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    Book Review – The Mirror of Magic by Kurt Seligman

    Book ReviewThe Mirror of MagicA History of Magic in the Western Worldby Kurt Seligman Original Copyright date 1948 512 Pages   Mirror of Magic is a comparative religion book. It starts with Mesopotamia and goes all the way to the 18th century. I’m one of those people that I make lots of notes whenever I’m reading a book. So, with this book, I’ve made like seven pages of notes. I made a note of, in Mesopotamia, when it talks about how the Gods were reminded of the misfortune of mortals. Back in Mesopotamia, there is no moral distinction between good or bad, or light and dark; spiteful forces could live…

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    Secrets of a Daffodil

      I place my ear gently to the golden trumpet What secrets do you hold? I heard you whispering Just as you called to Persephone Am I distracted by your beauty Waiting for Hades to snatch me away Or am I the kidnapper Of my own destiny? Narcissus whispers sweetly ‘Don’t be so hard on yourself’ And bobs his yellow head In the soft, spring breeze.   *** About the Author: Mabh Savage is a Pagan author, poet and musician, as well as a freelance journalist. She is the author of A Modern Celt: Seeking the Ancestors & Pagan Portals – Celtic Witchcraft: Modern Witchcraft Meets Celtic Ways.

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    Book Review – A New Dictionary of Fairies: A 21st Century Exploration of Celtic and Related Western European Fairies by Morgan Daimler

    Book Review A New Dictionary of Fairies A 21st Century Exploration of Celtic and Related Western European Fairies by Morgan Daimler 416 Pages Most people know of my views on fairies; specifically, my concerns when some people insist that fairies are wee, harmless creatures who only want to help us. The fae are powerful, unpredictable beings, but to be fair, they are also numerous and varied in type, and understanding them is a convoluted and confusing process. Morgan Daimler’s new book is a massive aid for anyone wanting to understand the world of fairies and magical beings. When I was a little girl, one of my favourite books was ‘A…

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    Diana The Goddess an Excerpt from ‘Witchcraft: A Secret History’ by Michael Streeter

    Diana The Goddess Excerpted from ‘Witchcraft: A Secret History’ by Michael Streeter     The Roman Empire occupies an important place in the history of witchcraft. Such was its wide-ranging dominance that it provided a bridge from the ancient world, the world of the Sumerians, Egyptians, Persians, Babylonians, and Greeks, into the Christian era in Europe. The Romans were generally suspicious of witchcraft and magic: for them, it was just another subversive element in a world where order always seemed to be under attack from chaos. Yet the Romans also bequeathed us the legacy of one of the most powerful goddesses of the ancient world, a goddess who was to…

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    Book Review – Taurus: A Hearse of a Different Color by Aephera Giron

    Book Review Taurus A Hearse of a Different Color by Sèphera Giron 296 Pages     This book review is for Taurus A Hearse of a Different Color by Sèphera Giron.  It is from the Witch upon A Star series. There are 5 books to this series and this is book 5. Don’t worry you don’t have to read them in order. Each series is written about a coven member so it really doesn’t have to be read in order. I’ll list the serious below with her other books, too. This is a very well written witchy romance about a witch named Dorothy. It takes place in a magickal fictional…

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    Preparing a Moon Alter and a Ritual for Releasing Negative Energy Book Excerpt From ‘The Moon Fix by Theresa Cheung’

    Book Excerpt From ‘The Moon Fix by Theresa Cheung’   Preparing a Moon Alter and a Ritual for Releasing Negative Energy   Lunar Preparations In The Moon Fix, you will find a series of moon fixes: rituals, spells, recipes and meditations you can perform. Location matters, and getting your moon fix outside, preferably at night, when the moon is in her element, is beneficial. You should always make sure you are in a safe, well-lit area. However, for many reasons being outdoors may not be possible: there are still many ways to align with the moon indoors or during the day. When working indoors, it helps if you have a…

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    Book Review – Tarot and the Gates of Light: A Kabbalistic Path to Liberation by Mark Horn

    Book Review Tarot and the Gates of Light A Kabbalistic Path to Liberation by Mark Horn 544 Pages     Tarot and the Gates of Light: A Kabbalistic Path to Liberation by Mark Horn, who has studied the Kabbalah with academic, religious and practical teachers and studied the Tarot with teachers such as Rachel Pollack & Mary K. Greer. Tarot and the Gates of Light is published by Destiny Books, a division of Inner Traditions International, One Park Street, Rochester, Vermont 05767. This is a 6 inch by 9 inch softcover book with a glossy finish front cover containing the title of the book, a portion of the Tree of…

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    Book Review – The Happiness Passport: A World Tour of Joyful Living in 50 Words by Megan C. Hayes PhD & Illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova

    Book Review The Happiness Passport A World Tour of Joyful Living in 50 Words by Megan C. Hayes PhD Illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova 144 Pages     This review is for The Happiness Passport by Megan C. Hayes PhD and the illustrations are by Yelena Bryksenkova. A world tour of joyful living in 50 words. There is 144 pages in this book. Positive psychology scholar Megan Hayes and illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova reveal the true meaning of each term and show you how to bring a little more happiness to every area of life, from the pleasurable relaxation of keyif (Turkish) to the ability to thrive in sticky situations as captured…

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    Peeking in the Shadows: Crafting a Book of Shadows and Light

    Last month we began the exploration of what a BOS could be. This month I’d like to spend some time on ..Selecting the Perfect Book…   (Photo by Plush Design Studio on Unsplash)   Let me begin by saying that I have MANY journals that have at one time or another served as my BOS. I have a tendency to begin using one journal that I especially like and multi-purpose it, allowing it to morph into whatever my needs happen to be at the time. When I move on to another focus, of course I also need a different journal/Book for those endeavors, and a new BOS is born. This…

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    Book Review & Interview with Author – The Holly King and The Oak King: A Pagan Children’s Tale by J.C. Artemisia

    Book Review & Interview with Author The Holly King and The Oak King A Pagan Children’s Tale by J.C. Artemisia 43 pages I was lucky to be sent a copy of “The Holly King and The Oak King- A Pagan Children’s Tale” by J.C. Artemisia to review. This is a children’s Pagan book, 43 pages long, and illustrated by Sarah A. Chase. I was so excited to read a Pagans children’s book, as its the first one I’ve had the pleasure of reading! I was also able to ask the Author some questions about her book! This is a beautiful book that tells the tale of the Holly King and…