• Monthly Columns,  Spells & Rituals

    MagickalArts

    A New (Witch’s Year)! Summer Solstice 2021 Welcome the Summer Solstice! Welcome the Longest Day! Welcome the Inner Journey with a Ritual of Awakening…     I usually craft a personal working for the solstices and the equinoxes using the solar energies as the continuous energetic thread. Below is a simple ritual that you may use to celebrate the Solstice as an awakening to and reaffirming of the solar energies that are part of our inherent make-up. Each of the workings I do serves to enliven and increasingly strengthen the solar current. It is this current that I use for energetic protocol and workings. And, it is this current that…

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

      This month begins a series of exploration about Our Relationship to the Divine…. Our Relationship to the Divine Part One: In Search of the Divine   …. The Divine flows within me. The Limitless All supports me. All Beings of Spirit and Essence are my teachers. I AM the corporeal out-picturing of the Divine’s desire…   A shared goal of seekers on any spiritual path is that of revealing the Divine. What the definition of that word – “Divine” – is carries the weight of personal perception, experience and what we have learned from our community, society as a whole and observation of an interface of communing that resonates…

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    MagickalArts

    A New (Witch’s Year)! Beltane 2021     This month I have decided to return to the written word instead of the video editions. Beltane deserves the tangible, concrete and visceral treatment, so here we go…   The air is warm and sweet. Life is budding all around and May flowers stretch across a field of freshly paint greenery, the faint scent of their perfume on the gentle warm breeze. My heart beats rapidly in anticipation and I look out over sunlight space seeking your face. A stream of electrified energy moves up my spine awakening all of my senses as I feel the heat of your breath at the…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems & Meditations from Around the World by Rev. Maggi Oman Shannon

    Book Review Prayers for Healing 365 Blessings, Poems & Meditations from Around the World by Rev. Maggi Oman Shannon Publisher: Conari Press 302 Pages Publication Date: 9/15/2020     Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems & Meditations from Around the World by Rev. Maggi Oman Shannon brought back so many wonderful memories for me. We have five children (under five) and when they were little ones we started a tradition of celebrating many different cultures and spiritual/religious beliefs. Every weekend was another trip to some part of the world and a special celebration that was happening on those dates. We did this as a way of raising our children in…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Exclusive Interview With Author Jessica Marie Baumgartner & Review of Her Book ‘The Magic of Nature: Meditations & Spells to Find Your Inner Voice’

    The Magic of Nature Meditations & Spells to Find Your Inner Voice by Jessica Marie Baumgartner Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 240 Pages Publication Date: 5/08/2021     …. As technology has advanced, we have distanced ourselves from nature-but our connection still remains. Now is the time to reopen that line of communication. This down-to-earth book is full of guidance on preparing the body, mind, and spirit as you hike, hunt, swim, garden, sleep outdoors, and more….. 1. The Magic of Nature: Meditations & Spells to Find Your Inner Voice by Jessica Marie Baumgartner is a call to return to our organic roots and reminder of the reciprocity established when humanity and…

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    Book Review – Live with Intention: Remember and Do What Matters by Mary Anne Radmacher

    Book Review Live with Intention Remember and Do What Matters by Mary Anne Radmacher Publisher: Conari Press 194 Pages Publication Date: 10/27/2020     Live with Intention: Remember and Do What Matters by Mary Anne Radmacher encapsulates a mindset that many verbalize, but find it much more difficult to put into consistent application. We all have good intentions, but the challenges arise when those intentions require changing behaviors we have allowed ourselves to fall into- aka. habits. Ms. Radmacher has managed to pull together all of the excuses and fold them into a model that can be applied in a variety of ways, all the while retraining our patterning to…

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    Book Review – The Path of the Witch: Rituals & Practices for Discovering Which Witch You Are by Lidia Pradas

    Book Review The Path of the Witch Rituals & Practices for Discovering Which Witch You Are by Lidia Pradas Publisher: Fair Winds Press 176 Pages Publication Date: 4/13/2021 …. To find your path, focus your craft on an aspect of it that attracts you the most. There aren’t paths that are better or stronger than others—there are simply different ways to live witchcraft. The best path you can choose is the one that resonates with you….Lidia Pradas The Path of the Witch: Rituals & Practices for Discovering Which Witch You Are by Lidia Pradas is written as an exploration of a topic that has increased in interest as self-identity has…

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    Book Review – Dark Goddess Magick: Rituals and Spells for Reclaiming Your Feminine Fire by C. Ara Campbell

    Book Review Dark Goddess Magick Rituals and Spells for Reclaiming Your Feminine Fire by C. Ara Campbell Publisher: Fair Winds Press 192 Pages Publication Date: 9/14/2021     …. Deep transformation occurs when we connect to the ancient wisdom of the dark goddesses. Through her practices and rituals, we can reshape our world. By embrac­ing our darkness and dancing with our shadows, we embrace the truth of all that we are. The wisdom in these myths aids us in finding our truth….C. Ara Campbell Dark Goddess Magick: Rituals and Spells for Reclaiming Your Feminine Fire by C. Ara Campbell is a thoughtful book that expands on the traditional Goddesses associated…

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    ZOOM IN!

    Tips and Techniques for Effective Zoom Events       COVID-19 and new protocols for safety has resulted in canceled festivals, rituals and workshops leaving many within our community feeling isolated and yearning for interactions with others. Fortunately, we live in a technologically booming age and since creativity is a staple of pagans, these two together can form a winning partnership…..   Specific Events: Virtual Ritual Part One This month we’ll explore some of the considerations when planning for a virtual ritual. As we know, the virtual experience provides a level of barrier to being in the presence of others, sensing the energy up close and being able to coordinate the…

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

      This month our focus is on Devotion and the Great Work….   Nuances of The Great Work-Part One “When a human reaches up to his/her Higher Mind and learns to access the vibrational gifts from that realm (of his/her own higher consciousness), she or he will be filled with inspiration and courage. And this type of inspiration and courage could change the world through actions that are then taken by that individual.”… anonymous … As we begin our exploration of the Great Work, I’d like you to keep in mind that there are many roads that lead to this work. There is no one-size-fits all and the most direct path…