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    Book Review – Sleep Tight: Illustrated Bedtime Stories & Meditations to Soothe You to Sleep by Alison Davies, with illustrations by Alexandra Kern

    Book Review Sleep Tight Illustrated Bedtime Stories & Meditations to Soothe You to Sleep by Alison Davies with illustrations by Alexandra Kern Publishers: Leaping Hare Press 128 Pages Publication Date: 4/13/2021     As a lifelong insomniac, I was really excited to receive this book for reviewing. I thought it was going to be a guide to how to get to sleep when one is anxious or manic, how to turn off one’s racing brain and get the rest so badly needed; how to stay asleep and what to do – and not do – if awoken; and what to do during the day to ensure good sleep at night.…

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    Book Review – Missing Witches: Recovering True Histories of Feminist Magic by Risa Dickens and Amy Torok

    Book Review Missing Witches Recovering True Histories of Feminist Magic by Risa Dickens and Amy Torok Publisher: North Atlantic Books 312 Pages Publication Date: 3/23/2021     I thoroughly enjoyed reading Missing Witches: Recovering True Histories of Feminist Magic, by Risa Dickens and Amy Torok, published by North Atlantic Books. But I have to laugh … am I so very old? None of these witches were “missing” to me! I had heard of every single one of them, in fact, many years ago. I have books on my shelves by some of these very women! But there’s always room for new books about famous witches and to those growing up…

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    Book Review – The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care: A Holistic Approach to Wellness for Every Sign of the Zodiac by Stephanie Gailing

    Book Review The Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care A Holistic Approach to Wellness for Every Sign of the Zodiac by Stephanie Gailing Wellfleet Press 256 Pages I was so excited to get this new book, not yet released to the public. The Complete Guide To Astrological Self-Care: a holistic approach to wellness for every sign in the zodiac, by Stephanie Gailing is set to be published in April, 2021 by Wellfleet Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group. It’s a wonderful book! As anyone who knows me will attest, I am passionately into self-care, holistic health and astrology, so this was right up my alley! I confess that I had…

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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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    Learning Lenormand

    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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    Learning Lenormand

    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…