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    Book Review – Secrets of Santa Muerte: A Guide to the Prayers, Spells, Rituals, and Hexes by Cressida Stone

    Book Review Secrets of Santa Muerte: A Guide to the Prayers, Spells, Rituals, and Hexes by Cressida Stone Publisher: Weiser Books 256 pages Release Date: August 1, 2022         The first thing that intrigued me about this book is the beautiful cover of Saint Death. Dressed in a purple veil adorned with white flowers the skeletal beauty gazes at you. You learn from the author that she experienced this very version of Mother Death in a dream which lead to her own workings with Santa Muerte. Cressida Stone is a doctor of religious studies who has traveled the world studying spiritual traditions and religious practices. She has…

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    Book Review – The Fourteen Holy Helpers by Christiane Stamm

    Book Review The Fourteen Holy Helpers: Invocations for Healing and Protection by Christiane Stamm Publisher: Earthdancer Books 112 Pages Publication Date: March 29, 2022                     This book struck my interest when it was offered for review. This was due to having spent over 30 years of my life as a Catholic. The Fourteen Holy Helpers are Christian Saints. In this book, Christiane Stamm presents how to initiate yourself to use the power of the saints as well as how to preform an invocation utilizing prayers to bring about healing and protection. The book invites you to become initiated by copying each…

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    Book Review – Allow Me to Introduce: An Insider’s Guide to the Occult by Lon Milo DuQuette

    Book Review Allow Me to Introduce: An Insider’s Guide to the Occult by Lon Milo DuQuette Publisher: Weiser Books 216 Pages Publication Date: February 1, 2020     Allow Me to Introduce… a most intriguing title. Indeed, this is a proper title for this book. Here, you have a collection of writings on many different occult topics. Mr. DuQuette has collected various introductions that he has penned for books, and has placed them here in this edition. There are many topics he has written about in these book introductions which include: Qabalah, Tarot, Thelemic Magic, Enochian Magic, and Masonry. These brief introductions give an overview of the author’s experiences with…

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    Book Review – The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Runes: Your Complete Guide to the Divination Power of Runes by Judy Ann Nock

    Book Review The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Runes: Your Complete Guide to the Divination Power of Runes by Judy Ann Nock Publisher: Adams Media 254 Pages Publication Date: 2022     Recently I was participating in a class that briefly taught about runes. Being the person that I am, I went out and purchased a set of runes. I got a book and I learned all about runes…or so I thought. The Modern Witchcraft Book of Runes taught me so much more than I had learned in class, from my rune book or from the internet. First, this book is well-written and enjoyable to read. Second, is the organization of…

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    Book Review – Reiki Plain and Simple: The Only Book You’ll Ever Need by Philip Jones

    Book Review Reiki Plain and Simple The Only Book You’ll Ever Need by Philip Jones Publisher: Hampton Roads 144 Pages Publication Date: 1/01/2018     The title Reiki Plain and Simple sums up this book perfectly. This is a short, easy read perfect for anyone interested in Reiki. The book starts with the history of Reiki. It then discusses the precepts of Reiki, attunements, hand positions for healing self and others, twenty-one-day cleanse and finally the three degrees of Reiki. In short, this book is a summary of Reiki without giving all of the secrets of Reiki away. I enjoyed this book. I actually ended up reading it twice with…

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    Book Review – Reinstate Your Wings by Indi Havana

    Book Review Reinstate Your Wings by Indi Havana Publisher: Balboa Press a Division of Hay House 203 pages Publication Date: 8/1/2019 This is the unfortunate story of Ms. Havana’s journey into the bonds of a narcissistic business partner. Having been warned about this man, she decides to move forward and open a fitness business with him only to learn how cruel and unrelenting he actually is. This leads to many personal struggles as he ramps up his behaviors to the level of stalking her and attempting to ruin her reputation. She finds her way through the difficulty through her own strength and the support of her friends and loved ones.…

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    Book Review – Witchcraft: A Secret History by Michael Streeter

    Book Review Witchcraft A Secret History by Michael Streeter 256 pages   From Ancient Times until Today, magic has always been an important aspect of human life. Witchcraft: A Secret History explores the relationship between humans and magic, witchcraft and religion throughout the Ages. In Part 1 The Ancient World, Michael Streeter teaches the reader about the origins of witchcraft through stories of Hebrew witches and magicians to the Gods and Goddesses that were revered in ancient civilizations. Discussion is given to how these once revered Pagan entities fell out of favor and were replaced with the new religion of Christianity. Part 2 The Medieval World, explores the growth of…

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    Book Review – Heart of Fire An Intimate Journey of Pain, Love and Healing by Leisa Stockall Cartelli

    Book Review Heart of Fire An Intimate Journey of Pain, Love and Healing by Leisa Stockall Cartelli 231 Pages     As a clinician, I am always amazed by the resilience of the human spirit…stories of abuse and trauma transforming people into survivors unexpectedly. Leisa Stockall Cartelli’s story is one of overcoming great adversity in the face of an unexpected accident. At the age of 9, a dramatic event forever changed her life and led to a life of pain, rejection and insecurity. This is a story of learning to love yourself despite your outward appearance. Having overcome many barriers in her life, Ms. Stockall Cartelli speaks of her journey…

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    Book Review – Witches and Wizards: The Real-life Stories Behind the Occult’s Greatest Legends by Lucy Cavendish

    Book Review Witches and Wizards The Real-life Stories Behind the Occult’s Greatest Legends by Lucy Cavendish 178 pages     I cannot begin to tell you just how much I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I read it from cover to back in one sttiing in an afternoon. I was captivated and enchanted by these stories. The book is beautiful. It is a hard bound book with a ribbon for a bookmark (so helpful, don’t you wish every book had this feature?). It is illustrated with images from Flickr, Shutterstock and Lucy Cavendish. The images help the characters come to life. The beginning chapter is devoted to Merlin, the well-known wizard…

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    Book Review – Moon Spell Magic for Love: Charms, Invocations, Passion Potions, and Rituals for Romance by Cerridwen Greenleaf

    Book Review Moon Spell Magic for Love Charms, Invocations, Passion Potions, and Rituals for Romance by Cerridwen Greenleaf 190 pages     Books about spell casting are abound for those who practice this art. Here we present another book of spells but for the sole purpose of love. A wonderful book to help bring love into your life or to enhance the love you have. This book has much to offer. As the book suggests, there are many love offerings; teas to drink, an ink to bind; oils to anoint. If you are seeking rites of love, this book will provide you with rituals for engagements, hand-fasting, divorce, and baby…