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    Book Review – Pagan Portals: The Dagda by Morgan Daimler

    Book Review Pagan Portals The Dagda Meeting the Good God of Ireland by Morgan Daimler The Dagda, the Good God of Ireland, is the subject of the book written by Morgan Daimler. She has created a beginner’s book on a Deity that is multilayered and complex. As of 2017, the time of the writing of this book, the author, Ms. Daimler had not heard of a book that was written solely on the Dagda. The author, Ms. Daimler, has broken the five different chapters up into sub-entries. Each entry deals with a different aspect of the Dagda. Even though there are only 77 pages in the e-book, I found myself…

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    Shop Review – The Makanda Trading Company

    If you’re a traveling Pagan, especially during the warmer weather, make your way to southern Illinois to a little town called Makanda. Longitude and latitude of Makanda is 37.6179° north, 89.2090° West. According to the website for this small town, is called the “Gateway to Giant City Park,” the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, and the scenic River to River Trail passes through this village. It’s also been called the most hippie town in southern Illinois. It was incorporated February 7, 1888, named after local Native American chief. It once was a bustling town that was closely tied to the railroad and was the major shipping hub for Chicago for fruits…

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    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times

    April 2019 for Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times Bright Blessings! I write this the day before Spring Equinox, and I am pleased to say, although we still get the scattered odd snow, and colds and upper resp is currently rampant in my hometown, Spring is happening anyhow! My crocus bulbs have started showing purple buds, and the birdsong, and strong light are a very welcome break from the cold, and gloom of winter! I have all my seeds for the year already, and I’m going to start buying soil a couple of bags at a time this weekend to fill that new planter box I am thrilled to…

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    Book Review – The Art of Doodle Words by Sarah Alberto

    Book Review The art of Doodle Words by Sarah Alberto 144 pp. Race Point Publishing “The art of Doodle Words” is an inventive, amusing look into a playful art style: Sarah Alberto’s “doodle words” are hand-lettered art pieces which incorporate fun pictorial imagery into the construction of a hand-lettered word or phrase. For example, the word “tools” can be spelled out with different types of tools, or a line of cursive may be incorporated into a larger drawing. The introduction walks the reader through the basics of creating doodle art (including some suggestions for brain-storming and laying out a specific design), while the first part of the book gives numerous…

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    A Woman’s Place…

    I Am the Light of My Soul In an uncertain world, one of the most important things we can do, as women, is to develop a soothing self-care practice. We were created by the Goddess, in Her image, and we carry a spark of Her radiant love for us. It is unfortunate, then, that the world does not see us as Goddesses, nor do many even see Her, and so women, in our current society, are seen as *less than* we really and truly are. We must remember that, as Her daughters, we carry Her in our heart and, in so doing, project Her presence out into the world. It…

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    Book Review – Pagan Portals: Animal Magic – Working with Animal Spirit Guides by Rachel Patterson

    Book Review Pagan Portals: Animal Magic Working with Animal Spirit Guides by Rachel Patterson Rachel Patterson is a witch, wife, mother, and author. She is highpriestess of the Kitchen Witch Coven and an elder at the Kitchen WitchSchool of Natural Witchcraft. She combines hedge witchery, religiouswitchcraft, kitchen witchery, and folk magick into her own version of theCraft. Her main animal guide is the boar. Other animals have chosen to be herguides as well; magpie, pigeon, seagull, frog, and others that pop up onoccasion. Each has it’s own reason and brings it’s own strengths andwisdom. She encourages us to trust our intuition in all aspects of life, includingour magick, that there…

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    Healing Through Sacred Music

    (Our Lady Sings A Lullaby To The Endangered Species by Shiloh Sophia McCloud) You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while. -Eckhart Tolle When I was a kid nature was my friend, my therapist and my inspiration. I looked forward to the summer months when darkness fell later in the day so that I could stay outside as long as possible. One of my favourite places to go when I was troubled was to climb up to the top of the cedar tree in front of my house. After a while of swaying along with the wind at the top in silence, I inevitably felt…

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    She Who Is All – The Goddess of Ten Thousand Names

    The Cosmic Egg (Image Credit: From The Divine Feminine Oracle by Meggan Watterson) The Cosmic Egg from whom all life has sprung, the beginning of all life, is the symbol of the Divine Female’s creative force. The Cosmic Egg represents the Cosmos, full of new life, promise and potential. This was described in the Rig Veda, the oldest Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. The Cosmic egg, as primal, creative force has also been described as Shakti, the female energy from which all things come. In ancient Egypt, the hieroglyph used for the Cosmic Egg was the same as that used to describe the child in her mother’s womb. In…