• Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Good Morning Intentions: Sacred Rituals to Raise Your Vibration, Find Your Bliss and Stay Energized All Day by Britt Deanda and Tara Schulenberg

    Book Review Good Morning Intentions Sacred Rituals to Raise Your Vibration Find Your Bliss and Stay Energized All Day by Britt Deanda and Tara Schulenberg Reveal Press 200 Pages     If you feel as if you’re in the passenger seat watching the scenery go by but would rather be behind the wheel driving to your wildest dreams, Britt Deanda and Tara Schulenberg offer their morning meditation practices as the way to change your life. Getting caught up in the chaos of daily living causes “us to completely miss the blessings of the moment and keep us from actually enjoying and realizing what a freaking gift it is to wake…

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    ‘Hoo’ Knows What They ‘Doo’ by Christy Sprouse Exclusive Interview!

    ‘Hoo’ Knows What They ‘Doo’ by Christy Sprouse With an Introduction by Lynn Woike     Between them, Bruce and Christy Sprouse have more than 40 years of devotion to Santa Muerte – Holy Death, portrayed as a human female skeleton clad in a robe. Her worship is said to be the fastest growing religion in the Americas, with an estimated 10 to 12 million followers worldwide. Among the wide variety of powers attributed to her are love, prosperity, healing, fortune, protection, and safe passage. In addition to working with her, Bruce is in tune with herbs, crystals, and other “alternative” skills. He has an extensive background in witchcraft, dark…

  • Monthly Columns

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

      Over the next few months, we’re going to take a look at the categories and sections you may wish to include in your BOS. What you add to your BOS is as unique as you are and will evolve and change as you evolve and change on your path. Flexibility is key to organizing your BOS, but you should have a method of organization as well. This month our focus is on Spell Crafting…. I set forth these words as the moon shine Full bright The Crab holds the deep waters of intuition and lens of clear sight That all who read may learn, explore and grow In the ways…

  • Spells & Rituals

    Spellcrafting: Spells & Rituals

    Easy Imbolc Merry meet! I celebrate sabbats on the astrological dates. This year, astrological Imbolc falls on Wednesay, February 3. Below is a list of easy ideas I’ve collected to help you do something simple yet meaningful for the sabbat,       *Light a candle at dawn to greet the sun, or at some point during the day, light every candle in the house and offer a short blessing. *Gather up all your candles and bless them. *Prepare for the coming spring with some house cleaning. Rather than doing the whole house, which is overwhelming, pick one thing. Instead: organize a bookcase, clean a cupboard, or strip the bed…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Do I Have To Wear Black: Rituals, Customs and Funerary Etiquette For Modern Pagans by Mortellus

    Book Review Do I Have To Wear Black Rituals, Customs and Funerary Etiquette For Modern Pagans by Mortellus Llewellyn Worldwide 344 Pages     Explore the myriad of customs that have emerged around death and dying in the magical and Pagan communities. Filled with rituals, meditations, legal considerations, and deep insights into death as a spiritual process, this book can be used by magical practitioners or shared with non-Pagan professionals who support Pagans in their final transitions… From the Publisher Do I Have To Wear Black: Rituals, Customs and Funerary Etiquette For Modern Pagans by Mortellus is a timely read that fills a gap that has existed for some time…

  • Monthly Columns

    She Who is All – Goddesses and The Divine Female

    Nanshe   (Photo Credit: wikipedia) Nanshe – Goddess of water, Goddess of fertility, Goddess of Prophecy, Goddess of Social Justice, Lady of the Storerooms. Nanshe was worshipped from the 3rd millennium BCE to the advent of Christianity, throughout the history of Mesopotamia. She was born to Enki, the God of wisdom, magic and water and Ninhursag, a Mother and Earth Goddess. Being most strongly associated with water, she is the Goddess of fishing. The fish is one of her symbols, as s symbol of life; her other symbol is the pelican, who sacrifices itself to feed her young. She is often depicted as a woman dancing above the water. Her…

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    As Above So Below (How the Stars Became Our Hearts)

      I see the psychedelic experience as both the centerpiece of prehistoric life, and is destined to be the centerpiece of any future we want to be part of. – Terence McKenna   The Promise of Future   When it comes to the subject of legalizing psychedelics, it’s a political issue. It’s multiple dimensional also. The number one issue is their potential to be dangerous. Without the right guidance, the use of these substances can be downright catastrophic. Those who are advocates for the use of entheogens (the word for psychedelics used in a spiritual setting) tend to downplay this negative. The negative aspects are a side effect of their…

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    GaelSong

    Tree Circles for Healing It’s a New Year, and when a new cycle opens in my life, I often go to a tree circle nearby to help move me through the changes I’m experiencing in life. So, I thought an article about various tree circles and how they can help would be appropriate to the season. When I stand within a circle of trees, I feel as if I’m in a grove of spirit beings rather than physical trees, beings who can sense exactly what I need at that moment. And I usually feel my spirit family of light moving into the trees as well, a whole community of light…

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    Of Medicine ‘n’ Magick

    Winter Here I am in the season we call winter. Yule has passed, and length of daylight is waxing in my world, though imperceptibly. I know it is, though, because the hens are laying again. I know because the stored onions and garlic are waking. I know because I’m taking inventory of seeds, placing orders, and dreaming of the spring-to-autumn gardens that sustain us. I know because I’m already dreaming of Imbolc, that glorious midpoint between winter and spring, when the waxing daylight turns undeniable, and garden dreams move into garden actions, albeit indoors, on shelves aglow with privileged light. But now… in the gloom of true winter, it’s a…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for January 2021 Bright Blessings, and happy 2021! As it is between Sabbats, I get to pick what to write about, and I decided there is something I want to say to my Pagans. Without further ado…   An Open Letter to My Pagans   It has been over a year since I have seen some of you who I see regularly. Last Winter, we did craft gatherings, and Circles- and in January and February, we died back with the earth for a bit. I was planning to have more craft gatherings, and then Beltane. Then the virus hit. I canceled everything. A…