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    Book Review – Llewellyn’s Little Book of the Day of the Dead by Jaime Gironés

    Book Review Llewellyn’s Little Book of the Day of the Dead by Jaime Gironés Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 196 Pages Publication Date: September 8, 2021   ….If the Day of the Dead inspires you to celebrate your loved ones who have passed away, the most important thing is to do so from your heart. When working with the spirit world, it is crucial that what you are doing has meaning to you. If you are motivated to practice some of the activities mentioned in this book, by all means, do so. If some symbols or aspects do not resonate with you, it is more important to find a way to engage…

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    Excerpt from the Book ‘The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Fairies’

      When you hear the word “fairy,” what image comes to mind? A miniature girl with gossamer wings and a sparkly dress, a la Disney’s version of Tinker Bell? A benevolent creature who flits about sprinkling fairy dust everywhere, waving her wand to make children’s wishes come true? If so, you’re in for a surprise. Like unicorns and mermaids, these magickal entities have been denatured by pop culture, robbed of their mystique and majesty. The fairies of old were nothing like the sugar-coated cartoon characters we envision today. They were powerful beings of a semi-divine nature, who may have descended from the gods and goddesses. According to some tales, they…

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    Book Review – The Ancestral Power of Amulets, Talismans, and Mascots: Folk Magic in Witchcraft & Religion by Nigel Pennick

    Book Review The Ancestral Power of Amulets, Talismans, and Mascots Folk Magic in Witchcraft & Religion by Nigel Pennick Publisher: Destiny Books 352 Pages Publication Date: May 11, 2021     Crosses. A rabbit’s foot. Bells. The Cimaruta. Bones. Four-leaf clovers. Bluebirds. Horseshoes. The mandrake. Runes. An Ankh. Pentagrams. Hag stones. Lucky numbers. Sigils. Emblems. Down through the centuries, people have worn, carried, and displayed hundreds of these as well as amulets, talismans, charms and mascots for protection, luck, love, good health, and more. In this book, Nigel Pennick presents the origins, meanings, traditions, and folklore for each magical artifact – plus pictures of some from his vast collection. Information…

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

    Confessions of a Dark Witch 2   Dark Instinct     Everyone inherently understands how important the play between the light and dark is.  Your shadow is longer when the light is at its highest. If you’ve been to a rave, or have ever experienced Christmas lights, you’ll note that the lights are prettiest in the dark. When the sun is out, you can’t see the stars. And as a witch, we love the moon. If there was no darkness, her splendor would constantly be washed out by the radiance of the sun. The universe doesn’t value light or dark. It values balance. In a cake recipe, each ingredient is…

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    Book Review – The Way of the Seabhean: An Irish Shamanic Path by Amantha Murphy with Orla O’Connell

    Book Review The Way of the Seabhean An Irish Shamanic Path by Amantha Murphy with Orla O’Connell Publisher: Womancraft Publishing 240 Pages Publication Date: January 28, 2021     I was so very excited to get this book into my hands. As a daughter of the Goddess and a woman of Portuguese/Azorean descent, which is the home of my heart, I have always been pulled by Celtic/Welsh spirituality, which is the home of my spirit. I have always had an interest in England and Scotland, but for some unknown reason, have never felt that pull to Ireland. It is my hope that this book is the beginning of unlocking that…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Sasuraibito Tarot by Stasia Burrington

    Tarot Deck Review The Sasuraibito Tarot By Stasia Burrington Publisher: Independently Published 78 Card Tarot Deck     The Sasuraibito Tarot is the masterful work of Stasia Burrington. Handmade and self printed since 2015, this 78 card deck is a beautiful and complex mixture of ancient Asian reverence, and millennial body positivity. The perfect expression of today’s mystic. Drawing heavily from Japanese as well as Western themes. Paganism encompasses many walks of life. If you believe in any very old, or new age belief system that is NOT Christianity, you might be Pagan. Every habitable land on Earth had some form of paganism. When it comes to tarot, you find…

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    Faery Story – The Land of Cassari

    Juicy Gossip!                                    by Kelpie Sunpearl Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a good day! If not, I hope these JUUUUUICY bits of gossip from Birchwood Grove distract you and help you have a better day!  I was talking to Twig Magpie the other day. He helps his father run The Magpie’s Nest, the general store in BG. He also finds neat artifacts and odds n ends for the fairies and is THE best person to go to for the latest rumors or gossip going around!  SO here we go! Twig told me that the last couple of days has been CRAAAAZY for the Rainbow Animal Care Clinic (RAAC)! Some…

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    Book Review – Journey of a Shaman by John Norseman

    Book Review Journey of a Shaman by John Norseman Publisher: Balboa Press 382 Pages Publication Date: May 26, 2015   In Journey of a Shaman, John Norseman has written his autobiography, beginning with his early life in England during World War II. He takes us in detail in the first quarter of the book through his education and coming of age, his marriage and romances and his work in the insurance industry ”that lead him to become the CEO of four major companies,” and to live and travel internationally. In 1992, he met the woman who became his business partner and second wife. Their work together, subsequent retirement and journeys…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Knight of Pentacles & The Knight of Swords     For this month’s comparison we are going back to the Court Cards. Let us examine a Tarot “Royal” pair by getting to know the Knights via the Knight of Pentacles and the Knight of Swords. Just in case this is the first time you are reading my column, we will first review some basic information. A Tarot deck has 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards dealing with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. There are 56 Minor…

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    Witch Hunt

      There are witches all around us. You can find them anywhere… The Witch on Wheels has been documenting her findings.   Meet Theron Baker     I met my fellow PaganPagesOrg columnist at a homestead in Georgia. We both had skoolies. We both had a thing for crystals and nature. We both smudged the entire perimeter and set up a crystal grid that calmed the chaotic energy. In the months we spent in the same community, we got to do a couple of rituals together and I got to see him perform kitchen witchery, serving up what was needed in the food he prepared. Learn more about my fellow…