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    _______________________________________________________________ Cover art: Large Brown Fairy Garden decor Door Set with Accessories. Hand cast and painted by Jassmond Masters-Bell of the Etsy shop Fairy Behind the Door, featured in an interview this month with her. About the door: This Fairy door belongs to Mrs Odina. She owns a Nights Fairy dormitory where she allows the traveling fairy to stop by and sleepover before they continue on their journey. She runs a tight tree house, her fees are fair but you have to bring your own berries and goats milk for breakfast. It says on the Door “Fairies Sleeping” so be quiet when you pass by. _______________________________________________________________ This month we have…

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    Seeing the Signs

    The Appearance of the Jack of Clubs I have been living in this current apartment for over a year now. I am a neat freak – not because I really want to be – but I have three cats and I am allergic to their fur so I am always dusting and sweeping up so that I am not sneezing all the time. And cleaning the house is a way to get up and moving when I am writing – I don’t want to sit all day – so doing a few chores around the house takes care of that. Plus, I just like to have a neat and tidy…

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    Uranus Comes to Taurus

    Uranus Comes to Taurus: Radical Change Meets Immovable Object MAY 2018 – April 2026 Buckle up! Uranus, the Changemaker, the Awakener, the Great Liberator, arrived in Taurus right after the New Moon on May 15th. It will be in the Bull’s sign (with short forays into Aries and Gemini) for 7 years, until it enters Gemini in April 2026. It brings with it the legacy of its transit through Aries, which began in 2011. Think back to the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring, the removal of many barriers to same sex marriage, the sudden breakdown of the structures of silence around sexual abuse and harassment in the halls of corporate…

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    Book Review: Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice by Candice Covington

    Book Review Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice: Working with the Chakras, Divine Archetypes, and the Five Great Elements by Candice Covington This book has a decidedly Eastern, rather than Western Hermetic approach to the use of Essential Oils, herbs and the elemental correspondences. In fact, the page opposite the title page is a full color and beautifully rendered graphic of the shapes and colors of the Five Tattwas, the Eastern cousins of the traditional alchemical elements that are used in most pagan magical practice. The Forward sets the tone for Candice’s work and is written by Sheila Patel, M.D. and medical Director of the (Deepak) Chopra Center. Despite what appears…

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    Interview with the Author of We Are Magical Beings, Paola Collazos

    Interview with Paola Collazos Paola Collazos is a Reiki master, energy medicine practitioner and a licensed massage therapist. She is also the author of “We Are Magical Beings”. I had the chance to not only review the book, but also talk with Paola recently. Deanna-In your book, We Are Magical Beings, you share the hardships that came with your childhood. You seem to have blossomed from that childhood once you found energy work. What would you say to your younger self? Paola-To my younger self I would say I promise to nurture you and keep life light- hearted and fun. D-Do you believe you would be where you are now,…

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    Faerie Whisperings Oracle Reading

      I use two faery decks to draw readings. The art of both is drawn by Brian Froud.   The Heart of Faerie Oracle- The Green Man The Green Man is a deep and potent image of virile, masculine, wildish man, which is fitting for this time of year. He is a complicated, intriguing and unashamedly powerful. The Green Man of faery is the spirit of the forest, the wild wood, the untamed green. The life blood of all living things. The flower that break the concrete. There is a powerful healing force of just being near green, be it garden, park or wilderness. His words are the whisper of…

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    Children and the Seven Generations

      “Colonial states separate children from parents because they know it works. It destroys and traumatizes for generations. It’s an attack on the future as well as the present.” -Jesse Wente In my writing, I make it a point to stay out of commenting on political stances for many reasons. However, when policy starts to cross over into human rights violations that threaten the health of future generations, as a shamanic practitioner, spiritual warrior, and fellow human being, I am compelled to speak. And this article is the result of one of those moments. When the story broke of asylum seekers from Central, North, and South America being separated from…

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    Book Review: We Are Magical Beings by Paola Collazos, LMT

    Book Review We Are Magical Beings: A Healing Guide for Earthlings by Paola Collazos, LMT We Are Magical Beings is a book written by Paola Collazos, LMT. It is published by Balboa Press, a division of Hay House. Paola Collazos is a Reiki master, energy medicine practitioner, a licensed massage therapist and now, a published author. We Are Magical Beings takes us on a magical journey. First through Paola’s life and then through the journey of energy work. While this book is not an autobiography, we get a glimpse into Paola’s life starting with her childhood. We see how situations and experiences can shape a person and affect, not only…

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    Book & CD Review – In The Light of Meditation by Mike George

    Book & CD Review – In The Light of Meditation by Mike George In Short: Helpful meditation primer – yes; authentic vedantic teaching – no. Meditation was first introduced to the West from the yogic traditions of India. Even before The Beatles courted the teachings of Indian gurus, vedic philosophy had been brought to the Europe and America by Theosophists in the mid-19th century and yogis such as Paramahamsa Yogananda promoted vedic meditational practices (in the form of Kriya yoga) to westerners in the 1920s. However, a look at most literature on meditation today will reveal a strong dominance of a Buddhist or indeed a secular approach. Especially Eastern Buddhist…

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    Book Excerpt – Love Magic: A Handbook of Spells, Charms, and Potions by Anastasia Greywolf

    Book Excerpt Love Magic A Handbook of Spells, Charms, and Potions by Anastasia Greywolf   Whether you’re hoping to catch that person you’ve been secretly in love with for the past five months, or perhaps an unrequited crush is not getting your subtle hints, the one true adage is that love has no rules and sometimes needs a little help or gentle nudge. To help readers navigate through their amorous adventures, Love Magic makes love of all kinds as easy as simply knowing the right words. Inside, readers will find timeless incantations, mystical concoctions, and homemade talismans that will help them harness their inner love powers to: • Attract love • Find…