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    Video Book Review – Anton LaVey and The Church of Satan: Infernal Wisdom from the Devil’s Den by Carl Abrahamsson

    Video Book Review Anton LaVey and The Church of Satan: Infernal Wisdom from the Devil’s Den by Carl Abrahamsson Publisher: Inner Traditions 367 Pages Publication date: March 8, 2022     Bright Blessings! Published by Inner Traditions in 2022, this brand new book is a grand 367 pages chock full of history, interviews with people such a Kenneth Anger, Blanche Barton, and Fr. Peter Gilmore, and musings about the “Infernal” Anton LaVey (1930-1997.) The book reads as a tribute to LaVey for his contributions to the counterculture ands the creation of Satanism, which has liberated many from the confines of soulless religion that sought to trap the soul. He worked to…

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    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times for June/July 2022 Bright Blessings! By the time you read this, you may be saying, “It’s too HOT!!!!!” and are wishing for Fall time again! Think about just weeks ago, wishing Wintertime away because it was SO cold! Well…the weather will get hotter in Summer, and by the time you read this article, you may have your Summer Solstice plans underway! For some, this will be the first Summer in a couple of years they have felt safe to gather for Sabbat. What a wonderful feeling it is again to see soul kin. What better time than on a Solstice in Summer when…

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    Witch & Popcorn

      Review of Jeepers Creepers 2 Bright Blessings, film lovers. Today’s review focuses on a horror film- my favorite genre- and how the determination of two men overcome a seemingly invincible force…at least for twenty-three years. The film grossed over $100,000,000 worldwide and at the time of release was the highest grossing film for four days straight. It is now in ninth grossing place of all films released before Labor Day. It was nominated for three prestigious awards including the Saturn Award for Best Horror Film. Before reading the review, watch the trailer for Jeepers Creepers 2 here:   The plot is- three days after the events of Jeepers Creepers…

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    Interview & Book Review – Espiritismo: Puerto Rican Mediumship and Magic by Hector Salva

    Interview & Book Review Espiritismo: Puerto Rican Mediumship and Magic by Hector Salva Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser LLC. 242 Pages Publication date: February 1, 2022     Bright Blessings, Readers! I would like to share an exciting new book with you that was written by Hector Salva, and he also goes by Papa Hector. It’s called Espiritismo: Puerto Rican Mediumship and Magic and was published this year, 2022 by Red Wheel/Weiser LLC. The book is a substantial 242 pages and is well written. First, a little about Papa Hector. The book says about him, “Born and raised in a family lineage of brujos (witchdoctors, healers, sorcerers), HECTOR SALVA was raised by…

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    Witch & Popcorn

      The Exorcist     Bright Blessings film lovers! Classic horror film, The Exorcist has terrified people for decades with the demons, acrobatics of the actress playing a possessed child, and ingrained beliefs in demonic possession- and it’s one I just can’t get enough of. Watch this trailer here:     You wouldn’t know it to talk to me today since I am such a horror fan, but this film literally scared the ever living hell out of me when I was in high school. I was awakening psychically and had gone on a starvation diet that increased my imagination. Seeing the backwards crawl down the steps in that fateful…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for April/May 2022 Bright Blessings This is our first Spring in our apartment, and as I was deciding what to plant for this year, I pined for the ground and built-in planters I had at our old place. I used to buy so many seeds, and there were years I planted tons of cucumbers and tomatoes as well as pumpkins, roses, herbs, and a whole lot of annual flowers. This year, I am relegated to a limited number of pots, and the truth is, it may be this way for a while, if not permanently. We made it out of the condo successfully…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for February 2022   (Photo by Wout Vanacker on Unsplash )   Bright Blessings! The holidays are behind us and it’s a new year. How time flies! For some that means you are still procrastinating about putting the Yule decorations away, doesn’t it? And the kids have absolutely begged you to leave them up, haven’t they? Have a mug of hot wassail and admire your work a bit longer why not? While you are at it, think about all the good things you accomplished in 2021. If you can’t think of anything? I can. What about the time you made somebody’s day because…

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    Video Book Review – Animal Medicine: A Curanderismo Guide to Shapeshifting, Journeying, and Connecting with Animal Allies by Erika Buenaflor

    Video Book Review Animal Medicine A Curanderismo Guide to Shapeshifting, Journeying, and Connecting with Animal Allies by Erika Buenaflor Publisher: Bear & Company 216 Pages Publication date: July 13, 2021       Bright Blessings! This time I am reviewing Animal Medicine- A Curanderismo Guide to Shapeshifting, Journeying and Connecting to Animal Allies. This is an outstanding tome dedicated to educating people about spirit animals, the Mesoamerican lore and beliefs about them, and how you can connect with your animal spirit guides through meditation, and communication with them. Published in 2021 by Bear and Company, this is 201 pages chock full of great history, lore, symbolism, and sacred wisdom. The book…

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    Witch & Popcorn

      Buffy the Vampire Slayer   Bright Blessings, film lovers!   This month I am reviewing a cult television series that was famous in the 1990’s and early 2000’s and was one of the most popular supernatural horror TV series. It ran for seven seasons, and had a successful spin off show. It spawned what the writer called “a rabid, almost insane fan base,” and earned a spot in TV Guide’s Greatest TV Shows of All Time and Rolling Stone included it in their 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time as well. It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Here is a clip so you can see what to expect from…

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    Video Book Review – Ani Trime’s Little Book of Affirmations: 52 Illustrated Practices for a Peaceful and Open Mind

    Video Book Review Ani Trime’s Little Book of Affirmations 52 Illustrated Practices for a Peaceful and Open Mind Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC 136 Pages Publication Date: October 15, 2019     Bright Blessings readers! This darling little volume was lovingly written by Buddhist nun Ani Trime Lhamo. It includes 52 affirmations you can read through all at once or meditate on one per week, making this a years long affirmations volume! Included are illustrations by 39 different artists, all of which are just as empowering and inspirational as Trime’s beautiful affirmations. Life gets us down sometimes and we lose sight of how much personal power we have. Published in 2019,…