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    Book Review – GaeaGenesis: Conception and Birth of the Living Earth by Oberon Zell

    Book Review GaeaGenesis: Conception and Birth of the Living Earth by Oberon Zell Foreword by Alex Vikoulov Publisher: Left Hand Press 436 Pages Release Date: July 30, 2022     From the publisher:  “Oberon Zell was the first person to conceive and publish the biological and metaphysical foundations of what has become known as the ‘Gaia Theory’— the unified body and emergent soul of the living Earth. Oberon’s profound reconciliation of science, mythology and spirituality inspired and infused worldwide neo-Pagan, pantheistic movement. His visionary sculpture of the ‘Millennial Gaia’ is a three-dimensional revelation, an artistic masterpiece that fuses evolutionary biology with sculptural elegance. For over 50 years Oberon has been…

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    Book Review – Surfing the Galactic Highways: Adventures in Divinatory Astrology by Barry Goddard

    Book Review Surfing the Galactic Highways: Adventures in Divinatory Astrology by Barry Goddard Publisher: Moon Books 216 Pages Published: January 2023     …This book is aimed at anyone who has a little bit of knowledge of astrology upwards. Astrology is one of those subjects that enters your bones, and if it is there, then it is there, however much or however little you know. It is a primordial connection to the sky that many of us feel… ¹ The quote above succinctly expresses the intention of Surfing the Galactic Highways: Adventures in Divinatory Astrology by Barry Goddard. The twenty-one (21) chapters cover an expansive and fresh perspective that differs…

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    Book Review – The Path of Elemental Witchcraft: A Word Woman’s Book of Shadows by Salicrow

    Book Review The Path of Elemental Witchcraft A Word Woman’s Book of Shadows by Salicrow Publisher: Destiny Books 576 Pages Published: May 31, 2022     Salicrow shares her personal experiences in “The Path of Elemental Witchcraft: A Word Woman’s Book of Shadows” as a way of teaching readers how to engage with earth, air, fire and water. For each element she offers a variety of techniques, spells, and rituals for communication, divination, and healing. Other workings include enchantment, protection, geomancy, and transformation – all with five or more lessons to help develop skills that form sacred, personal relationships with the natural world. This guide reads like the author’s own…

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    Deck Reviews – Rebel Deck: The Oracle With Attitude; Rebel Deck: Couples Edition; and Rebel Deck: The Game by Shannon Gomez

    Deck Review Rebel Deck: The Oracle With Attitude; Rebel Deck: Couples Edition; and Rebel Deck: The Game by Shannon Gomez Publisher: Weiser Books Release Date: 2018, 2019, and 2020         All three of these decks come in a playing-cards type tuck box with a matte finish full color outside. The front of each box and the front of each card have the Rebel Deck logo: a unicorn peeking out of a “no symbol”; each box has a different color front, with pink for the original deck, black for the Couples Edition, and blue for The Game. The backs of the boxes have instructions for using each deck…

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    Book Review – A Beginner’s Guide to Ogham Divination by Ceri Norman

    Book Review A Beginner’s Guide to Ogham Divination by Ceri Norman Publisher: Moon Books 240 Pages Release Date: December 1, 2022     From the publisher:  Discover the magic, mythology and meaning of the 25 trees of the Celtic Ogham, once the alphabet of the ancient Celts and now a system of divination that is perfect for tree lovers everywhere. This book invites and guides you to forge a meaningful and deep connection with the trees by listening to and learning from them. Each of the trees acts as a wise and insightful guide. By tuning into the energies, magic and personality of each of the trees, we can come…

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    Deck Review – The Weiser Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite, Pamela Colman Smith, and the Editors of Weiser Books

    Deck Review The Weiser Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite, Pamela Colman Smith, and the Editors of Weiser Books Publisher: Weiser Books 64-page Guidebook and 78-Card Deck Release Date: September 14, 2022         I can’t remember where I found out about this tarot deck. I thought I read about it on a WordPress blog I follow about Tarot and Oracle cards but when I checked the blog to reference it, there was no mention of this Tarot deck, so I must surmise that I discovered this beautiful set of cards somewhere else. I look at hundreds of emails everyday and every Tuesday is Tarot Tuesday, when I focus…

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    Book Review – Pure Magic by Judika Illes

    Book Review Pure Magic by Judika Illes Publisher: Weiser Books 320 Pages Release Date: April 1, 2022         Originally published as Earth Mother Magic in 2001, and later as Pure Magic in 2007 and The Big Book of Practical Spells in 2016, the newly updated Weiser Classics edition of Judika Illes’ first book Pure Magic boasts a new foreword by Mat Auryn and a new preface by Judika Illes. My own first experience of Illes’ work was when I acquired The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts a few years after it came out. That monumental volume has been with me…

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    Book Review-The Wheel of the Year; Your Nurturing Guide to Discovering Nature’s Seasons and Cycles by Rebecca Beattie

    Book Review The Wheel of the Year Your Nurturing Guide to Discovering Nature’s Seasons and Cycles by Rebecca Beattie Publisher: Elliott And Thompson Limited 224 Pages Published: October 27, 2022     Dr Rebecca Beatttie has drawn inspiration for her many years of teaching about the wheel from nature. She has captured her knowledge gained from those years here. Her writings make a great guidebook to assist one to live life in step with the seasons of nature. Throughout the book she makes reference to the oral traditions that were not formally recorded. Sometimes stories are forgotten or altered based on the storyteller’s interpretation. Rebecca makes references to these stories…

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    Book Review – Pagan Family Prayers and Rituals by Ceisiwr Serith

    Book Review Book of Pagan Family Prayers & Rituals by Ceisiwr Serith Publisher: Weiser Books 272 Pages Release Date: June 1, 2022         A book about Pagan prayers and rituals? Who knew! I wish I could have had this book when my children were little! This book is chock full of prayers for every occasion: Morning, Bedtime, Holidays like Samhain, Yule, Imbolc! It explains each of the four festivals, the solstices, and the equinoxes; it gives what decorations, foods (and recipes!), and drinks you should use, along with rituals, and blessings that should be used. Ceisiwr wrote this book obviously for families, but anyone can use this…

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    Book Review – Learning to Love the Spaces in Between: Discover the Power of Liminal Spaces by Claire Gillman

    Book Review Learning to Love the Spaces in Between: Discover the Power of Liminal Spaces by Claire Gillman Publisher: Welbeck Balance 200 Pages Release Date: January 3, 2023     From the publisher:  The word liminal comes from the Latin word ‘limen’, meaning threshold. A liminal space is the ‘crossing over’ space, the time between ‘what was’ and the ‘what is to come’, and a place of transition and possibility. Each of us experiences liminality in our lives – learning how to navigate and embrace its power can enhance our wellbeing and our understanding of the world. Being in liminal space can be unnerving, yet it is often where insight,…