• Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans: Using the Planets and the Stars for Effective Spellwork, Rituals and Magickal Work by Ivo Dominguez Jr

    Book Review Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans: Using the Planets and the Stars for Effective Spellwork, Rituals and Magickal Work by Ivo Dominguez Jr 216 pages For all you workers of magick who have avoided digging into astrology because it is so darn complicated, hesitate no longer! Ivo Dominguez, Jr. has created a very practical, basic and down-to-earth reference book that I, a practicing astrologer, find chock full of useful information. I am also a beginning user of magick and have started weaving astrology into that practice. This book has really opened my eyes to all the ways to work with the energy of the heavens outside of the…

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    Oracle Deck Review – Odin and the Nine Realms Oracle Cards by Sonja Grace

    Oracle Deck Review – Odin and the Nine Realms Oracle Cards by Sonja Grace A 54-card set This deck and accompanying 144 page guidebook comprise this visually striking divination tool containing images and channeled information from Sonja Grace’s spirit travels with the Norse gods. She describes her spirit travels to the Nine Realms of Norse cosmology and her meetings with the gods in the guidebook’s prologue, then she brings the gods and the Norse world to life in the cards with her simple yet iconic, bold and gorgeous art work. Grace created the cards from her memory of how the gods and realms appeared to her. She is of Norwegian…

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    Book Review – The Book of Blessings and Rituals: Magical Invocations for Healing, Setting Energy, and Creating Sacred Space by Athena Perrakis, Ph.D.

    Book Review The Book of Blessings and Rituals: Magical Invocations for Healing, Setting Energy, and Creating Sacred Space by Athena Perrakis, Ph.D. 144 pages     This lovely hardback is small but packs a punch, it is colorful, well made, and I loved it!! It’s separated not only by month, but is color coded for a quick flip through. This book is packed with a various assortment of spells, rituals, blessings and prayers. It includes 25 fantastic projects, averaging at 2 a month, that are easy to follow and understand. The introduction is down to Earth, and helpful as well as spiritually neutral allowing the reader to insert their beliefs…

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    Book Review – Pagan Portals: Gods and Goddesses of Wales – A Practical Introduction to Welsh Deities and Their Stories by Halo Quin

    Book Review Pagan Portals: Gods and Goddesses of Wales – A Practical Introduction to Welsh Deities and Their Stories by Halo Quin I think most of us are aware of Moon Books, and their series entitled “Pagan Portals”. Our journeys start somewhere and Pagan Portals is the perfect starting point. They have numerous books on various Pagan topics. If you are not aware of them, this may be a good place to start; if you have read any of them, you might like to continue with this one. This book is exactly what it purports to be, “a practical introduction to Welsh deities and their stories”. I have a basic…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Oghma Merry meet. Oghma, also spelled Ogma and Ogmios, is the Irish god of poetry and eloquence. He is also a famed warrior whose magical sword, Oma, would recount all his heroic deeds when removed from its sheath. According to legend, he created Ogham, a runic alphabet that bears his name and in which Irish Gaelic was reportedly first written. Wikipedia states, “He often appears as a triad with Lugh and the Dagda, (The Dagda is his brother and Lugh is his half-brother), who are sometimes collectively known as the trí dée dána or three gods of skill.” Oghma was said to look like an older version…

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    Peeking in the Shadows; Crafting a Book of Shadows and Light

    Welcome to Peeking in the Shadows. This monthly column will give you everything you need to create or to add to an existing Book of Shadows and Light – aka. BOS. This month is a quick-look at what a BOS is and what it may contain. We’ll go through in more depth these and other components in future months. But for now…. A Book is Not (Always) Just Another Book As you continue on the pagan path you will want to create a Book of Shadow and Light. This is essentially a journal or guide that holds special Quarter Calls, rituals, information and results of herbs used, incense recipes, spell work,…