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    Witch & Popcorn The Sequel

      Review of Stree     Bright Blessings Film Lovers!   If you have read many of my reviews, you know how much I love horrors! I simply can’t get enough of them. I find horror to be the most imaginative genre, and to have the most fun and surprises. I was pleasantly surprised by an amazing horror comedy from India , spoken in Hindi, of course, called Stree. Stree means Woman in Hindi, and it centers around the antics of Vicky, a tailor who works magic on clothes for women, and his bone brained friends, and how they find a way to end hauntings by the Stree. Here is…

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    Witch & Popcorn The Original

      Review of The Bad News Bears 2005 Version     Bright Blessings, Film Lovers! I found another gem with magical lessons and this one is a remake of a beloved 1970’s movie that can never be forgotten: The Bad News Bears. Not for the easily offended, this one casts Billy Bob Thornton, and Greg Kinnear as sparring coaches, hellbent on proving to one another that THEY are the best little league baseball coach with the best players! Here is a trailer.     While this is considered to have bombed at the box office, and critics have called it a replica of the 1979 version, saying that was disappointing.…

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    Video Book Review – Travels to the Otherworld and other Fantastic Realms: Medieval Journeys into the Beyond edited by Claude and Corine Lecouteux

    Video Book Review Travels to the Otherworld and other Fantastic Realms Medieval Journeys into the Beyond edited by Claude and Corine Lecouteux 240 Pages     Bright Blessings, it’s Saoirse! I was thrilled to review Travels to the Otherworld and other Fantastic Realms: Medieval Journeys into the Beyond, which was introduced and edited by Claude and Corine Lecouteux. Both authors reside in Paris and have taught at The Sorbonne. This is a great book into the mind of the Medieval people of Europe, and a great read for Pagans, as it explores magic, as well as religion. Highly recommended book! Listen on to my video for more! Blessed Be!  …

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times Lughnasadh/Lammas

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for August 2020 Lughnasadh/Lammas Bright Blessings! This year is flying by. I can hardly believe it’s almost Lammas or Lughnassadh, depending on which you celebrate. Both are first harvest, celebrating first fruits, some being wheat, some being corn or berries, and all giving thanks for the beneficial harvest from hard work. Today’s Pagans seldom grow wheat and corn, since nowadays, we buy it! For us, our harvests are symbolic! Let’s do a bit of history before talking about personal harvests!   Lughnasadh Halfway between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox, Lughnasadh is an old Pagan holiday celebrated in Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of…

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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…