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    Book Review – Pagan Portals: Animal Magic – Working with Animal Spirit Guides by Rachel Patterson

    Book Review Pagan Portals: Animal Magic Working with Animal Spirit Guides by Rachel Patterson Rachel Patterson is a witch, wife, mother, and author. She is highpriestess of the Kitchen Witch Coven and an elder at the Kitchen WitchSchool of Natural Witchcraft. She combines hedge witchery, religiouswitchcraft, kitchen witchery, and folk magick into her own version of theCraft. Her main animal guide is the boar. Other animals have chosen to be herguides as well; magpie, pigeon, seagull, frog, and others that pop up onoccasion. Each has it’s own reason and brings it’s own strengths andwisdom. She encourages us to trust our intuition in all aspects of life, includingour magick, that there…

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    Book Review – Northern Lore: A Field Guide To The Northern Mind, Body & Spirit by Eoghan Odinsson

    Northern Lore: A Field Guide To The Northern Mind, Body & Spirit by Eoghan Odinsson First, I’d like to say that I liked this book. At first it was a bit academic, a bit dry, but then the interesting stuff made an appearance. Eoghan was born in Canada and is also an award winning journalist. He has a Masters in Science from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and taught there for a time. Eoghan holds a black belt in Shito-Ryu Karate and taught the martial art in Canada and the U.S. It’s said that Odin gave up one of his eyes and hung himself upside-down from the world tree,…

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    Book Review: The Reiki Sourcebook 2008 Revised Edition by Bronwen & Frans Stein

    The Reiki Sourcebook 2008 Revised Edition by Bronwen & Frans Stein Hello PaganPages readers. I go by Jadaja Talios on the Internet and in the pagan community. I just finished reading ‘the Reiki Sourcebook’ by Bronwen & Frans Stein. At first I had trouble getting into the book but then I did. One thing that caught my attention was confirmation of something that I have been saying for sometime now due to my experience with magick, especially after I had learned to center and ground. That something is that “All things are made of energy,” as quoted on page 6 from the source, ‘Chinese Medical Qigong volume 1’ by Professor Jerry Alan…