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    Solar Eclipse Sour Mixed Drink Recipe & More, Excerpted from Moon, Magic, Mixology by Julia Halina Hadas

    SOLAR ECLIPSE SOUR ENERGIES: purification, protection, grounding, spirituality MOON(S): solar eclipse, in Leo     Solar eclipses can often act as doorways to new beginnings, signifying powerful change in one’s life. With elements drawing on the moon and the sun, and a red wine float covering an otherwise bright color just like the moon covering the sun, this 1870 Sour variation is symbolic of the solar eclipse both in visual representation and ingredient alignment. Mix egg white to symbolize rebirth, cinnamon for vibration raising, and blueberry for psychic protection, and you have a concoction to help ground and protect your energy during this celestial event.   Serves 1 4 fresh…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – A Spell in the Forest: Book One – Tongues in Trees by Roselle Angwin

    Book Review A Spell in the Forest Book One Tongues in Trees by Roselle Angwin Publisher: Moon Books 288 Pages Publication Date: July 1, 2021     “A Spell in the Forest: Book 1 – Tongues in Trees” can serve as a year-long course, studying the tree for each of the Celtic months. This book is based on material from such a program. Trees connect heaven and earth. They produce oxygen during the day, producing four times what they need themselves. Trees sequester carbon dioxide, prevent soil erosion and flooding, offer shade, allow us to make paper, and supply food and medicines along with fibers for clothing. Author Roselle Angwin…

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    Book Review – Contemporary Witchcraft: Foundational Practices for a Magical Life by Frances Billinghurst

    Book Review Contemporary Witchcraft Foundational Practices for a Magical Life by Frances Billinghurst Publisher: Moon Books 264 Page Publication Date: August 1, 2021   Part I of “Contemporary Witchcraft” is comprised of nine essays focusing on the foundational philosophies and background of witchcraft as it used to be taught. Part II has a collection of essays on practical aspects and exercises for practicing the Craft with contemporary traditions. There is a growing number of witches who are of the “anything goes” and “do what you feel” belief, Frances Billinghurst said, noting that “bears little resemblance” to the training she received for initiation into a lineage that can be traced back…

  • Crafting Articles,  Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Mystical Stitches: Embroidery for Personal Empowerment and Magical Embellishment by Christi Johnson

    Book Review Mystical Stitches Embroidery for Personal Empowerment and Magical Embellishment by Christi Johnson Publisher: Storey Publishing 208 Pages Publication Date: June 22, 2021         First things first- this book is amazing! It was an absolutely perfect book for me, and I am lucky that I was able to review it. It has everything you need- clear instructions, amazing tips, patterns, sketches and a lot of inspiration. I reviewed this book digitally, and enjoyed it so much I bought the hardcover as I know I will be referencing it many times in my crafting journey. I could tell right away that a lot of time and effort went…

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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: Isaac Vars   Isaac Vars is a Cancer, an herbalist, and a healer who began his magickal practice as a teenager. He and his husband Josh Simonds are owners of Deep Earth Arts in Littleton, New Hampshire – a metaphysical store and apothecary offering a quintessential retail experience for anyone with a love of the esoteric, as well as those interested in non-conventional spiritual practices. I love exploring their space – where my turkey claws and wing fans are for sale – for magickal items not available…

  • Divination Articles,  Reviews & Interviews

    Seeing the Signs: Oracle Deck Review -The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas

    Oracle Deck Review The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas Publisher: Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit 44 Cards & 112 Page Guide Book Publication Date: August 28, 2020     Once again, I am reviewing an oracle deck based on the images of animals. The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas and published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit has an entirely different look and feel than the Animal Lore Oracle Cards that I reviewed last month. They are every bit as artistically beautiful as spiritual, they certainly speak to the diviner using the cards. But the colors used to illustrate the cards – while vibrant and glowing – are…

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    Book Review – The Last Ecstasy of Life: Celtic Mysteries of Death and Dying by Phyllida Anam-Aire

    Book Review The Last Ecstasy of Life Celtic Mysteries of Death and Dying by Phyllida Anam-Aire Publisher: Findhorn Press Pages: 176 Publication: July 20, 2021     “Time and space are gifts of birth Timelessness and spacelessness are gifts of death We move and dance between the two Like children playing in fields of corn” These lines from a poem by Phyllida Anam-Áire preceding the table of contents opens the door to a deep dive into the mysteries of death and dying. Knowledge from her early near-death experience, Phyllida Anam-Áire, a former nun, becomes a spiritual midwife, using her Celtic heritage to explain the sacred stages of transitioning. In the…

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    Book Review – Daily Magic: Spells and Rituals for Making the Whole Year Magical by Judika Illes

    Book Review Daily Magic Spells and Rituals for Making the Whole Year Magical by Judika Illes Publisher: HarperOne 592 Pages Publication Date: August 31, 2021     “Daily Magic: Spells and Rituals for Making the Whole Year Magical” is the quintessential collection of days that pagans of all varieties celebrate around the world. It is a perpetual calendar of dates having spiritual, magical, and esoteric significance, helping readers make the most of the energies and influences that are associated with special power times. Some significant historical events, such as September 11, are also referenced. April 30, for example, is perfect for spellcasting – especially for love, romance, fertility, and prosperity.…

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    Book Review – Animal Spirit Wisdom: A Pocket Reference to 45 Power Animals by Phillip Kansa and Elke Kirchner-Young

    Book Review Animal Spirit Wisdom A Pocket Reference to 45 Power Animal by Phillip Kansa and Elke Kirchner-Young Publisher: Earthdancer Books 112 Pages Publication Date: May 4, 2021     Animals have always been important to humans for food, clothing, and tools. Their spirits have also been important, providing special energies and wisdom to shamans and others who learned to connect with them. They still are important. This pocket reference introduces forty-five spirit animals – from ant to wolf – and helps readers discover their gifts. These spiritual helpers bring healing, wisdom, strength, companionship, and special energies to those willing to accept assistance from animal energy from other dimensions. Each…

  • Crafting Articles,  Reviews & Interviews

    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches Book Review – Creating Smudge Sticks: 15 Projects to Recover Negative Energy and Promote Wellness by Peg Couch

    Book Review Creating Smudge Sticks 15 Projects to Recover Negative Energy and Promote Wellness by Peg Couch Publisher: Red Feather 128 Pages Publication Date: September 28, 2020   Merry meet. This month, my column is about a book I was given to review called “Creating Smudge Sticks: 15 Projects to Recover Negative Energy and Promote Wellness.”     While not pitched directly to pagans, using smoke is a common practice among us for purification and removing negative energy. In this book, Peg Couch presents projects for these as well as such intentions as love, anti-anxiety, stress relief, blessing a house, courage, and good vibrations.     Each project calls for…