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    #166 — The Yule Issue

    Blessed Yule! — Time to get cozy and curl up with your favorite e-zine! In this issue, our authors: Celebrate a Blessed Yule with correspondences, recipes, and more… Sit down with author Ron George to discuss his Elizabeth Franklin witchy fiction series… Explore five varieties of delicious simmer pots to make your home smell like winter… Review the Rebel Oracle Deck and several of its variations… Delve into the Weiser Tarot, a newly re-drawn Rider-Waite-Smith variation… Share book excerpts & poetry… Plus — Tons of book reviews — Pagan Family Prayers & Rituals — The Wheel of the Year — GaeaGenesis — and much more!  

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    Book Review – Radiant Circles: Ecospirituality and the Church of All Worlds by Alder MoonOak

    Book Review Radiant Circles Ecospirituality and the Church of All Worlds by Alder MoonOak Publisher: Moon Books 320 Pages Published: November 1, 2022     Alder MoonOak states in the introduction of this book that Neo-Paganism is one of the fastest growing religions in the Western World. Although this religion has the optics of being new – the beliefs and practices originate in natural magick and earthy traditions that support a synchronicity to the ways of nature. This book examines Neopaganism and the belief system of the Church of All Worlds. Alder MoonOak cites many theological, cultural and historical works. He explores Ecospirituality and includes Spirit, Humanity and the Earth,…

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    Mindful Living: A Connection of Mind, Body, and Spirit

      Welcome to Mindful Living: A Connection of Mind, Body, and Spirit. Here you are invited to explore, collect knowledge and learn how to implement mindfulness in your life. The benefits of mindful living are a deeper mind, body and spirit connection, as well as learning to see yourself and the world around you without harsh judgment. The previous article discussed how to take small mindful moments throughout the day. This began weaving a practice of mindfulness into your life. No matter where you are in your practice, I want you to take three slow deep breathes and give yourself a moment of gratitude for being open to mindful living…

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    Book Review – Secrets of Santa Muerte: A Guide to the Prayers, Spells, Rituals, and Hexes by Cressida Stone

    Book Review Secrets of Santa Muerte: A Guide to the Prayers, Spells, Rituals, and Hexes by Cressida Stone Publisher: Weiser Books 256 pages Release Date: August 1, 2022         The first thing that intrigued me about this book is the beautiful cover of Saint Death. Dressed in a purple veil adorned with white flowers the skeletal beauty gazes at you. You learn from the author that she experienced this very version of Mother Death in a dream which lead to her own workings with Santa Muerte. Cressida Stone is a doctor of religious studies who has traveled the world studying spiritual traditions and religious practices. She has…

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    Book Review – Healing with Essential Oils: The Antiviral, Restorative, and Life-Enhancing Properties of 58 Plants by Heather Godfrey

    Book Review Healing with Essential Oils: The Antiviral, Restorative,  and Life-Enhancing Properties of 58 Plants by Heather Dawn Godfrey Publisher: Healing Arts Press 2022 340 Pages Release Date: August 6, 2022         When you mention essential oils, people often immediately think of diffusers and simmer pots, but the truth is, essential oils have been around far longer in organic usage. Many of us just scratch the surface when we use essential oils, rather than harnessing the full power of these natural items that offer so much more to our lives. This new book, Healing with Essential Oils: The Antiviral, Restorative, and Life-Enhancing Properties of 58 plants will…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for Yule 2022 and Imbolc 2023   Bright Blessings! As the year comes to a close, and we reflect upon the blessings Yule and Winter Solstice bring, we also look forward to Imbolc when the first signs of Spring appear. This time, instead of writing about the Sabbats, I want to give you gifts. I am sharing some letters my Priest was able to acquire and tell you about the things the letters discuss! First, a bit about my priest.   Lord Shadow He is nearing age 72, the age he says most Ceremonial Magicians don’t live past, and he has already dodged…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Saturn     Merry meet. In case you don’t have enough holiday activities in December, you can add the 17th to your calendar and observe Saturnalia, one of the most popular ancient Roman festivals. It occurred around the time of Yule. Though originally a one-day event that ignored the distinction between masters and slaves, the activities came to fill an entire week, making for much merry-making and lechery.     Saturn was the son of Caelus, Father Sky, and Terra, Mother Earth. (In Greek mythology they were Cronus, Uranus, and Gaia, respectively.) To prevent a prophecy from coming true – that a son would dethrone him –…

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    Book Review – The Big Book of Candle Magic by Jacki Smith

    Book Review The Big Book of Candle Magic by Jacki Smith Publisher: Weiser Books 309 Pages Release Date: July 1, 2022         The latest addition to Weiser’s increasingly well-populated Big Book series, The Big Book of Candle Magic is a wonderful deep dive into the world of candle magic and spellwork of all kinds. Like the other Big Books, this one takes on a single focused area of magical practice, and explores it thoroughly, from the most basic manifestations of this magical art to more advanced and complicated methods. Jacki Smith starts from the ground up in this book, introducing her own approach to magic in the…

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    Book Review – Protect Your Light: A Practical Guide to Energy Protection, Cleansing and Cutting Cords by George Lizos

    Book Review Protect Your Light: A Practical Guide to Energy Protection, Cleansing and Cutting Cords by George Lizos Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing 240 Pages Published: July 2022     ….I define energy protection as the art of being energetically authentic. It’s about identifying and clearing what’s not yours so you can reestablish your connection with your authentic self and then taking protective measures to secure your authenticity. Energy protection ensures that what’s yours is yours, and what’s theirs is theirs …¹ Protect Your Light: A Practical Guide to Energy Protection, Cleansing and Cutting Cords by George Lizos provides the reader with the tools to navigate the energies of the modern…