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    Welcome

    Cover artist: Sarah McMenomy is a witch, artist, author, and Tarot reader. She is a student of herbalism, scrying, auras, alchemy, and esoterica who regularly weaves these interests into her artwork and writing. She writes the monthly bullet journalling column “Wreathing the Wheel” and other articles for Pagan Pages, as well as other articles on her own Tumblr. She is working on her own hexagonal-shaped Tarot deck, and offers paid Tarot readings through Facebook and her website as well as free readings in a unique style on her Tumblr, Dry Erase Tarot. Free Coloring Page: This month’s page is given to you by artist Tara Reynolds. Tara is a spiritual…

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    MagickalArts

    Our Physical and Subtle Anatomy: Part One Our physical bodies are a wonderful and grand vessel of complex and varied capabilities. Most of the functions that sustain our life are transparent in their process and automatic in their function. We breathe, our heart beats, we move in coordinated and purposeful mechanics, we feel, we think, we react. All of these physiological components are used as vehicles of anchoring in the refinement of our spiritual and subtle nature. We are humans in corporeal state and as such our level of response to spiritual and energetic action is through the vehicle of physical being. Even those experiences that we cannot articulate or…

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    Book Review – Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot by Lon Milo DuQuette

    Book Review Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot New Edition by Lon Milo DuQuette I have in my hands the new edition of Lon Milo DuQuette’s Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot published in 2017 by Weiser books, an imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC (65 Parker Street, Suite 7, Newburyport, MA 01950), and I am excited and intimidated. Excited because I already own the 2003 edition of this valuable book (I purchased it early on in my Tarot career, right after I bought the Thoth Tarot alet, nd Crowley’s The Book of Thoth), and intimidated because compared to DuQuette (who, by the way, was intimidated by the idea of writing this book…

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    Review of the Shop Fey Herba Organics & Interview with Owner Christina Dawson

    Fey Herba Organics Organic Skincare, Natural Beauty, Holistic Healing, Enchanted Decor If you have found your way to Fey Herba Organics Instagram feed, then you, too, have been feasting on bright, gorgeous photos, that leave a smile on your face. Fey Herba Organics sell crystals, along with, amazing looking handmade products… “crafted by the sun & under the moon.” I wanted to see for myself if Fey Herba Organics products were as full of herbs and bright smiles as they seemed to be. So the owner Christina Dawson, sent us a box! I received a box of her products, a beautifully handwritten card, and an incense stick. The card was…

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    Book Review – The Witch’s Book of Mysteries by Devin Hunter

    Book Review The Witch’s Book of Mysteries by Devin Hunter The forward of The Witch’s Book of Mysteries, written by Jason Miller, jumps right into what the reader can expect from The Witch’s Book of Mysteries by Devin Hunter. … “What is a Witch? It’s a tricky label. For some people witchcraft is a religion. If you worship the old Gods and follow a religion like Wicca, then for those people your are a Witch. Other People focus on the craft part of witchcraft and consider use of folk magic as the defining characteristics of a Witch. If you know the magical properties of herbs, the words of spells and…

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    Tarot Talk

    The King of Pentacles (The King of Pentacles card is from the artist Ciro Marchetti http://www.ciromarchetti.com/)** We have one more King to talk about, the King of Pentacles. Let’s get busy! As a reminder, the 78 cards of a Tarot deck consist of 22 Major Arcana cards (dealing with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, and archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives) and 56 Minor Arcana cards (customarily grouped into four categories or suits that represent the four elements and dealing with day-to-day issues). The Court Cards are a part of the Minor Arcana, acting as a…

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    Book Review – The Good Witch’s Guide: A Modern-Day Wiccapedia of Magical Ingredients and Spells by Shawn Robbins and Charity Befell

    Review The Good Witch’s Guide A Modern-Day Wiccapedia of Magical Ingredients and Spells by Shawn Robbins and Charity Befell Published by Sterling Ethos Pages: 305 Rituals, History, aromatherapy, crystals, candle magic, spiritual alchemy, potions, tinctures, herbs and recipes are just some of the topics covered in this hardcover book that’s approximately six inches by six and a half inches. It’s an inch thick and just feels good to hold. As a “wiccapedia,” it covers all the topics you need to know, and then offers lists for additional reading and reference materials. The herbal folklore includes information about botanicals for health and healing, and passes along an old but potent charm.…

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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Witch Hazel Witch Hazel is the name for six types of hazel-like flowering tree or shrub. Four are native to North America, with hamamelis virginiana being the most commonly used. The hazel part of the name refers primarily to the leaves, which are very similar to those of the Hazel. The ‘witch’ part isn’t as magical as we might hope, sadly. It comes from the Old English word wice which means bendy or pliant, and presumably refers to the twigs. The Kitchen Garden Witch hazel is grown either as a decorative plant or for its medicinal qualities. It has strange, curling yellow to orange flowers which…

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    Interview with Arin Murphy- Hiscock, Author of The Witch’s Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this timely book and was thrilled to be able to interview Ms. Murphy-Hiscock…. The Interview Robin Fennelly (RF): What brought you to the Craft? and Can you tell us a little about the Black Forest Clan and your work as High Priestess.  Arin Murphy-Hiscock (AMH): I discovered the Craft in my twenties when I did research for a collaborative storytelling project. I was invited to join BFC in 2000, and have been working with them ever since. We have a small coven here in Montreal that takes self-care very seriously. I don’t teach workshops as much as I used to; writing books has taken the place…

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    Wreathing the Wheel

    March I’ve been working with astrology a lot in my craft lately, and it’s starting to work its way into all my designs! Here, I’ve added the planets associated with each day of the week in a flow of stardust — this is pretty, but it’s also a way of labeling the days and reminding me of the planetary associations. This March, the full moon is on Ostara, the Vernal Equinox. It brings with it a great potential for manifestation of personal works. To harness this power and celebrate the season, I’m making a renewed effort to spend time on my garden. My husband and I moved a little over…