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    Book Review: Secrets of Greek Mysticism by George Lizos

    Secrets of Greek Mysticism: A Modern Guide to Daily Practice with the Greek Gods and Goddesses by George Lizos, published by Hampton Roads Publishing, an imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser runs a total of 240 pages. The book begins with Lizos explaining his own cosmological views, as well as the nature of divinity and the Gods and Goddesses. Lizos then goes on to discuss the relationship between humans the Gods and Goddesses, before beginning a section exploring in more depth, the 12 Olympian Gods and Goddesses. Each of the 12 Olympians has a section that covers the deity’s virtues, as well as hymns, prayers, and meditations with those Gods and Goddesses. The…

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    Book Review: Pagan Portals: Dragon Magic by Rachel Patterson

    Here Be Dragons… Pagan Portals: Dragon Magic by Rachel Patterson is another lovely addition to one of my favorite Pagan publication series. For those unfamiliar, Pagan Portals is a series of short, introductory books on various deities, magicks, etc., by Moon Books. I received an e-book copy of this wonderful book, and it doesn’t disappoint, either, especially if you’re a lover of Dragons and their lore, myths, and power. Patterson begins by addressing myths from around the world pertaining to Dragons, from Chinese myths, to Ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian myths, various Catholic and Orthodox myths with Dragons, Middle Eastern, Celtic and Norse, and even more world myths of Dragons, giving the unfamiliar…

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    Book Review: Alive with Spirits by Althaea Sebastiani

    Overview of Alive with Spirits Alive with Spirits: The Path and Practice of Animistic Witchcraft by Althaea Sebastiani, published by Weiser, is a book that I’ve been personally excited to read since Weiser mentioned it on social media. Sebastiani doesn’t disappoint, either. She starts off with what I consider a thesis on the philosophy of animism, in that it isn’t something you believe but rather, something you embody through daily practice. Sebastiani continuously breaks down societal barriers and programming that prevent most from fully taking on this worldview. She states that Animistic Witchcraft and Polytheism typically go hand-in-hand (and from experience as a Polytheist and Animist, I concur), but that other paradigms of Witchcraft also…

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    Book Review- The HooDoo Tarot Workbook By- Tayannah Lee McQuillar

    As someone who was born with a natural curiosity and drive to learn all there is to learn about everything, I absolutely love when a writer gives background and insight into the subject they are discussing; so it was only natural that I devoured every word of The HooDoo Tarot Workbook by Tayannah Lee Miller. The author does a fantastic job of not only explaining The HooDoo Tarot Deck, but also giving some insight and personal knowledge on the topics. This is a fantastic way to learn more about HooDoo even if you aren’t looking to learn a new deck. Her explanations about each person, plant, and card come from…

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    Book Review – The Marie Laveau Voodoo Grimoire by Denise Alvarado

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    Book Review The Marie Laveau Voodoo Grimoire by Denise Alvarado Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser 240 Pages Release Date: February 5, 2024 “Alvarado skillfully uses Laveau as a conduit to bring to life voodoo’s rich history (she takes particular care to examine its West African roots) and modern applications. This bewitching compendium is ideal for those seeking to expand their magical horizons.” —Publishers Weekly Marie Laveau is known as the Queen of New Orleans Voodoo and is remembered and honored by pagans from all backgrounds and beliefs. As a hoodoo practitioner and rootworker, I was excited to get this book.  Author Denise Alvarado is very upfront about how she put this book…

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    Book Review: Everyday Magic by Marie D. Jones and Denise A. Agnew

    Book Review: Everyday Magic by Marie D. Jones and Denise A. Agnew   Publisher – Visible Ink Press – 2024   305 pages   Published – 2024   Everyday Magic is subtitled  – How to Live a Mindful, Meaningful and Magical Life. It’s the subtitle that gives us a hint of what the overall intent is for the book. As you begin to move through the pages it becomes very clear that this is not about mysticism but about the magic that we can all put back in to our everyday lives. How we can be mindful of all of the day to day things – Nature, Gratitude, Service and…

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    Book Review-The Language of Lenormand By- Erika Robinson

    As someone fascinated with divination when offered the chance to read a book I haven’t heard of about divination I was excited, but at the same time I was sceptical. I find most “How To Read Tarot” books are either very specific with what each card means or ridiculously vague. It’s hard to get a feel of your own for the cards. I was happily surprised when reading Erika Robinson’s book. The author, Erika Robinson, does a fantastic job of focusing on how to read the cards in conjunction with each other, better than any how to book I’ve read. Reading about how the cards change as they, in her…

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    Review: Breath Practice Cards

    Breath Practice Cards are 50 breathwork meditations for mind, body and self by Rebecca Moore. These cards are a beautiful resource for anyone wanting to incorporate or expand their knowledge of breathwork into their self care. The 50 cards are organized into the following categories: Focus (grounding and centering)Relax (calming and restorative)Elevate (energizing and uplifting)Release (cleansing and clearing)Connect (harmonizing and meditative) The categories are color coded. Each card has the name of the technique, description of practice and a tip for optimal success of this technique. The front of each card has its name and a lovely illustration. These techniques have been used by myself and my family. The cards…

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    Book Review – Slavic Deities & Their Worship: The Roots of Slavic Magic – Book 1 by Patricia Robin Woodruff

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    Teachings of the Mythic Past – Book Review on Roots of Slavic Magic Book 1 , Deities and Their Worship by Patricia Robin Woodruff The Roots of Slavic Magic Book 1 is an excellent resource for students and curious individuals who are interested in learning a great deal of fascinating information about pre-Christian Slavic beliefs and about a wide variety of Slavic deities.  I recommend this book as a guide and tool for deep and thorough information and research when it comes to Slavic Magic and Paganism and learning about Slavic deities. Since much of Slavic Pagan beliefs were not written down (in comparison to Greek or Norse for example),…

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    Book Review – Bogowie: A Study of Eastern Europe’s Ancient Gods by T.D. Kokoszka

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    Teachings of the Mythic Past – Book Review on Bogowie: A Study of Eastern Europe’s Ancient Gods by T.D. Kokoszka If you’re looking for an easy read or beginner’s book on Slavic myth, folklore, and Paganism you might want to look elsewhere. This book features tons of advanced information on traditional Slavic Pagan beliefs.  Chapter 6 of Bogowie is called Advanced Concepts in Indo-European Mythology, but I think this would not have been such a bad way to describe the book itself! T.D. Kokoszka focuses greatly on Slavic mythology and folklore in this very in-depth study. But with that being said, the book is certainly not for beginners who are…