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    Book Review – In Focus: Sacred Geometry Your Personal Guide by Bernice Cockram

    Book Review In Focus Sacred Geometry Your Personal Guide by Bernice Cockram Publisher: Wellfleet Press 144 Pages Publication Date: 1/12/21     From the Publisher…. … What is sacred geometry? Geometry at its basic level is the design of shapes based on mathematics; geometry literally means “earth measure,” as geo refers to the earth and metry to measurements. Geometric shapes are so much a part of our everyday life that we may not even notice just how frequently they can be found. Hopefully, after reading this book, you will start to see many examples that you never noticed before. Mathematicians have studied geometry for thousands of years. The early mathematicians…

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    Book Review – Otherworld: Ecstatic Witchcraft for the Spirits of the Land by Chris Allaun

    Book Review Otherworld Ecstatic Witchcraft for the Spirits of the Land by Chris Allaun Publisher: Moon Books 223 Pages Publication Date: 12/01/20   The first notable thing about Chris’s book on ecstatic witchcraft is the number of amazing endorsements it has received. Top authors like Morgan Daimler and Rachel Patterson have all written glowing reviews of this volume. So, I was pretty excited to read it myself. I’m currently working on a book about connecting paganism to environmentalism, so honouring the spirits of the land is top priority for me. The intro is a beautiful, evocative experience that the author describes in such a way that you could well be…

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    Book Review – The Witch’s Book of Potions: The Power of Bubbling Brews, Simmering Infusions & Magical Elixirs by Michael Furie

    Book Review The Witch’s Book of Potions The Power of Bubbling Brews, Simmering Infusions & Magical Elixirs by Michael Furie Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide 260 Pages Publication Date: 2/08/21     As a child, Michael Furie would stir together “potions” of cooking spices and water, not knowing that potion- and brew-making would become a passion as an adult practicing witchcraft. “There is something so perfectly dramatic and innately magical about gathering various ingredients and combining them into a rich mixture of liquid; adding and stirring as fragrant steam rises from the bubbling cauldron,” he wrote in the book’s introduction. It’s as if it’s the very essence of magical witchcraft, and yet…

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    Book Review – In Focus: Auras Your Personal Guide by Joylina Goodings

    Book Review In Focus Auras Your Personal Guide by Joylina Goodings Publisher: Wellfleet Press 144 Pages Publication Date: 1/12/21     From the Publisher…. …References to the aura can be traced back not only to the glowing halos of spiritual energy used by artists portraying Jesus and the saints, but also to even earlier religious traditions. Energy as the basis of life was a major part of ancient Egyptian religion and art, and similar beliefs were held by ancient Greeks as well as people throughout the Asian continent.   In Focus: Auras Your Personal Guide by Joylina Goodings is part of the 11-book In Focus Series exploring a variety of…

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    Writing “The Magic of Nature” By Author Jessica Marie Baumgartner

    Nature is magic. I mean that in every way: figurative, literal, serious, humorous. Like all creatures, humans hold their own place in the balance of existence on Earth. We may get a little out of hand at times, but Mother Nature knows how to keep us in check. When I sat down to write my upcoming Llewellyn Worldwide release, “The Magic of Nature: Meditations & Spells to Find Your Inner Voice,” I had no idea if they would accept it. That didn’t matter. The work has its place and I knew it had to be written. It seems that a lot of people aren’t sure of themselves or their place…

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    Book Review – A Visionary Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Methods For Working with the Deep Dream State by Lee Adams

    Book Review A Visionary Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Methods For Working with the Deep Dream State by Lee Adams Publisher: Destiny Books 192 Pages Publication Date: 5/4/21     From the Publisher…. ….Humans interact with the world through symbols. We use them to communicate, to define and study life, to interact with our own minds. Symbols are not only the intentional representations of concepts, such as language; they are also the meaning we imbue objects with. An owl can represent wisdom, winter represents dormancy and death, red means danger or stop, green means go. Even characters–in fiction and in dreams–function on a symbolic level as they personify qualities in the…

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    Book Review – Rebel Witch: Carve the Craft That’s Yours Alone by Kelly-Ann Maddox

    Book Review Rebel Witch Carve the Craft that’s Yours Alone by Kelly-Ann Maddox Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide 260 Pages Publication Date: 4/20/21     Like hundreds of other books, “Rebel Witch: Carve the Craft that’s Yours Alone” presents the bare bones of a solitary witch practice – not to teach, but to inspire readers to shape the elements into a unique and personal path of their own. “A witchy practice usually includes rituals, spells and celebration of the natural cycles of Earth,” Kelly-Ann Maddox wrote, also noting witch can be a verb, a way of living. Some witches follow group guidelines or operate within set traditions. This book is for those…

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    Book Review – Yoga for Diabetes: How to Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda by Rachel Zinman

    Book Review Yoga for Diabetes How to Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda by Rachel Zinman Monkfish Book Publishing 314 Pages   As a long time practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga, I am well aware of the benefits of yoga and meditation. Like the author, I was deathly afraid of getting diabetes. My beloved grandmother, who raised me, died from complications and I have several cousins who had/have it. Of course, when I was diagnosed, I forgot all about the methods that would be most beneficial to my well-being. This book brings it back into focus for me. Ms. Zinman has gone above and beyond in describing diabetes,…

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    Book Review – The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals by Maia Toll

    Book Review The Illustrated Herbiary Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals by Maia Toll Storey Publishing 176 Pages     I was asked to review a book on Herbs, that “seemed pretty cool”. That was the understatement of the year. This book was super fun, educational, kept herbs interesting and included rituals and oracle cards. I was beyond pleased with this book, and it was my pleasure to review. I do not know about you, but for me, herbs have been difficult and a little tricky. I always wanted to know what to use, plants’ properties and be educated in herbology, but I found it very hard to stay…

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    Book Review – Find Your Goddess: How to Manifest the Power and Wisdom of the Ancient Goddesses in Your Everyday Life by Skye Alexander

    Book Review Find Your Goddess How to Manifest the Power and Wisdom of the Ancient Goddesses in Your Everyday Life by Skye Alexander Adams Media 224 Pages   I was a bit leery to review this book. There seems to be such an overabundance of books telling women to harness the power of the Goddess, and empower yourself with the Goddess, be a warrior with the Goddess. I took a peek through Amazon using those keywords and was amazed at the proliferation of these books considering that the Goddess is not exactly main-stream for most people. What many of these books do not tell you is that the secret to…