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    Book Review – One Spirit and One Truth: Aleister Crowley’s Spiritual Legacy by Keith Readdy

    Book Review One Spirit and One Truth Aleister Crowley’s Spiritual Legacy by Keith Readdy 436 Pages     I purposely do not read anyone else’s reviews on a book before I read a book. I do this so that another does not influence my view of the book; I must admit books on Aleister Crowley can be a little dry, and the difficult. But there’s always strange & interesting tidbits that I pick up in the books. Mr. Readdy’s book is a history book. Therefore, it reads like a history book, and if your history buff, that’s fine. I was still able to find a lot of interesting information within…

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    Book Review – Beyond the North Wind by Christopher McIntosh

    Book Review Beyond the North Wind by Christopher McIntosh 256 Pages     The Forward of this book is written by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, who is the High Priest of the Icelandic ÁSATRÚ Association. I found the story of his meeting and developing friendship with Mr. McIntosh, at times, whimsical and tender at the same time. But I also found the respect that runs very deep in that friendship. This book covers a subject, Hyperborean, that I used to talk about with my father. When I was seven years old, my dad would talk about all the different world beliefs that he had heard or read. He would talk about…

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    Book Review – The Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids by Angela Paine

    Book ReviewThe Healing Plants of the Celtic Druidsby Angela Paine 304 Pages   I have to be honest; this is one of those books that I found so enjoyable it was hard to figure out what to include in the review. The Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids is a book that I feel should be included in a witch’s collection of books. Mx. Paine explains in chapter 1, why she wrote this book. In this chapter, she also teaches a little bit about the ancient Celtic world, including mining, farming, trade, places of worship, the role of the Druids in ancient Celtic Britain, and ancient Celtic medicine. Mx. Paine…

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    Book Review – The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs: Avatars of Invisible Realms by Claude Le Couteux

    Book Review The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs Avatars of Invisible Realms by Claude Le Couteux 240 Pages     I am fascinated by the subject matters that I find when I read a book on a new subject. “The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs” by Claude Le Couteux is a new subject to me. I could see that Le Couteux’s book was unraveling the web that had long been placed by the clerics of yesteryear. The web (Loki’s name in Swedish is locke/lock. Loksnät {spiders web}) around the elves and dwarves was put in place to replace the belief in beings that once had a seat next…

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    Book Review – Storytelling Alchemy: Write Your Own Happy Ending by Renée Damoiselle

    Book ReviewStorytelling AlchemyWrite Your Own Happy Endingby Renée Damoiselle 208 Pages   Storytelling Alchemy is a self-help book written by Mx. Damoiselle. Storytelling Alchemy is about the Story You Tell Yourself (SYTY) and how to change it and write a happy ending for your life. Everyone has a story (several of them) we tell people about who we are. Then there are those stories that we don’t share with others; you know the ones of which I talk. Those are the stories for which Mx. Damoiselle wrote this self-help book. The first chapter is broken down into two different paths; one is mundane; the other one is magickal. The second…

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    Book Review – One Truth and One Spirit: Aleister Crowley’s Spiritual Legacy by Keith Readdy

    Book Review One Truth and One Spirit: Aleister Crowley’s Spiritual Legacy by Keith Readdy 436 pages     I purposely do not read anyone else’s reviews on a book before I read that book. I do this so that another does not influence my view of the book; I must admit books on Aleister Crowley can be a little dry, and difficult. But there’s always exciting tidbits that I pick up. Mr. Readdy’s book is a history book. Therefore, it reads like a history book, and if you’re a history buff that’s fine. I was still able to find a lot of interesting information within this book. I found it…

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    Book Review – Unicorn Magic: Awaken to Mystical Energy & Embrace Your Personal Power by Tess Whitehurst

    Book Review Unicorn Magic: Awaken to Mystical Energy & Embrace Your Personal Power by Tess Whitehurst 288 pages     Ok, so I will admit that when I first got this book, before I even started reading it, I was afraid this was for the much younger crowd. But, after reading the book, I found that Mx. Whitehurst wrote it for 7th grade and above. Mx. Whitehurst has written a lovely book for those of us who see the Unicorn as Magickal, Divine, or Inspirational. I have been a lover of Unicorns and their playfulness (they belong in the fae realm after all) since I was a child. I carry…

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    St. Louis Pagan Picnic

    Every year for the past 27 years in Tower Grove Park in early June you will find a gathering of Pagans. This picnic is a fantastic start to the festival season in Missouri. 2019 was the first year that my husband and I were able to go for both days of the picnic. This year the picnic was able to boast that they had nearly 100 vendors. The vendors are in the middle of the picnic. The picnic coordinators are hoping to welcome even more next year. On Saturday at 10 AM, there was an opening ritual. Ritual is on the south side of the vendor’s row. The Ritual takes…

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    Book Review – The Mirror of Magic: A History of Magic in the Western World by Kurt Seligman

    Book Review The Mirror of Magic A History of Magic in the Western World Author Kurt Seligman Original Copyright date 1948 Mirror of Magic is a comparative religion book. It starts with Mesopotamia and goes all the way to the 18th century. I’m one of those people that I make lots of notes whenever I’m reading a book. So, with this book, I’ve made seven pages of notes. In one of the notes that I made on Mesopotamia, it talks about how the Gods were always reminded of the misfortune of mortals. I did find it interesting that back in Mesopotamia, there is no moral distinction between good or bad,…

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    Book Review – Angels, Spirit Guides and Goddesses by Susan Gregg

    Book ReviewAngels, Spirit Guides and Goddesses by Susan GreggQuarto Publishing Ms. Gregg’s book contains 100 different Divine Beings that can be called up for various situations. I love the art work for each being. There are four sub headers in this book: Archangels and Angels; Saints; Ascended Masters and Master Teachers; and Goddesses and Deities. I think that the way Ms. Gregg has laid the book out is very intuitive. Each page begins with the name of the Divine Being, then if applicable she writes where it comes from (i.e. religion, culture), then the author states in what ways the being will help you. Then Ms. Gregg gives an Invocation,…