• Monthly Columns

    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times for January 2020   Bright Blessings and Happy January!   By the time you read this, I trust all your holiday celebrations are over, and you are trying to remember to write “2020” instead of “2019” on everything! If you are like me, January is a welcome break from the hubub that started late Fall and lasted until New Years! So, let me say again HAPPY JANUARY. One thing I like a break from is listening to people complain about how something or another holiday related offends them. Now don’t get me wrong, we all complain about something or another, and sometimes, we…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Two Dark Reigns (Book 3) by Kendare Blake

    Book Review Two Dark Reigns (Book 3) by Kendare Blake 464 Pages     Here we go! On to Book Three, Two Dark Reigns. This book has a couple of pages before the story starts, reminding you who belongs to what family, as well as a map of “their world”, so to speak. I did find it helpful and referred to it as needed. I suggest you use it as well, as it makes the picture clearer for the reader and allows for you to connect to them. Interestingly enough, this book starts in the past-400 years before our girls’ story begins, and I found myself initially feeling like, why?…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Book of Shadows and Light by Lucy Cavendish

    Book Review Book of Shadows and Light by Lucy Cavendish 268 Pages     …. This Book of Shadows and Light is dedicated to the reclaiming of magick. Every mark you make within it is a mark of dedication to your soul. When you make your mark within these pages, you will generate the courage to realize your potentials, the ability to create what your soul desires and the power to see how free and string you truly are…..(Dedication page) The Book of Shadows and Light by Lucy Cavendish is a beautiful addition to the catalogue of books and journals to be used as a BOS (Book of Shadows). Photos…

  • Crafting Articles

    Planner Magic

    Full Moon Abundance Check I’m bringing you tips and ideas for turning your Planner into an Oracle, an Interactive Grimoire, and a Spellbook.     *** About the Author: Kristen Allison is a divination junkie, oracle deck creator, & cartomancy instructor. She created Over The Moon Academy to teach art-meets-oracle classes blending divination with her own unique brand of creativity. Academy: https://over-the-moon-academy.teachable.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/otm_academy/ Website: https://overthemoonmagic.weebly.com Kristen ~ Over the Moon Oracle Cards Enroll in one of my classes: https://over-the-moon-academy.teachable.com Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/otm_academy/

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – The Seven Elemental Forces Of Huna: Practices for Tapping into the Energies of Nature from Hawaiian Tradition by Susanne Weikl

    Book Review The Seven Elemental Forces Of Huna Practices for Tapping into the Energies of Nature from Hawaiian Tradition by Susanne Weikl 228 Pages     When I studied Huna decades ago, I learned about the three bodies and the seven principles. In this book, Susanne Weikl presents the seven elements of nature from the ancient Hawaiian shamanic tradition. These forces are sources of power “to bring fulfillment, incentive, inspiration, growth, healing and ease into our lives.” These energies are primordial and powerful, and are at work in our DNA, she states. The book offers exercises, rituals and techniques to recognize and tap into the energies of water, fire, wind,…

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    Retha’s Crystal Reflections

    All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Quantum Quattro     Quantum Quattro is a combination of multiple minerals. Different sources state different combos, but the most prevalent is shattuckite, chrysocolla, dioptase and malachite. “Quantum” means 4 in Italian. It’s also believed to contain silicon dioxide and smoky quartz. And sometimes even ajoite, azurite and cuprite. Quantum Quattro comes from only one deposit on earth, in Namibia, Africa. It comes from an oxidation zone of copper deposits. Whether it includes some or all of the individual minerals previously mentioned, it still encompasses the properties and energies of them all, as they all grow together in the larger matrix that the…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Worth the Witch

    The Magickal Earth     “Gratitude and Transformation” was the theme of The Magickal Earth’s box sent to customers for November 22 to December 21.     “The company is undergoing its own transformation,” said Janet Barto, who travels the country “in search of all things Magickal such as stones, rocks, minerals, and handcrafted items.” It just opened its first shop called the Magickal Earth Boutique in Enumclaw, Washington. In addition to work by local artists are items from around the world. “We are offering many amazing classes such as Chakra Healing with Crystals, yoga every Wednesday night, tarot readers every weekend … plus more.” Another recent change was introducing…

  • Divination Articles

    Fool Tarot Spread

    Hello There! The first layout is for the Fool. Its always a new adventure for him. I thought to create something unique. Go see what the Fool has in-store for you. Sometimes it’s great idea to take a leap of faith and see where your heart takes you on this journey of self understanding. This Fool card come from Ellen Dugan’s Witches Tarot set. Such a beautiful card. I added 2 gemstones: 1 crystal quartz point to benefit mental clarity & positive energy. 1 citrine to bring good luck and happiness and cheeriness like the sun. Blessings of love and light.     *** About the Author: Norma Clark I’m Wiccan,…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Witch and Popcorn

      Review of Penelope     Bright Blessings, film lovers! This review is of a film that I was reeled in to watching by a friend who absolutely LOVES the performance art of James McAvoy. I would never have watched it otherwise, but I’m so glad I did! It’s the 2006 film Penelope starring Christina Ricci, Catherine O’Hara, Peter Dinklage, and Richard E. Grant as well as the previously mentioned McAvoy. Click the link below to watch the delightful trailer. This film begins with a curse! A witch curses the Wilhern family, who are responsible for the death of her daughter. She decrees that their next daughter will be born…

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    Book Review – Positive Magic: A Toolkit for the Modern Witch by Marion Weinstein

    Book Review Positive Magic A Toolkit for the Modern Witch by Marion Weinstein 320 Pages     This book is a toolkit for the modern witch. It has 320 pages. This book covers so much information. I really enjoyed it all. Its split up into two parts. Part 1 is Basic Information. It has six chapters in this area. It covers Magic a world unto itself. Establishing magic as a new context for self help. Location in time and space. Presenting the magical point of view for transcending limited time and space reality. The 10 foot pole department. This area is about negative magic. Witchcraft a living heritage covers a…