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    Book Review – What the Wild Replied: Poems From Human Nature by Becky Hemsley

    Book Review What the Wild Replied: Poems from Human Nature by Becky Hemsley Publisher: Wildmark Publishing 199 Pages Release Date: September 20, 2022     From the publisher:  What the Wild Replied is the second poetry collection from Becky Hemsley, author of popular poem ‘Breathe’ which featured in her first book ‘Talking to the Wild’. What the Wild Replied takes us through the four seasons from the perspective of human nature. It looks at how we navigate our own winters and embrace our own summers, how we let go during our own autumns and seize the opportunities of our own springtime. It includes poems of hope, healing and help. Designed…

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    Book Review – Introduction to Greek Mythology for Kids: A Fun Collection of the Best Heroes, Monsters, and Gods in Greek Myth by Richard Marcus, Natalie Buczynsky, and Jonathan Shelnutt

    Book Review Introduction to Greek Mythology for Kids: A Fun Collection of the Best Heroes, Monsters, and Gods in Greek Myth by Richard Marcus, Natalie Buczynsky, and Jonathan Shelnutt Publisher: Ulysses Press 187 Pages Release Date: May 11, 2021         The description on the back of the book: “Discover the exciting world of Mt. Olympus! Immerse yourself in ancient Greece with this collection of facts and stories from Greek and Roman mythology. Within these pages you’ll learn about the most powerful Greek gods and goddesses, including Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, and Hades. But this book has more than just immortals! You’ll also discover the…

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    Book Review – Ancestral Grimoire: Create Your Personal Book of Shadows by Nancy Hendrickson

    Book Review Ancestral Grimoire: Create Your Personal Book of Shadows by Nancy Hendrickson Publisher: Weiser Books 222 Pages Published: September 1, 2022     What is an Ancestral Grimoire? Where do I start with this magickal book? It was hard to read it just for review reasons, I wanted to drop everything and run for a Tarot deck and a beautiful blank journal to turn into my own Ancestral Grimoire, after reading just a few pages into the book! This isn’t one of those books full of theory without much hands on experiences, this is the opposite. This book is a workbook full of amazing knowledge about working with your…

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    Book Review – Shadow Animals: How Animals We Fear Can Help Us Heal, Transform, And Awaken

    Book Review Shadow Animals: How Animals We Fear Can Help Us Heal, Transform, And Awaken by Dawn Baumann Brunke Publisher: Bear & Company 320 pages Release Date: November 8, 2022         Dawn Baumann Brunke introduces a new way to approach shadow work: using animals as teachers. “Shadow Animals: How Animals We Fear Can Help Us Heal, Transform, And Awaken” explains how these animals can help us recognize and explore our own shadow selves. I found the concept original, non-threatening and insightful. Our fears, feelings, and phobias about various animals can help us see the hated, abandoned, judged, and denied aspects of ourselves. Buried traumas and childhood fright…

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    Book Review – The Gospel of Falling Down: The Beauty of Failure in an Age of Success by Mark Townsend

    Book Review The Gospel of Falling Down: The Beauty of Failure in an Age of Success by Mark Townsend Publisher: Circle Books 153 Pages Release Date: January 12, 2007     From the publisher:  We hear a lot about the gospel of success, whether from Christian or New Age sources. But most of us are more accustomed to failure, or at least not reaching our hopes. Which, surely, is at the heart of the life of Jesus and his message. This book is a radical departure from much of what modern day Christianity (and gurus of all kinds) seem to offer. Rather than seeing Christianity as a group of people…

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    Book Review – Happy Witch by Mandi Em

    Book Review Happy Witch by Mandi Em Publisher: Adams Media 223 Pages Published: October 11, 2022     Calm the Chaos and Find Your Joy. What would you do if you could use your magic to infuse joy into your daily life? That’s exactly the premise behind Happy Witch, magical ways to conjure up your best life filled with childlike joy. Focusing on different ways of Being to create a life that’s Thriving is how this book aims at teaching us how to be Happy Witches. Be Free, Be Wild, Be Playful, Be Still, Be Connected, and Be Soulful are how the Chapters of the book are structured. The introduction…

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    Deck Review – The Amazonian Angel Oracle: Working with Angels, Devas and Plant Spirits by Howard G. Charing

    Deck Review The Amazonian Angel Oracle: Working with Angels, Devas & Plant Spirits by Howard G. Charing Publisher: Destiny Books 192-page Guidebook and 33-Card Deck Release Date: August 9, 2022         I did not know what to expect when I opened up the box containing The Amazonian Angel Oracle. I had never heard of it, nor had I heard of Howard G. Charing, the creator of this stunningly beautiful set of cards, or Pablo Amaringo, the artist and spiritual philosopher on which this deck is based. So obviously, I had a lot to learn. What I found out was that The Amazonian Angel Oracle is a beautiful…

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      The 57th Annual Country Music Awards Bright Blessings! This time, I am reviewing something that is quite different from anything else I have reviewed before- the Country Music Awards ceremony from November 9, 2022. You might not think such a program was magical, but it was, and I will tell you why. First, watch one of the performances here:   (33) This Performance by Chris Stapleton and Patty Loveless Will Give You Goosebumps | LIVE @ CMA Awards – YouTube   This particular performance of You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive that was at the awards has been a work in progress since at least 1997 when the song was…

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    Book Review – Blackthorn’s Botanical Wellness: A Green Witch’s Guide to Self-Care

    Book Review Blackthorn’s Botanical Wellness: A Green Witch’s Guide to Self-Care by Amy Blackthorn Publisher: Weiser Books 226 Pages Published: November 1, 2022     What is Wellness? Wellness is something other than Health. Health is about how well your body is functioning, while Wellness is more about how well your spirit and emotions are functioning. You could have several Health issues, chronic ones, but at the same time be in a state of perfect Wellness. Especially if you use your Inner Magic to find that Well-Being. This book is a great tool for just such a thing, using essential oils, plants, meditation, tarot, astrology, and personal sigils for your…

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    Book Review – The Moon Manual by Quinn K. Dyer and Morgan V. Fay

    Book Review The Moon Manual by Quinn K. Dyer and Morgan V. Fay Publisher: Quinn K. Dyer 238 pages Release Date: May 17, 2022         The moon affects magick just as it affects the tide. “The Moon Manual” details the phases of the moon, providing correspondences practitioners may incorporate to further strengthen magick workings. Each zodiac sign has its own chapter that begins with naming its ruling planets, spells and magick that fit with that energy, representative tarot cards, and herbs and crystals that support that sign. The pages that follow then delve into details of the best types of magick to do on the new, waxing…