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    The Promise

      Move slowly and speak not a word And we may catch A glimpse of HIM yet. The night is dark But I have seen the Icy thread of HER cloak. Crystal blue eyes and Hair black as the midnight sky Grace a face of pale beauty Poised on a body that is tall and lithe. She has etched the night sky with Fingers long and fair painting starlight and Holding the breath of new dawn In HER hands’ cupped embrace. SHE has embraced the world In the longest of nights. HER Promise held deep within. The forest is hushed and white with snow. Ice crystals glisten round and all…

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    Peeking in the Shadows: Crafting a Book of Shadows and Light

    Last month we began the exploration of what a BOS could be. This month I’d like to spend some time on ..Selecting the Perfect Book…   (Photo by Plush Design Studio on Unsplash)   Let me begin by saying that I have MANY journals that have at one time or another served as my BOS. I have a tendency to begin using one journal that I especially like and multi-purpose it, allowing it to morph into whatever my needs happen to be at the time. When I move on to another focus, of course I also need a different journal/Book for those endeavors, and a new BOS is born. This…

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    19-Days of Illuminated Darkness Course Offering

    19-Days of Illuminated Darkness Winter Solstice 2019 December 21st @ 11:19p.m. (EST)     Join me, once again, as we count down to the Winter Solstice and “19- Days of Illuminated Darkness”. What was begun as the veils of Samhain parted and the Witch’s New Year turned another cycle of the Great Wheel, continues as we welcome the Winter Solstice and the burgeoning of the Solar Light! Topics will include: … The deeper meaning of the Sabbat, consciousness, honoring and fueling the spark of the Divine within and more. And, a few bonus posts with new writings and experiences to enjoy. The countdown begins on Tuesday, December 3rd as the…

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    Review of the Book ‘Waking the Witch’ & Interview with Author Pam Grossman

    Waking the Witchby Pam Grossman 304 Pages   Waking the Witch by Pam Grossman has a decidedly different “feel” than most of the books currently on the market about Witches, Witchcraft and what it means to be a Witch in the 21st century. Her academic background of a degree in cultural anthropology with minors in art history, creative writing and comparative religion has served her well in crafting a book that is beautifully woven with very thorough research and on point references that are easily recognizable by anyone reading. Waking the Witch begins with the traditional Introduction, is separated into eight (8) chapters and ends with the “Afterwyrd”, a purposeful…

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    Book Review – 10-Minute Crystal Ball: Easy Tips for Developing Your Inner Wisdom and Psychic Powers by Skye Alexander

    Book Review10-Minute Crystal BallEasy Tips for Developing Your Inner Wisdom and Psychic Powersby Skye Alexander 208 Pages     In one of the previous issues I had the opportunity to review Skye Alexander’s book, Magickal Astrology: Use the Power of the Planets to Create an Enchanted Life and thoroughly enjoyed the simplicity, yet complexity provided in a compact book. This month I am reviewing another of Skye’s books entitled, 10-Minute Crystal Ball: Easy Tips for Developing Your Inner Wisdom and Psychic Powers. Skye is a practitioner of magick and knows the value of honing your intuitive self as a support to the work of the magick and the mundane. ….”(actually)…

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    Book Review – The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might by Courtney Weber

    Book Review The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might by Courtney Weber 240 Pages     ….Goddess of war, witchcraft, death, protection and retribution, the Morrigan is one of Pagan Ireland’s most famous-and notorious-Goddesses… There are books that are few and far between that give the appropriate balance of myth, historical context and a deepened relationship with the Deity of focus, and The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might by Courtney Weber, is indeed among those titles. I would have expected nothing less from Courtney having had the pleasure of reading her other titles, Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess and Tarot for One: The…

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    MagickalArts

    Creating Sacred Space The Experience of Sacred Space makes possible the “founding of the world”: where the sacred Manifests itself in space, the real unveils itself, and the world comes into existence … Mircea Eliade … What is Sacred Space? Read and re-read the quote above. Take it into your space of meditation. Analyze, dissect and observe it from all angles, perspectives and meaning. Try to feel the weight and breath of its meaning and allow the words to gently wash over you. Digest it and then simply sit with the feeling of satiety its inner essence provides. And, once you have done these things, redo them, one by one.…

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    Excerpt From Winter Solstice Short Story…

    Winter Fires: A Solstice Story in Two Parts Part One Lily pulled on her warmest coat and snow boots, ready for an adventure outside. Snow had been falling for several hours and she loved the quiet that descended when the ground was blanketed in fluffy white snow. Even the coziness and warmth of her cottage could not entice her to stay inside and miss the chance of walking at sunset through the woods that bordered her home. She wrapped a wool scarf snugly around her neck and pulled on the winter cap that she had just finished knitting and had been hoping for a chance to wear it sooner rather…

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    Book Review – Mindfulness at Work: Flourishing in the Workplace by Maria Arpa

    Book Review Mindfulness at Work Flourishing in the Workplace by Maria Arpa 144 Pages     ….Achieving a work/life balance does not mean equal time for both. It is a fluid proposition that changes and fluctuates according to the demands being made on you and how you meet them. You achieve balance when you have the integrated self-responsibility to meet your obligations while also having the confidence to set boundaries that keep your life rewarding…. Mindfulness at Work: Flourishing in the Workplace should be a required read for employees in any modern-day workplace. The stress, demands and expectations of the work required are often overwhelming and job satisfaction is at…

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    MagickalArts

      Creating Sacred Space The Experience of Sacred Space makes possible the “founding of the world”: where the sacred Manifests itself in space, the real unveils itself, and the world comes into existence … Mircea Eliade … What is Sacred Space? Read and re-read the quote above. Take it into your space of meditation. Analyze, dissect and observe it from all angles, perspectives and meaning. Try to feel the weight and breath of its meaning and allow the words to gently wash over you. Digest it and then simply sit with the feeling of satiety its inner essence provides. And, once you have done these things, redo them, one by…