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You will also learn affirmations, visualisations and chants to use during each phase of the moon, and will discover the role of Angels, Goddesses and Ascended Masters during the New and Full Moons. This is a book for all those wishing to deepen their connection with nature and take their spiritual practice to a new level.
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