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    Book Review – Legend of the Deer Woman & Other Tales to Warm the Hearth by Jack Finn

    Book Review Legend of the Deer Woman & Other Tales to Warm the Hearth by Jack Finn Self-published 279 Pages Release Date: July 12, 2023         Author Jack Finn’s collection of folktales and retellings is titled The Legend of the Deer Woman & Other Tales to Warm the Hearth. The intriguing title initially drew me in, and I just knew I had to read it! The book contains sixteen tales that center on legendary characters like gods, goddesses, animals, and other fantastical beings. I highly suggest this book to everyone who shares my enthusiasm for mythology and folklore. Some of the chapters are fascinating and enjoyable throughout.…

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    As Above, So Below (How the Stars Became Our Hearts)

    Who Are The Dark Goddesses?     Before we begin, as a disclaimer, it should be noted that with the old gods, stories differ from source to source, and were never canonized. An ironic word to use in that the word canonization comes from the canonization of the Bible. So in effect, the word doubles its meaning, in that they are religious texts non canonized, and that the various stories written about them are done so non canonically. The gods and are something that can only be expressed, not explained. Above is a picture of Shiva. Some of you may know, he is one of the Principal Deities of Hinduism.…

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    Book Review – Yemaya: Orisha, Goddess, and Queen of the Sea by Raven Morgaine

    Book Review Yemaya Orisha, Goddess, and Queen of the Sea by Raven Morgaine Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser LLC 190 Pages Publication Date: September 2021   Bright Blessings, Readers! Red Wheel Weiser LLC has brought us another fantastic book, and this one was written with tender loving care by the charismatic Raven Morgaine. Morgaine is a witch, a Voodoo, Santeria, and Candomblé devotee, an artist, and owner of the shop Familiar Spirits in Rhode Island. He is actually a devotee of this amazing goddess he has written this entire book about. Online reviews of him state he is very helpful in helping with questions about magic, and gives outstanding psychic readings and…

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    She Who is All – Goddesses and The Divine Female

    Nanshe   (Photo Credit: wikipedia) Nanshe – Goddess of water, Goddess of fertility, Goddess of Prophecy, Goddess of Social Justice, Lady of the Storerooms. Nanshe was worshipped from the 3rd millennium BCE to the advent of Christianity, throughout the history of Mesopotamia. She was born to Enki, the God of wisdom, magic and water and Ninhursag, a Mother and Earth Goddess. Being most strongly associated with water, she is the Goddess of fishing. The fish is one of her symbols, as s symbol of life; her other symbol is the pelican, who sacrifices itself to feed her young. She is often depicted as a woman dancing above the water. Her…

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    The Goddess of Ten Thousand Names

    Healing Goddesses   (Previously published July, 2015, with some modifications) Like so many others, I am saddened, devastated and scared by the outbreak of this horrific and deadly virus that has stricken our world. This month’s Goddess column will be on just a few of the Healing Goddesses, whom I ask to please look kindly upon us all, to send us the strength and courage that we will all need to persevere through this. Coventina The British Goddess of springs and wells, she was also a Goddess of abundance and inspiration. Her sacred well, located in Northumberland, is considered a sacred healing site. Anaita While there is not much information…

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    Book Review – Witchcraft: A Secret History by Michael Streeter

    Book Review Witchcraft A Secret History by Michael Streeter 256 pages   From Ancient Times until Today, magic has always been an important aspect of human life. Witchcraft: A Secret History explores the relationship between humans and magic, witchcraft and religion throughout the Ages. In Part 1 The Ancient World, Michael Streeter teaches the reader about the origins of witchcraft through stories of Hebrew witches and magicians to the Gods and Goddesses that were revered in ancient civilizations. Discussion is given to how these once revered Pagan entities fell out of favor and were replaced with the new religion of Christianity. Part 2 The Medieval World, explores the growth of…

  • Divination Articles

    Love/Relationship Tarot Spread

    Sometimes when we’re in a relationship with someone for a while or even something new, we want to see how things are going. Maybe look at it from another perceptive or see how things truly are. See how to fix problems if they arise or work things out. We always need a little insight to seeing how to grow as a family or strengthen the bond as a couple. Having a positive attitude, open heart, and communication can solve any issue with love. Be open to insight for guidance from any Goddess or God of love. Here are a few.   GODDESS: Aphrodite, Freya, GOD: Eros/Cupid, Angus   They can offer insight. Be open…

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    Book Review – The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs: Avatars of Invisible Realms by Claude Le Couteux

    Book Review The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs Avatars of Invisible Realms by Claude Le Couteux 240 Pages     I am fascinated by the subject matters that I find when I read a book on a new subject. “The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs” by Claude Le Couteux is a new subject to me. I could see that Le Couteux’s book was unraveling the web that had long been placed by the clerics of yesteryear. The web (Loki’s name in Swedish is locke/lock. Loksnät {spiders web}) around the elves and dwarves was put in place to replace the belief in beings that once had a seat next…

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    Book Review – The Last Priestess of Malia by Laura Perry

    Book Review The Last Priestess of Malia by Laura Perry 520 pages     I’ve read some of Laura’s other works before, such as her fascinating work on Minoan spirituality. I’d also very much enjoyed her ghost-love story, The Bed, which is a fantastic example of “Witch Lit”, an exciting genre of magical writing. The Last Priestess of Malia is on a completely different level. I feel like Laura has emerged as an incredible world-builder. She’s created a fascinating insight into what the Minoan culture may have been like, allowing the reader to fully immerse themselves in that world. Aria is a dedicated child of the temple, a priestess whose…

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    Oracle Deck Review – Odin and the Nine Realms Oracle Cards by Sonja Grace

    Oracle Deck Review – Odin and the Nine Realms Oracle Cards by Sonja Grace A 54-card set This deck and accompanying 144 page guidebook comprise this visually striking divination tool containing images and channeled information from Sonja Grace’s spirit travels with the Norse gods. She describes her spirit travels to the Nine Realms of Norse cosmology and her meetings with the gods in the guidebook’s prologue, then she brings the gods and the Norse world to life in the cards with her simple yet iconic, bold and gorgeous art work. Grace created the cards from her memory of how the gods and realms appeared to her. She is of Norwegian…