• Monthly Columns

    Gael Song

    The Sacredness of Silence, the Goddess in Everything I watch so many of my friends, relatives, and neighbors race through the holiday season; creating elaborate rituals, shopping, wrapping, cooking, one detail after another to be attended to. And I recall doing the same myself when my children were young, before I began my druid path. And so, this month, I decided to write an article about the spirit nourishment that slowness and silence have brought to my life, especially during the winter season. As a druid, time in nature is food and drink to my soul. I couldn’t live without it. The first thing I notice whenever I take a…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation by Mat Auryn

    Book Review Psychic Witch A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation by Mat Auryn 312 Pages     Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation by Mat Auryn sets the tone for its intention with a beautiful dedication and quote in memory of Raven Grimassi   … “ If the art of Witchcraft can be reduced to one aspect, it would be the achieving of altered states of consciousness…On a deeper level, we can add trance (induced by whatever means) and psychic development. Such states of consciousness allow the Witch not only to perceive things behind their veneer but also to reshape reality in an experiential…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Ullr     Merry meet. Winter is upon us, and up north, in the land of the Norse, was the cold-loving god Ullr. Norse mythology called him the God of Snow. Son of Six and stepson of Thor, Ullr became the patron saint of skiers. It is said he’s an expert skater, skier and hunter who moved around the world, covering the land with snow. References indicate he was an important deity: it is said he ruled while Odin was temporarily exiled and he occurs in many place names, but little else is known.   (Ullr. Small Wooden Figurines created by Kseniya of AncientGods on Etsy.)  …

  • Divination Articles

    Tarot Talk

    Knight of Wands   (The Knight of Wands card is from the artist Ciro Marchetti http://www.ciromarchetti.com/)**   Let us examine another Tarot “Royal” by getting to know the Knight of Wands. Just in case this is the first time you are reading my column, we will first review some basic information. A Tarot deck has 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards dealing with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. There are 56 Minor Arcana cards that are customarily grouped into four categories or suits that represent the four elements…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Tarot Deck Review – The Dreams of Gaia Tarot & Guide Book Created by Ravynne Phelan

    Tarot Deck & Guide Book Review The Dreams of Gaia Tarot & Guide Book Created by Ravynne Phelan     The Dreams of Gaia Tarot, published by Blue Angel Publishing, 80 Glen Tower Drive, Glen Waverly, Victoria, Australia 3150, is created entirely by Ravynne Phelan, a talented and prolific fantasy artist. This is Phelan’s first Tarot deck (although not her first divination deck); she created all the artwork and wrote the guidebook (which was edited by Jamie Morris). I am thrilled to be reviewing this beautiful and powerful deck. Full disclosure: I purchased my deck directly from its creator back in late 2016, when the deck was first released. I…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Divination Conjure Style: Reading Cards, Throwing Bones and Other Forms of Household Fortune-Telling by Starr Casas

    Book Review Divination Conjure Style Reading Cards, Throwing Bones and Other Forms of Household Fortune-Telling by Starr Casas 256 Pages     Conjure magic is not my thing. Nor is Hoodoo or Voodoo or Santeria – I don’t come from these cultures – so I don’t practice these religions anymore than I practice Islam or Hinduism or Evangelical Christianity. However, I love reading about any religion and their practices and finding the commonalities that many religions – and cultures – possess. Because as different as all religions are, they are all very much alike in many basic ways. And – as a person who will try any kind of divinatory…

  • Divination Articles

    January Full, Frost Moon Tarot/Oracle Spread

    Hello, Brightest Blessings I wanted to share a January Full, Frost  Moon tarot spread this month. January Full moon Has several Names: old moon, chaste moon, cold moon, quiet moon, snowmoon. It’s that time of year when the temperature drops & the mornings are frosty. All sounds are hushed by the falling snow.  It’s a calm and quiet time. A perfect time to prepare for the coming year and the lessons to learn to move from last year to the new year. As the Temps drop a beautiful white ice ring appears around the moon as she grows to full.  We’re Far away from big City lights in rural Paris,…

  • Crafting Articles

    Pixie Witch Kitchen

    Everything Under the Moon Soup   This is a great recipe I came up with a few years ago playing around in the kitchen. Isn’t that how all great recipes are made? It’s a very tasty, healthy, thick soup that you can eat by itself or with any meal. I like to serve it with baked chicken or pork chops. I named it everything under the Moon for a reason, as you can add anything to it. Ingredients 7 carrots 5 potatoes 1 white onion 4 celery stalks 2 zucchinis 1 tsp. minced garlic 1/2 cup red lentils 1 can (10oz) diced tomatoes with chilies 1/2 green cabbage (optional) 2…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – The Hidden Meaning of Birds: A Spiritual Field Guide Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

    Book Review The Hidden Meaning of Birds A Spiritual Field Guide Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers by Arin Murphy-Hiscock 240 Pages When first seeing this book, I was instantly reminded of my many Peterson’s Field Guide books to birds of various locations. Like the reliable Peterson’s series, The Hidden Meaning of Birds provides illustrations, physical descriptions, preferred environments and habitat ranges for over 50 birds from around the world. It also invites us to connect with birds as divinatory messengers, opening us up to another layer of relationship with them. I have watched birds as message bringers for a long time. I’ve gone on omen…

  • Divination Articles

    Magician Tarot Spread

    Hello there! The 2nd layout is for the Magician. I thought to create something unique. Come see what the Magician has in-store for you. Sometimes it’s a great idea to find confidence, with what magick you know. Each of us has special talents to handle all of the 4 elements. Come, See where your heart takes you on this journey of self understanding.   This Magician card comes from Ellen Dugan’s Witches Tarot set. Such a beautiful card.   I added 4 elemental gemstones: Rose quartz: water, emotions, intuition Tiger eye: Fire: desire, motivation.  Citrine: communication, creativity, Air Aventurine:  grounding, balance. Spiritual growth. Earth Blessings of love and light.    …