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    Book Review – Pagan Portals: Demeter by Robin Corak

    Book Review Pagan Portals: Demeter by Robin Corak Published by Moon Books 128 pages Publication date: October 1, 2022                     Pagan Portals: Demeter by Robin Corak is a short, well-researched book offering a modern, magical, and psychological approach to working with the ancient goddess. Corak begins with Demeter’s story as it is relayed in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, along with a few mythological tidbits from other ancient sources to give different perspectives of the goddess. The book moves on to discuss the rites specific to the historic worship of Demeter, to provide a basis for the personal work to follow.…

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    Book Review – Pagan Portals: Abnoba: Celtic Goddess of the Wilds by Ryan McClain

    Book Review Pagan Portals: Abnoba: Celtic Goddess of the Wilds by Ryan McClain Published by Moon Books 112 pages Publication date: October 1, 2022                     Ryan McClain’s Abnoba: Celtic Goddess of the Wilds is a straight-to-the-point guide to learning about Abnoba, the Gaulish goddess of the hunt. McClain provides historical evidence of her with examples of artifacts found in the Black Forest region of Germany and references in ancient literature. He discusses similar goddesses of the hunt to help illustrate who Abnoba could have been, and also adds his own UPG to fill in the rest. The book includes epithets and…

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    Working With the Gods When You Have ADHD Athena I recently took Jack Grayle’s online course Godsong, which is a year-long study of Homer’s the Iliad and the Odyssey and the spiritual takeaways that can still be made in today’s world (and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who is into mythology and/or classical literature!). One of my key learnings from this course, and particularly from the Odyssey, is how powerful the goddess Athena can be as an ally to those who have ADHD, like myself. First of all, Athena is a great shapeshifter who takes on the form of birds and humans as a method of persuasion and she…

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    Deck Review – Pistis Sophia: The Goddess Tarot by Kim Huggens and Nic Phillips

    Deck Review Pistis Sophia: The Goddess Tarot By Kim Huggens and Nic Phillips Published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit 22 card deck and 144 page guidebook     The Pistis Sophia is a very interesting majors-only Tarot kit that comes in a lovely 6 inch by 9 inch sturdy box with a magnetic closure easily opened in book-fashion with a handy ribbon tab. The box has a full color matte finish, with the deck name and a card image on the front of the box, and deck information and description and three card images on the back. The first thing we see after opening the box lid is the…

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    Focus Pocus

    Working With the Gods When You Have ADHD Hekate   “Goddess of transitions and thresholds, help me switch my tasks.” One of the fun symptoms of ADHD that I experience on the regular is difficulty with tasks. It’s not just doing the task that can be difficult but initiating the task and moving on to another one can all be equally difficult. For example, it’s hard for me to get out of bed unless I must, like my cats are absolutely starving or I must start work. Not too long ago I was standing in my kitchen annoyed with myself struggling to get something done that needed to be and…

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    Book and Deck Review – Womanrunes by Shekhinah Mountainwater and Molly and Mark Remer

    Book and Deck Review Womanrunes by Shekhinah Mountainwater and Molly and Mark Remer Publisher: Brigid’s Grove Publication Date: August 2018 [2nd Edition] 208 pages     Shekhinah Mountainwater was a foremother of Goddess spirituality, working as a priestess with women’s circles from the 1970s until her death in 2007. On Summer Solstice in 1987, in “a state of enchantment,” she created a system of forty-one female-identified symbols for divination and personal growth, and in 1991, introducing them in her book “Ariadne’s Thread.” In 2012, Molly Remer stumbled upon Womanrunes and fell in love. She began sharing them in her groups, using them in a variety of projects. When many women…

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    Book Review – The Goddess Devotional Deck: #30DaysofGoddess Companion by Molly Remer

    Book Review The Goddess Devotional Deck: #30DaysofGoddess Companion by Molly Remer Publisher: Brigid’s Grove 100 cards     Goddess Devotional Deck #30DaysofGoddess Companion was created as a month-long promotion for Molly Remer’s Whole and Holy, the second in a series of three goddess devotional books, that was published in December 2020. The practice began January 2021. When followers wanted to continue past the thirty days, she kept producing content, surpassing 500 consecutive days this past May. While some people continued with the ongoing practice, this companion devotional deck offers an alternative. It was meant to keep things simple. Small. Easy. Quick. Portable. This deck leaves me no reason not to…

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    Book Review – Brigid’s Light: Tending the Ancestral Flame of the Beloved Celtic Goddess, Edited by Cairelle Crow and Laura Louella

    Book Review Brigid’s Light: Tending the Ancestral Flame of the Beloved Celtic Goddess Edited by Cairelle Crow and Laura Louella Published by Weiser Books 256 Pages Published: March 2022     “Brigid is a shapeshifter. As a goddess, she takes many forms: as a woman of various ages from girl to crone, as a serpent, as a pillar of fire, and as a woman with flames emanating from her head. Sometimes she appears as a single being, but she may also take the form of a triplicity, or as three sisters. Brigid seems able to take on the spiritual characteristics most needed and most accessible to her devotees…” ¹ Brigid’s…

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    Book Review – Cerridwen: Celtic Goddess of Inspiration by Kristoffer Hughes

    Book Review Cerridwen: Celtic Goddess of Inspiration by Kristoffer Hughes Published by Llewellyn Publications 336 pages Publication Date: March 8, 2021     Cerridwen, keeper of the cauldron, the “Goddess” of Awen, mother of Taliesin—any modern day pagan would be hard pressed to not have heard her story. But, who is she really? What is her history? How did she become so revered? Luckily, author Kristoffer Hughes elegantly answers these questions and more in his new work Cerridwen: Celtic Goddess of Inspiration. Hughes, a native Welshman, Chief of the Anglesey Druid Order, and a Haemus Scholar has given us a definitive guide to all things Cerridwen. As he follows her…

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    Book Review — Hekate: Goddess of Witches by Courtney Weber

    Book Review Hekate: Goddess of Witches by Courtney Weber Published by Moon Books 224 Pages Published: August 1, 2021       “…Who is Hekate? Like many goddesses of the Old World, Hekate’s origins are mysterious. She is commonly known as a goddess of ancient Greece, a period which is generally understood to encompass 1200 BCE–500 CE, but she did not originate there. She may have originated in the Minoan civilization (2700–1100 BCE), or was at least influenced by gods of that culture. Evidence of Hekate worship has also been found in Sicily, Libya, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Syria. The town of Lagina is thought to be home to her most…