• Reviews & Interviews

    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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    Worth the Witch

      Witchy One: Intentional Jewelry For Magical Women by Una Spirit A while back, I reviewed the Una Spirit Medicine Bundle for PaganPagesOrg and was so impressed, I subscribed to the less expensive Witchy One box for $20 plus $5 shipping. I enjoyed it so I thought I would share it with you.     All these items fit into a box four-and-a-half-inches by five-and-a-half-inches by one inch high.     A picture of the Goddess Isis takes up one side of this locket. “She knew the magic of words and worked with this powerful tool of influence,” the card enclosed with the box states, adding, “May you wear it…

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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…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Krishna     Krishna is a major deity in Hinduism, one of the most popular and widely revered. He is worshipped as the eighth incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu and also as the supreme God in his own right. He is the god of love, compassion and tenderness. Hindu mythology portrays him as a prankster, gentle lover, universal supreme being and child-like God. People consider Krishna their leader, hero, protector, philosopher, teacher and friend all in one.     He’s influenced Indian life and culture – not only its religion and philosophy, but also its folklore, painting, sculptures, literature, music, dance, poetry, and mysticism. He is…

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    Book Review – The Spirit of Life by Niaby Codd

    Book Review The Spirit of Life by Niaby Codd Publisher: Clink Street Publishing 198 Pages Publication Date: 8/20/2019     “The Spirit of Life” seeks to gently guide people back to their true purpose – “to love and be loved, and to experience himself in all his entirety.” The text is channeled from “The Magic Man,” Merlin, who speaks in rhymes. In her early twenties, Niaby Codd could feel spirit trying to shake her awake, but she resisted for years before enrolling in a mediumship class. Calling herself “something of a control freak,” she chose not to communicate while in a deep trance, but rather to blend their minds and souls, becoming a team…

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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 Linn Richardson   A quadruple Aquarian, Linn Richardson is full of seemingly contradictory whims and behaviors. Highly intellectual and creative, she can converse on just about any topic, magickal or mundane. “Normal is what’s normal for you,” Linn stresses. Self assured, somewhat eccentric, quiet but powerful, and progressive with a rebel streak, she likes to identify a need and fix it. When it’s been me who’s needed fixing, I’ve found her advice to be on target – like this when I was in my over-planning mindset, “The…

  • Crafting Articles

    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Crafts for Witches: DIY Oracle Cards     Merry meet. I have several oracle decks, but only one really speaks to me – the 41-card Lunar Nomad Oracle by Shaheen Miro that was based on the Lenormand deck. Some oracle cards are numbered with a word or two. Some come with a whole paragraph on them. Some have guidebooks explaining the creator’s intent. One of the best ways I can think of to really get to know the creator’s intent is to create your own deck. Think of it as art magic. Oracle cards can be a divination tool and a prompt for introspection. I find them helpful for answering…