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      Una Spirit Medicine Bundle     “Dream Guidance” was the theme of the Una Spirit Medicine Bundle sent to customers in September. Its contents were selected to increase awareness of the gifts dream journeys offer. “This is a topic very dear to my heart,” said Alicia Franzen of Heart Path Creations. “I have always felt that no matter how much one doesn’t remember dreaming, we are all dreaming every night. … We don’t exercise this awareness enough. We are deeply connecting to the Spirit world through dreams. Dreams are a sacred time of coming back to our truth.”     Dreams don’t happen to us, we actively engage with…

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    Book Review – My Pocket Chakra Healing: Anytime Exercises to Unblock, Balance, and Strengthen Your Chakras by Heidi E. Spear

    Book Review My Pocket Chakra Healing Anytime Exercises to Unblock, Balance, and Strengthen Your Chakras by Heidi E. Spear 176 Pages     This handbook by Heidi Spear is an in-depth presentation of chakras, no previous knowledge necessary. She describes what chakras are, teaches how to recognize if each is in balance, and what to do when they are not. “The experience of chakra healing is creative, magical, surprising, restorative, and cleansing,” she writes, promising if readers take the time to heal their chakras, they can alleviate suffering, improve relationships, provide joy, de-stress, illuminate your life’s path and bring about overall well-being. The process gives “the ultimate potential for health,…

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    Book Review – Zentangle Dingbatz: Patterns & Projects for Dynamic Tangled Ornaments & Decorations by Brian Crimmins

    Book Review Zentangle Dingbatz Patterns & Projects for Dynamic Tangled Ornaments & Decorations by Brian Crimmins 160 Pages     In the world of typography, dingbats are ornamentation or decorations whose use dates back centuries. They can be seen framing a title, separating chapters and decorating broadsides. Dingbatz are dingbats made by incorporating the fundamentals of Zentangle. They nearly always have a frame, although the design can extend beyond it, and they are typically made with familiar shapes. Small and varied, they are easy to do and can fit just about anywhere, adding flair to hand lettering, scrapbook or journaling projects, and other crafts. For readers unfamiliar with Zentangle, Brian…

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    Book Review – I Ching, Text and Illustrations by Chao-Hsiu Chen

    Book Review I Ching Text and Illustrations by Chao-Hsiu Chen Pages: 144     Of all the oracles in the world, the I Ching is the oldest, dating back more than 4,000 years. Created by Fu Xi, the mythical First Emperor of China, the I Ching is also known as the “Book of Changes.” Not only does it provide forecasts of the future, it is also the source of all Chinese wisdom. The outcome of throwing three coins determines if a line is broken or whole. Stack upon one another, each set of three lines forms a trigram; in all there are eight – based on the eight directions of…

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    Book Review – The Initiatory Path in Fairy Tales: The Alchemical Secrets of Mother Goose by Bernard Roger

    Book Review The Initiatory Path in Fairy TalesThe Alchemical Secrets of Mother Gooseby Bernard RogerTranslated by Jon E. Graham308 Pages   “Once upon time” immediately places the reader in a mythical, magical world. Like other often-used phrases, storytellers use it to transition to a place where anything is possible. Classic as well as little-known fairy tales are ripe with hermetic teachings of alchemy and Freemasonry. In this book, The Initiatory Path in Fairy Tales: the Alchemical Secrets of Mother Goose, Bernard Roger, provides an exhaustive analysis to prove his point and deliver what the title promises. Translated by Jon E. Graham, Roger demonstrates how hermetic ideas can be found in…

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    Book Review – Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide To Magical Activism by Sarah Lyons

    Book Review Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide To Magical Activism by Sarah Lyons 158 Pages     “This is a book about magic, politics, and how we can change the world when we blend the two together,” activist and practicing witch Sarah Lyons writes in the introduction to her book, “Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide To Magical Activism.” What many refer to as energy, prana or the Force, Lyons likes to call power, noting “politics is about power.” Magic has always been used to channel the power of desperation, pain and rage by people with no other means to achieve justice. And because “[w]itches get their power from a connection with the…

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    Worth the Witch

    The Witches Moon       The Witches Moon is a very private group of witches that prides itself on serving its customers, providing tools to help them manifest their desires, dreams and intentions. Subscribers receive a monthly box to work with the moon and celebrate the Wheel of the Year. Not curated to be used for a full moon ritual, supplies in the spiritually inspired boxes are chosen to harness energies and apply them to the Craft in a way that is meaningful to each individual’s journey.     A few months ago, PaganPagesOrg was sent the Lunar Magick box for review. Removing it from the shipping box and…

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    Book Review – Dancing with Raven and Bear: A Book of Earth Medicine and Animal Magic by Sonja Grace

    Book Review Dancing with Raven and Bear: A Book of Earth Medicine and Animal Magic by Sonja Grace 144 Pages     Drawing on both her Native American (Hopi) heritage and her Norwegian upbringing, Sonja Grace presents 18 original wisdom stories about Earth Medicine and animal magic. In them she’s woven ancient teachings and everyday practical applications such as grounding, mending a broken heart and dream interpretation. Each chapter is a tale, followed by an explanation of the magic and medicine of Raven, Bear and Earth. Ancient teachings are interwoven with descriptions of such practices as smudging and energizing water for healing. Grace shows parallels between Norse mythology and Native…

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    Card Deck Review – The Spells Deck: 78 Charms, Remedies, and Rituals for the Modern Mystic by Cat Cabral, Illustrated by Kim Knoll

    Card Deck Review The Spells Deck: 78 Charms, Remedies, and Rituals for the Modern Mystic by Cat Cabral, Illustrated by Kim Knoll     Combining an oracle deck and a book of spells is this box of 78 cards divided into eight categories and offering wisdom, rituals and remedies intended to be “a witch’s divination tool and an all-levels guide to rituals, spells, and recipes for magical occasions and intentions.” The deck can be used to carry out a specific intention, such as seeking inspiration or deflecting negativity, by selecting an appropriate card for that purpose. It can also provide daily direction or inspiration by choosing a card at random.…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Oghma Merry meet. Oghma, also spelled Ogma and Ogmios, is the Irish god of poetry and eloquence. He is also a famed warrior whose magical sword, Oma, would recount all his heroic deeds when removed from its sheath. According to legend, he created Ogham, a runic alphabet that bears his name and in which Irish Gaelic was reportedly first written. Wikipedia states, “He often appears as a triad with Lugh and the Dagda, (The Dagda is his brother and Lugh is his half-brother), who are sometimes collectively known as the trí dée dána or three gods of skill.” Oghma was said to look like an older version…