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    Video Book Review – The Book of Altars and Sacred Spaces: How to Create Magical Spaces in Your Home for Ritual and Intention by Anjou Kiernan

    Video Book Review The Book of Altars and Sacred Spaces How to Create Magical Spaces in Your Home for Ritual and Intention by Anjou Kiernan 177 Pages   “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and nothing is more inspiring than the creation of an altar that speaks to your intentions. Ready to manifest your intention? Learn more in this video edition book review by Robin Fennelly.   The Book of Altars and Sacred Spaces: How to Create Magical Spaces in Your Home for Ritual and Intention on Amazon *** About the Author: Robin Fennelly is a Third Degree Initiate within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High…

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    Book Review – The Serenity Passport: A World Tour of Peaceful Living in 30 Words by Megan C. Hayes, Illustrated by Amelia Flower

    Book Review The Serenity Passport A World Tour of Peaceful Living in 30 Words by Megan C. Hayes Illustrated by Amelia Flower 143 Pages     “The Serenity Passport” by Megan Hayes is a broad survey of practices from many different cultures around the globe, all of which focus on serenity. The book is divided up into five chapters: “Focus and Awareness,” which discusses mindful, meditative practices; “Body and Wellness,” which discusses movement-based practices, breathing exercises, and health; “Habits and Rituals,” which explores different ways to bring serenity into your daily life or incorporate them into your existing rituals, such as bathing or heating; “Rest and Relaxation,” which explores ways…

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    Peeking in the Shadows: Crafting a Book of Shadows and Light Second Edition

    Last month I shared some documents with you to consider adding to your BOS. This month I want to share some brainstorming prompts to use as you fill more of your BOS pages. On first glance this month’s article may appear less robust than most but I assure you that if you work with each of the questions in a thoughtful and authentic way, you will have more than enough to keep you occupied. So, let’s get started. Some of these will become checklists for crafting your own rituals. Others are in the moment wanderings and others are for the intention of having a strong foundation to grow upon. Be…

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    Book Review – The Hidden Goddess: The Quest for the Divine Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition-from Asherah to Mary Magdalene by Laurie Martin-Gardener

    Book Review The Hidden Goddess The Quest for the Divine Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition-from Asherah to Mary Magdalene by Laurie Martin-Gardener 104 Pages   Evidence of Goddess worship goes back 25,000 years. In this book, Laurie Martin-Gardner presents well-researched evidence of the goddess’ wide worship among early Hebrew people citing archaeological and Biblical evidence. In the 1970s, evidence came to light that began to show that the mother Asherah was honoured alongside the father Yahweh. Although this evidence remains highly contested among traditional Hebrew scholars that view Yahweh as the one and true god, this makes sense when linked with what we know about ancient Hebrews who saw life…

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    Book Review – In Focus Reiki: Your Personal Guide by Des Hynes

    Book Review In Focus Reiki Your Personal Guide by Des Hynes 144 Pages     Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master Des Hynes defines Reiki as “a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing through using the energy of a higher, divine, guided life force.” The practice is named after the healing energy involved. Hynes learned about its benefits watching as his wife received Reiki treatments while getting chemotherapy     The book provides an introduction to this noninvasive healing modality, explaining it can reduce stress, depression, anxiety and physical pain, by removing blockages and balancing the body’s energy centers. Reiki (Rei meaning higher power and Ki…

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    Book Review – The Happiness Passport: A World Tour of Joyful Living in 50 Words by Megan C. Hayes PhD & Illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova

    Book Review The Happiness Passport A World Tour of Joyful Living in 50 Words by Megan C. Hayes PhD Illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova 144 Pages     This review is for The Happiness Passport by Megan C. Hayes PhD and the illustrations are by Yelena Bryksenkova. A world tour of joyful living in 50 words. There is 144 pages in this book. Positive psychology scholar Megan Hayes and illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova reveal the true meaning of each term and show you how to bring a little more happiness to every area of life, from the pleasurable relaxation of keyif (Turkish) to the ability to thrive in sticky situations as captured…

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    Gael Song

    The Sacredness of Silence, the Goddess in Everything I watch so many of my friends, relatives, and neighbors race through the holiday season; creating elaborate rituals, shopping, wrapping, cooking, one detail after another to be attended to. And I recall doing the same myself when my children were young, before I began my druid path. And so, this month, I decided to write an article about the spirit nourishment that slowness and silence have brought to my life, especially during the winter season. As a druid, time in nature is food and drink to my soul. I couldn’t live without it. The first thing I notice whenever I take a…

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    Excerpt From Winter Solstice Short Story…

    Winter Fires: A Solstice Story in Two Parts Part One Lily pulled on her warmest coat and snow boots, ready for an adventure outside. Snow had been falling for several hours and she loved the quiet that descended when the ground was blanketed in fluffy white snow. Even the coziness and warmth of her cottage could not entice her to stay inside and miss the chance of walking at sunset through the woods that bordered her home. She wrapped a wool scarf snugly around her neck and pulled on the winter cap that she had just finished knitting and had been hoping for a chance to wear it sooner rather…