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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Spring Flowers Special As the world warms at a variety of different speeds in the Northern Hemisphere, different areas see a range of different flowers popping into bloom. That’s especially true now we’re past the Spring Equinox, and moving quickly towards Bealtaine. This month, we’re looking at some of the common spring flowers you might see in gardens, woodlands, or hedgerows around your local area. If you see one of your favourites, or want to share a flower with us that we’ve not included, come tell us on Facebook or Twitter!   Tulip     Tulips are such a recognisable spring flower and available in so…

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    She Who is All – The Goddess and The Divine Female

    Tawaret/Tauret (Photo Credit: www.commons.wikimedia.org) Tawaret is the ancient Egyptian Goddess of fertility and childbirth, a protector of women and children and the Goddess of the annual Nile flooding, which brings with it, its’ fertile soil, which brings life to the Land. She is a Goddess of female sexuality. Originally seen as evil and associated with the Northern sky (Nebetakhet), which was cold, dark and dangerous, She was known as the Mistress of the Horizon. Over time, She became to be seen as nurturing and protective, with a ferocious streak when it came to protecting women and children. She is also a Mother Goddess, who was associated with Hathor, as can…

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    Book Review – The Book of Candle Magic: Candle Spell Secrets to Change Your Life by Madame Pamita

    The Book Of Candle Magic: Candle Spell Secrets to Change Your Life by Madame Pamita Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide 336 Pages Publication Date: 10/08/2020     This is such a pretty little book—all purple, gold and silver. As the light flickers like a flame off the metallic cover, it beckons to be opened. However, The Book of Candle Magic: Candle Spell Secrets to Change Your Life is not just a frivolous confection. Madame Pamita has used her vast experience to create a powerful, informative “guide on how to do magic in general,” using candles specifically. Madame Pamita, owner of Madame Pamita’s Parlour of Wonders, host of the Magic and the Law…

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    Tarot Deck Review – Visionary Path Tarot by Lucy Delics

    Tarot Deck Review Visionary Path Tarot by Lucy Delics Publisher: Park Street Press (Inner Traditions) 32 Pages Publication Date: 11/03/2020     The Visionary Path Tarot invites us to explore the vibratory nature of the universe and how it shimmers in our dreams and visions. Lucy Delics has created a portal to the mysteries into which sacred plant medicine guides us. This is a black and white deck, with intricate line drawings and images described on the box as “psychedelic.” The black and white drawings are alive and animate against solid black backgrounds. With a softened gaze, the drawings move and come alive. The images containing many references to plant…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for April 2021 Bright Blessings, I write this a little more than a week before the Spring Equinox, and I have exciting news. For the first time since falling ill a little over 6 years ago- I have found a sustainable job and reliable income. Not Full Time- but this is something I can do for as long as the job is available to me and even if I were to become extremely ill once again. The empowerment of accomplishing something I feared I never would gave me the courage to DO something for myself. I bought myself a necklace as a congratulatory…

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    Jade Reviews Libby’s Handcrafted Magick Box & Interviews Owner Libby Tomsha

    This month we would like to introduce you to Libby’s Handcrafted Magick. You can view her shop on Etsy, or Facebook. Libby offers a variety of handmade items. Today we will share her “Small Box of Magick”, which according to her shop will include a handmade soy wax crystal candle, an intuitively chosen crystal and the herb of the month. Libby states that the items are valued at $35, and you are able to purchase it for only $25 plus shipping.     Your box arrives very carefully packaged, nothing was broken or damaged. There was a colorful handwritten index card identifying each item and their properties. I personally liked…

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    Tarot Deck Review – Tarot Z Deck by Artist Alejandro Colucci & Written by Jaymi Elford

    Tarot Deck Review Tarot Z Deck by Artist Alejandro Colucci Written by Jaymi Elford Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 128 Pages Publication Date: 10/08/2019     Tarot Z, published and copyrighted by Lo Scarabeo, Vi Cigna 110, 10155 Torino, Italy, is a Tarot deck created and designed by award-winning artist Alejandro Colucci, with a Little White Book written by Jaymi Elford. Tarot Z comes in a very sturdy 3 1/4 inch by 5 inch cardboard box with glossy color card images or the name of the deck on all sides. Once the pull-off lid is removed, enough of the box remains that the cards and the accompanying guidebook can stand on end,…

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

    Christianity: The Doctrine     “Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing). However if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,’ they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last you found out.”  Alan Watts.   There is much to be said on the pagan perspective of Christianity. There are many varying opinions within the followers of each…

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    Book Excerpt – The Magic of Nature: Meditations & Spells to Find Your Inner Voice – Earth Meditations by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

      We’re just a month away from my first release with Llewellyn Worldwide! I am so humbled and happy to share what I’ve learned with everyone. The hope is that anyone can test these simple meditations out and breathe a little easier. I’m a fire sign by nature, but connecting with our planet starts directly with earth, so I’ve offered up that first little bit of love. Please practice with caution. My Climbing Tree Meditation is for those who are avid climbers, but the rest require very little physicality. All the sunshine, Jess   Chapter 1: Meditations to Connect with Nature  Earth Meditations  Trees, meadows, and caves hold more magic than anyone can…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Magician & The Chariot     I’m in a Major Arcana kind of mood again, so let’s compare two Major Arcana cards: The Magician and The Chariot. 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 deck, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. An archetype (pronounced “ark eh type”) is a generic, idealized model of a person, an object, or a…