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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for July 2020 Bright Blessings, I don’t need to tell you the World is being shaken by it’s very foundations right now. As it should be. The murder of another black American at the hands of corrupt police mobilized a movement, demanding justice and change. As a white person, even though I’m a minority being female, deaf, Pagan, and having mental health challenges, I’ve endured my share of discrimination, and had my life held up by it. But this is absolutely nothing compared with the hell people of color in this country go through. I don’t know what it feels like to be…

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    Witch & Popcorn

    Review of Cook Off Bright Blessings, Film Lovers! I found another African gem of a film, and this one made history as being the first one from Zimbabwe to sign a deal to be shown on Netflix! Here is the trailer to this magical comedy:     It’s the 2017 film Cook Off directed by Tomas BrickHil and starring Tendainashe Chitma as the brilliant Anesa, whose life seems to be going nowhere. Anesa dropped out of school when she became pregnant with her son, Tapiwa very young, and is a single mom, getting by working for a total scrooge, selling street food in a poor neighborhood. One day, Tapiwa sees…

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    Witch & Popcorn

      Indian Horse   Years ago, I was a tour guide at a place called The Olentangy Indian Caverns in Delaware, Ohio. It’s a small cavern, and so the tour script had to be good. We could not just take people on a LONG walk underground for an hour. You can walk the whole thing is five minutes- not counting the breathless climb back to the top! After being hired, the first thing we were given was our employee handbook, and tour script. We could not give tours until we demonstrated to a staff person we knew that script. I realized, after doing this for a few Summers on my…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for June 2020   (pic by AmberAvalona on pixabay.com)   Bright Blessings! Believe it or not, it will be Summer Solstice before we know it! What warmer weather we are having that at this time a month ago! Many of us will be merrily working away at our gardens! For me, having pulled a raised bed, I won’t be planting as much- and I learned a very ugly truth meaning I might not plant hardly anything at all. I still live in the condos- truthfully, we may be stuck here as long as another year- if not longer. Long boring story- sigh. Normally,…

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    YouTube Book Review – Everything You Wanted to Know About the Afterlife But Were Afraid to Ask Explained by Hollister Rand

    YouTube Book Review Everything You Wanted to Know About the Afterlife But Were Afraid to Ask Explained by Hollister Rand     Bright Blessings, from Saoirse, Readers! I was so thrilled to be able to review this amazing book by the beautiful and illustrious Hollister Rand! We were lucky enough to get a preview copy before it’s released, but soon it will be, and you should go right out and buy your copy!     It can be had online at Hollister Rand is an Internationally Renowned Medium and Author     Everything You Wanted to Know about the Afterlife but Were Afraid to Ask on Amazon   *** About the…

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    Celebrating The Old Ways In New Times

    Celebrating The Old Ways In New Times for April 2020     Bright Blessings! Before we know it, Beltane will be upon us, and many will be going to gatherings where Maypole is danced, and emphasis on sexuality, and the union of the Mother Goddess and Father God are celebrated. Talk about fertility, union, and all things about growth will abound! I’ve gone to multiple celebrations, all of which often have a focus on the union of things to reproduce. But the older I get, and the more people I meet, the more I realize, THIS, in particular does not apply to all people… Now, sure, we all celebrate the…

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    Review of Fred Hageneder’s Tree Angel Oracle Deck

    The Tree Angel Oracle Deck     Bright Blessings! I was thrilled to go to the mailbox, and find among the unwelcome bills the beautiful Tree Angel Oracle Deck to review! The author is Mr. Fred Hageneder, and I am surprised we don’t talk about him more in our Pagan circles. His bio, as written on innertraditions.com states, “Fred Hageneder is a leading expert in ethnobotany, specializing in the cultural and spiritual history of trees. A founding member of the Ancient Yew Group in Britain and a member of SANASI, a scientific group that helps protect indigenous sacred sites, he is also a member of the Ecocentric Alliance. The author…

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    Witch & Popcorn

      Women and Spirituality: The Goddess Trilogy     This is a 166 minute set of three DVD’s written and directed by the illustrious Donna Read. Before I get into the films, I want to introduce Read. I had no idea how influential she was until I read up on her just now. She has been making films for decades, and is a very important part of both the women’s movement, and goddess veneration. Her filmograhpy is listed here: Donna Read I am positively blown away by this woman’s illustrious career and contribution to indigenous and neo Pagan topics as well as women’s issues. The respect I feel for our…

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    Interview With Anujj Elviis & Review of Indian Traditional Wicca

      Bright Blessings! When my editor told me I had the chance to interview a fellow Wiccan who is in India, I was so excited! I enjoyed our conversations to make this article happen, and I had the chance to review his pages. His name is Anujj Eliivs and he is in Dehra Dun, India. Originally from New Delhi, and raised Xtian, he’s one of us, active in his community, running a Coven, doing volunteer work, administrating Pagan web pages, and is also a busy professional! Whew! I forgot to ask if he ever sleeps! I will provide links you can view yourself! First, in 2017, Ben Wright did a…

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    Witch & Popcorn

      Review of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Bright Blessings, film lovers! This time I am reviewing a series Netflix has done three seasons of, and I have been told, are at least doing a fourth- The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. It’s supernatural fiction about Sabrina, a half human who has to come to terms with her powers, and decide how, or IF she will use them. She gets a lot of pressure from family and mentors, all of whom seek to mold her THEIR way. Sabrina is not having it. Surprisingly mature and responsible for a teenager, she, along with family and friends, navigates the treacherous, and blissful world…