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    Book Review – Radiant Circles: Ecospirituality and the Church of All Worlds by Alder MoonOak

    Book Review Radiant Circles Ecospirituality and the Church of All Worlds by Alder MoonOak Publisher: Moon Books 320 Pages Published: November 1, 2022     Alder MoonOak states in the introduction of this book that Neo-Paganism is one of the fastest growing religions in the Western World. Although this religion has the optics of being new – the beliefs and practices originate in natural magick and earthy traditions that support a synchronicity to the ways of nature. This book examines Neopaganism and the belief system of the Church of All Worlds. Alder MoonOak cites many theological, cultural and historical works. He explores Ecospirituality and includes Spirit, Humanity and the Earth,…

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    Book Review – Healing with Essential Oils: The Antiviral, Restorative, and Life-Enhancing Properties of 58 Plants by Heather Godfrey

    Book Review Healing with Essential Oils: The Antiviral, Restorative,  and Life-Enhancing Properties of 58 Plants by Heather Dawn Godfrey Publisher: Healing Arts Press 2022 340 Pages Release Date: August 6, 2022         When you mention essential oils, people often immediately think of diffusers and simmer pots, but the truth is, essential oils have been around far longer in organic usage. Many of us just scratch the surface when we use essential oils, rather than harnessing the full power of these natural items that offer so much more to our lives. This new book, Healing with Essential Oils: The Antiviral, Restorative, and Life-Enhancing Properties of 58 plants will…

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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 Big Book of Candle Magic by Jacki Smith

    Book Review The Big Book of Candle Magic by Jacki Smith Publisher: Weiser Books 309 Pages Release Date: July 1, 2022         The latest addition to Weiser’s increasingly well-populated Big Book series, The Big Book of Candle Magic is a wonderful deep dive into the world of candle magic and spellwork of all kinds. Like the other Big Books, this one takes on a single focused area of magical practice, and explores it thoroughly, from the most basic manifestations of this magical art to more advanced and complicated methods. Jacki Smith starts from the ground up in this book, introducing her own approach to magic in the…

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    Book Review – Protect Your Light: A Practical Guide to Energy Protection, Cleansing and Cutting Cords by George Lizos

    Book Review Protect Your Light: A Practical Guide to Energy Protection, Cleansing and Cutting Cords by George Lizos Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing 240 Pages Published: July 2022     ….I define energy protection as the art of being energetically authentic. It’s about identifying and clearing what’s not yours so you can reestablish your connection with your authentic self and then taking protective measures to secure your authenticity. Energy protection ensures that what’s yours is yours, and what’s theirs is theirs …¹ Protect Your Light: A Practical Guide to Energy Protection, Cleansing and Cutting Cords by George Lizos provides the reader with the tools to navigate the energies of the modern…

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    Book Review – Elizabeth Franklin: A Witch’s Tale by Ron George

    Book Review Elizabeth Franklin: A Witch’s Tale by Ron George Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing 220 Pages Release Date: December 13, 2020         Elizabeth Franklin: A Witch’s Tale is a fantasy novel cast in the mold of an early episode of Charmed. It starts with an expositional interaction between two long-dead witches, then introduces a cast of unrelated teenagers acting even less sensibly than teenagers usually do in horror movies. The teenagers decide to start up a virtual reality game in a haunted mansion on Hallow’s Eve, opening up a dangerous portal to the underworld, and blood is soon shed. Mayhem ensues with a series of murders, inept…

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    Book Review – The Anticonsumerist Druid: How I Beat My Shopping Addiction Through Connection With Nature by Katrina Townsend

    Book Review The Anticonsumerist Druid How I Beat My Shopping Addiction Through Connection With Nature by Katrina Townsend Publisher: Moon Books 168 Pages Publication Date: December 1, 2022     Most of us participate on social media either curating content about our own lives or following the curated content of others, or both. These moments shared are typically the happier and more positive side of the human existence, and even when they are not, they are still not usually any deep struggles that someone might face. This book is not that. It is an honest introspection regarding the author’s shopping habits, the impact these habits have on her family, and…

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    Book Review – Little Book of Satanism by La Carmina

    Book Review Little Book of Satanism by La Carmina Foreword by Lucian Greaves Publisher: Ulysses Press 143 Pages Published: November 1, 2022     The Devil is in the Details. What comes to mind when you hear the name Satan? Is it dark hidden cults performing horrific sacrifices in hidden groves with giant owl statues? Serial killers mutilating their victims with strange occult symbols? The Satanic Panic of the 80’s with the fear of Heavy Metal Music played backwards, and Dungeons and Dragons indoctrinating children? The Satanic Temple who uses Freedom of Speech to spread their Gospel? That last one is actually true, but the others have been proven to…

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    Book Review – The Magic of Mushrooms: Fungi in Folklore, Superstition, and Traditional Medicine by Sandra Lawrence

    Book Review The Magic of Mushrooms by Sandra Lawrence  Publisher: Welbeck Publishing 208 Pages Release Date: August 9, 2022         The world of fungi is a bit of an odd area; even amongst botanists, mushrooms are often viewed and treated with skepticism and concern. Mushrooms can be difficult to identify properly, and there are many members of the fungus kingdom which are dangerous to ingest, to the point of death. In addition to this, many people simply don’t like mushrooms, or don’t like engaging with the damp, wet, weird conditions in which mushrooms flourish. Perhaps it is for these reasons that mycophiles are often seen as being…

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    Book Review – Magdala: The Lost Story of Mary Magdalene by Bridget Erica

    Book Review Magdala: The Lost Story of Mary Magdalene by Bridget Erica Publisher: Hopscotch Studio 214 Pages Published: July 1, 2022     From the publisher:  “For over two thousand years my name has been printed in the holy book and buildings have been erected in my honor. Yet, men in ornate robes have trampled on my words, tainted my name, and hidden my story from you. The exceptional events of my life have been erased…” Based on the life of Mary Magdalene, Magdala beautifully pieces together the hidden remnants from the past and masterfully weaves them into a fascinating tale about faith, love, and our connection with the Divine.…