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    Book Review – Sacred Sex: The Magick and Path of the Divine Erotic by Gabriela Herstik

    Book Review Sacred Sex: The Magick and Path of the Divine Erotic by Gabriela Herstik Publisher: TarcherPerigee 352 Pages Publication Date: July 12, 2022     “Sacred Sex: The Magick and Path of the Divine Erotic” is a complete guide to making sexuality a central part of any spiritual practice. Conversational and straightforward, Gabriela Herstik defines sex as “anything with the potential to bring you an expansive sense of pleasure, with the possibility of orgasm.” A devotee of the Goddess of Love and Lust, she defines “sacred sexuality as a spiritual philosophy and practice rooted in conscious pleasure, and connection to the sexual self as a path to inner wisdom,…

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    Book Review – The Yorkshire ‘Av’mal by Dan Coultas

    Book Review The Yorkshire ‘Av’mal by Dan Coultas Publisher: Independently Published 69 Pages Publication Date: June 12, 2022     Lissen up yuh daft apeth, an’ let mi tell thi… about a new book that manages to combine one of the most well-known and celebrated parts of the Poetic Edda with a quirk of the English language known widely across the North of England but perhaps not very much anywhere else, these days. What language am I talking about? It’s the striking and, in the opinion of myself and many others, very beautiful Yorkshire dialect. My opening sentence was a little snippet of Yorkshire, written phonetically – more or less.…

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    Book Review – Craft of the Hedge Witch: A Guide to the Solitary Path by Geraldine Smythe

    Book Review Craft of the Hedge Witch: A Guide to the Solitary Path Written by Geraldine Smythe Foreword by Rachel Patterson Illustrated by Wycke Malliway Publisher: Crossed Crow Books 177 Pages Publication Date: August 22, 2022   This short review cannot possibly tell you the many gems the book contains or the immense amount of wisdom it covers. This is a book for the solitary witch, for the one who walks their own path, who makes their own rules. Geraldine Smythe shares her own personal journey and gives you thoughts and insights about being a hedge witch but she also gives you practical advice. This is an excellent book for…

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    Interview with Author & Crafter Opal Luna

      I recently had the opportunity to interview Opal Luna, the author of one of my new favourite crafting books. I read and tried out her book Fiber Magick. We talked about her book and her personal life. She was very nice and has years of experience and knowledge. Her book has easy to follow steps and full coloured pictures and plenty of references. I will be doing another article next issue showing pictures and my projects that I have completed and tried. Her book is a wonderful addition to anyone’s collection who loves crafting and wants to try something new and fun. If you like to crochet, or want…

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    Witch & Popcorn

    Review of Gone With The Wind Bright Blessings Film Lovers! Today I am reviewing a blasphemous film that has been one of my favorites since I was a kid. I will say the glamour, unbelievably great acting, magnificent sets, and the fantastic music make this a masterpiece of Hollywood few other films can rival. However, as an adult, I am aware of some ugly truths it laid bare- unintentionally of course- and how it was a sign of bias against both people of color and women in times bygone. The film had the highest budget that any other had at that time, and if you adjust for inflation, it’s still…

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    Book Review – The Creative Pendulum: Keys to Unlock Your Innovative Spirit by Joan Rose Staffen

    Book Review The Creative Pendulum: Keys to Unlock Your Innovative Spirit by Joan Rose Staffen Published by Weiser Books June 1, 2022 288 pages     I know I’m showing my age here, but back in the day, there was a commercial for breath mints with the tagline, “two – two – two mints in one!” I kept thinking of this slogan when I was reading The Creative Pendulum: Keys to Unlock Your Innovative Spirit by Joan Rose Staffen, published earlier this year by Weiser Books. It’s two – two – two books in one! It’s a book about how to use a pendulum and how to be a more creative…

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    Book Review – Enochian Vision Magic: A Practical Guide to the Magick of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley by Lon Milo DuQuette

    Book Review Enochian Vision Magic: A Practical Guide to the Magick of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley by Lon Milo DuQuette Published by Weiser Books 304 pages Publication date: September 1, 2019 (Previously published 2008)     I was not sure what to expect from Enochian Vision Magick as I leafed through it before sitting down to read – there were lots of charts, tables, and diagrams. I was not familiar with the work of Elizabethan era magician Dr. John Dee and his scrying partner Edward Kelley and their communication with angelic beings, except in the most general sense. So, with some trepidation, I prepared to be confused or…

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    Movie Review – Everything, Everywhere, All at Once Directed by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

    Movie Review Everything, Everywhere, All at Once Directed by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert Produced by A24 2022       “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once,” lives up to its name. It gives us everything. It’s a drama, a psychological thriller, a love story, a comedy and a Kung Fu action flick all rolled into one. Easily an all time cult classic which will be enjoyed by generations to come!   SPOILERS AHEAD!     The story follows an unassumingly ordinary lady, Evelyn, doing her taxes for her laundromat business. Something seemingly ordinary, but giving an acute and accurate insight on how just one thing can be so complicated, when…

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    Book Review – Spirit Weaver: Wisdom Teachings from the Feminine Path of Magic by Seren Bertrand

    Book Review Spirit Weaver: Wisdom Teachings from the Feminine Path of Magic by Seren Bertrand Publisher: Bear & Company 256 Pages Publication Date: May 24, 2022     Housewives down through ages have not been heroes going off on valiant quests. Their work is women’s work. As Seren Bertrandr explains in Spirit Weaver: Wisdom Teachings from the Feminine Path of Magic, women’s work is magic; it’s domestic witchcraft. There’s women’s magic in the humble arts of sewing, spinning, knitting, weaving, stitching, and even cooking; when done with intention, they are spells. By sharing stories, wisdom teachings, and rituals from the feminine path of magic, as well as from her own…

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    Interview with Natalie Meraki of Laughing Cat Publishing

    Natalie Meraki is an artist, mother, deck creator, author, business owner, and all-around wonderful weirdo! Natalie is also the brains behind the infectiously funny Tarot Mood group on Facebook, a place which accepts all manner of occult delinquents, and where I first met her. I got to interview her this month for our cover feature, and I decided to find out what makes this weirdo tick… You’re so prolific, it’s hard to know where to start. As a deck creator, you’ve made The Mood Tarot, The Love Light & Go F*%k Yourself deck, the Mood Oracle, and you collaborated with Bob Smithies to create the CARTA Award-winning Young Witch Tarot.…