• Monthly Columns

    MagickalArts Video Edition

    A New (Witch’s) Year! A New Mantle of Power! Spring’s Promise of Balance: The Vernal Equinox     Welcome to March’s video version of MagickalArts. This month we call to the energy of the Spring Equinox and the gift of rebirth and renewal. The time of seeding our wishes and hopes is at hand. How will you honor this growth within yourself? *** About the author: Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven…

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    Book Review – Tarot Deciphered: Decoding Esoteric Symbolism in Modern Tarot by Susan Chang and M.M. Meleen

    Book Review Tarot Deciphered: Decoding Esoteric Symbolism in Modern Tarot by T. Susan Chang and M.M. Meleen Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 672 Pages Publication Date: 3/8/2021     Tarot Deciphered is an in-depth voyage into the esoteric roots that underlie the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, the Thoth Tarot, and the myriad of decks that share their symbology. This card-by-card analysis reveals detailed insights drawn from the multi-layered traditions of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the magical order that most strongly influenced modern tarot.… From the Publisher Tarot Deciphered: Decoding Esoteric Symbolism in Modern Tarot by T. Susan Chang and M.M. Meleen is a massively informative text containing every correspondence and point of…

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    Book Review – In Focus: Sacred Geometry Your Personal Guide by Bernice Cockram

    Book Review In Focus Sacred Geometry Your Personal Guide by Bernice Cockram Publisher: Wellfleet Press 144 Pages Publication Date: 1/12/21     From the Publisher…. … What is sacred geometry? Geometry at its basic level is the design of shapes based on mathematics; geometry literally means “earth measure,” as geo refers to the earth and metry to measurements. Geometric shapes are so much a part of our everyday life that we may not even notice just how frequently they can be found. Hopefully, after reading this book, you will start to see many examples that you never noticed before. Mathematicians have studied geometry for thousands of years. The early mathematicians…

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    Book Review – In Focus: Auras Your Personal Guide by Joylina Goodings

    Book Review In Focus Auras Your Personal Guide by Joylina Goodings Publisher: Wellfleet Press 144 Pages Publication Date: 1/12/21     From the Publisher…. …References to the aura can be traced back not only to the glowing halos of spiritual energy used by artists portraying Jesus and the saints, but also to even earlier religious traditions. Energy as the basis of life was a major part of ancient Egyptian religion and art, and similar beliefs were held by ancient Greeks as well as people throughout the Asian continent.   In Focus: Auras Your Personal Guide by Joylina Goodings is part of the 11-book In Focus Series exploring a variety of…

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    Book Review – A Visionary Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Methods For Working with the Deep Dream State by Lee Adams

    Book Review A Visionary Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Methods For Working with the Deep Dream State by Lee Adams Publisher: Destiny Books 192 Pages Publication Date: 5/4/21     From the Publisher…. ….Humans interact with the world through symbols. We use them to communicate, to define and study life, to interact with our own minds. Symbols are not only the intentional representations of concepts, such as language; they are also the meaning we imbue objects with. An owl can represent wisdom, winter represents dormancy and death, red means danger or stop, green means go. Even characters–in fiction and in dreams–function on a symbolic level as they personify qualities in the…

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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…..   Basic Virtual Etiquette Now that we are using virtual platforms more often there is the need to establish guidelines for appropriate behavior during the virtual event/call. This month’s post provides some of the basic rules of etiquette you may wish to employ.   Muting Microphones When you sign into the virtual…

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

      Over the next few months, we’re going to take a look at the categories and sections you may wish to include in your BOS. What you add to your BOS is as unique as you are and will evolve and change as you evolve and change on your path. Flexibility is key to organizing your BOS, but you should have a method of organization as well. This month our focus is on Spell Crafting…. I set forth these words as the moon shine Full bright The Crab holds the deep waters of intuition and lens of clear sight That all who read may learn, explore and grow In the ways…

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    Book Review – Do I Have To Wear Black: Rituals, Customs and Funerary Etiquette For Modern Pagans by Mortellus

    Book Review Do I Have To Wear Black Rituals, Customs and Funerary Etiquette For Modern Pagans by Mortellus Llewellyn Worldwide 344 Pages     Explore the myriad of customs that have emerged around death and dying in the magical and Pagan communities. Filled with rituals, meditations, legal considerations, and deep insights into death as a spiritual process, this book can be used by magical practitioners or shared with non-Pagan professionals who support Pagans in their final transitions… From the Publisher Do I Have To Wear Black: Rituals, Customs and Funerary Etiquette For Modern Pagans by Mortellus is a timely read that fills a gap that has existed for some time…

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    Book Review – Life Ritualized: A Witch’s Guide to Honoring Life’s Important Moments by Phoenix LeFae and Gwion Raven

    Book Review Life Ritualized A Witch’s Guide to Honoring Life’s Important Moments by Phoenix LeFae and Gwion Raven Llewellyn Worldwide 224 Pages     Life Ritualized: A Witch’s Guide to Honoring Life’s Important Moments by Phoenix LeFae and Gwion Raven is a wonderful read for expanding your perspective on what a ritual is and how it can serve purposes beyond the traditional associations. The book is separated into nine (9) chapters and flows from the more common ritual uses to those that clearly exemplify the concept that all acts are sacred and all markers of those actions can be celebrated and honored in a way befitting living a magickal life…

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    MagickalArts Video Edition

    A New (Witch’s) Year! A New Mantle of Power! Moving From The Winter Solstice   Welcome to January’s video version of MagickalArts. This month we carry the energy of the Winter Solstice into the celebration of a new calendar year of 2021! *** About the Author: Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.   Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and the Western Magickal systems from…