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    Tarot Deck Review – The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot by Caitlin Matthews

    Tarot Deck Reviewed The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot by Caitlin Matthews Publisher: Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit 144 Pages Publication Date: 12/08/2020     The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot by Caitlin Matthews, published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA, copyright by Caitlin Matthews in 2005. This set is visually rich, luxurious, and filled with the art, sketches, writings and inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci, both within the card images and the accompanying guidebook. The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot comes in a sturdy 7 1/8 inch by 9 5/8 inch gift-style cardboard box with glossy finish yellow background and…

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    Book Review – Pagan Magic of the Northern Tradition: Customs, Rites and Ceremonies by Nigel Pennick

    Book Review Pagan Magic of the Northern Tradition Customs, Rites and Ceremonies by Nigel Pennick Publisher: Destiny Books 352 Pages Publication Date: 5/21/2015     Like many of Nigel Pennick’s books, Pagan Magic of the Northern Traditions, is a scholarly survey of the cultural uses of magic in the everyday world of pre-Christian Northern Europe. It is not a “how-to” book. It’s better than a how-to book; Pennick explores the practices and customs that underlay our understanding of telling time, the powers and associations of the days of the week, the seasons and the year, household magic and protection, colors, planetary magic, and the power of sigils and objects, among…

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    Light a Fire Under Your Own Ass: The Magic of Motivation – An Excerpt from ‘Witchcraft Therapy’ by Mandi Em

    Light a Fire under Your Own Ass: The Magic of Motivation     Motivation is a funny thing: It seems like when you need it the most, it’s not there for you to draw from. Many of us struggle with motivation in various areas of life, a problem that, when left unchecked, can suck us down even further into a lazy hole of “I don’t wanna!” There’s also a special relationship between depression and motivation that can leave high hopes feeling like a neglected third wheel. Depression can make even the simplest tasks, like getting out of bed, a monumental challenge. And as the things around you that you should…

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    Book Review – Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems & Meditations from Around the World by Rev. Maggi Oman Shannon

    Book Review Prayers for Healing 365 Blessings, Poems & Meditations from Around the World by Rev. Maggi Oman Shannon Publisher: Conari Press 302 Pages Publication Date: 9/15/2020     Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems & Meditations from Around the World by Rev. Maggi Oman Shannon brought back so many wonderful memories for me. We have five children (under five) and when they were little ones we started a tradition of celebrating many different cultures and spiritual/religious beliefs. Every weekend was another trip to some part of the world and a special celebration that was happening on those dates. We did this as a way of raising our children in…

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    Exclusive Interview With Author Jessica Marie Baumgartner & Review of Her Book ‘The Magic of Nature: Meditations & Spells to Find Your Inner Voice’

    The Magic of Nature Meditations & Spells to Find Your Inner Voice by Jessica Marie Baumgartner Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 240 Pages Publication Date: 5/08/2021     …. As technology has advanced, we have distanced ourselves from nature-but our connection still remains. Now is the time to reopen that line of communication. This down-to-earth book is full of guidance on preparing the body, mind, and spirit as you hike, hunt, swim, garden, sleep outdoors, and more….. 1. The Magic of Nature: Meditations & Spells to Find Your Inner Voice by Jessica Marie Baumgartner is a call to return to our organic roots and reminder of the reciprocity established when humanity and…

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    Book Review – The Spirit of Life by Niaby Codd

    Book Review The Spirit of Life by Niaby Codd Publisher: Clink Street Publishing 198 Pages Publication Date: 8/20/2019     “The Spirit of Life” seeks to gently guide people back to their true purpose – “to love and be loved, and to experience himself in all his entirety.” The text is channeled from “The Magic Man,” Merlin, who speaks in rhymes. In her early twenties, Niaby Codd could feel spirit trying to shake her awake, but she resisted for years before enrolling in a mediumship class. Calling herself “something of a control freak,” she chose not to communicate while in a deep trance, but rather to blend their minds and souls, becoming a team…

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    Video Book Review – Doctoring the Devil: Notebooks of an Appalachian Conjure Man by Jake Richards

    Video Book Reviewed Doctoring the Devil Notebooks of an Appalachian Conjure Man by Jake Richards Publisher: Weiser Books 288 Pages Publication Date: 4/01/2021   Bright Blessings, The Appalachian Mountains stretch from Canada, through New York, and into the South, clear down to the Cumberland region and cover over 200,000 square miles. This includes 420 counties in 13 different States and are home to more than 25 million people. It’s where tons of European settlers from mostly Germany, Scotland, Ireland, and parts of Eastern Europe set down roots to call home when they immigrated to The Americas. Many Indigenous Native Americans, and people of African descent made the Appalachias home as…

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    Oracle Deck & Guide Book Review – The Hearth Path Oracle Cards: Miraculous Messages of Love by Nadine Gordon-Taylor

    Oracle Deck & Guidebook Review The Heart Path Oracle Cards Miraculous Messages of Love by Nadine Gordon-Taylor Publisher: Bear & Company 53 Card Deck & 121 Page Guidebook Publication Date: 9/22/20     In this beautiful Oracle Deck and Guidebook, Nadine Gordon-Taylor invites you into the visionary world of mystical archetypes. With riveting art that not only speaks to the mind, but the heart and the soul as one. The use of the word miraculous isn’t in anyway an overstatement with this deck. Many of the cards feature animals and other deep symbols and archetypes in impossible juxtapositions. Many of the images are difficult for the mind to accept when…

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    Book Review – Reiki Plain and Simple: The Only Book You’ll Ever Need by Philip Jones

    Book Review Reiki Plain and Simple The Only Book You’ll Ever Need by Philip Jones Publisher: Hampton Roads 144 Pages Publication Date: 1/01/2018     The title Reiki Plain and Simple sums up this book perfectly. This is a short, easy read perfect for anyone interested in Reiki. The book starts with the history of Reiki. It then discusses the precepts of Reiki, attunements, hand positions for healing self and others, twenty-one-day cleanse and finally the three degrees of Reiki. In short, this book is a summary of Reiki without giving all of the secrets of Reiki away. I enjoyed this book. I actually ended up reading it twice with…

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    Book Review – The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads by Liz Dean

    Book Review The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads by Liz Dean Publisher: Fair Winds Press 192 Pages Publication Date: 3/01/2016     The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads by Liz Dean, is published by Fair Winds Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 265-D, Beverly, MA 01915, and copyrighted in 2016 by Quarto Publishing Group USA, Inc., with the text copyrighted in 2016 by Liz Dean. The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads is an 8 1/8 inch by 11 1/4 inch book with a substantial color soft cover containing images of Tarot cards on the front, and reviews and a book description on the back. The…