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    #165 — The Samhain Issue

    Hallowed Samhain! — This October, we: Celebrate a Hallowed Samhain with correspondences, recipes, and more… Sit down with Pagan elder Oberon Zell to discuss Neopaganism, the Green Egg, and the Church of All Worlds… Explore the magickal benefits of Middle Eastern Oud incense… Review a whole bunch of new Pagan Portals titles… Delve into the Mood Tarot & Mood Oracle… Share book excerpts & poetry… Plus — Tons of book reviews — A review of The Rota Mundi Tarot — Working with the Gods when you have ADHD — and much more!  

  • Monthly Columns

    Make it so – Poetry of Angela C Wood

      Make it so   think it so and it will come the dreams that cannot hide believe it will and make it so the pictures you see inside   you have the power to create anything you need realize and generate that thought that was the seed   become the life dreaming big passing on you sum make it so this is your will think it so, it will become   realize your dreams come true the blessed ideas that come from you release the thought as it is done believe the thought it will become   *(Photo by Timothy Perry on Unsplash)   ** About the Author: Greetings…

  • Reviews

    Book Review – The Medicine Wheel by Barry Goddard

    Book Review The Medicine Wheel: Maps of Transformation, Wholeness, and Balance by Barry Goddard Publisher: Moon Books 320 Pages Publication date: October 1, 2022                     Barry has done a great job of presenting the Medicine Wheel in a completely different fashion. As did many of us did during Covid lockdowns he had an opportunity to embrace a shift in his way of thinking. Although the inspiration for his book may have been born in 2006 when he began his shamanic and astrology blogs it was not until 2021 that he began assembling this longer piece of writing to share his learnings.…

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    Book Review – Pagan Portals: Harvest Home by Mélusine Draco

    Book Review Pagan Portals: Harvest Home by Mélusine Draco Moon Books 96 Pages Publication date: August 25, 2022                     This book, one of a series of Pagan Portal shorts, focuses on two of the three harvest festivals: Lammas/Lughnasadh and the Autumnal Equinox/Mabon. Mélusine Draco presents the history, customs, traditions, symbolism, and folklore associated with a variety of autumn festivals from “ye olden days,” when emphasis switches from the goddess to a “male domination of the seasonal rites.” Harvest celebrations occur over a number of weeks, as the crops are gathered, culminating with the cutting of the last sheaves of Lammas grain,…

  • Interviews

    Exclusive Interview with Author Nikki Van De Car

      Nikki Van De Car is the author of several books including The Witchy Homestead: Spells, Rituals, and Remedies for Creating Magic at Home which we recently reviewed here on PaganPagesOrg. Nikki was kind enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about her writing, her crafting, and the magic in her own life.     Mabh Savage (Mabh): I’ve just read “Witchy Homestead.” Firstly, congratulations on a wonderful book. What prompted you to write this? What was your main inspiration? Nikki Van De Car (Nikki): About five years ago, I left New York to return to my hometown in Hawaii. It’s a tiny…

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    As Above, So Below (How the Stars Became Our Hearts)

    Does the Universe Care? Throughout the ages, human consciousness has sought to scratch the surface of reality, and those who are able get peek behind the scenes have a different takeaway. For every NDE (near death experience) where a person claims to have seen god and a universe beyond understanding and been reunited with loved ones, you have a claim of those who saw nothing at all. Locally, with experiences like church and psychedelics, some report profound experiences, other’s experience profound boredom. If you dig deeper into the wisdom of the sages, you’ll still be disappointed. While it is popular to believe great minds think alike, it would seem they…

  • Reviews

    Book Review – Ossman & Steel’s Classic Household Guide to Appalachian Folk Healing by Jake Richards

    Book Review Ossman & Steel’s Classic Household Guide to Appalachian Folk Healing: A Collection of Old-Time Remedies, Charms, and Spells By Jack Richards Foreword by Silver Ravenwolf Publisher: Weiser Books 122 pages Publication: August 1, 2022                     From the publisher: “A long-treasured but forgotten classic of folk healing, with an introduction and commentary by the author of Backwoods Witchcraft and Doctoring the Devil. Ossman & Steel’s Guide to Health or Household Instructor (its original title) is a collection of spells, remedies, and charms. The book draws from the old Pennsylvania Dutch and German powwow healing practices that in turn helped shape…

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    Book Review – Ancient Fayerie: Stories of the Celtic Sidhe and How to Connect to the Otherworldly Realms by Melanie Godfry

    Book Review Ancient Fayerie Stories of the Celtic Sidhe and How to Connect to the Otherworldly Realms by Melanie Godfry Publisher: Moon Books 136 Pages Publication Date: September 1, 2022     The author takes you on a journey into the heart of the Celtic fayerie worlds… where trolls roam through sylvan glades… where dragons dwell amid mountain ranges… where at night, through sapphire skies, moonbeams descend on faeries, dancing. Ancient Fayerie reveals ways by which you can unite with these mystical worlds as you reconnect with nature and realise that you are not separate from Mother Earth.  “Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays, and besides dwarfs, witches,…

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    Book Review – Traditional Brazilian Black Magic by Diego de Oxossi

    Book Review Traditional Brazilian Black Magic: The Secrets of the Kimbanda Magicians by Diego de Oxóssi Destiny Books 128 Pages Publication date: August 31, 2021                     Diego de Oxossi, a Chief of Kimbanda and an Orishas Priest, details the tradition of Afro-Brazilian black magic. Although it’s been demonized, Kimbanda is a spiritual practice embracing both the light and dark aspects of life through worshiping the entities Eshu and Pombajira. The book is written in a scholarly fashion, with references, documentation, and examples. Before the introduction are three pages about African and Portuguese vocabulary used in the book. While I find foreign…

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    Book Review – Pagan Portals: Demeter by Robin Corak

    Book Review Pagan Portals: Demeter by Robin Corak Published by Moon Books 128 pages Publication date: October 1, 2022                     Pagan Portals: Demeter by Robin Corak is a short, well-researched book offering a modern, magical, and psychological approach to working with the ancient goddess. Corak begins with Demeter’s story as it is relayed in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, along with a few mythological tidbits from other ancient sources to give different perspectives of the goddess. The book moves on to discuss the rites specific to the historic worship of Demeter, to provide a basis for the personal work to follow.…