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    MagickalArts

    A New (Witch’s Year)! The Space of Integration   Happy July and the Space of Integration Between….     We’ve just celebrated the Summer Solstice and now have an opportunity to rest in the weeks between before the next Sabbat of Lammas and the Autumnal Equinox. How we choose to use that time can serve us in unexpected ways and deepen what we have carried from our experiences of those previous Sabbats. In that spirit, I would like to invite you to just simply breathe into this month of July. This month is the pause before each inhalation and the fullness before each exhalation of breath. We can choose to…

  • Divination Articles,  Reviews & Interviews

    Book & Oracle Card Box Review – The Shaman Box: Tools for Healing Protection and Good Fortune with Animal Oracle Cards by Nicholas Breeze Wood (author) & Sarah Bartlett (oracle cards)

    Book & Oracle Card Box Review The Shaman Box Tools for Healing Protection and Good Fortune with Animal Oracle Cards by Nicholas Breeze Wood (author) & Sarah Bartlett (oracle cards) Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing 96 Pages, 36 Card Deck Publication Date: 9/01/2020   Opening The Shaman Box is like opening a medicine package. It presents as a hardback book, but then you open the cover. The paperback book, written by Nicholas Breeze Wood, is tucked into a sleeve on the right hand side of the cover and the oracle deck, with illustrations and key words by Sarah Bartlett, is in a soft box placed into an opening on the left…

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    Book Review – Tree Magic: Connecting with the Spirit and Wisdom of Trees by Sandra Kynes

    Book Review Tree Magic Connecting with the Spirit and Wisdom of Trees by Sandra Kynes Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 368 Pages Publication Date: June 8, 2021     “Tree Magic: Connecting with the Spirit and Wisdom of Trees” is a guide to bringing this energy into our lives. Rooted in the physical realm, trees provide food, medicine, raw materials, and shelter. In the mystical world, trees connect three realms: heaven, earth, and underworld. Our ancestors revered them. Humans have a symbiotic relationship with trees: We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide; trees absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. A large tree can produce enough oxygen to support four people a day.…

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    Video Book Review – American Brujeria: Modern Mexican-American Folk Magic by J Allen Cross

    Video Book Review American Brujeria Modern Mexican-American Folk Magic by J Allen Cross Publisher: Weiser Books 240 Pages Publication Date: May 1, 2021     Bright Blessings! Welcome to another video review of a fabulous book. Published in 2021- hot off the press- by Weiser Books, this 240 page book was lovingly written by Portland, Oregon occult professional, and ghosthunter J. Allen Cross. Cross is an American witch who is an expert in Brujeria, and is good enough to share with us. I highly recommend this book for its easy flow reading, and great, simple magical instruction. Watch the video to hear book excerpts and some of the wisdom of…

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    The Energetics of Various FoodStuffs an Excerpt from “Chakras, Food and You,” by Cyndi Dale and Dana Childs

    The Energetics of Various FoodStuffs   One of the most important ways to decide what to eat and what to avoid involves an understanding of the subtle energetics of various types of foodstuffs. As you’ll discover, carbs provide instant energy and comfort. If your best friend just moved away, you aren’t going to crave a strengthening protein. You’ll want a comforting carb. That’s okay—just select a healthy one for your chakra type. But when you’re headed to her going-away party? You might want to snack on a protein first, as you’ll need the strength proteins offer. The following outline of various types of foodstuffs and nutrients can key you in…

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    Book Review – Astrology For Mystics: Exploring the Occult Depths of the Water Houses in Your Natal Chart by Tayannah Lee McQuillar

    Book Review Astrology For Mystics Exploring the Occult Depths of the Water Houses in Your Natal Chart by Tayannah Lee McQuillar Publisher: Destiny Books 176 Pages Publication Date: March 9, 2021     Most astrology books focus on the basics. Most of us – myself included – never get beyond these basics in astrology. We may know – as I do – our sun sign, moon sign and rising sign – perhaps we know our other signs, too – so that when we read that Venus or Jupiter or Neptune is going to be turning retrograde, we know what that means for us personally. But few of us – and…

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    My Name is Freya – Poetry

    (Freya 2nd Edition created by the artist Samantha Chilton of SJChilton on Etsy and can be purchased from there.)     My name is Freya, Goddess of Love And yet I am no stranger to death Upon the battlefields you will find me Collecting warriors from their untimely death With death comes life – rebirth With day comes night My husband Odur is the symbol of the summer sun But now you and I celebrate the return to darkness The Wheel of Life turns round and round So now before we turn inwards Celebrate all that you have achieved Celebrate all that you are Stand tall with the mighty oak,…

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    Witch & Popcorn

      House Hunters Renovation     Bright Blessings, Film Lovers! This review is about a tv series, not a film, and one many indulge in binge watching- HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation. Different from plain old House Hunters, people see properties they know they are going to have to gut, remodel, and sometimes, completely redo to make them livable for their families. This hilarious video shows some of the nightmares people walk into when viewing properties for this program:     Many of us have house shopped, and some reading this may even sell real estate. Each seller thinks THEIR property is the BEST ever, but buyers beg to differ. Part…

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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 Kim McFadden     Kim was one of six of us who were founding members of a coven some sixteen years ago that changed over time but continues still, without us. Her strong, calm Taurus presence grounds me when she is near. She has a wicked sense of humor, and owns all her thoughts and behaviors, keeping her real. Kim hosts my stays in Connecticut and we often have wine on the porch and watch the sun set beyond my bus. Her house is modest for her…

  • Divination Articles,  Reviews & Interviews

    Oracle Deck Review – The Living Legacy Oracle by Angie McCoy Hills

    Oracle Deck Review The Living Legacy Oracle by Angie McCoy Hills     The Living Legacy Oracle, self-published by the creator of the Oracle, Angie McCoy Hills. I name her “creator” rather than “author,” because it is the purchaser of this unique Oracle deck that is the author of their deck. The Living Legacy Oracle is a unique Oracle, inspirational in content and entirely customized by you, the purchaser. The Oracle is created to memorialize the advice, guidance and words of wisdom offered by you, an ancestor, or a loved one, to be gifted to a family member, a loved one, or kept for personal healing. I reviewed a sample…