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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,…

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    Book Review – The Little Witch’s Book of Spells by Ariel Kusby, Illustrator Olga Baumert

    Book Review The Little Witch’s Book of Spells by Ariel Kusby Illustrator Olga Baumert Chronicle Books 134 Pages     If this book existed in 1965, I wouldn’t have had to wait until I was 50 to realize I am a witch. Ariel Kusby explains in the introduction, “You are a witch if you feel somehow different or special, and believe that within your uniqueness lies your power.” Throughout history, witches have “differed from the norm.” They have worshipped nature, owned many cats, and been healers, alchemists, quirky artists, and magick practitioners. Ariel wrote the book to help youth 8 to 12 see their own magic, and to offer tools…

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    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Directional Stones     Merry meet. At a pagan event perhaps a decade ago, I made a set of stones to mark the five essential directions. For almost that long, they followed me from desk to desk and no one ever questioned or commented on them. I recently made another set to give away.     All it takes are a selection of rocks, and paint pens or permanent markers. Rather than these pictures, you could use alchemy symbols, your own stylized design or even astrological signs.     The five essential elements exist in all of nature, including our bodies and personalities. By being aware of the energies earth,…

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    Oracle Deck Review – Dragon Wisdom by Christine Arana Fader, Illustrator Anja Kostka Earthdancer

    Oracle Deck Review Dragon Wisdom by Christine Arana Fader Illustrator Anja Kostka Earthdancer 43 Oracle Cards 112 Pages     From Avalon to Wisdom, the thirty-nine dragons (plus the four sacred chalices) hold magic and timeless wisdom. “Dragon Magic” is a combination of messages and exercises offered by dragons. “The first time in this life that I looked deep into the eyes of a dragon, I was so moved I could not hold back the tears and sank to my knees at the sight of the unending love of the divine source within,” Christine Arana Fader wrote in the introduction. “Dragons are companions, spirit guides, and wise teachers. Their love…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Zeus   (Statue of Zeus at Olympia From Ancient History Encyclopedia www.ancient.eu)   Zeus is the Greek king of all the other gods and of man. He rules the sky, lightning, thunder, law, order, and justice. In addition to the weather, Zeus is associated with wisdom and destiny. Universally he was referred to as Father. His home was Mount Olympus. The son of Cronus and Rhea, he married his sister and wife Hera. His legitimate children are Ares, Hebe, and Haphaestus. His numerous affairs resulted in many children including Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Hermes, Heracles and Helen of Troy. A promiscuous god, he could also take the shape…

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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 Sinix O’Dair   I met Denis years ago at a pagan discussion group for LGBTQ genuinely kind – kind enough to help this “grandwitch” with computer problems and not to laugh at the shocked look I gave him upon learning he does not cleanse magical items that come into his possession, but rather works with the energy they possess. Be it rhyming a blessing or renovating a multi-family home, he relishes a challenge and his accomplishments never cease to amaze. 1. Do you have a magical name…