• Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care: A Holistic Approach to Wellness for Every Sign of the Zodiac by Stephanie Gailing

    Book Review The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care A Holistic Approach to Wellness for Every Sign of the Zodiac by Stephanie Gailing Wellfleet Press 256 Pages I was so excited to get this new book, not yet released to the public. The Complete Guide To Astrological Self-Care: a holistic approach to wellness for every sign in the zodiac, by Stephanie Gailing is set to be published in April, 2021 by Wellfleet Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group. It’s a wonderful book! As anyone who knows me will attest, I am passionately into self-care, holistic health and astrology, so this was right up my alley! I confess that I had…

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    Review & Interview With Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions & Sundries

      Matthew Breslin first made incense for himself and his pagan friends to use at a Beltane ritual a few years ago. It was so well received, he began formulating a blend of it for every sabbat. It became a side hobby. Until Covid hit.     “I got a whole lot of downtime,” the IT systems programmer said of multi-tasking while working from home. He was able to test blends, incorporate, and get the name trademarked. Speaking of the name, Matthew said he was looking for one that would make it easier to eventually market to a not just pagans, but a wider market. After trying to come up…

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    The Reconnection Point Excerpted from Weathering the Storm a Community Book Written with the Aim of Helping Folks Through Any Time of Crisis Including the One(s) We Find Ourselves in Now

    The Reconnection Point     An excerpt from Weathering the Storm, a community book written with the aim of helping folks through any time of crisis including the one(s) we find ourselves in now. Free from many ebook outlets including Blackwells, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.   When we are in crisis, it’s easy for our sense of connection to fail. Having to deal with trauma, severe anxiety, or an endless run of mundane realities that leave no time for self-reflection can take a heavy toll on our spiritual side. Sometimes, spirituality can even go completely by the wayside. That’s where I’ve been, only recently. As the pandemic swept the…

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    Poem – I Realised I Was Air

    I Realised I Was Air I realised I was air today After years of toying with fire Getting fingers burned yet Revelling in the pain Believing I may be a green witch A child of the earth Because I could grow things Back from almost nothing Nurturing and coaxing straggling shoots Back to life. Then when the house nearly flooded Over and over I thought water was mad at me For not taking notice For not paying it enough attention Or respect. Standing in the kitchen The door slightly open So the cats could run in and out As they pleased The wind blew hard and sudden Trees whipping wildly…

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    Book Review – The Ultimate Guide to Astrology: Use the Guidance of the Planets to Manifest Your Power and Purpose by Tanaaz Chubb

    Book Review The Ultimate Guide to Astrology Use the Guidance of the Planets to Manifest Your Power and Purpose by Tanaaz Chubb Fair Winds Press 176 Pages     I started reading The Ultimate Guide to Astrology: Use the Guidance of the Planets to Manifest Your Power and Purpose, by Tanaaz Chubb, a pre-released copy sent to PaganPagesOrg for review by the publisher, Fair Winds Press. I was only on page 19 of this book and I had already learned so much about myself that I was beyond amazed. I was talking to myself – the way I do – saying, “That makes sense!” and “Wow, who knew?” and “Aries!…

  • Crafting Articles

    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Air-Dry Clay     Merry meet. If you prefer to make tools, charms, altar decorations and gifts, clay could be all you need. In this case, it was block of the air-drying variety. Purchased at a tag sale years ago, one corner of the plastic had split open, drying some of the clay. Placing the block in an airtight container and adding some water restored it. A ziplock plastic bag also works.     Air-dry clay is soft and pliable. Kneed it a few times and it’s ready to be rolled, shaped, pressed into molds and sculpted. The clay will begin to dry as soon as exposed to air, so to…

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    Worth the Witch

    Metaphysical Monthly Mystery Box: Crystal Healing and Balance     Legion of Lightworkers’ first Metaphysical Monthly Mystery Box box featured Crystal Healing and Balance. It arrived carefully packed inside a shipping box. The items I retrieved were numerous and delightful. They were selected by Joanne Crawford who works full-time in the metaphysical realm while continuing her spiritual training. She is also a Reiki practitioner certified in crystal healing. “I found through suffering the loss of two children and experiencing two divorces that life can feel as if you’re stuck in quicksand while the world goes on around you. Through using different tools and practices – that I’m now ready to…

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    Book Review – Life Ritualized: A Witch’s Guide to Honoring Life’s Important Moments by Phoenix LeFae and Gwion Raven

    Book Review Life Ritualized A Witch’s Guide to Honoring Life’s Important Moments by Phoenix LeFae and Gwion Raven Llewellyn Worldwide 224 Pages     Life Ritualized: A Witch’s Guide to Honoring Life’s Important Moments by Phoenix LeFae and Gwion Raven is a wonderful read for expanding your perspective on what a ritual is and how it can serve purposes beyond the traditional associations. The book is separated into nine (9) chapters and flows from the more common ritual uses to those that clearly exemplify the concept that all acts are sacred and all markers of those actions can be celebrated and honored in a way befitting living a magickal life…

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    MagickalArts Video Edition

    A New (Witch’s) Year! A New Mantle of Power! Moving From The Winter Solstice   Welcome to January’s video version of MagickalArts. This month we carry the energy of the Winter Solstice into the celebration of a new calendar year of 2021! *** About the Author: Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.   Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and the Western Magickal systems from…

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    Of Medicine ‘n’ Magick II

    For the Love of Nona Gaia…     For many, February conjures images of hearts, expressions of sweetness, gestures of love, too often in the form of conventional consumption of holistically toxic industrial chocolate and flowers that starve and deplete the earth, Nona Gaia, and all life she supports. I conjure similar images and expressions, yet I do my best to do so in ways that acknowledge and honor Nona Gaia, ways in which we nourish and sustain her, and all life she supports. Past, present and future. I conjure images and expressions that reinforce the connections that bind all life. Past, present and future. In this framework, I invite…