• Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Yoga for Diabetes: How to Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda by Rachel Zinman

    Book Review Yoga for Diabetes How to Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda by Rachel Zinman Monkfish Book Publishing 314 Pages   As a long time practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga, I am well aware of the benefits of yoga and meditation. Like the author, I was deathly afraid of getting diabetes. My beloved grandmother, who raised me, died from complications and I have several cousins who had/have it. Of course, when I was diagnosed, I forgot all about the methods that would be most beneficial to my well-being. This book brings it back into focus for me. Ms. Zinman has gone above and beyond in describing diabetes,…

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    Book Review – The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals by Maia Toll

    Book Review The Illustrated Herbiary Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals by Maia Toll Storey Publishing 176 Pages     I was asked to review a book on Herbs, that “seemed pretty cool”. That was the understatement of the year. This book was super fun, educational, kept herbs interesting and included rituals and oracle cards. I was beyond pleased with this book, and it was my pleasure to review. I do not know about you, but for me, herbs have been difficult and a little tricky. I always wanted to know what to use, plants’ properties and be educated in herbology, but I found it very hard to stay…

  • Monthly Columns

    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Jasmine     Jasmine, or Jasminum, is a sweet-smelling flowering plant related to the olive tree. Some jasmine plants grow as shrubs but the most famous are probably the climbing varieties. Some can grow as tall as nine metres! Jasmine flowers are white or yellow, with some holding delicate tones of pink or even red.   The Kitchen Garden Generally jasmine like partial shade and a warm setting, but there are some hardy varieties that grow happily in cooler climates – hence jasmine making it into our January issue! Winter jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum, tends to have solitary, yellow flowers and may bloom from November to March…

  • Divination Articles

    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The High Priestess & The Empress     We have done a lot of comparing of two cards in order to discover subtle differences that help with interpretation. This month, we will examine two cards that we already know are different, with the intention of discovering more subtle meanings. I’m in a Major Arcana kind of mood as this year comes to a close, so let’s compare two Major Arcana cards: The High Priestess and The Empress, two aspects of the Sacred Feminine. First, let’s review some terms. If you’ve read my column before, you can skip the next paragraph. There are 22 Major Arcana cards in a Tarot…

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    Witch Hunt

      There are witches all around us. You can find them anywhere… The Witch on Wheels has been documenting her findings.   Meet Kelli P. Cooke     Originally from Georgia, Kelli P. Cooke left in 2014 to restart her life after a relationship ended. She called to the universe to direct her to where she belonged and whom she should be with. A friend she’d known for years appeared in her mind, but she dismissed it at the time. About a month later, the two started chatting, two months later they had an official date and about a month later she moved to Connecticut. “Here I’ve found community unlike I’ve…

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    Book Review – Find Your Goddess: How to Manifest the Power and Wisdom of the Ancient Goddesses in Your Everyday Life by Skye Alexander

    Book Review Find Your Goddess How to Manifest the Power and Wisdom of the Ancient Goddesses in Your Everyday Life by Skye Alexander Adams Media 224 Pages   I was a bit leery to review this book. There seems to be such an overabundance of books telling women to harness the power of the Goddess, and empower yourself with the Goddess, be a warrior with the Goddess. I took a peek through Amazon using those keywords and was amazed at the proliferation of these books considering that the Goddess is not exactly main-stream for most people. What many of these books do not tell you is that the secret to…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Iztlacoliuhqui In Aztec mythology, Itztlacoliuhqui (its•lack•a•lyle•key) is the god of frost. He is the lord of the thirteen days from 1 Lizard to 13 Vulture in the Aztec calendar. At the time Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli was the god of dawn and the planet Venus, Tonatiuh, the sun god, demanded sacrifice and obedience from the other gods before he would move. Angered at the sun’s arrogance, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli shot an arrow at him. Although it missed, the sun retaliated and threw his own arrow back at the morning star, piercing the Lord of Dawn through the head. At this moment, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli was transformed into Itztlacoliuhqui, the god of obsidian stone, coldness,…

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    Book Review – Magickal Mediumship: Partnering with the Ancestors for Healing and Spiritual Development by Danielle Dionne

    Book Review Magickal Mediumship Partnering with the Ancestors for Healing and Spiritual Development by Danielle Dionne Llewellyn 288 Pages     Every now and then a book appears out of the ether at the perfect time. Magickal Mediumship by Danielle Dionne is one of those books. Dionne, a psychic medium and witch, has blended magic and communing with the dead to create not just a “bridge” to the deceased but a working tool to enhance our personal spirituality. Written with a down to earth warmth, this is no esoteric tome, but rather a step-by-step plan to connect not only with ancestors, but with deities, angels and ascended masters—enabling the reader to receive their…

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    Book Review – Crystal Grids Handbook: Use the Power of the Stones for Healing and Manifestation by Judy Hall

    Book Review Crystal Grids Handbook Use the Power of the Stones for Healing and Manifestation by Judy Hall Fair Winds Press 176 Pages     Combine the phenomenal power of crystals with sacred geometry on a grid and you have a three-dimensional energy field that can manifest anything. Judy Hall’s “Crystal Grids Handbook: Use the Power of the Stones for Healing and Manifestation” guides readers to harness that energy for everything from attraction and anchoring, to protection and prosperity. Grids, she explains, are the language of creation. They are found in nature: the perfect spiral of the sunflower, honeycomb cells, snowflakes. Readers learn how to select the best crystals for…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Enchanted Love Tarot: The Lover’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Relaxing by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber

    Tarot Deck Review The Enchanted Love Tarot The Lover’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Relaxing by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit 163 Page Guidebook   The Enchanted Love Tarot: The Lover’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Relaxing, published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310, is a Tarot deck designed and created by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. The Enchanted Love Tarot comes in a 6 inch by 9 inch by 1 1/2 inch cardboard box with a glossy red surface. On the front of the box is The Lovers card; on the…