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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 Kelli P. Cooke     Originally from Georgia, Kelli P. Cooke left in 2014 to restart her life after a relationship ended. She called to the universe to direct her to where she belonged and whom she should be with. A friend she’d known for years appeared in her mind, but she dismissed it at the time. About a month later, the two started chatting, two months later they had an official date and about a month later she moved to Connecticut. “Here I’ve found community unlike I’ve…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Iztlacoliuhqui In Aztec mythology, Itztlacoliuhqui (its•lack•a•lyle•key) is the god of frost. He is the lord of the thirteen days from 1 Lizard to 13 Vulture in the Aztec calendar. At the time Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli was the god of dawn and the planet Venus, Tonatiuh, the sun god, demanded sacrifice and obedience from the other gods before he would move. Angered at the sun’s arrogance, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli shot an arrow at him. Although it missed, the sun retaliated and threw his own arrow back at the morning star, piercing the Lord of Dawn through the head. At this moment, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli was transformed into Itztlacoliuhqui, the god of obsidian stone, coldness,…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Good Morning Intentions: Sacred Rituals to Raise Your Vibration, Find Your Bliss and Stay Energized All Day by Britt Deanda and Tara Schulenberg

    Book Review Good Morning Intentions Sacred Rituals to Raise Your Vibration Find Your Bliss and Stay Energized All Day by Britt Deanda and Tara Schulenberg Reveal Press 200 Pages     If you feel as if you’re in the passenger seat watching the scenery go by but would rather be behind the wheel driving to your wildest dreams, Britt Deanda and Tara Schulenberg offer their morning meditation practices as the way to change your life. Getting caught up in the chaos of daily living causes “us to completely miss the blessings of the moment and keep us from actually enjoying and realizing what a freaking gift it is to wake…

  • Crafting Articles

    Spellcrafting: Spells & Rituals

    Easy Imbolc Merry meet! I celebrate sabbats on the astrological dates. This year, astrological Imbolc falls on Wednesay, February 3. Below is a list of easy ideas I’ve collected to help you do something simple yet meaningful for the sabbat,       *Light a candle at dawn to greet the sun, or at some point during the day, light every candle in the house and offer a short blessing. *Gather up all your candles and bless them. *Prepare for the coming spring with some house cleaning. Rather than doing the whole house, which is overwhelming, pick one thing. Instead: organize a bookcase, clean a cupboard, or strip the bed…

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    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Air-Dry Clay     Merry meet. If you prefer to make tools, charms, altar decorations and gifts, clay could be all you need. In this case, it was block of the air-drying variety. Purchased at a tag sale years ago, one corner of the plastic had split open, drying some of the clay. Placing the block in an airtight container and adding some water restored it. A ziplock plastic bag also works.     Air-dry clay is soft and pliable. Kneed it a few times and it’s ready to be rolled, shaped, pressed into molds and sculpted. The clay will begin to dry as soon as exposed to air, so to…

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    Worth the Witch

    Metaphysical Monthly Mystery Box: Crystal Healing and Balance     Legion of Lightworkers’ first Metaphysical Monthly Mystery Box box featured Crystal Healing and Balance. It arrived carefully packed inside a shipping box. The items I retrieved were numerous and delightful. They were selected by Joanne Crawford who works full-time in the metaphysical realm while continuing her spiritual training. She is also a Reiki practitioner certified in crystal healing. “I found through suffering the loss of two children and experiencing two divorces that life can feel as if you’re stuck in quicksand while the world goes on around you. Through using different tools and practices – that I’m now ready to…

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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 Diane Hasz   Diane is a gatherer of goddesswomen. I met her more than a decade ago when we were both original members of a Dianic coven. The purple streak she put in her raven hair convinced me wild hair colors were not just for my daughter’s generation. Her roadtrips that began after the death of her husband added to my inspiration for this trip.  Diane has and will always be a gatherer of women seeking their path. She began a Facebook group of goddesswomen to meet…

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    Book Review – Llewellyn’s Little Book of Yule by Jason Mankey

    Book Review Llewellyn’s Little Book of Yule by Jason Mankey Llewellyn Publications 240 Pages     Jason Mankey has been obsessed with the magical season of Yuletide since he was a young boy. In a small, easy-to-read book, he presents winter’s festive holidays – including Hanukkah, the winter solstice, Yule, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve and Twelfth Night – all which he celebrates, all of which he loves. He admits in the introduction that he has been told it looks like “Christmas threw up all over” his house, but that he wouldn’t have it any other way. Although Yule is often used as a synonym for Christmas, they are different.…

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    Oracle Deck Review – Spirit Animal Oracle by Frédéric Calendini

    Oracle Deck Review Spirit Animal Oracle by Frédéric Calendini Beyond Words Publishing 48 Cards 128 Pages     Frédéric Calendini wrote and illustrated the “Spirit Animal Oracle” to help readers reconnect with these wise, benevolent guides. The 48-card deck and its accompanying 128-page guidebook, published in September 2020, began as an app with “Indie Goes Oracle Cards” four years ago. The idea for the deck came to him during his shamanic experiences in Peru. “All the animals came to me to show me their energies and how we can use them in our daily life,” Frédéric explains in a video on his website introducing the deck. He was shown the…

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    Book Review – Secrets of the Witch: An Initiation Into Our History and Our Wisdom by Julie Légère and Elsa Whyte, Illustrator Laura Perez

    Book Review Secrets of the Witch An Initiation Into Our History and Our Wisdom by Julie Légère and Elsa Whyte Illustrator Laura Perez The Quarto Group 80 Pages     “Dear sister, If this book has found its way into your possession, then it means it is time for you to begin your apprenticeship,” are the first words in the book “Secrets of the Witch: An Initiation Into Our History and Our Wisdom.” Chances are readers (the target audience is girls ages 9 to 14) have already sensed some of their powers. The book, which has a feminist slant, is an introductory manual to help develop abilities, “for without knowledge,…