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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 Priscilla Anne Tennant Herrington     The first time I met Priscilla Anne Tennant Herrington was on a weekend Mabon retreat. I was stuck by the energy she held, the gentleness with which she offered wisdom, often in the form of a question that made me think. When she began a pagan discussion group for LGPTQ youth, I volunteered to assist. When I was preparing to crone, she was one of my mentors. She’s one of the witchiest witches I know.  “The best thing that ever happened…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The HooDoo Tarot by Tayannah Lee McQuillar & artwork by Katelan V. Foisy

    Tarot Deck Review The HooDoo Tarot by Tayannah Lee McQuillar Artwork by Katelan V. Foisy Publisher: Destiny Books Publication Date: 2/18/2020     The HooDoo Tarot: 78-Card Deck and Book for Rootworkers, published by Destiny Books, One Park Street, Rochester, Vermont, is a Tarot deck designed and created by Tayannah Lee McQuillar, with artwork by Katelan V. Foisy. This beautiful Tarot set comes in a solidly made 6 1/4 inch by 9 1/2 inch cardboard box with a glossy sepia-toned surface. On the front of the box is the Major Arcana XX card, called Dem Bones; on the back are a description of the set and brief bios of McQuillar…

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    Ostara Correspondences

    (Photo by Ilona Frey on Unsplash) (oh-star-ah) – Lesser Sabbat – Spring/Vernal Equinox, March 20-21st – when the Sun enters Ares   Other Names: Ostre, Oestre, Eostre, Rites of Spring, Eostra’s Day, Lady Day, First Day of Spring, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Alban Eiler, Bacchanalia, Mean Earraigh, Pasch, Caisg, Pess Date: Spring Equinox March 19–23 in Northern Hemisphere. Symbolism: The beginning of spring, new life and rebirth, the God and Goddess in Their youth, balance, fertility Goddesses: all love, virgin, and fertility Goddesses; Anna Perenna (Roman), Aphrodite (Greek), Astarte (Canaanite, Persia, GrecoRoman), Athena (Greek), Cybele (Greco-Roman), Blodeuwedd, Eostre (Saxon Goddess of Fertility), Flidais (Irish), Gaia (Greek), Hera, Ishtar (Assyro-Babylonian), Isis…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Byzantine Tarot: Wisdom From an Ancient Empire Images by Cilla Conway & Guide Book by John Matthews and Cilla Conway

    Tarot Deck Review The Byzantine Tarot Wisdom From an Ancient Empire Images by Cilla Conway Guide Book by John Matthews and Cilla Conway Publisher: Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit Publication Date: 12/8/2020     The Byzantine Tarot: Wisdom From an Ancient Empire, with images by Cilla Conway and guide book by John Matthews and Cilla Conway, published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA, with the text copyright by Matthews and Conway in 2015, card illustrations copyright by Conway in 2015, and design copyright by Edison Books Limited in 2015. The Byzantine Tarot comes in a sturdy 5 3/4…

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    Book Review – Herbal Magic: A Handbook of Natural Spells, Charms, and Potions by Aurora Kane

    Book Review Herbal Magic A Handbook of Natural Spells, Charms, and Potions by Aurora Kane Publisher: Quarto Publishing 208 pages Publication Date: 5/25/2021     This book has everything a witch could want to know about magical herbalism. It is “full of purposeful potential and whimsical wisdom to be used wisely,” with a catalog of 78 herbs and 40 rituals. For the herbs it gives the planetary companion, day of the week it corresponds with, elemental correspondence, zodiac sign, and gender. The author explains a plants gender as its energy because it is “relative to plant life [and] not assigned based on gender, but qualities of energy in life”. She…

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    Writing “The Magic of Nature” By Author Jessica Marie Baumgartner

    Nature is magic. I mean that in every way: figurative, literal, serious, humorous. Like all creatures, humans hold their own place in the balance of existence on Earth. We may get a little out of hand at times, but Mother Nature knows how to keep us in check. When I sat down to write my upcoming Llewellyn Worldwide release, “The Magic of Nature: Meditations & Spells to Find Your Inner Voice,” I had no idea if they would accept it. That didn’t matter. The work has its place and I knew it had to be written. It seems that a lot of people aren’t sure of themselves or their place…

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    Book Review – A Visionary Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Methods For Working with the Deep Dream State by Lee Adams

    Book Review A Visionary Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Methods For Working with the Deep Dream State by Lee Adams Publisher: Destiny Books 192 Pages Publication Date: 5/4/21     From the Publisher…. ….Humans interact with the world through symbols. We use them to communicate, to define and study life, to interact with our own minds. Symbols are not only the intentional representations of concepts, such as language; they are also the meaning we imbue objects with. An owl can represent wisdom, winter represents dormancy and death, red means danger or stop, green means go. Even characters–in fiction and in dreams–function on a symbolic level as they personify qualities in the…

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    ZOOM IN!

    Tips and Techniques for Effective Zoom Events   COVID-19 and new protocols for safety has resulted in canceled festivals, rituals and workshops leaving many within our community feeling isolated and yearning for interactions with others. Fortunately, we live in a technologically booming age and since creativity is a staple of pagans, these two together can form a winning partnership…..   Basic Virtual Etiquette Now that we are using virtual platforms more often there is the need to establish guidelines for appropriate behavior during the virtual event/call. This month’s post provides some of the basic rules of etiquette you may wish to employ.   Muting Microphones When you sign into the virtual…

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    Book Review – Rebel Witch: Carve the Craft That’s Yours Alone by Kelly-Ann Maddox

    Book Review Rebel Witch Carve the Craft that’s Yours Alone by Kelly-Ann Maddox Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide 260 Pages Publication Date: 4/20/21     Like hundreds of other books, “Rebel Witch: Carve the Craft that’s Yours Alone” presents the bare bones of a solitary witch practice – not to teach, but to inspire readers to shape the elements into a unique and personal path of their own. “A witchy practice usually includes rituals, spells and celebration of the natural cycles of Earth,” Kelly-Ann Maddox wrote, also noting witch can be a verb, a way of living. Some witches follow group guidelines or operate within set traditions. This book is for those…