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    Book Review – Russian Black Magic: The Beliefs and Practices of Heretics and Blasphemers by Natasha Helvin

    Book Review Russian Black Magic The Beliefs and Practices of Heretics and Blasphemers by Natasha Helvin 176 Pages     I didn’t really know what to make of this book when I received it – I don’t really believe in the reality of “black” magic – or “white” magic, for that matter – magic is magic! – and I don’t care about the practices of so-called “heretics and blasphemers” – where I’m from, spiritually, “heretics and blasphemers” are simply those who do not adhere to the orthodox view, whatever it may be. Which would include me. So although I read it eagerly – I love anything about Russian culture –…

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    Review of the ‘Circular Wall Calendar and Wheel of Year 2020’ by Monica-April Skinner of QuintessentLife Etsy

    Review ‘Circular Wall Calendar and Wheel of Year 2020’ by Monica-April Skinner of QuintessentLife Etsy     From the very moment I took this calendar out of its wrapping, I absolutely adored it! I have seen other Goddess-oriented calendars over the years but nothing like this one! This is truly an innovation. Other Goddess calendars kept the tradition square shape of regular calendars while using a lunar-based system – I remember one that showed the days of the (lunar) month in a spiral shape that was almost impossible to read. This calendar is totally different. Created by Monika-April Skinner, a Wiccan artist who sells via her Etsy, QuintessentLife, this calendar…

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    Music Review – Half Tongue Tribe’s Debut Album ‘All Acts of Joy’!!

    Half Tongue Tribe is the Spell Between Worlds Are you looking for new music? New music with a Witchy edge? Well – here you are. David LeBarron has a great new band called Half Tongue Tribe with an upcoming album ‘All Acts of Joy’ and it’s all about Witchcraft and Wicca and Goddess-love and freedom. For those of us who are older and who remember bands the revered the old gods – whether they were local bands or more regional – Half Tongue Tribe brings back a lot of memories. Half Tongue Tribe – come from Los Angeles, California, and the main writer of the songs is David LeBarron and…

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    Book Review – Sex Signs: Your Perfect Match Is in the Stars by Constance Stellas

    Book Review Sex Signs Your Perfect Match Is in the Stars by Constance Stellas 256 Pages     With Valentine’s Day this month, many of us are thinking about our love life. Either we are looking for a new lover or we are looking to reignite a love that perhaps has fizzled out a bit. Here is the book for you! It’s Sex Signs: Your Perfect Match Is in the Stars. I have always loved these kinds of books. Who doesn’t? Who doesn’t want to find their “perfect match”? Published by Adams Media, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, Sex Signs is written by Constance Stellas, an astrologer living in…

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    Book Review – Find Your Happy: Daily Mantras by Shannon Kaiser

    Book ReviewFind Your HappyDaily Mantras by Shannon Kaiser   Find Your Happy: Daily Mantras: 365 Days of Motivation For a Happy, Peaceful and Fulfilling Life is one of the most positive books I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time. Published by Beyond Words Publishing, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., this book is designed to be a daily reader of wisdom and motivation. However, I read it within forty-eight hours. It’s a really great book! One of the things I like about it is that there are no dates attached to the daily mantras. Day 1 is entitled “I Am Abundant And Secure” (Kaiser, 1)…

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    Learning Lenormand

    Lenormand Decks I Would Love to Own You know how it is – after getting your first Tarot deck – usually a Rider-Waite or some deck based on the Rider-Waite symbolism – you learn enough of the symbolism and become an adept-enough reader to want to stretch out – get a different deck and see how well you can read those cards. I remember that the second deck of Tarot cards I got for myself was the Motherpeace deck and that was quite a change from the traditional Rider-Waite cards I had been reading! After that, I just wanted to collect all the decks I could. More than that, I…

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    Seeing the Signs Reviews – The Cup of Destiny: A Traditional Fortune-teller’s Cup and Saucer Plus Illustrated Book of Interpretations by Jane Lyle

    Seeing the Signs Reviews The Cup of Destiny A Traditional Fortune-teller’s Cup and Saucer Plus Illustrated Book of Interpretations by Jane Lyle 96 Pages   I was no stranger to The Cup of Destiny when it arrived in my mailbox. A very good witchy friend of mine – a woman who has been a friend since childhood – has had one for years. She often does tealeaf readings and then posts the readings on Facebook so we can all chime in with our ideas on what we see. The discussions can get quite lively! Usually several of us see the same thing and a few other of us see something…

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    The Sober Pagan Reviews – Sober Curious: The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Concentration Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol by Ruby Warrington

    The Sober Pagan Reviews Sober Curious The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Concentration Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol by Ruby Warrington 240 Pages     I can’t remember when I received this book. Maybe six months to a year ago. I haven’t been exactly sober or even remotely “sober curious” this past year so it sat on my shelf with my other recovery books. Once in a while, I’d dust them off – ya know, when I was dusting off all my other books. But I never cracked it once – not until yesterday. I read it cover to cover yesterday. First off…

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    Book Review – Divination Conjure Style: Reading Cards, Throwing Bones and Other Forms of Household Fortune-Telling by Starr Casas

    Book Review Divination Conjure Style Reading Cards, Throwing Bones and Other Forms of Household Fortune-Telling by Starr Casas 256 Pages     Conjure magic is not my thing. Nor is Hoodoo or Voodoo or Santeria – I don’t come from these cultures – so I don’t practice these religions anymore than I practice Islam or Hinduism or Evangelical Christianity. However, I love reading about any religion and their practices and finding the commonalities that many religions – and cultures – possess. Because as different as all religions are, they are all very much alike in many basic ways. And – as a person who will try any kind of divinatory…

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    Learning Lenormand Reviews – Titania’s Fortune Cards: 36 Fortune Cards and How to Interpret Them by Titania Hardie

    Learning Lenormand Reviews Titania’s Fortune Cards 36 Fortune Cards and How to Interpret Them by Titania Hardie     When I first opened up Titania’s Fortune Cards and got the cards out of their little cardboard container, my first thought was, “How minimalist.” As I flipped through the cards one by one, I didn’t even notice that they were Lenormand Cards until I got to the Clouds card and finally recognized the pattern of the pictures. There are no numbers on these cards and no words. And there are no playing card inserts. There are only pictures. Really bright, colorful, almost surreal pictures. At first, I thought that this would…