• Reviews

    Book Review – Mindful Homes: Create healing living spaces with mindfulness and feng shui by Anjie Cho

    Book Review Mindful Homes: Create healing living spaces with mindfulness and feng shui by Anjie Cho Publisher: Cico Books 144 Pages Release Date: April 11, 2023         This is Anjie’s second book, the first one being Holistic Spaces, which was written a full decade after her introduction to meditation and Feng Shui. In the book Mindful Homes, Anjie introduces herself and speaks to her personal journey and how she sees the connection between mindfulness and feng shui. The energy flow or chi is explained, and how it impacts the spaces we occupy. Mindfulness and how we can create calm within our bodies, and how our physical space…

  • Monthly Columns

    Shui Shed

    Welcome to The Shui Shed…. …. a new column for PaganPagesOrg e-zine that will explore the basic principles of Feng Shui. This column will share concepts that can be used to bring positive energy and enhance the vibrations within your physical environment. This edition we’re sharing the story of the Chinese Zodiac…which may be a bit of folklore…   THE STORY OF THE CHINESE ZODIAC   As with many things in many cultures, the basic concepts of century old practices are passed down through the generations by way of storytelling. As the story was shared, did each storyteller add their own personal twist to make it more interesting for the…

  • Interviews

    Interview — David Shi, Author of The Mysteries and Magic of North Asian Shamanism

    Linda Bischoff (PaganPages.Org): In your book “Spirit Voices” you talk about your background and your path to where you are today – is there anything else that you’d like to add? What do you see your future path looking like? David Shi: Yes – thank you. I grew up in what I would term an Atheist family meaning that I was raised by parents with a mindset of believing in hard science; somewhat of a STEM perspective. The ancestral practices in the book are coming from my ancestors who began appearing in my dreams when I was in my mid to late teens. It was in this way that I…

  • Reviews

    Book Review – Earth Spirit: Beyond Sustainability: Authentic Living at a Time of Climate Crisis by Nimue Brown

    Book Review Earth Spirit: Beyond Sustainability: Authentic Living at a Time of Climate Crisis by Nimue Brown Publisher: Moon Books 88 Pages Release Date: April 28, 2023         In this book Nimue explores the concept of authentic living. Her views are that they way we have all been conditioned to live; high speed living and the debt culture are not sustainable. Authentic living can only be done when we learn to live within our means. Conscious living means that we must be present and be making conscious choices in our daily lives. Her position is that how we interact with the material world is reflected in how…

  • Monthly Columns

    Shui Shed

    Welcome to The Shui Shed…. …. a new column for PaganPagesOrg that will explore the basic principles of Feng Shui. This column will share concepts that can be used to bring positive energy and enhance the vibrations within your physical environment. This edition we’ll explore the Min Gua – what it means and how understanding your Min Gua or life pattern can assist you to interact positively within your physical space. Min literally translates to “life” and Gua means “pattern.” Enhanced clarity and focus can be achieved through a deeper understanding of your Min Gua. The practice of Feng Shui tells us that the physical space we occupy, the places…

  • Reviews

    Book Review – Staff of Laurel, Staff of Ash: Sacred Landscapes in Ancient Nature Myth by Dianna Rhyan

    Book Review Staff of Laurel, Staff of Ash: Sacred Landscapes in Ancient Nature Myth by Dianna Rhyan Publisher: Moon Books 192 Pages Release Date: June 1, 2023         In her attempt to convey her thoughts of how Ancient Nature Myth is reflected in our current landscape, Dianna begins to reference ancient myths early in the book. The prologue refers to and includes quotes from ancient gods. Several quotes and references to the ancient are repeated throughout the balance of the book. Dianna’s approach to articulate the synchronicities of these two worlds is to take us on a “hike” through the lands that she finds reminiscent of the…

  • Monthly Columns

    The Shui Shed

    Welcome to The Shui Shed….   …. a new column for PaganPagesOrg e-zine that will explore the basic principles of Feng Shui. This column will share concepts that can be used to bring positive energy and enhance the vibrations within your physical environment. This edition we’ll explore the importance of the Lo Shu and how it’s used in Classical Feng Shui and other disciplines.   The Lo Shu – The Magic Square   The Lo Shu or “magic” square is one of the most ancient tools of Feng Shui. The nine-sector grid of numbers is an interpretive tool of Feng Shui. One of the secrets of the Lo Shu is…

  • Reviews

    Book Review – Spirit Voices: The Mysteries and Magic of North Asian Shamanism by David Shi

    Book Review Spirit Voices: The Mysteries and Magic of North Asian Shamanism  by David Shi Publisher: Weiser Books 275 Pages Release Date: May 1, 2023         The book begins with a discussion on the Roots of Shamanism. While he grew up in New Jersey David did not wish to embrace his Asian-American roots especially during his teen years. Although he became interested in witchcraft and Neo-Paganism in high school he truly began his learning journey in 2016 when he travelled to Hong Kong. There he visited Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan, mosques and Hindu temples in Indonesia, Buddhist and folk temples in Hong Kong and…

  • Reviews

    Book Review – African American Magick: A Modern Grimoire for the Natural Home by Stephanie Rose Bird

    Book Review African American Magick: A Modern Grimoire for the Natural Home  by Stephanie Rose Bird Publisher: Weiser Books 237 Pages Release Date: June 5, 2023         This book is dedicated to a group of people in the Northern Territory an the outstation of Maparu in Australia and thanking them for six thousand years of ancient ways. The book has been organized with the first few chapters acknowledging the magic and mystery of all the seasons. Then several chapters have been dedicated to each season – highlighting how and what to harvest to honour that season. The information contained within the book was originally published in 2006.…

  • Reviews

    Book Review – The Little Book of Manifestation by Astrid Carvel

    Book Review The Little Book of Manifestation by Astrid Carvel Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing 130 Pages Release Date: January 17, 2023         In The Little Book of Manifestation Astrid Carvel presents to us a concise and clear concept – as she does in all of her Little Books. She walks us through the basics of the Law of Attraction, a key concept of manifestation, and covers off on many manifesting techniques. She tells us about the attraction of energies to like energies – if we focus on positivity, we can elevate our frequency and attract similar vibrations. She does clarify that had work is needed – although…