• Crafting Articles

    The Kitchen Witch

    Applesauce Custard Pie It is my personal tradition to make something with apples for Samhain. Whether it’s an apple pie, a yummy apple kuchen, German apple cake or just simple baked apples, my home is always aromatic with the smell of apples and cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar at the end of October. To be sure – the smell of apple and cinnamon is present almost all year long! I had made applesauce earlier in the week and I wanted to make something with the batch of applesauce that I had. I have more than one recipe for applesauce cake – including the famous one that Olivia Walton makes in…

  • Divination Articles,  Reviews & Interviews

    Oracle Card Review – Animal Love Oracle Cards: Advice, Compassion & Wisdom from Our Animal Mentors by Nadine Gordon-Taylor

    Oracle Card Review Animal Love Oracle Cards Advice, Compassion & Wisdom from Our Animal Mentors by Nadine Gordon-Taylor Publisher: Bear & Company 52 Cards & 128 Page Guide Book Publication Date: June 8, 2021 I was quite excited to get these cards! The first new oracle cards to review in my new house! I hoped that they would bring good luck and spiritual blessings to my lovely home! Beautifully packaged in a red box, these lovely oracle cards are the creative brainchild of artist Nadine Gordon-Taylor, marketed by Vermont publishers Bear & Company. Nadine Gordon-Taylor has studied art since she was in high school and studied at the Arts Students…

  • Divination Articles,  Reviews & Interviews

    Seeing the Signs: Oracle Deck Review -The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas

    Oracle Deck Review The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas Publisher: Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit 44 Cards & 112 Page Guide Book Publication Date: August 28, 2020     Once again, I am reviewing an oracle deck based on the images of animals. The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas and published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit has an entirely different look and feel than the Animal Lore Oracle Cards that I reviewed last month. They are every bit as artistically beautiful as spiritual, they certainly speak to the diviner using the cards. But the colors used to illustrate the cards – while vibrant and glowing – are…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Astrology For Mystics: Exploring the Occult Depths of the Water Houses in Your Natal Chart by Tayannah Lee McQuillar

    Book Review Astrology For Mystics Exploring the Occult Depths of the Water Houses in Your Natal Chart by Tayannah Lee McQuillar Publisher: Destiny Books 176 Pages Publication Date: March 9, 2021     Most astrology books focus on the basics. Most of us – myself included – never get beyond these basics in astrology. We may know – as I do – our sun sign, moon sign and rising sign – perhaps we know our other signs, too – so that when we read that Venus or Jupiter or Neptune is going to be turning retrograde, we know what that means for us personally. But few of us – and…

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    Book Review – Numerology And Your Future: The Predictive Power of Numbers by Dusty Bunker

    Book Review Numerology And Your Future The Predictive Power of Numbers by Dusty Bunker Publisher: by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit 272 Pages Publication Date: 11/17/2020     When it comes to using divination to figure out one’s life path, especially mapping out the patterns of your life and how to navigate the many twists and turns of your personal journey, there are many choices for the seeker to use – tarot cards, one of the many oracle cards, runes, astrology, a pendulum, bibliomancy, gazing into a crystal ball, I-Ching – there are literally hundreds of methods and everyone has their favorite. But if you want immediate answers, I think…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    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…