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    Book Review: Celtic Druidry by Ellen Evert Hopman

    Celtic Druidry: Rituals, Techniques, & Magical Practices by Ellen Evert Hopman, published by Destiny Books, an imprint of Inner Traditions publishing, runs a grand total of 242 pages. Celtic Druidry starts off by explaining exactly what a Druid is, and isn’t, then goes on to cover what we know historically about Druids, which is of course, scarce and biased against them, coming from Greek and Roman historians attempting to paint them in a bad light for imperialist reasons. After that, Hopman goes on to give a run-down of the different Gods and Goddesses of the Druids, from Irish, to Welsh, to even Gaulish and continental Celtic deities, giving a description of each and…

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    Book Review: Fortuna: The Sacred and Profane Faces of Luck by Nigel Pennick

    Overview of Fortuna Nigel Pennick, a well known expert and author of pagan and occult subjects, published Fortuna with Destiny Books, a division of Inner Traditions Publishing. The material presented is historically accurate and informative, going through periods of humanity and how luck was perceived, as well as different oracle systems throughout the ages. Pennick does include some practical information that a modern practitioner of divination could use, such as geomantic figures, numerology lists, and a list of common epithets of Fortuna that could be called upon by a modern pagan, or anyone looking for divine help navigating life’s decisions and ups and downs, with simple but effective techniques. With Fortuna, Pennick…

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    Book Review – Spirit Speaker: A Medium’s Guide to Death and Dying by Salicrow

    Book Review Spirit Speaker: A Medium’s Guide to Death and Dying Written by Salicrow Publisher: Destiny Books 128 Pages Release Date: April 4, 2023       Spirit Speaker: A Medium’s Guide To Death & Dying is more than a manual, it’s a confidant and Soul companion. As I read this book I felt confirmation of my psychic and paranormal experiences as well as validation for my sensitivities. So often in the world of the living, we rely way too heavily on what we can see and prove which can make us dismiss, invalidate, or even criticize the world of the dead and unseen. We cannot see oxygen or gravity…

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    Book Review – Flower Magic of the Druids by Jon G. Hughes

    Book Review Flower Magic of the Druids: How to Craft Potions, Spells, & Enchantments Written by Jon G. Hughes Publisher: Destiny Books 200 Pages Release Date: May 2, 2023       Reading Flower Magic of the Druids; How to Craft Potions, Spells, & Enchantments by Jon G. Hughes reminded me of both the traditions of our Druidic Ancestors and the more modern flower traditions of my western life growing up here in the United States. Although Jon Hughes is mostly speaking to the flower landscapes of Great Britain and the United Kingdom, I was able to relate and extract much wisdom from his thorough teachings and guidelines as well…

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    Book Review – How to Become a Modern Magus: A Manual for Magicians of All Schools by Don Webb

    Book Review How to Become a Modern Magus: A Manual for Magicians of All Schools by Don Webb Publisher: Destiny Books 651 Pages Release Date: January 17, 2023         One question I hear a lot when I talk about spirituality or “being witchy” is “How do I learn magic? How do I start practicing?” I usually try to explain, in as few words as possible, that it’s a feeling, an intention that we put into the universe. In life, we tend to overcomplicate things and let the fear of doing something wrong intimidate us into doing nothing at all, so it’s wonderful that I now have one…