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      Review of Jacob Mulliken’s Berserkers   Bright Blessings, Film Lovers! I was sent this gem a couple of weeks ago and spent the next hour and a half laughing and enjoying the campy good fun it’s filled with. A comedy horror released in August of 2014, this is available to stream for as little as $1.99 on Amazon, unless you’ve got Prime, and you may be able to watch it free. A trailer to show what you are missing is here:     The film follows Hunter and friends, who gather on his birthday. They are going out of their way to cheer him up as he’s broken hearted…

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    Video Book Review – Seeking the Spirits of Palo Kimbisa: Exploring the Mysterious World of the Afro-Cuban Religion by Tata Rodriguez as told to Sophia Kelly Shultz

    Video Book Review Seeking the Spirits of Palo Kimbisa Exploring the Mysterious World of the Afro-Cuban Religion by Tata Rodriguez as told to Sophia Kelly Shultz Publisher: Red Feather 112 Pages Publication Date: 1/28/2021   Bright Blessings. I had the pleasure of reviewing this amazing book. It is the words of Palo Kimbisa elder Tata Rodriguez and was told to Sophia Kelly Shultz. Published in 2021 by Red Feather Mind Body Spirit, this book is a short 112 pages, and you will be sad it’s not longer. Shultz’s conversational writing style is an easy read, and her relaxed voice comes through well for readers. With much love and care, she…

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      Review of My 600 Pound Life Bright Blessings! The show I am reviewing addresses sensitive topics: body image, health, and the identity all of this creates. Magically, it addresses transformation, and the fact magic is a process that takes time. It’s not flinging one spell, uttering a few words, or “putting the energy out to the Universe” and then going off and forgetting about it. My 600 Pound Life streams on Hulu, and my husband and I have watched several episodes. Multiple individuals open up to share their struggles, and successes with the public. Some allow people to see them nude. They allow camera crews into their everyday personal…

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    Review of Cook Off Bright Blessings, Film Lovers! I found another African gem of a film, and this one made history as being the first one from Zimbabwe to sign a deal to be shown on Netflix! Here is the trailer to this magical comedy:     It’s the 2017 film Cook Off directed by Tomas BrickHil and starring Tendainashe Chitma as the brilliant Anesa, whose life seems to be going nowhere. Anesa dropped out of school when she became pregnant with her son, Tapiwa very young, and is a single mom, getting by working for a total scrooge, selling street food in a poor neighborhood. One day, Tapiwa sees…

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    Creating Sacred Space   The Experience of Sacred Space makes possible the “founding of the world”: where the sacred Manifests itself in space, the real unveils itself, and the world comes into existence … Mircea Eliade … Ritual Writing and the Creation of Sacred Space Part One Please join me this month in an up close and personal video edition of the MagickalArts column. This will be a 2-part series of exploring Ritual, its components, the whys and the how with some special suggestions for solitary work. Enjoy!     *** 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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      Indian Horse   Years ago, I was a tour guide at a place called The Olentangy Indian Caverns in Delaware, Ohio. It’s a small cavern, and so the tour script had to be good. We could not just take people on a LONG walk underground for an hour. You can walk the whole thing is five minutes- not counting the breathless climb back to the top! After being hired, the first thing we were given was our employee handbook, and tour script. We could not give tours until we demonstrated to a staff person we knew that script. I realized, after doing this for a few Summers on my…

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    Worth the Witch

    The Magickal Earth     “Gratitude and Transformation” was the theme of The Magickal Earth’s box sent to customers for November 22 to December 21.     “The company is undergoing its own transformation,” said Janet Barto, who travels the country “in search of all things Magickal such as stones, rocks, minerals, and handcrafted items.” It just opened its first shop called the Magickal Earth Boutique in Enumclaw, Washington. In addition to work by local artists are items from around the world. “We are offering many amazing classes such as Chakra Healing with Crystals, yoga every Wednesday night, tarot readers every weekend … plus more.” Another recent change was introducing…

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      Una Spirit Medicine Bundle     “Dream Guidance” was the theme of the Una Spirit Medicine Bundle sent to customers in September. Its contents were selected to increase awareness of the gifts dream journeys offer. “This is a topic very dear to my heart,” said Alicia Franzen of Heart Path Creations. “I have always felt that no matter how much one doesn’t remember dreaming, we are all dreaming every night. … We don’t exercise this awareness enough. We are deeply connecting to the Spirit world through dreams. Dreams are a sacred time of coming back to our truth.”     Dreams don’t happen to us, we actively engage with…