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    Witch & Popcorn

      Reservation Dogs     A wonderful new indigenous comedy is making waves on Hulu. Starring such veteran actors as Zahn McClarnon and Gary Farmer, this refreshing show is about a group of Native American teens and their days and nights at home on their reservation in Oklahoma. Bored, tired of the bad things that go on there, and to some extent, ready to get the hell away for good, the kids stick together, making the best of the worst, and making the viewers die laughing, begging for more. Here is a trailer for the show:     The magic of this film comes from the fact that it’s an…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for September 2021 Bright Blessings, I write this on the day the plans I’ve had since 2009 have finally started to come to fruition, and it’s not entirely hit me just yet. I’ve been trying to move out of the condo where we live since then. I even left my husband for nearly two years at one point because I wanted to leave so badly! After a disastrous encounter with one of the neighbors who is a dangerous criminal, we busted our backsides for a few months- and we got this place sold. We sacrificed our time, our money, and our energy- but…

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    Video Book Review – Manifestation Magic: 21 Rituals, Spells, and Amulets for Abundance, Prosperity, and Wealth by Elohim Leafar

    Video Book Review Manifestation Magic 21 Rituals, Spells, and Amulets for Abundance, Prosperity, and Wealth by Elohim Leafar Publisher: Weiser Books 192 Pages Publication Date: July 1, 2021     Bright Blessings, Readers!   I was lucky enough to get to review this gem, and I must say this writer’s positive energy is contagious! I love his get up and go and “You can do it!” attitude. A teacher, and psychic in the New York City area, his mentoring has helped countless people, and he can help you too with this book. Published in 2021 by Weiser Books, this is 192 pages chock full of all sorts of magic, positive…

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    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times for August 2021 Bright Blessings! Lughnasadh is upon us, and is it ever hot! We are due to have heat advisories the next two, possibly three days in my town, and the dog is displeased with how short of a distance I allow her for walks. Exacerbating that is the fact they decided to pour asphalt on our street, so I don’t even want to go outside at all. I spend a lot of time outdoors but truthfully, I don’t remember ever having the issues with heat that I have this year. Have I ever changed! I can remember I thought my mother…

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    Book Reviews – Live True: Live A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity & Live True Daily Journal by Ora Nadrichs

    Book Reviews Live True: Live A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity Publishers: IFTT Press 290 Pages Publication Date: January 1, 2019 & Live True Daily Journal Mindfulness Quotes, Prompts, Tips & Reminders To Stay Authentically You by Ora Nadrichs Publishers: Independently Published 271 Pages Publication Date: November 16, 2020 Bright Blessings Readers! These books will be a great addition to your book collection, no matter what your belief system is, and they will help you to be more consciously aware of your thinking, habits, and behaviors. Magic is, after all, about the self, our own journeys, and how to be the best we can. These books absolutely teach great ways to…

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    Video Book Review – Affirmations of the Light in Times of Darkness: Healing Messages from a Spiritwalker by Laura Aversano

    Video Book Review Affirmations of the Light in Times of Darkness Healing Messages from a Spiritwalker by Laura Aversano Publisher: Inner Traditions 192 Pages Publication Date: June 15, 2021 Bright Blessings, Readers, I am happy to say I am the one who lucked into reviewing this amazing book. Laura Aversano is a talented empath, an intuitive, and Spiritwalker. She comes from a long line of others and shares her healing and guidance today in this amazing book. Published in 2021 by Inner Traditions, it’s 192 pages stuffed to the brim with goodness, blessings, prayers, and affirmations that remind us that all is not lost even when we think it may…

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      Review of The Guilt Trip     Seth Rogen fans got an extra special treat when he teamed up with the goddess Barbara Streisand as a mother/ son pair in the hysterically funny film The Guilt Trip. You can watch the side-splitting funny trailer here:     In the film, Rogen plays Andy Brewster, an extremely intelligent under achiever who has more education than accomplishments. He’s spent every penny of his inheritance to invent, and produce his so-called wonder cleaning product, ScieoClean- and doesn’t understand why nobody is buying it. He’s chronically single, lives in a lousy apartment, and doesn’t even have any friends. Not only that, he’s chronically…

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    Video Book Review – American Brujeria: Modern Mexican-American Folk Magic by J Allen Cross

    Video Book Review American Brujeria Modern Mexican-American Folk Magic by J Allen Cross Publisher: Weiser Books 240 Pages Publication Date: May 1, 2021     Bright Blessings! Welcome to another video review of a fabulous book. Published in 2021- hot off the press- by Weiser Books, this 240 page book was lovingly written by Portland, Oregon occult professional, and ghosthunter J. Allen Cross. Cross is an American witch who is an expert in Brujeria, and is good enough to share with us. I highly recommend this book for its easy flow reading, and great, simple magical instruction. Watch the video to hear book excerpts and some of the wisdom of…

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      House Hunters Renovation     Bright Blessings, Film Lovers! This review is about a tv series, not a film, and one many indulge in binge watching- HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation. Different from plain old House Hunters, people see properties they know they are going to have to gut, remodel, and sometimes, completely redo to make them livable for their families. This hilarious video shows some of the nightmares people walk into when viewing properties for this program:     Many of us have house shopped, and some reading this may even sell real estate. Each seller thinks THEIR property is the BEST ever, but buyers beg to differ. Part…

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    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times for July 2021     Bright Blessings! The Summer Solstice is hitting hard with steamy days, muggy nights, and gorgeous gardens right now! I trust you have already enjoyed your Summer Solstice gatherings or solitary rituals, and enjoying all the joys of Summer in all its splendor! As it is in between Sabbats, I get to pick what to write about, and I’d like to discuss the Heathen virtue of hard work. It’s not exactly what we’d think it is, but it’s just as important as people say.   Industriousness Industriousness and determination are other words used to express this, and I admit,…