• Monthly Columns

    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating The Old Ways in New Times Summer Solstice for June 2021 Bright Blessings! I can hardly believe it’s just a little over two weeks after Beltaine, and already I’m writing about The Summer Solstice. 2021 is flying by! After more than a year of lockdowns, covid vaccines are more widely available, and States are going to start relaxing mask mandates, opening the way for larger gatherings and indoor things. At 37% of the population of the United States now recorded as fully vaccinated, indeed, many are raring to go to restaurants, and birthday parties, as they have foregone all of that for months and months. Not the top country…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Living the Faery Life: A Guide to Connecting with the Magic, Power, and Joy of the Enchanted Realm by Kac Young, Phd

    Book Review Living the Faery Life A Guide to Connecting with the Magic, Power, and Joy of the Enchanted Realm by Kac Young, PhD Publisher: Mango 182 Pages Publication Date: 2/16/2021     “Faeries cannot exist and will not stay in a place where no one believes in magic,” Kac Young, Phd states in the introduction to her book, “Living the Faery Life: A Guide to Connecting with the Magic, Power, and Joy of the Enchanted Realm.” She absolutely and unequivocally believes in faeries. This book is her tribute to them. It contains instructions for approaching nature on nature’s terms to connect with the world of faeries. “If you asked…

  • Monthly Columns

    Author Spotlight: Laurell K. Hamilton

      Who is Laurell K. Hamilton? If you have to ask, you are exactly the reason I chose to spotlight this amazing author. If you already know her, then chances are you will look forward to walking through her worlds again with me. Laurell K. Hamilton is an American writer best known as the author of two series- The Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series, and the Merry Gentry Series. She is no stranger to the New York Times bestseller list, as appearing multiple times for both series. Anita Blake is a professional zombie raiser, vampire executioner and a supernatural expert that consults for the police. There are 30 novels in…

  • Monthly Columns

    8 Common Witchcraft Myths Debunked

    (Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/witch-riding-motorcycle-toy-163950/)   Witchcraft is that area of history that most individuals feel familiar with. From the witches of Macbeth to Salem With Trials, figures of witches have been embedded in our culture. The problem is, not everything we consider a fact is right. In this article, we debunk 8 common witchcraft myths.    #1. Witches were herbalist midwives who loved worshiping God No one was Goddess-worshiping especially during the period of witch-hunts.  And if they were, they’ve not left any trace in the historical records.  Even though some famous politicians, lawyers and historians believed it (such as Heinrich Himmler, Margaret Murray, Jules Michelet, Franz-Josef Mone and Karl Ernst Jarcke…

  • Monthly Columns

    Woman Soul; Woman Spirit

    (Photo by Mor Shani on Unsplash) There is a book that I carry with my in my bag wherever I go.  It’s called “Mother Wit, A Feminist Guide to Psychic Development (subtitle: Exercises for Healing, Growth and Spiritual Awareness). It was written by Diane Mariechild in the early 1980’s. I am not exactly sure why I carry it as I have read it a couple of times.  It does seem to be easy to pick up and read while waiting — in a doctor’s office, in a parking lot, etc.  I’ve done most of the exercises within the book, some of which were familiar to me from two decades of…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Witch & Popcorn

      Review of Jacob Mulliken’s Berserkers   Bright Blessings, Film Lovers! I was sent this gem a couple of weeks ago and spent the next hour and a half laughing and enjoying the campy good fun it’s filled with. A comedy horror released in August of 2014, this is available to stream for as little as $1.99 on Amazon, unless you’ve got Prime, and you may be able to watch it free. A trailer to show what you are missing is here:     The film follows Hunter and friends, who gather on his birthday. They are going out of their way to cheer him up as he’s broken hearted…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – The Goddess Book: A Celebration of Witches, Queens, Healers, and Crones by Nancy Blair (Author) and Thalia Took (Illustrator)

    Book Review The Goddess Book A Celebration of Witches, Queens, Healers, and Crones by Nancy Blair (Author) and Thalia Took (Illustrator) Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing 240 Pages Publication Date: 4/08/2021 This collection of fifty-two goddesses draws from many cultures and includes queens, witches, heroines, healers, courageous daughters, and cranky crones. They are grouped by the season their energies are most potent. Each is formatted across four pages: one with a brief description of the goddess, a full-page illustration, suggestions and meditations for getting in touch with Her, and an affirmation.     The goddess-inspired meditations celebrate the divine feminine and challenge readers to create simple, meaningful, heart-nourishing rituals. As the wheel…

  • Divination Articles

    Tarot Talk

    Comparing the Aces     Let’s shake things up a bit this month, and talk about the four Aces and their connections to each other. Aces are different from the other Minors, as they are seen as being the seeds of their suit and element, rather than the manifestation of their suit and element. Aces are not material or manifested. They are tendencies that are the foundation of the manifestations of their suit; for example the Ace of Pentacles is not Earth, but rather a tendency to become Earth! The Aces are Minor Arcana cards, so we know right away that the messages offered by these cards will usually be…

  • Monthly Columns,  Spells & Rituals

    MagickalArts

    A New (Witch’s Year)! Summer Solstice 2021 Welcome the Summer Solstice! Welcome the Longest Day! Welcome the Inner Journey with a Ritual of Awakening…     I usually craft a personal working for the solstices and the equinoxes using the solar energies as the continuous energetic thread. Below is a simple ritual that you may use to celebrate the Solstice as an awakening to and reaffirming of the solar energies that are part of our inherent make-up. Each of the workings I do serves to enliven and increasingly strengthen the solar current. It is this current that I use for energetic protocol and workings. And, it is this current that…

  • Crafting Articles,  Reviews & Interviews

    WitchCrafts: Crafts for Witches – An Interview with Michael DeMeng of Art Abandonment

    WitchCrafts: Crafts for Witches Interviews Michael DeMeng of Art Abandonment     I’m an avid crafter. You will always find me working on something or many somethings. Whenever I go somewhere I take a project with me, I have to have my hands moving in some creative way at every moment. I’m also an enthusiastic giver! I love giving people gifts more than receiving them. If I know something is going to make someone happy I have to give them it. Nothing makes me happier, then knowing that I caused someone’s joy. Most of the lovelies I create are gifts for others. A few months ago, while trolling facebook groups,…