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Book Review – The Goddess Devotional Deck: #30DaysofGoddess Companion by Molly Remer

Book Review
The Goddess Devotional Deck: #30DaysofGoddess Companion
by Molly Remer
Publisher: Brigid’s Grove
100 cards

 

 

Goddess Devotional Deck #30DaysofGoddess Companion was created as a month-long promotion for Molly Remer’s Whole and Holy, the second in a series of three goddess devotional books, that was published in December 2020.

The practice began January 2021. When followers wanted to continue past the thirty days, she kept producing content, surpassing 500 consecutive days this past May. While some people continued with the ongoing practice, this companion devotional deck offers an alternative. It was meant to keep things simple. Small. Easy. Quick. Portable.

This deck leaves me no reason not to have a daily, devotional practice on my goddess-centered path. I expect others will agree when they see them.

There are 100 cards broken in three categories: word, ritual, prayer. The suggestion is to draw one of each. Word cards cab provide a daily focus, a point of reflection, an affirmation, a writing prompt, or an intention. Examples include “grow,” “longing,” “connect,” “magic,” and “guide.” The ritual cards have short, simple ideas to do sometime during the day, such as “take three deep breaths,” “stand barefoot on the earth,” “listen to a goddess song,” and “rest both hands on your belly and whisper something you need to hear.” Prayer cards are meant to be read silently or aloud as a brief, sacred pause to receive goddess wisdom and support to begin or end the day. One card reads, “May I nourish bold action and brave stillness. May I nurture rebellious creativity and radical joy. May I cultivate exuberant love and wise connection. May I grow wild curiosity and persistent wonder. May I flourish in fierce hope and radiant wholeness.”

There are also explanatory cards with suggestions on how to use the deck, reminders about daily practice and a body blessing. While presented as coming from the goddess, the sacredness of the words and prayers could just as easily come from a god, a specific deity, the universe, source, or as Molly calls it, “The Great Grand What Is.”

The deck, representing the first thirty days, stands by itself. It can also be used in combination with printed prayerbooks from Brigid’s Grove, or combined with any other practice. Cards can also be mixed and matched to create a mini ritual. Expansion packs are available to add more cards to the deck. I found them to be nourishing, supportive, restorative and enriching — just as the printed material stated.

Find a walk-through video here. The #30DaysofGoddess homepage (with a dedicated newsletter) is here.

About the Author:
Molly Remer, MSW, D.Min, is a priestess facilitating women’s circles, seasonal rituals, and family ceremonies in central Missouri. She and her husband Mark co-create Story Goddesses at Brigid’s Grove. Molly is the author of nine books, including Walking with Persephone, Whole and Holy, Womanrunes, and the Goddess Devotional. She loves savoring small magic and everyday enchantment.

 

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About the Author:
Lynn Woike

thewitchonwheels.com

All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. For 11 years I was in a coven, but with retirement, I have returned to an eclectic solitary practice. When accepting the mantle of crone, I pledged to serve and teach. This is what I do from my skoolie – a 30-year-old school bus converted into a tiny house on wheels that I am driving around the country, following 72-degree weather, emerging myself into nature, and sharing magic with those I meet. Find me at thewitchonwheels.com, Facebook and Instagram.