• Monthly Columns

    Good God!: Kalfu

    Kalfu (also Kalfou or Carrefour) is the Haitian Vodou God of Intersections. His name literally means “the crossroads,” which is the point where four roads emerge or two paths cross. It is also the point where magic manifests, where choices are made, and fates are forged. He is thought of as “the devil at the crossroads.” a terrifying god, a red demonic beast equated with Saten. One of their most powerful gods, Kalfu allows or denies spirits to cross into the real world “with an understanding into the nature of chaos and creation, good and misfortune, and injustices,” according to Wikipedia. Although other spirits know him, he often remains a…

  • Reviews

    Book Review-The Easy Way to Learn Astrology: How to Read Your Birth Chart by Alison Chester-Lamber, MA

    The Easy Way to Learn Astrology: How to Read Your Birth Chart by Alison Chester-Lamber, MA, published by Findhorn Press, an imprint of Inner Traditions Publishing, is a book spanning 175 pages total, of which I received a paperback copy. Chester-Lambert attempts to instruct those who are new to Astrology to read birth charts using what she has dubbed “Psychological Astrology”, an interesting approach for sure. Chester-Lambert discusses the basics of Western Astrology, including the elements, polarities, modalities, as well as giving each sign its’ own multiple-page section to discuss characteristics of each sign. Chester-Lambert then covers the houses of the Zodiac wheel, their elements, and areas of life they…

  • Monthly Columns

    Weyland’s Whey July 13th “Sounds Like Salem” Part Two Column “Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.”  –Sarah Orne Jewett Sounds Like Salem, Part Two: Here There Be Pirates” Salem is most famous for witches, real and imagined, past and present, sure.  But there were pirates here too.  Lots of ’em.  And plenty roamed the North Shore during the Golden Age of Pirates (1650s to the 1730s). Guys like Black Sam Bellamy, who captured over fifty ships in the course of his career, including famous slave ship Whydah Galla.  Black Sam was one of the youngest and richest pirates ever, nicknamed the “Prince of Pirates”.  He and his crew perished…

  • Reviews

    Book Review-People of the Outside: Witchcraft, Cannibalism, and the Elder Folk

    People of the Outside: Witchcraft, Cannibalism, and the Elder Folk by Lee Morgan, published by Moon Books, is a 206 page book,  of which I received an e-book copy. People of the Outside deals with subjects that seem, and in modern sensibilities, are, morbid, and disarming. Throughout the book, Morgan weaves different threads of taboo’s that have existed throughout Sapien society, backing up their theories with scientific evidence using DNA, and historical accounts. Morbid subjects like cannibalism, the profane kiss, and persecutions of countless groups of people deemed by Morgan to be “People of the Outside”, such as cathars, accused witches, and other groups, tying them to the modern notion and pop-culture view…

  • Spells & Rituals

    SpellCrafting: Money Rice  

    With the land lush and green in the Northeast, it felt like a good time to make a batch of green money rice. I got the idea from a video posted by Witch the Raven on TikTok and was waiting for the right time. July’s dark moon in Cancer after heavy rains that left the world smelling rich and earthy was that time. To make it, put dry rice in a bowl, add green food coloring and stir to coat. To that, Witch the Raven added salt, basil, cinnamon, and chamomile. After mixing, she added patchouli essential oil and stirred again.  When I made mine, I forgot all about the…

  • Reviews

    Book Review: The Occult Sylvia Plath – The Hidden Spiritual Life of the Visionary Poet by Julia Gordon-Bramer

    Book Cover for The Occult Sylvia Plath by Julia Gordon Bramer

    By: Kimberly Anne Thank you to paganpages.org, Julia Gordon-Bramer (for this wonderful book) and to the publisher Destinybooks.com! And of course, the always beloved – Sylvia Plath. By delving into Sylvia Plath’s obscure interests and how they shaped her work, Julia Gordon-Bramer‘s “The Occult Sylvia Plath – The Hidden Spiritual Life of the Visionary Poet” uncovers previously unknown facets of the poet’s life. Gordon-Bramer explores Plath’s interest in astrology, tarot, and other mystical traditions, looking at how these ideas show up in her writing. The author looks into how Plath’s fascination with the occult influenced her perspective on life and enhanced the profundity of her creative compositions. It presents Plath…

  • Reviews

    Book Review-Occult Germany: Old Gods, Mystics and Magicians by Christopher McIntosh

    Occult Germany: Old Gods, Mystics and Magicians by Christopher McIntosh, published by Inner Traditions Publishing is a 241 page paperback detailing the mystical and occult in Germany. McIntosh explores Germany’s ancient pagan roots, and thoroughly hops around different subjects chapter-to-chapter. The book isn’t in chronological order, but instead each chapter contains a subject that goes through different eras of Deutschland’s history. Germany has a long history of mysticism and the occult, with famous Occultists and Alchemists hailing from Germanic lands, such as Paracelsus, Agrippa, and others. McIntosh delicately discusses the Nazi regime’s impact on the occult in Germany, and also their appropriation and misuse of Germanic and Nordic pagan beliefs, practices…

  • Reviews

    Book Review: Shadow Work for the Soul, Seeing Beauty in the Dark by Mary Mueller Shutan

    Book Cover for "Shadow Work for the Soul - Seeing Beauty in the Dark" by Mary Mueller Shutan

    By: Kimberly Anne  Thank you to Paganpages.org, the author Mary Mueller Shutan, and the publisher Findhorn Press!  The book “Shadow Work for the Soul; Seeing Beauty in the Dark” by Mary Mueller Shutan explores the idea of shadow work as a method for healing and personal development. Greater self-awareness and wholeness can be achieved by facing and integrating our shadow aspects, which are the hidden or suppressed portions of ourselves. This is the central theme of the book. To assist readers on this difficult but ultimately gratifying path, Shutan draws on insights and practical practices from the fields of psychology, spirituality, and energy healing. If one wants to heal more…

  • Reviews

    Book Review: Norse Mysticism – An Exploration of Viking Traditions and Magical Practices by Disa Forvitin

    Book Cover for Norse Mysticism by Disa Forvitin

    Book Review: Norse Mysticism – An Exploration of Viking Traditions and Magical Practices by Disa Forvitin  By: Kimberly Anne I never thought a little book would bring me so much joy! I’m lying. I live for books. I just really like this one. This book was released earlier this year and thanks to PaganPages.org, the publisher, Wellfleet Press, and author of the book; I got my hands on a copy. The light lavender color of the cover instantly attracted me as did the title. They say not to judge a book by the cover, but with this one, I simply couldn’t help it. Disa Forvitin, the author, has created an…

  • Divination Articles

    Tarot with Lady Saoirse- When You Decline a Client

    Tarot with Lady Saoirse- When You Decline a Client By Lady Saoirse   Bright Blessings, All those of you who do readings for other people, I want to talk about something. What do you do when you don’t want a particular client? You know the type. Well…there are different types… There is the type of person who goes from reader to reader constantly, trying to get each reader to tell them what they want to hear. Then there is the one who wants to replace mental health care with a Tarot reading. Then there is the one who wants you to tell them all the things their ex is doing,…