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    Book Review – Crystal Gridwork: The Power of Crystals and Sacred Geometry to Heal, Protect and Inspire by Kiera Fogg

    Book Review Crystal Gridwork: The Power of Crystals and Sacred Geometry to Heal, Protect and Inspire by Kiera Fogg 128 pages     Crystal Gridwork-The Power of Crystals and Sacred and Geometry to Heal, Protect and Inspire by Kiera Fogg is a 128 page book published by Welder Books. It’s a book with beautiful photos of all variety of crystal grids as well as information on everything from intentions, selecting crystals, selecting the type of grid patterns to setting up the actual grid.       This book is divided into three chapters. The first chapter is “Your Tool Kit” and it covers how to set your intentions, selecting your…

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    Book Review – Secrets of the Combined Astrology: The Full 144 Combinations of the Chinese and Western Zodiac Signs by Zakariya Adeel

    Book Review Secrets of the Combined Astrology: The Full 144 Combinations of the Chinese and Western Zodiac Signs by Zakariya Adeel 760 pages   This is not a book you will read cover-to-cover. It is an encyclopedic reference – over 750 pages – pairing and describing the 144 combinations of the 12 Western astrological signs and the 12 Chinese animal archetypes which are used to designate each year. The author, in the Acknowledgments, states that it took 9 years to put the book together. He admits to a fascination with Chinese astrology since he read Theodora Lau’s Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes when he was a child. Adeel has paired each…

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    Tarot Talk

    Knight of Pentacles   (The Knight of Pentacles card is from the artist Ciro Marchetti http://www.ciromarchetti.com/)**   Back to the Court Cards! Let us examine another Tarot “Royal” by getting to know the Knight of Pentacles. Just in case this is the first time you are reading my column, we will first review some basic information. A Tarot deck has 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards dealing with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. There are 56 Minor Arcana cards that are customarily grouped into four categories or suits…

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    Book Review – The Mother Mantra: The Ancient Shamanic Yoga of Non-Duality by Selene Calloni Williams

    Book Review The Mother Mantra: The Ancient Shamanic Yoga of Non-Duality by Selene Calloni Williams 160 pages The Mother Mantra: The Ancient Shamanic Yoga of Non-Duality opens a path for people interested in the exploration of “reality” as a dream, an illusion. It guides us through the process of “reabsorbing reality,” of examining our everyday lives and beliefs, and re-imagining who we are in a fresh way, more deeply connected to our full and true selves and to the wisdom of Nature. Selene Calloni Williams has studied psychology with James Hillman and Buddhist meditation in Sri Lanka with a root teacher. She is an initiate of Shamanic Tantric Yoga and…

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    Book Review -Pagan Portals Series: Sun Magic by Rachel Patterson

    Book Review Pagan Portals Series: Sun Magic by Rachel Patterson     “I think sometimes as a witch the moon tends to get pride of place and the sun perhaps takes a back seat? But it is an incredibly powerful source of natural energy and magic.” 1. Sun Magic by Rachel Patterson provides a fresh perspective on putting the Sun and solar energies into the same place of interest and mystery that the moon has typically held in practicing the craft. The book reads easily and is parceled out into bite-size pieces. The contents read like a table of correspondences for the sun and each chapter is only a few…

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    Book Review – Wellness Witch: Healing Potions, Soothing Spells, and Empowering Rituals for Magical Self-Care By Nikki Van de Car, Illustrated by Anita Makhoul

    Book Review Wellness Witch: Healing Potions, Soothing Spells, and Empowering Rituals for Magical Self-Care By Nikki Van de Car, Illustrated by Anita Makhoul 136 pp. Running Press     “Wellness Witch: Healing Potions, Soothing Spells, and Empowering Rituals for Magical Self-Care” is a lovingly crafted book of simple herbal remedies, self-care rituals, and spells for the mind, body, and home. Full of recipes for teas, tinctures, and other herbal preparations, “Wellness Witch” is a book whose focused approach is likely to appeal to experienced herbalists as well as novices. This is not a particularly ambitious book, but it gathers together a short collection of personal care rituals, recipes, and spells,…