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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…

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    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…

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    Worth the Witch

    Soulstice Shoppe: Supplies for Mind, Body and Spirit         The deluxe box Soulstice Shoppe curated for Ostara was chock full of items, many of which I had no idea were connected to the sabbat. Most subscription boxes come with a page or two or three describing its contents and how to use them. Victoria simply provided a list of the ten items with the note, “Hope … that learning about any items not familiar to you brings you joy and wisdom on your path.”  It did! I learned several new correspondences, and I am more likely to remember them because of the research, rather than being spoon-fed the…

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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 Michelle Cunha     “Jewelry, statues and other swag doesn’t make you a witch. Practicing witchcraft makes you a witch,” Michelle Cunha said. She’s been practicing more than half her life. Soft spoken, she welds a strong energy that requires no accessories. In her quiet manner, she is unapologetically Michelle, giving you the unexpected that goes with her sharp sense of humor. Her experiences have made her convictions stronger as she weaves magic into her daily life. 1. Do you have a magical name you’re willing to…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Belenus     Belenus is one of the most ancient, beloved and widely worshiped Celtic deities. It is believed that the Latin name evolved from Bel or Belen, a Celtic word interpreted as “brilliant,” “shining,” or “luminous.” Orally, little is known about Belenus. The most archaeological remains dedicated to him were found in France, thought to be the center of his worship, but artifacts and references to him have been found in Northern Italy, Southern Gaul, the Alps, Austria, Rome, Scotland, Spain, and Britain. His shrines were often dedicated to healing and included therapeutic springs. “Votive offerings found at his shrine at Sainte-Sabine include terra-cotta horses and…

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    Book Review – Karma Unravelled: Decoding the Law of Karma by Anandmurti Gurumaa

    Book Review Karma Unravelled Decoding the Law of Karma by Anandmurti Gurumaa Publisher: Gurumaa Vani 148 Pages Publication Date: 7/21/2014 Reprinted in 2016     In this book, spiritual master, rationalist, visionary, and philosopher Anandmurti Gurumaa guides readers off the relentless wheel of karma and into liberating freedom. She explains in great depth its nature, consequences, connection with reincarnation, and the path out of its bondage. “Whether you believe in ‘you reap as you sow’ or not, whether you believe in reincarnation or not, whether you believe in karmic debt or not, is irrelevant. Fact of the matter is that the law of karma is as irrefutably functioning in this…

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    Worth the Witch

    SugarMuses – Ostara Box     An abundance of curated items come lovingly packed in this Ostara Box by SugarMuses that can all be used to celebrate the spring equinox. Enclosed information gives some content about the sabbath, and the metaphysical properties of tools and items – then steps you through a ritual, noting how each item can be incorporated and stressing the experience be guided by your knowledge and intuition. Kristi, who recently celebrated her transition into Crone-hood grew up in a pagan home and was encouraged to use her talents instead of repressing them. “I have been creating things since I was very young and I found that…

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    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Crafts for Witches: DIY Dishes Merry meet. When you can’t find a dish with the wheel of the year on it, a plate with the moon, a coffee mug with the right words, or a trivet with a pentacle on it, you can make it yourself. This one was made for me from an unused child’s craft kit, adding some acrylic paints before baking it.     Typically, you’d use Sharpie or dry erase markers. Cotton swabs, and rubbing alcohol or a dry marker eraser will be needed to remove mistakes. Non-toxic ceramic paint and pens can be used on microwave-safe dishware, making it safe for serving food. Clean your…

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    Worth the Witch Second Edition

      Under the Willows Design – Monthly Altar Kit       Ostara was the theme for the March 2021 Monthly Altar Kit from Under the Willows Design. Among its contents were a collection of herb and flower seeds to plant to honor the new growth that comes with spring. Little labeled plastic bags held lavender, sweet pea and verbena seeds.     The herbs in this kit – wormwood, chamomile, and calendula – are for offerings, Ostara rituals, or adding to your altar or apothecary for your own needs. They can also be used for a cleansing washes, using the Ostara energies for prosperity spells, or to charge and cleanse crystals…