• Monthly Columns

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for April/May 2022 Bright Blessings This is our first Spring in our apartment, and as I was deciding what to plant for this year, I pined for the ground and built-in planters I had at our old place. I used to buy so many seeds, and there were years I planted tons of cucumbers and tomatoes as well as pumpkins, roses, herbs, and a whole lot of annual flowers. This year, I am relegated to a limited number of pots, and the truth is, it may be this way for a while, if not permanently. We made it out of the condo successfully…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review — Hekate: Goddess of Witches by Courtney Weber

    Book Review Hekate: Goddess of Witches by Courtney Weber Published by Moon Books 224 Pages Published: August 1, 2021       “…Who is Hekate? Like many goddesses of the Old World, Hekate’s origins are mysterious. She is commonly known as a goddess of ancient Greece, a period which is generally understood to encompass 1200 BCE–500 CE, but she did not originate there. She may have originated in the Minoan civilization (2700–1100 BCE), or was at least influenced by gods of that culture. Evidence of Hekate worship has also been found in Sicily, Libya, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Syria. The town of Lagina is thought to be home to her most…

  • Divination Articles

    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The 9 of Pentacles & The Empress     This month, we will examine two cards that seem to have similar messages, with the intention of discovering more subtle meanings. We will mix the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana as we compare The Empress and the 9 of Pentacles. First, let’s review some terms. If you’ve read my column before, you can skip the next two paragraphs. There are 22 Major Arcana cards in a Tarot deck, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – The Witch at the Forest’s Edge: Thirteen Keys to Modern Witchcraft by Christine Grace

    Book Review The Witch at the Forest’s Edge: Thirteen Keys to Modern Witchcraft by Christine Grace Published by Weiser Books 224 Pages Published: November 2021       …I stand in the meadow, at the forest’s edge. One step forward and I will straddle the boundary between fading light in the swaying grass and rich darkness in the woods. One more step and I will be immersed in the nighttime world of southern, hardwood forest. My home lay behind me, the wild magic ahead. I am the witch at the forest’s edge… (1) The Witch at the Forest’s Edge: Thirteen Keys to Modern Witchcraft by Christine Grace is an immersive…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Wild Soul Runes: Reawakening the Ancestral Feminine

    Book Review Wild Soul Runes: Reawakening the Ancestral Feminine By Lara Veleda Vesta Published by Red Wheel/Weiser LLC 199 pages Publication Date: May 1, 2021     “Runes are beings. Not merely shapes, not only sigils, not just magic,” says Lara Veleda Vesta in her new work Wild Soul Runes: Reawakening the Ancestral Feminine. Vesta, who teaches at the Wild Soul School and is author of The Moon Divas Guidebook and The Moon Divas Oracle, has delivered an intriguing new approach to build working relationships with runes. Started as a “lived practice” in a year of personal turmoil, Vesta used scholarly research, and personal gnosis, to develop a thirty-three week…

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    As Above, So Below (How the Stars Became Our Hearts)

    The Mystery of Non-Causality     “You are this universe. And you are creating it at every moment. Because you see, it starts now. It didn’t begin in the past. There was no past. If the universe began in the past, when that happened it was now. But it is still now and the universe is still beginning now and it’s trailing off like the wake of a ship from now and as the wake of the ship fades out, so does the past. You can look back there to explain things but the explanation disappears. You will never find it there. Things are not explained by the past. They’re…

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    Poem – Divine Love

      A poem for anyone that has ever felt pure love for or from their deities.   Love All my life I wondered about Divine love I have been devoted Twice before And felt adoration Awe Terror Humility And yes, a sort of love A connection beyond The mundane I knew I loved I appreciated I was grateful. But love? I didn’t feel it In return Maybe appreciated Maybe thanked or honoured When I followed through On oaths Commitments Daily devotionals But love? I didn’t expect it I didn’t miss it I didn’t yearn for it Because I was already So fulfilled   Then you came back Into my life…

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    Spiritually Based Card Readings with The Gaelic Lenormand by Diana Clark

      My interest in learning Lenormand began early on. At the age of fourteen, I began reading Lenormand cards — cards that were passed down through several generations from the German side of my family. I feel fortunate to be part of a card reading lineage – a continuation of a legacy of mystical women. Since those early days of reading, I have increased in wisdom and spiritual awareness. From where I now stand, the importance of Divine Spiritual connection deepened my ability and is immersed within my reading style.     I am based outside of Seattle Washington, with a clientele that spans the globe. I describe myself as…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – The Nepalese Shamanic Path: Practices for Negotiating the Spirit World by Evelyn Rysdyk with Bhola Nath Banstola

    Book Review The Nepalese Shamanic Path: Practices for Negotiating the Spirit World by Evelyn Rysdyk with Bhola Nath Banstola Published by Destiny Books 360 pages Publication date: February 19, 2019                     After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal in April 2015, killing almost 9,000 people, injuring over 20,000 and destroying sacred sites, Bhola Nath Banstola and Evelyn Rysdyk collaborated to write The Nepalese Shamanic Path: Practices for Negotiating the Spirit World. Banstola is a 27th generation jhankri – a Nepalese shaman – and Rysdyk is trained in and has practiced core shamanism for many years. She writes and teaches, integrating…

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    Book Review – The Tree Horoscope: Discover Your Birth-Tree and Personal Destiny by Daniela Christine Huber

    Book Review The Tree Horoscope: Discover Your Birth-Tree and Personal Destiny by Daniela Christine Huber Published by Earthdancer, an Inner Traditions Imprint 144 pages Published October 19, 2021     This is quite simply a beautiful little book. Crispy written, easy to read, this book tells you everything you want to know about the Celtic system of tree horoscopes, tree symbolism, and where your destiny resides within this fascinating arrangement. Published in 2021 by Earthdancer, an Inner Traditions Imprint, The Tree Horoscope: Discover Your Birth Tree and Personal Destiny is written by Daniela Christine Huber. She also has pages on the Inner Traditions Imprint webpage, as well as Simon and…