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    Book Review – Practically Pagan: An Alternative Guide to Health & Well-Being by Irisanya Moon

    Book Review Practically Pagan An Alternative Guide to Health & Well-Being by Irisanya Moon Moon Books 160 Pages   I have always been a practical person, possessing a sense of self-preservation that has allowed me to live for over sixty years in relatively good health. When I saw this book, I was quite naturally intrigued. I expected to read about holistic ways of keeping oneself hale and hearty in body and mind and spirit, and I wasn’t disappointed in that at all. Practically Pagan: An Alternative Guide to Health & Wellbeing certainly delivers. The thing is – there isn’t very much about it that’s pagan. No mention of gods or…

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    Video Book Review – Lunar Alchemy: Everyday Moon Magic to Transform Your Life by Shaheen Miro

    Video Book Review Lunar Alchemy Everyday Moon Magic to Transform Your Life by Shaheen Miro Weiser Books 224 Pages     *** About the Author: Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.   Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and the Western Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice.  A life-long learner,…

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    Book Review – Spark Magic: 50 Ways to Find Your Power by Chronicle Books

    Book Review Spark Magic 50 Ways to Find Your Power by Chronicle Books Chronicle Books 50 cardboard matchsticks     “Spark Magic” isn’t a book, but an odd little novelty item intended to inspire the imagination. Although it might have easily been a deck of cards or a book of suggestions, “Spark Magic” comes in the form of a box of fifty cardboard sticks shaped like matches that don’t light, but instead, have short, pithy suggestions for introducing and manifesting magic in your life. The design and execution of the box is charming and shiny, and suggests something mystical inside; the matches themselves are cute and well-made.   The suggestions…

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    Book Review – Self-Care for Empaths: 100 Activities to Help You Relax, Recharge, and Rebalance Your Life by Tanya Carroll Richardson

    Book Review Self-Care for Empaths 100 Activities to Help You Relax, Recharge, and Rebalance Your Life by Tanya Carroll Richardson Publisher Adams Media 192 Pages     I read this book with an open mind. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I love that I was surprised. Self-Care for Empaths is an easy read, not too long. The author packed this book with tips to help empaths stay strong. Mx. Richardson starts in Chapter One with a list of questions to determine if you are an empath and your most vital qualities. I was surprised to read that Clairaudient is considered one of the rarer qualities for an empath. For…

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    Book Review -On the Wings of Isis: Reclaiming the Sovereignty of Auset, A Girl God Anthology by Susan Morgaine

    Book Review On the Wings of Isis Reclaiming the Sovereignty of Auset A Girl God Anthology by Susan Morgaine ISBN NORGE 288 Pages Yet another great book published by Girl God Books is out. I’d like to talk about the publishers first before delving into the book itself. Their website is thegirlgod.com, and it states “Girl God Books is a collaborative effort, created by Trista Hendren with help from her husband, Anders, and mother, Pat Daly.” They have now published over 25 books, and counting! Their publications include children’s books, workbooks, poetry chapbooks, and how to books. Some of the authors they have published include Glenys Livingstone, Monette Chilson, and…

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    Book Review – Priestess of the Morrigan: Prayers, Rituals & Devotional Work to the Great Queen by Stephanie Woodfield

    Book Review Priestess of the Morrigan Prayers, Rituals & Devotional Work to the Great Queen by Stephanie Woodfield Llewellyn Publications 336 Pages     From the Publisher: …. Become a priestess of the Morrigan and build a personalized devotional practice with this profound book on deepening your connection to her. Through stories, prayers, and rituals for groups and solitaries, Priestess of the Morrigan shows you how to serve the Great Queen and enhance your spiritual journey. Explore the true nature of the Morrigan, discover what it means to channel her voice, and learn about her role in prophecies and curse work. Create your own unique tradition with this book’s ritual-building advice and…

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    Book Review – Shamanic Alchemy: The Great Work of Inner Transformation by James Endredy

    Book Review Shamanic Alchemy The Great Work of Inner Transformation by James Endredy Bear & Co. 277 pages Shamanic Alchemy: The Great Work of Inner Transformation, tracks the parallels between the “Great Work” of classical alchemy and the shamanism’s work of aligning the inner and outer worlds through the process of initiation and transformation. Endredy’s introduction to the book sets out his thesis: “both alchemy and shamanism are practical gnostic systems of enlightenment…The predominant reason for practicing gnostic systems…is that direct experience is highly effective in relieving suffering, ignorance and fear of death. The direct experience of practicing shamanic alchemy has the power to invoke peace of mind, a healthy…

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    Book Review – Cosmic Flow: A Creative Guide to Harnessing the Rhythm of the Moon by Nikki Strange

    Book Review Cosmic Flow A Creative Guide to Harnessing the Rhythm of the Moon by Nikki Strange Leaping Hare Press 176 Pages     Cosmic Flow: A Creative Guide to Harnessing the Rhythm of the Moon by Nikki Strange is a journey through the eight (8) phases of the Moon’s cycles. The book is separated into these as eight sections and provides the reader with bite-size pieces of information. The journey begins with recommendations about how to make use of the book and the basics of the Sun and Moon’s energies. A nice little chart is offered that outlines the astrological signs and how these express themselves as your Sun…

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    Book Review – Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May

    Book Review Wintering The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May Riverhead Books 256 Pages     … You may never choose to winter, but you can choose how… -From the Publisher   When I saw the title and cover image for Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May I was immediately intrigued. I was pulled in even further when I read the subtitle speaking to difficult times and personal respite. I think we would all agree that 2020 has been an off-the-rails rollercoaster ride. And, even those of us who are normally blessed by smooth sailing have hit the…

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    Book Review – The Little Witch’s Book of Spells by Ariel Kusby, Illustrator Olga Baumert

    Book Review The Little Witch’s Book of Spells by Ariel Kusby Illustrator Olga Baumert Chronicle Books 134 Pages     If this book existed in 1965, I wouldn’t have had to wait until I was 50 to realize I am a witch. Ariel Kusby explains in the introduction, “You are a witch if you feel somehow different or special, and believe that within your uniqueness lies your power.” Throughout history, witches have “differed from the norm.” They have worshipped nature, owned many cats, and been healers, alchemists, quirky artists, and magick practitioners. Ariel wrote the book to help youth 8 to 12 see their own magic, and to offer tools…