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    Book Review – The Ultimate Guide to Astrology: Use the Guidance of the Planets to Manifest Your Power and Purpose by Tanaaz Chubb

    Book Review The Ultimate Guide to Astrology Use the Guidance of the Planets to Manifest Your Power and Purpose by Tanaaz Chubb Fair Winds Press 176 Pages     I started reading The Ultimate Guide to Astrology: Use the Guidance of the Planets to Manifest Your Power and Purpose, by Tanaaz Chubb, a pre-released copy sent to PaganPagesOrg for review by the publisher, Fair Winds Press. I was only on page 19 of this book and I had already learned so much about myself that I was beyond amazed. I was talking to myself – the way I do – saying, “That makes sense!” and “Wow, who knew?” and “Aries!…

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    Book Review – Practically Pagan: An Alternative Guide to Health & Well-Being by Irisanya Moon

    Book Review Practically Pagan An Alternative Guide to Health & Well-Being by Irisanya Moon Moon Books 160 Pages   I have always been a practical person, possessing a sense of self-preservation that has allowed me to live for over sixty years in relatively good health. When I saw this book, I was quite naturally intrigued. I expected to read about holistic ways of keeping oneself hale and hearty in body and mind and spirit, and I wasn’t disappointed in that at all. Practically Pagan: An Alternative Guide to Health & Wellbeing certainly delivers. The thing is – there isn’t very much about it that’s pagan. No mention of gods or…

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    Learning Lenormand Reviews Pixie’s Astounding Lenormand Deck

    Pixie Astounding Lenormand!! And it IS Astounding! I’ve been studying the Lenormand for a couple of years now and I have to admit that I have fallen into somewhat of a rut – which happens, ya know – when you are using the same cards over and over again and reading only for yourself. It’s not so very different than what happened with the Tarot and my other divinatory practices – when I retired from active employment and decided to embrace my singleness relationship-wise, there was little reason to consult any form of divination – life was more or less the same every day and it was comfortingly boring. With…

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    Book Review – The Divination Handbook: The Modern Seer’s Guide to Using Tarot, Crystals, Palmistry, and More by Liz Dean

    Book Review The Divination Handbook The Modern Seer’s Guide to Using Tarot, Crystals, Palmistry, and More by Liz Dean Fair Winds Press 176 Pages   I love little guidebooks like this. I must have well over a dozen of them. In each one, there’s an overview of a half-a-dozen or so divination methods – sometimes more – and even though the information may often be more or less the same in all the books, they each have some nugget of enlightenment that the other books don’t have – which is why I collect these books. And quite honestly, you can’t have too many books! The Divination Handbook: The Modern Seer’s…

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    Using Your Pendulum With Your Lenormand Cards I’ve been doing this for a while now. It came to me when I first laid out the all the cards for a Grand Tableau and I thought – gee, what if I used my pendulum to pick out the most important cards? But I didn’t do that for a long time because – ya know – I was still learning. But I’ve been stuck – really stuck – for what seems like ages. I think a big part of that is that the Lenormand is my “second language” – so to speak – the Tarot is my first language – and I’m…

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    Sober Pagan Reviews – The 12-Step Buddhist: Enhance Recovery from Any Addiction: Updated & Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition by Darren Littlejohn

    Book Review The 12-Step Buddhist Enhance Recovery from Any Addiction Updated & Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition by Darren Littlejohn 400 Pages     I was so happy to receive this book. I was well acquainted with the original edition, as my son’s father, a long-time Buddhist practitioner in the Tibetan tradition and AA guru had it on his shelf the last time I visited him in Florida, and I remember reading parts of it and being overall impressed with Darren Littlejohn’s synthesis of 12-Step dogma and Buddhist philosophy. This edition has much more information than the original edition – I have to say that it’s a tad dense – but…

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    Where Is My Rug?   When I started learning the Tarot – wow, over thirty years ago! – I used to “throw” the cards nearly every day because my life was so filled with drama that I had to know what was going to happen – or could happen – and the context of all this melodrama and operatic emotion! But nowadays, my life is much more serene – you could call it boring. One day is much like the next and I’m quite content like that. I recently moved into a new apartment and had to order new rugs for the entire place, since it has hardwood floors. The…

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    Learning Lenormand Interviews – Diana Clark, Creator of the Gaelic Lenormand

    This interview was done a few months ago, before the COVID-19 virus crisis hit all of us, so it’s a tad dated (I know that was just a short while ago, but doesn’t it seem like years already?). But I hope all of you will enjoy it. I have to say that I am looking forward to her horse-themed Lenormand! I have always loved horses, as anyone who knows me will attest!     Polly MacDavid (PM): In the beginning of the Companion Guide of the Gaelic Lenormand, you talk about your family history & how this informs your divinatory style.  Since not all of our readers have read the…

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    Book Review – Modern Wicca: Beliefs and Traditions for Contemporary Life by Rowan Morgana

    Book Review Modern Wicca Beliefs and Traditions for Contemporary Life by Rowan Morgana 170 Pages I have never thought of Wicca as “modern”. In fact, back in the mid-to-late 1980’s, when I first began to explore this religion – and its co-religions Paganism, Heathenism, Druidism, and various forms of Witchcraft – it was routinely called “the Old Religion”. After reading books by scholars like Margaret Murray, Merlin Stone and Monica Sj??, among others, it made perfect sense to me that the ancients revered a great goddess over all and the rise of a patriarchal society gradually changed this to where the god ruled alongside the goddess but eventually took over…

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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 –…