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    Book Review – The Last Priestess of Malia by Laura Perry

    Book Review The Last Priestess of Malia by Laura Perry 520 pages     I’ve read some of Laura’s other works before, such as her fascinating work on Minoan spirituality. I’d also very much enjoyed her ghost-love story, The Bed, which is a fantastic example of “Witch Lit”, an exciting genre of magical writing. The Last Priestess of Malia is on a completely different level. I feel like Laura has emerged as an incredible world-builder. She’s created a fascinating insight into what the Minoan culture may have been like, allowing the reader to fully immerse themselves in that world. Aria is a dedicated child of the temple, a priestess whose…

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    Book Review – Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide To Magical Activism by Sarah Lyons

    Book Review Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide To Magical Activism by Sarah Lyons 158 Pages     “This is a book about magic, politics, and how we can change the world when we blend the two together,” activist and practicing witch Sarah Lyons writes in the introduction to her book, “Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide To Magical Activism.” What many refer to as energy, prana or the Force, Lyons likes to call power, noting “politics is about power.” Magic has always been used to channel the power of desperation, pain and rage by people with no other means to achieve justice. And because “[w]itches get their power from a connection with the…

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    Oracle Deck Review – Sacred Geometry of Relationships Deck by LON

    Oracle Deck Review Sacred Geometry of Relationships Deck by LON     The Sacred Geometry of Relationships Oracle is an Oracle deck created by Nautilus Award-winning quantum artist and author LON, and published in 2019 by Beyond Words, 8427 N.E. Cornell Road, Suite 500, Hillsboro, Oregon. LON was born and raised in Holland, attended art school there, and worked in advertising and graphic arts. She discovered crop circles in the early 1990’s and was inspired to begin a 20+ year journey that combined the study of sacred geometry and her creative and artistic abilities, culminating in this Oracle deck. The Oracle comes in a nice sturdy cardboard box just over…

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    Oracle Deck Review – Arcane Bullshit Fortune-Telling Deck by Evan Doherty

    Oracle Deck ReviewArcane Bullshit Fortune-Telling Deck by Evan Doherty Arriving in time to save us from the disappearance of Mad Magazine, the Arcane Bullshit Fortune-Telling Deck is a self-published fortune-telling deck, created by Evan Doherty and funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Doherty feels that the tarot world takes itself way to seriously, and that the occult should be less about rules and formalities and way more about creativity and dick jokes. After getting my hands on this beautifully crafted deck and working with the cards, I tend to agree with him. The deck consists of 105 cards, and yes, there are no suits and no Major and Minor Arcana…

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    Interview with Reanna of Woodland Wand Creation

    Bright Blessings! Last month, I got to review a great wand by Lady Reanna Shellenbarger of Woodland Wand Creation, and this month, I lucked into an interview! Here is the link to my review if you did not have a chance to read it yet! Read on to learn more about this amazing artist and creatrix, and her sacred, beautiful wands! On their Facebook page, it says: “Welcome friends to my store called Woodland Wand Creation. A magical place of semiprecious stones & enchanting wood from the magical forest. All to make amazing Wands. All work is unique artwork. No two are the same. I work within the respect to…

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    MagickalArts

      Creating Sacred Space The Experience of Sacred Space makes possible the “founding of the world”: where the sacred Manifests itself in space, the real unveils itself, and the world comes into existence … Mircea Eliade … What is Sacred Space? Read and re-read the quote above. Take it into your space of meditation. Analyze, dissect and observe it from all angles, perspectives and meaning. Try to feel the weight and breath of its meaning and allow the words to gently wash over you. Digest it and then simply sit with the feeling of satiety its inner essence provides. And, once you have done these things, redo them, one by…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for November 2019 Bright Blessings! Our Final Harvest Sabbat is upon us, and if you are like me, you have a LITTLE bit of gardening left to do! For me, it is planting a tiny bit of bulbs and a little basic cleanup. A big job I have is learning organic pest control for my roses for next year. This year, I decided I am flat out DONE with chemical pest control, and I got rid of all of it. I was told that dish soap with a touch of oil mixed with water kills everything on roses, but you know what? It…

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    Excerpt from A Modern Celt: Seeking the Ancestors

    Dagda: Good God of the Club and Cauldron There was a famous king of Ireland of the race of the Tuatha Dé, Eochaid Ollathair his name. He was also named the Dagda i.e. good god, for it was he that used to work wonders for them and control the weather and the crops. Wherefore men said he was called the Dagda. (5) Here is a figure that has multiple faces, although the most obvious is of the fierce warrior, with his enormous club that could kill nine men in one blow. The other side of this coin is he could also revive the mortally wounded with the handle of this…

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    Planner Magic

    I’m bringing you tips and ideas for turning your planner into an oracle, an interactive grimoire, and a spellbook. We’ll be using your planner, planner supplies and accessories for lots of magical fun. This month’s Planner Magic is a Gratitude Jar. All manifestation magic begins with a little gratitude. Create this vellum overlay and turn your gratitude list into a fun graphic you can keep right in your planner. Here are the supplies you need for this project: Gratitude Jar image which you can find in the Printables section of my FREEBIES page: https://overthemoonmagic.weebly.com/freebies.html Vellum: https://amzn.to/2J6SbGm  Stickers: https://amzn.to/2o2b8CF *** About the Author: Kristen Allison is a divination junkie, oracle deck…

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    Book Review – The Sacred Herbs of Samhain: Plants to Contact the Spirits of the Dead by Ellen Evert Hopman

    Book Review The Sacred Herbs of Samhain: Plants to Contact the Spirits of the Dead by Ellen Evert Hopman 216 pages   What a perfect time of the year to review this book! Ellen Evert Hopman has written a very concise book on herbs to use in and around Samhain, and, most likely, at other time of the year, when one wishes to communicate with their ancestors. It begins with a very basic herbal primer – how to know if your herbs are of good quality, how to make salves, tinctures, poultices and more, all things that herbalists know. Part I is “Herbs of the Spirits and the Dead and…