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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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    MagickalArts

    What Are the Magickal Arts?   … As magickal practitioners we are all “artists” in our own ways, honing our skills of creating magick, weaving patterns of energy that affect change and calling to the most Divine of our natures as we align with cosmos, greater earth and all of the many Beings that inhabit those realms. And, I like where this trend is taking us in exploring the craft in all of forms….   The Seasons Are Waxing and We Honor the Magickal Art of Our Divine Spark!   The concept of the Divine Spark is one that flows strongly through varied spiritual practices. Within the pagan context this…

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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.…

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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…