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    ‘The Grief Ritual’ A Ritual and Interview with Bernadette Pleasant, Somatic Healer and Creator of the Emotional Institute

    ‘The Grief Ritual’ A Ritual and Interview with Bernadette Pleasant, Somatic Healer and Creator of the Emotional Institute     It’s almost two o’clock on a sunny Sunday afternoon, and I’m lying on my back on the floor of my stepson’s empty room, sobbing uncontrollably. My feet rest on the carpet and as I feel the fibers between my toes, I remind myself to let it all go: tension, pain, sorrow — everything I don’t want to burden others with, and everything I shouldn’t carry myself. I feel it melt away from my body and into the earth, flowing off of my body like water, lightening me with every shaking…

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    Book Review – The Manifestation Journal by Amy E. Chace

    Book Review The Manifestation Journal by Amy E. Chace 208 Pages     I was sent a copy of “The Manifestation Journal” by Amy E. Chace to review. This book is a hybrid of a journal, planner and sketchbook. It was published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit, of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. It is a hardback book, about 6 inch by 9inch. Amy includes her own illustrations throughout this book.  This book is described by the author as a “journal, a sketchbook, a planner, but mostly it’s a fun collaboration between you and me”. It has very little text and is mostly blank or patterned pages with her artwork adorning…

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    Oracle Deck Review – The Everyday Witch Oracle by Deborah Blake & Elisabeth Alba

    Oracle Deck Review The Everyday Witch Oracle by Deborah Blake & Elisabeth Alba     The Everyday Witch Oracle, published by Llewellyn Publications, a Division of Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989, is created by Deborah Blake (who also created the Everyday Witch Tarot), with art by Elisabeth Alba. This is an Oracle deck containing 40 cards with witch and magic-themed images. The Everyday Witch Oracle comes in a sturdy 4 1/4” by 6” box with a matte color finish. The front of the box has a full color card image and the name of the deck; the back of the box has a description of the…

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    Tarot Deck Review – Tarot Healer: Using the Cards to Deepen Your Chakra Healing Work by Leeza Robertson

    Tarot Deck Review Tarot Healer Using the Cards to Deepen Your Chakra Healing Work by Leeza Robertson 276 Pages … The Tarot Healer Path… who or what is a tarot healer? It doesn’t matter what sort of energy work you do-incorporating elements from this book will deepen your work. Tarot healing is a way of exploring how to dialogue with, shift, and release thoughts, feelings or beliefs that may e standing in the way of over-all health and well being or causing pain or suffering…. Tarot Healer: Using the Cards to Deepen Your Chakra Healing Work by Leeza Robertson merges the knowledge of an energetic healer’s practice with that of…

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    Tarot Review – The Shadowland Tarot

    Tarot Review The Shadowland Tarot 208 Pages     The Shadowland Tarot, published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit, of Schiffer Publishing, 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310, is created entirely by Monica Bodirsky, a talented and prolific artist, author, educator, rootworking witch, and professional Tarot reader. This is not Bodinsky’s first deck; she is the author of the Lucky Lenormand Oracle and the House of Shadows Lenormand Oracle. I am thrilled to be reviewing this beautiful and powerful deck.     The Shadowlands Tarot comes in a sturdy 9” by 6” box with a matt color finish. The front of the box has a card image and the…

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    Learning Lenormand Interviews – Diana Clark, Creator of the Gaelic Lenormand

    This interview was done a few months ago, before the COVID-19 virus crisis hit all of us, so it’s a tad dated (I know that was just a short while ago, but doesn’t it seem like years already?). But I hope all of you will enjoy it. I have to say that I am looking forward to her horse-themed Lenormand! I have always loved horses, as anyone who knows me will attest!     Polly MacDavid (PM): In the beginning of the Companion Guide of the Gaelic Lenormand, you talk about your family history & how this informs your divinatory style.  Since not all of our readers have read the…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Marseille Tarot Professional Edition by Anna Maria Morsucci

    Tarot Deck Review The Marseille Tarot Professional Edition by Anna Maria Morsucci     The Marseille Tarot Professional Edition, by Anna Maria Morsucci, a Tarot expert based in Italy and author of Reading and Understanding the Marseille Tarot. The illustrations are by Mattia Ottolini and are based on the original work of Nicolas Conver, Paris circa 1760. The Tarot of Marseille is a historic Tarot deck with many versions; the earliest surviving patterns of this deck date to around 1650. The original Tarot of Marseille deck is one of the standard styles from which many Tarot decks of the 19th century and later have been designed. The Marseille Tarot Professional…

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    Getting Spacey with Tarot – Interview with Laura Loup

    “It’s a fairly interesting experience, pulling your own cards,” said Laura Loup, illustrator of the “Tarot in Space” deck. Calling herself “a professional humorologist,” she said in a recent interview at her Savannah shop, Cosmic Corner, “The whole idea was for it to be a fun deck, something that was lighthearted, still hard-hitting. There’s a Tower card, there’s a Death card, but they have a literal and a metaphorical silver lining.” She employs humor when navigating her own life’s ups and downs and created a tool to allow others to do the same, making that silver lining – in the form of shiny silver holographic edges – important to her.…