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    Book Review – Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult by Peter Levenda

    Book Review Unholy Alliance A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult by Peter Levenda 464 Pages   Bright Blessings, readers! My editor offered this book, and I JUMPED at it! As a daughter of Odin, I have spent time speaking with plenty of different Heathens who come from a plethora of groups and belief systems, and let me tell you- there is a very strong influence from Nazi Germany even in modern Heathenry. I feel it is extremely important to be aware of this, and know the difference between genuine devotion to the gods, and devotion to being a racist. So, I was over the moon to hear I…

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    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times for January 2020   Bright Blessings and Happy January!   By the time you read this, I trust all your holiday celebrations are over, and you are trying to remember to write “2020” instead of “2019” on everything! If you are like me, January is a welcome break from the hubub that started late Fall and lasted until New Years! So, let me say again HAPPY JANUARY. One thing I like a break from is listening to people complain about how something or another holiday related offends them. Now don’t get me wrong, we all complain about something or another, and sometimes, we…

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    Witch and Popcorn

      Review of Penelope     Bright Blessings, film lovers! This review is of a film that I was reeled in to watching by a friend who absolutely LOVES the performance art of James McAvoy. I would never have watched it otherwise, but I’m so glad I did! It’s the 2006 film Penelope starring Christina Ricci, Catherine O’Hara, Peter Dinklage, and Richard E. Grant as well as the previously mentioned McAvoy. Click the link below to watch the delightful trailer. This film begins with a curse! A witch curses the Wilhern family, who are responsible for the death of her daughter. She decrees that their next daughter will be born…

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    Book Review – The Little Book of Self-Care for Libra by Constance Stellas

    Book Review The Little Book of Self-Care for LibraSimple Ways to Refresh and Restore – According to the Starsby Constance Stellas 160 Pages   Bright Blessings, Readers! I am glad to be reviewing this great guide to why it is important to take care of yourself, and even happier to say, that author Constance Stellas has guides for all twelve signs! An accomplished astrologer in print, she also teaches, and helps clients in both the United States and Greece. She has written for such illustrious publications as the New York Times and Marie Claire. She’s been a practicing astrologer for over 20 years, and she really knows her stuff. For…

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    Witch & Popcorn

      Review of Little Miss Sumo   Bright Blessings, Film lovers!   I’ve always been a huge fan of Sumo Wrestling since watching the first match on TV I ever saw of it. In a country- America- where sports fans and athletes tear each other apart, and get into fights on the playing fields- it is downright refreshing to me to see the courtesy, pride, and poise Sumo Wrestlers exhibit. I have never seen a more polite, or regal sport. Tonight, I learned something about it, though. Traditionally, Sumo is for men only- but for many years, many little girls and women around the world have done Sumo wrestling, although…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for December 2019 (Photo by Osman Rana on Unsplash) Bright Blessings! The Winter Holidays are upon us, and it seems there are as many different celebrations as there are different kinds of people circle in our Pagan Communities. No matter what you celebrate, though, it is undeniable that Christmas somehow influences you at this time of year. Whether you are like me and get sick to death of it all very quickly, and decry the fact it lasts so long, or you are somebody who enjoys it all, it is very much a part of our culture. One thing that strikes me is…

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    Interview with Reanna of Woodland Wand Creation

    Bright Blessings! Last month, I got to review a great wand by Lady Reanna Shellenbarger of Woodland Wand Creation, and this month, I lucked into an interview! Here is the link to my review if you did not have a chance to read it yet! Read on to learn more about this amazing artist and creatrix, and her sacred, beautiful wands! On their Facebook page, it says: “Welcome friends to my store called Woodland Wand Creation. A magical place of semiprecious stones & enchanting wood from the magical forest. All to make amazing Wands. All work is unique artwork. No two are the same. I work within the respect to…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for November 2019 Bright Blessings! Our Final Harvest Sabbat is upon us, and if you are like me, you have a LITTLE bit of gardening left to do! For me, it is planting a tiny bit of bulbs and a little basic cleanup. A big job I have is learning organic pest control for my roses for next year. This year, I decided I am flat out DONE with chemical pest control, and I got rid of all of it. I was told that dish soap with a touch of oil mixed with water kills everything on roses, but you know what? It…

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    Book Review – Astrology of Love and Sex: A Modern Compatibility Guide by Annabel Gat

    Book Review Astrology of Love and Sex: A Modern Compatibility Guide by Annabel Gat 288 pages Bright Blessings! If you are like me, you study Astrology, and learn all you can about yourself, and your loved ones. You see patterns in personalities and behaviors based on signs, and learn why those happen. I have been learning since I was a kid! I like a good guide written by educated Astrologers, not amateurs like myself, and I like something I can take home, and hold onto. By that, I mean a book worth paying for, and worth using long term. Enter Annabel Gat! She is certified by the International Society for…

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    Witch & Popcorn

    Rainman Bright Blessings, Film Lovers! For this month’s film, I decided to review one that has been well loved for decades. It is award winning, and was a groundbreaking, intimate look at the lives, and the love of people who have autism. Rainman. Here is a trailer of the film you can watch. The film starts in the fast, trendy, and loud life of Charlie Babbitt, played by Tom Cruise. He’s on the verge of sealing a major sales deal, which would profit him $75K. He’s got an amazing, kind hearted girlfriend named Susanna. He’s young, healthy, good looking, and it seems like everything is going his way. He heads…