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    Book Review – Sleep Tight: Illustrated Bedtime Stories & Meditations to Soothe You to Sleep by Alison Davies, with illustrations by Alexandra Kern

    Book Review Sleep Tight Illustrated Bedtime Stories & Meditations to Soothe You to Sleep by Alison Davies with illustrations by Alexandra Kern Publishers: Leaping Hare Press 128 Pages Publication Date: 4/13/2021     As a lifelong insomniac, I was really excited to receive this book for reviewing. I thought it was going to be a guide to how to get to sleep when one is anxious or manic, how to turn off one’s racing brain and get the rest so badly needed; how to stay asleep and what to do – and not do – if awoken; and what to do during the day to ensure good sleep at night.…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Belenus     Belenus is one of the most ancient, beloved and widely worshiped Celtic deities. It is believed that the Latin name evolved from Bel or Belen, a Celtic word interpreted as “brilliant,” “shining,” or “luminous.” Orally, little is known about Belenus. The most archaeological remains dedicated to him were found in France, thought to be the center of his worship, but artifacts and references to him have been found in Northern Italy, Southern Gaul, the Alps, Austria, Rome, Scotland, Spain, and Britain. His shrines were often dedicated to healing and included therapeutic springs. “Votive offerings found at his shrine at Sainte-Sabine include terra-cotta horses and…

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    Book Review – Karma Unravelled: Decoding the Law of Karma by Anandmurti Gurumaa

    Book Review Karma Unravelled Decoding the Law of Karma by Anandmurti Gurumaa Publisher: Gurumaa Vani 148 Pages Publication Date: 7/21/2014 Reprinted in 2016     In this book, spiritual master, rationalist, visionary, and philosopher Anandmurti Gurumaa guides readers off the relentless wheel of karma and into liberating freedom. She explains in great depth its nature, consequences, connection with reincarnation, and the path out of its bondage. “Whether you believe in ‘you reap as you sow’ or not, whether you believe in reincarnation or not, whether you believe in karmic debt or not, is irrelevant. Fact of the matter is that the law of karma is as irrefutably functioning in this…

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    Book Review – Iconic Tarot Decks: The History, Symbolism and Design of Over 50 Decks by Sarah Bartlett

    Book Review Iconic Tarot Decks The History, Symbolism and Design of Over 50 Decks by Sarah Bartlett Publisher: White Lion Publishing 224 Pages Publication Date: 4/20/2021     Iconic Tarot Decks: The History, Symbolism and Design of Over 50 Decks by Sarah Bartlett is due for release on April 20, 2021. It will be published by White Lion Publishing, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 265-D, Beverly, MA 01915. Because this book will not publish until next month, I am reviewing a pre-release digital copy of only the meat of the book, without introductions, explanations, or bibliographies. The published version will be a 7.6 inch by…

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    Worth the Witch

    SugarMuses – Ostara Box     An abundance of curated items come lovingly packed in this Ostara Box by SugarMuses that can all be used to celebrate the spring equinox. Enclosed information gives some content about the sabbath, and the metaphysical properties of tools and items – then steps you through a ritual, noting how each item can be incorporated and stressing the experience be guided by your knowledge and intuition. Kristi, who recently celebrated her transition into Crone-hood grew up in a pagan home and was encouraged to use her talents instead of repressing them. “I have been creating things since I was very young and I found that…

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    Jade Reviews The Lady Of Light’s Goddess Subscription Box & Interviews Owner Juliana Solovjev

    The Lady of Light Subscription Box: “Danu, Goddess Box, focusing on Love, Fertility, Nurture and Wisdom.”   We all LOVE subscription boxes! Especially now, with everything still not back to “normal”, this is a fun way to get a monthly surprise and stay positive. As someone who has created and subscribed to magical monthly boxes I couldn’t wait for this new monthly gig!   The Lady of Light Subscriptions Goddess Box: Danu According to the website, if you choose the Goddess Box you will receive 6-8 items each month with a stated value of $60-$80. Your items are accompanied by packet which describes your box and the items in it.…

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    Book Review – The Path of the Witch: Rituals & Practices for Discovering Which Witch You Are by Lidia Pradas

    Book Review The Path of the Witch Rituals & Practices for Discovering Which Witch You Are by Lidia Pradas Publisher: Fair Winds Press 176 Pages Publication Date: 4/13/2021 …. To find your path, focus your craft on an aspect of it that attracts you the most. There aren’t paths that are better or stronger than others—there are simply different ways to live witchcraft. The best path you can choose is the one that resonates with you….Lidia Pradas The Path of the Witch: Rituals & Practices for Discovering Which Witch You Are by Lidia Pradas is written as an exploration of a topic that has increased in interest as self-identity has…

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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Spring Flowers Special As the world warms at a variety of different speeds in the Northern Hemisphere, different areas see a range of different flowers popping into bloom. That’s especially true now we’re past the Spring Equinox, and moving quickly towards Bealtaine. This month, we’re looking at some of the common spring flowers you might see in gardens, woodlands, or hedgerows around your local area. If you see one of your favourites, or want to share a flower with us that we’ve not included, come tell us on Facebook or Twitter!   Tulip     Tulips are such a recognisable spring flower and available in so…

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    She Who is All – The Goddess and The Divine Female

    Tawaret/Tauret (Photo Credit: www.commons.wikimedia.org) Tawaret is the ancient Egyptian Goddess of fertility and childbirth, a protector of women and children and the Goddess of the annual Nile flooding, which brings with it, its’ fertile soil, which brings life to the Land. She is a Goddess of female sexuality. Originally seen as evil and associated with the Northern sky (Nebetakhet), which was cold, dark and dangerous, She was known as the Mistress of the Horizon. Over time, She became to be seen as nurturing and protective, with a ferocious streak when it came to protecting women and children. She is also a Mother Goddess, who was associated with Hathor, as can…

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    Book Review – The Book of Candle Magic: Candle Spell Secrets to Change Your Life by Madame Pamita

    The Book Of Candle Magic: Candle Spell Secrets to Change Your Life by Madame Pamita Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide 336 Pages Publication Date: 10/08/2020     This is such a pretty little book—all purple, gold and silver. As the light flickers like a flame off the metallic cover, it beckons to be opened. However, The Book of Candle Magic: Candle Spell Secrets to Change Your Life is not just a frivolous confection. Madame Pamita has used her vast experience to create a powerful, informative “guide on how to do magic in general,” using candles specifically. Madame Pamita, owner of Madame Pamita’s Parlour of Wonders, host of the Magic and the Law…