• Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Tree Magic: Connecting with the Spirit and Wisdom of Trees by Sandra Kynes

    Book Review Tree Magic Connecting with the Spirit and Wisdom of Trees by Sandra Kynes Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 368 Pages Publication Date: June 8, 2021     “Tree Magic: Connecting with the Spirit and Wisdom of Trees” is a guide to bringing this energy into our lives. Rooted in the physical realm, trees provide food, medicine, raw materials, and shelter. In the mystical world, trees connect three realms: heaven, earth, and underworld. Our ancestors revered them. Humans have a symbiotic relationship with trees: We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide; trees absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. A large tree can produce enough oxygen to support four people a day.…

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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 Kim McFadden     Kim was one of six of us who were founding members of a coven some sixteen years ago that changed over time but continues still, without us. Her strong, calm Taurus presence grounds me when she is near. She has a wicked sense of humor, and owns all her thoughts and behaviors, keeping her real. Kim hosts my stays in Connecticut and we often have wine on the porch and watch the sun set beyond my bus. Her house is modest for her…

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    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Walking With Magick     Merry meet. This month’s column features a job I commissioned by Kerry Bower of Kerry’s Creations. I knew what I wanted, but I didn’t have the materials, patience or artistic ability to turn shoes and boots into works of Pagan Art.     First she cleaned the shoes with Angelus brand leather cleaner.     Using Angelus brand paint, she freehanded her designs. There are other brands of acrylic-based paints created specifically for leather you can use. Do not mix brands, and never apply heat to help the paint dry.     “The key to bright colors is to paint multiple layers and let each…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Ra     Merry meet. Cultures since the beginning of time have worshiped the sun. In Egypt, which extends south into the Tropic of Cancer, Ra the sun god was powerful. He was the creator of everything as well as king of all the gods. As such, Ra was a just ruler and a kind father. He’s also a warrior and can dispel darkness with his light. His representation varies: while the most often he is depicted as a man with the head of a hawk crowned by a solar disk he carries across the sky each day, he is also shown as a man with the head…

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    Book Review – Sacred Symbol Magic: Harness Their Power for Mind, Body, and Soul by Sarah Bartlett

    Book Review Sacred Symbol Magic Harness Their Power for Mind, Body, and Soul by Sarah Bartlett Publisher: Weiser Books 128 Pages Published: 4/19/2021     All cultures have created symbols drawn from nature, geometry, and mythology that hold meaning, power, and magic. Learn their secret language and you’ll learn to promote a loving relationship with the Celtic knot, wear an Egyptian scarab to enhance psychic protection, and let butterflies promote good health. The All-Seeing Eye, pentagram, bee, labyrinth, lotus, mandala, Buddhapada, Om, the Sator Square and the Unicursal Hexagram are all symbols of spiritual growth. In “Sacred Symbol Magic,” Sarah Bartlett gives practical ideas for using fifty symbols to empower…

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    Book Review – Cord Magic: Tapping into the Power of String, Yarn, Twists, & Knots by Brandy Williams

    Book Review Cord Magic Tapping into the Power of String, Yarn, Twists, & Knots by Brandy Williams Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 304 Pages Publication Date: 5/08/2021     Cords are one of the easiest ways to make magic. Fibers are common, knotting is easy, and together both can be used for nearly every conceivable purpose, making threads the ultimate portable witch’s tool. Cords can be made as standalone talismans or used to add power to other workings. This book contains what seems to be everything you need to know about magic with cords, starting with examples of fibers through history and many different cultures, how they become charmed, and how to…

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    Book Review – Life As Play: Live Compassionately, Intuitively, Spontaneously, and Miracles Will Happen! by Mark J. Johnson

    Book Review Life As Play Live Compassionately, Intuitively, Spontaneously, and Miracles Will Happen! by Mark J. Johnson Publisher: Dao Publishing 236 Pages Publication Date: 12/17/2020     With humor and a dash of irreverence, Mark Johnson tells his life story beginning in a small Pennsylvania mining town where he first experienced the great silence deep in the coal mines where his dad worked. This early experience of directly knowing the Great Oneness was the foundation for his lifelong spiritual quest. This also led to being willing and comfortable integrating my shadow at an early age. The tale meanders through various cities and countries, with unexpected twists, crazy circumstances, and startling…

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    Book Review – Living the Faery Life: A Guide to Connecting with the Magic, Power, and Joy of the Enchanted Realm by Kac Young, Phd

    Book Review Living the Faery Life A Guide to Connecting with the Magic, Power, and Joy of the Enchanted Realm by Kac Young, PhD Publisher: Mango 182 Pages Publication Date: 2/16/2021     “Faeries cannot exist and will not stay in a place where no one believes in magic,” Kac Young, Phd states in the introduction to her book, “Living the Faery Life: A Guide to Connecting with the Magic, Power, and Joy of the Enchanted Realm.” She absolutely and unequivocally believes in faeries. This book is her tribute to them. It contains instructions for approaching nature on nature’s terms to connect with the world of faeries. “If you asked…

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    Book Review – The Goddess Book: A Celebration of Witches, Queens, Healers, and Crones by Nancy Blair (Author) and Thalia Took (Illustrator)

    Book Review The Goddess Book A Celebration of Witches, Queens, Healers, and Crones by Nancy Blair (Author) and Thalia Took (Illustrator) Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing 240 Pages Publication Date: 4/08/2021 This collection of fifty-two goddesses draws from many cultures and includes queens, witches, heroines, healers, courageous daughters, and cranky crones. They are grouped by the season their energies are most potent. Each is formatted across four pages: one with a brief description of the goddess, a full-page illustration, suggestions and meditations for getting in touch with Her, and an affirmation.     The goddess-inspired meditations celebrate the divine feminine and challenge readers to create simple, meaningful, heart-nourishing rituals. As the wheel…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Hephaestus     Hephaestus (prounounced heh-fay-stus) was the Greek god of fire, metalworking, stone masonry, forges, and sculptures. He was the blacksmith for the gods, and made all Olympus’ weapons. His Roman counter part is Vulcan. He was said to be the son of Zeus and Hera, and it’s said his deformity and ugliness disgusted one or both his parents enough to throw him off Mount Olympus. He landed in the sea and was rescued by sea nymphs who raised him in an underwater cave. It’s there he began to craft metal. Hephaestus had his own palace on Olympus where he invented methods of automatons of metal…