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    Book Review – Light Magic for Dark Times: More than 100 Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Coping in a Crisis by Lisa Marie Basile

    Book Review Light Magic for Dark Times More than 100 Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Coping in a Crisis by Lisa Marie Basile 176 Pages     I was lucky to be sent a copy of the book “Light Magic for Dark Times” by Lisa Marie Basile. It’s published by Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc, 2018. This book is 176 pages and is a hardback. This is a book that is perfect for the current state of the world. It is filled with self-care and coping practices targeted for the hard or challenging times in life. This book has lots of general information that will help any newbie to magic…

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    Book Review – The Manifestation Journal by Amy E. Chace

    Book Review The Manifestation Journal by Amy E. Chace 208 Pages     I was sent a copy of “The Manifestation Journal” by Amy E. Chace to review. This book is a hybrid of a journal, planner and sketchbook. It was published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit, of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. It is a hardback book, about 6 inch by 9inch. Amy includes her own illustrations throughout this book.  This book is described by the author as a “journal, a sketchbook, a planner, but mostly it’s a fun collaboration between you and me”. It has very little text and is mostly blank or patterned pages with her artwork adorning…

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    Book Review – Instant Wall Art: Astrological Designs- Ready-to-Frame Wall Art Customized for Every Zodiac Sign by Constance Stellas

    Book Review Instant Wall Art Astrological Designs: Ready-to-Frame Wall Art Customized for Every Zodiac Sign by Constance Stellas 96 Pages     I received a copy of the book “Instant Wall Art: Astrological Designs” with an introduction by Constance Stellas to explore. This book is produced by Adams Media. It is available for purchase now. This book of tear- out art prints, features the works of two artists, Andrea Lauren, and Priscilla Yuen. The book contains three different art prints dedicated to each sign of the zodiac, as well as a horoscope wheel design in three variations. The art prints are 8in × 12in. The book has a brief description…

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    Retha’s Crystal Reflections

    How Can My Crystals Support Me Now? I was going to write this months column on something completely different, then I thought….instead of suggesting new crystals to try, maybe sharing some tips on how to work more with the crystal allies you already have would be a better route to take. With the way the world has drastically changed over the last couple months, many are on very limited budgets, and many can’t purchase new tools right now. That’s OKAY. You don’t need any funds for sparkly new crystals (unless you can afford them- and if so, ROCK on!) As long as you have a piece of quartz, you are…

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    Book Review – Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing by Yulia Van Doren

    Book Review Crystals The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing by Yulia Van Doren 144 Pages     I was lucky enough to get a copy of “Crystals- the Modern Guide to Crystal Healing” by Yulia Van Doren, Goldirocks.co. Photography by Erika Raxworthy. This book was published by Quadrille and is 143 pages long. It’s available for purchase now. The first 37 pages of this book give a ton of useful information for beginners. Some of the information covered include: How crystals work Crystal collecting Cleansing Charging & Programming crystals How to use crystals in your everyday life Chakras Essential Rockstar crystals. There is a lot of very sound advice and…

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    Retha’s Crystal Reflections

    The Magic of Azurite     I have been wanting to write about azurite for some time, as it’s such an important crystal it deserves its own moment. Azurite is one of the most potent and intense stones you can work with. So strong that Edgar Cayce credits azurite with being instrumental in aiding his many visions and predictions! This crystal will make itself known and stand out from the rest of your crystal tools as you start to work & focus on your psychic potential. To learn all about this truly amazing gem, read on!     Azurite is a deep blue copper carbonate mineral with a porous appearance.…

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    Book Review – Daily Oracle: Seek Answers from Your Higher Self by Jerico Mandybur

    Book Review Daily Oracle Seek Answers from Your Higher Self byJerico Mandybur 368 Pages     I was blessed to receive a copy of the book “Daily Oracle” by Jerico Mandybur to read and try out. This hardback book was illustrated by Jenny My Duvet. Published in 2019 by Hardie Grant Books. There are 368 pages but the pages aren’t numbered. It’s a very thick, meaty little book. The pages are all in black and white and it has a very cohesive look. The illustrations are minimal but very beautifully done. I enjoy the overall aesthetic of this book.     This is a book yes…but it’s really an Oracle.…

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    Retha’s Crystal Reflections

    All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Quantum Quattro     Quantum Quattro is a combination of multiple minerals. Different sources state different combos, but the most prevalent is shattuckite, chrysocolla, dioptase and malachite. “Quantum” means 4 in Italian. It’s also believed to contain silicon dioxide and smoky quartz. And sometimes even ajoite, azurite and cuprite. Quantum Quattro comes from only one deposit on earth, in Namibia, Africa. It comes from an oxidation zone of copper deposits. Whether it includes some or all of the individual minerals previously mentioned, it still encompasses the properties and energies of them all, as they all grow together in the larger matrix that the…

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    Book Review & Interview with Author – The Holly King and The Oak King: A Pagan Children’s Tale by J.C. Artemisia

    Book Review & Interview with Author The Holly King and The Oak King A Pagan Children’s Tale by J.C. Artemisia 43 pages I was lucky to be sent a copy of “The Holly King and The Oak King- A Pagan Children’s Tale” by J.C. Artemisia to review. This is a children’s Pagan book, 43 pages long, and illustrated by Sarah A. Chase. I was so excited to read a Pagans children’s book, as its the first one I’ve had the pleasure of reading! I was also able to ask the Author some questions about her book! This is a beautiful book that tells the tale of the Holly King and…

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    Book Review – Everyday Magic: Rituals, Spells & Potions to Live Your Best Life by Semra Haksever

    Book Review Everyday MagicRituals, Spells & Potions to Live Your Best Life by Semra Haksever 160 Pages   I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this beautiful book to review. It was written by Semra Haksever, and illustrated by Nes Vuckovic. Published in 2018 by Hattie Grant Books. This book is 160 pages long and is full of magical information and lots of spells & recipes you can use. Upon opening the cover the first page states “ACTION + INTENTION= MAGIC”, and I know this book and I are gonna get along. This is a very aesthetically pleasing book in my opinion as well. It’s a small square…