Prosperity
Mimosa: Prophetic dreams - Protection
Mint: Anger - Healing - Prophetic dreams - Prosperity - Protection
Mistletoe: Liberation - Lust - Protection
Morning Glory: Depression
Mugwort: Divination - Healing - Prophetic dreams - Protection - Psychic ability - Strength
Mulberry: Protection - Strength
Mullein: Nightmares - Protection
Myrrh: Healing - Protection
Myrtle: Love - Prosperity
Nettle: Gossip - Protection - Stress
Nutmeg: Healing - Love - Luck
Oak: Healing - Luck - Prosperity - Protection
Olive: Healing - Protection - Victory
Onion: Healing - Protection
Orange: Friendship - Luck - Prosperity
Pansy: Love - Mental powers
Parsley: Lust - Prosperity - Protection
Passion Flower: Anger - Stress
Peach: Heartbreak - Love
Pecan: Employment - Prosperity
Pennyroyal: Protection - Strength
Peppermint: Apathy - Healing - Love - Menopause - Psychic ability - Sleep
Periwinkle: Love - Mental powers - Protection
Persimmon: Healing - Luck
Pine: Employment - Healing - Prosperity - Protection
Plantain: Healing - Protection - Strength
Pomegranate: Divination - Luck
Poppy: Love - Luck
Primrose: Love - Protection
Rattlesnake Root: Protection
Rose: Anger - Beauty - Love - Luck - PMS - Prophetic dreams - Protection - Psychic ability
Rosemary: Beauty - Healing - Love - Lust - Prophetic dreams - Sleep
Rowan: Healing - Protection - Psychic ability - Wisdom
Rue: Gossip - Healing - Love - Mental powers - Protection
Saffron: Depression - Healing - Love
Sage: Menopause - Protection - Wisdom - Wishes
Sandalwood: Business success - Healing - Mental powers - Protection
Shepherd’s Purse: Depression - Healing
Skullcap: Anxiety - Love
Slippery Elm: Enemies - Gossip
Snapdragon: Gossip - Prosperity - Protection
Southernwood: Lust - Protection
Spanish Moss: Protection
Spearmint: Love - Mental powers
Spikenard: Mental powers
Squill Root: Business success
St. John's Wort: Protection - Strength - Stress
Star Anise: Psychic ability
Summer Savory: Mental powers
Sunflower: Friendship - Prosperity - Wishes
Sweet Pea: Friendship
Sweet Woodruff: Prosperity - Protection
Thistle: Healing - Protection - Strength
Thyme: Healing - Love - Psychic ability - Sleep
Tonka Bean: Friendship - Love - Prosperity - Wishes
Tulip: Love - Prosperity
Uva Ursa: Psychic ability
Valerian: Anxiety - Prophetic dreams - Protection - Sleep
Vanilla: Friendship - Love - Lust - Prosperity - Wishes
Vervain: Anger - Healing - Love - Prosperity - Protection - Sleep - Wishes
Violet: Healing - Love - Luck - Luck - Lust - Protection - Wishes
Willow: Healing - Love - Protection
Wintergreen: Healing - Protection
Witch Hazel: Beauty - Protection
Wood Betony: Love - Protection
Wormwood: Protection - Psychic ability
Yarrow: Heartbreak - Love - Psychic ability
Yerba Santa: Healing
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Gemstones, who are they? What influence do they have in the metaphysical world? Do they have elemental characteristics? What do they hold for us? Keep reading, and you will find out, right now!
Gemstones have been cherished ever since man first saw them glow in sunlight.
Many people attribute supernatural powers to gemstones. Gemstones have been used to heal physical aliments,
bring spiritual power and gain emotional health.
Zuni fetishes are small animal carvings from the Zuni Indians of New Mexico. These carvings are said to have supernatural power including the power to heal. Zuni fetishes are often carved from gemstones such as lapis, turquoise, malachite and are the most valuable when carved from these special stones.
Agate - Courage, symbolizes 3rd Eye, gives a spiritual love of truth, banishes fears, hardens tender gums.
Alexandrite - Inner and outer regeneration, works on the crown chakra, brings general good fortune.
Amazonite - Strengthens the nervous system, used in ancient Egypt
Amber - Grounds and stabilizes, healing agent, acts as a filter, radiates light and heat.
Amethyst - Protection, spiritual attunement, gives visions or opens spiritual and psychic centers, reduces mental tension, induces pleasant healing dreams, prevents over indulgence and encourages transformation and breaking of bad habits.
Apatite - Clears confusion in the mental stratas
Aquamarine - Gives one direction in life and spiritual visions, lifts ones spirit, calms the nerves, protection at sea.
Adventurine - Courage in social group situations, adventures in love and life, gives luck where perception is required.
Azurite - jewel of wisdom, revitalizes damaged tissue, good use in hypnosis, stimulates thought, gives mental control.
Carnelian - Gives feeling of well-being, recycles past-life experiences, speeds up law of karma.
Cat's Eye - Insight into one's own faults, treats the eyes
Celestite - Communication with cosmic beings and beings of light.
Chrysoprase - Tranquilizer.
ChrysacoIla - Helps alleviate personal fears and guilt, gives clear-seeing, aids in Cancer therapy.
Citrine - Cheerfulness, control over emotions, clear thought, overcomes mental blocks.
Coral - Good for keeping thoughts in control for visualization and while meditating, helps arthritis.
Diamond - Respiratory problems, attunement to higher forces, best worn with other stones, opens Ajna and Crown Chakra.
Emerald - Meditation, healing, business success, it totally rejects evil; gives power to foretell future events, a link with spiritual forces.
Fluorite - Grounds, holds, directs excess energy for highest efficiency and to be used when needed, centering tool.
Garnet - Aids in remembering dreams, for going backwards in time, attracts profound love, gives persistence, cures depression, works on liver to relieve toxins in the body.
Hematite - Bestows wisdom, idealism and unselfishness on wearer, strengthens stomach and intestines when worn on solar plexus, helps stop bleeding.
Jade - Peace, tranquility, soothes the eyes and emotions, for going backwards in time, wisdom, universal attunement, gives long-life and a peaceful death.
Jasper - Improves sense of smell, strengthens one's will to do good, balances the emotions.
Jet - To relieve depression, eliminate fearful thoughts, protection, provides direction in relationship with one's soul and spirit
Kunzite - Balances emotional and mental bodies.
Laboradorite/Spectrolite - Symbol of opened Third Eye, gives one desire to perfect self balance and aura.
Lapis Lazuli - Stone of friendship, helps one to be more kind and helpful, spiritual attunement, connects us to our resonating star, it is a stone of fidelity.
Malachite - Prosperity, treats the eyes and abnormal blood sugar levels, treats circulatory diseases.
Moonstone - Calming, good for meditation, spiritual guidance and protection while traveling, prophecy, love stimulator, brings happy experiences to those who are sensitive.
Onyx - Stone of separation, can be used for purpose of release, to end a bothersome relationship.
Opal - Divination and prophecy, balances chakras, used for centering self, aids in channeling and teaching truths to others, psychic journeys, anchor of hope, stone of cupid.
Padparadsch - Knowledge of human nature, helps one to see through false friends, brings honor, wealth and friendship
Pearl - Associated with the ministry, wisdom through experience, quickens the law of karma, brings engagements and love relationships.
Peridot - Gift from the Sun, helps us open our inner sight to the spiritual Sun, develops inner vision and the ability to look into the future, frees one of jealous thoughts and counteracts negative emotions.
Quartz Crystal - Raises one's vibration, bridges the material world with other realms, it has the ability to store and transmit energy, excellent for healing on all levels and for meditation.
Rhodochrosite - Rescue remedy stone, holds force fields with the aid of the Devic Kingdom, inspires forgiveness and heals emotions, attracts love into our life.
Ruby - Spiritual wisdom, focuses mental concentration on a specific thing, confidence - stone of life and energy.
Rutilated Quartz - Rutile in quartz magnifies the basic energy of the quartz and aids in the healing process.
Rose Quartz - Brings more love into the life, skin rejuvenation, kidneys. Sapphire - Treats mental illness, it attracts good people into the life, calms the nerves, suitable for meditation, gives pure insight and God truth, stone of chastity.
Sardonyx - Bands together those of like natures, links loved ones on an emotional level, ties up loose ends.
Smokey Quartz - Helps one get more in touch with nature, excellent for meditation and healing on the mental and etheric levels, carries an ultra sound frequency which enables one to develop clairaudience and mediumship.
Sodalite - Balances glands and metabolism, good for competitive sports, gives courage and endurance.
Staurolite - Protection, a sweet stone.
Topaz - For contacting astral beings, develops psychic abilities, gives glimpses of the beyond, overcomes fear of death, restores sense of taste, stimulates appetite, calms emotions, relieves tension, restores physical protection from falls and drowning.
Tiger Eye - Purifies the system after over-indulgence, protective stone, treats diseases of the eyes.
Tourmalinated Quartz - A light bringer, breaks up existing habits and conditioning standing in the way of one's spiritual and physical progress.
Tourmaline - Balances and Protects.
Watermelon Tourmaline - Balances emotions, good for relationships and for those who are counselors, balances the metabolism.
Green Tourmaline - Business success, soothes the nerves, brings the brow and crown chakras into balance.
Pink Tourmaline - Works on the heart chakra, increases the will to love and to sacrifice.
Black Tourmaline - Very protective, good for those who have to deal with negativity.
Turquoise - Reminds us of our spiritual nature, gives protection, stone of friendship.
Zircon - Gives the ability to read images and symbols, a stone for communicating with the angels, gives safe passage wherever one travels and assures a warm reception.
COLOR OF STONES
White Stones - Purifies physical, emotional, mental or etheric bodies.
Pink - Love, self-respect and self-worth.
Red - Energy, sex, courage.
Orange - Cheerfulness, frees one from too many responsibilities.
Yellow - Mental awareness, nerves.
Green - Healing, abundance, balance self-control.
Turquoise - Flashes of intuition, encounters from the past.
Sky Blue - Increases spiritual awareness.
Dark Blue, Indigo - Protection, strength, occult work, calms
Violet, Purple - Transformation, elevates the soul.
Gold - Wisdom, self-confidence, strengthens the heart.
Brown - Practicality, stabilizes.
Black - Abstract thought, protective, material world.
BIRTH STONES By Sign ~
Aries - Ruby, Jasper - Red Stones
Taurus - Emerald - Green Stones.
Gemini - Diamond, Herkimer, Quartz - Yellow
Cancer - Moonstone, White Coral - White Stones.
Leo - Peridot, Gold Quartz, Citrine, Gold or Orange Stones.
Virgo - Sapphire, Carnelian, Agate - Dark Blue Stones.
Libra - Opal, Aventurine, Tourmalines - Pink Stones.
Scorpio - Garnet, Beryl, Topaz - Deep Red Stones.
Sagittarius - Topaz, Zircon, Turquoise - Sky Blue Stones.
Capricorn - Smokey Quartz, Jet - Black and Brown Stones.
Aquarius - Lapis Lazuli, Drusy Chrysacolla - Electric Blue.
Pisces - Aquamarine, Amethyst - Purple, Blue-Green Stones.
BIRTH STONES By Month (Conventional)
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Opal
November - Topaz
December - Turquoise
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Here is more on Gemstones in the Chinese Culture
According to the western esoteric system, all things in the nature are a combination of four elements - Fire, Earth, Air and Water.
Transparent gemstones are connected to the energy of Yang, and opaque – with the energy of Ying. Thus, transparent and translucent gemstones are connected with the elements of FIRE and AIR, opaque – with the elements of WATER and EARTH.
Element FireIn antiquity it was believed that FIRE is the beginning of everything, as it brought to life all other elements.
The corresponding Zodiac signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Gemstones of Fire have a positive influence on blood circulation; they eliminate stagnation in the body and can “recharge” the body of wearer, give him an impulse to action. Gemstones of Fire cure melancholy, increase physical and mental vigour. However it is necessary to watch closely the effect of their influence to avoid an overdose of Yang energy.
Gemstones of Fire: Amber, Fire Agate, Fire Opal, Diamond, Ruby, Red Garnet, Red Jasper, Sardonyx, Red Tourmaline, Zircon.
Element AirThe corresponding Zodiac signs are: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
Gemstones of Air are transparent or semi-transparent, of white, goldish, pink, or blue color. Gemstones of Air Element fight inertia, encourage a change in mentality, quick thinking. Air gemstones help the person to be more flexible. These gemstones are especially useful to people with chronic diseases, chronic “ulcers” either body or soul. Gemstones of Air make a person mobile and sociable; body -flexible, thoughts - quick. Owing to their mobility, stones of Air accelerate all processes in the body, both in consciousness and sub consciousness of the wearer.
Gemstones of Air: Sapphire, Rock Crystal, Citrine, Smoky Quartz, Tourmaline, Topaz, Gold Beryl, Chrysolite, Rhodonite, Blue Chalcedony, Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Carnelian.
Zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn. Element Earth
Gemstones of Earth are opaque, but bright and they have a strong power. Gemstones of Earth help their owner to find firm ground, to gain confidence. They call for a constancy, erase any lingering doubts, balance mentality and strengthen physical health and endurance.
Gemstones of Earth: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Onyx, Malachite, Obsidian, Jasper, Aventurine, Cacholong, Gagate, Jadeite, Quartz, Turquoise, Nephrite.
Zodiac siElement Watergns: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Gemstones of Water are transparent or semi-transparent. They are able to change their color, as they have a strong Yin energy. Gemstones of Water have sedative effect. They dissolve and carry away negative emotions and upsetting thoughts, protect the wearer against evil eye and any negative energy. Gemstones of Water are useful in meditation since they help to achieve relaxation. These gemstones help to see the essence, the fundamental principle in everything.
Gemstones of Water: Emerald, Chrysoberyl, Opal, Aquamarine, Moonstone, Pearl, Coral, Hematite.
Often a piece of jewelry includes gemstones of various elements. It is a welcome combination only if these are gemstones of complementary (Fire-Air; Earth-Water) elements. However, when Fire is in contact Earth, the Earth dries up, becomes lifeless, empty. The same happens with jewels: energy of Earth gemstone is suppressed by the Fire gemstone. Water and Fire destroy each other; combination of Air and Water creates a negative, "rotten" power.
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