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    Book Review – One Truth and One Spirit: Aleister Crowley’s Spiritual Legacy by Keith Readdy

    Book Review One Truth and One Spirit Aleister Crowley’s Spiritual Legacy by Keith Readdy 436 Pages     I purposely do not read anyone else’s reviews on a book before I read a book. I do this so that another does not influence my view of the book; I must admit books on Aleister Crowley can be a little dry, and the difficult. But there’s always strange & interesting tidbits that I pick up in the books. Mr. Readdy’s book is a history book. Therefore, it reads like a history book, and if your history buff, that’s fine. I was still able to find a lot of interesting information within…

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    Book Review – Sex Signs: Your Perfect Match Is in the Stars by Constance Stellas

    Book Review Sex Signs Your Perfect Match Is in the Stars by Constance Stellas 256 Pages     With Valentine’s Day this month, many of us are thinking about our love life. Either we are looking for a new lover or we are looking to reignite a love that perhaps has fizzled out a bit. Here is the book for you! It’s Sex Signs: Your Perfect Match Is in the Stars. I have always loved these kinds of books. Who doesn’t? Who doesn’t want to find their “perfect match”? Published by Adams Media, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, Sex Signs is written by Constance Stellas, an astrologer living in…

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    Book Review – The Sacred Herbs of Spring: Magical, Healing, and Edible Plants to Celebrate Beltaine by Ellen Evert Hopman

    Book Review The Sacred Herbs of Spring Magical, Healing, and Edible Plants to Celebrate Beltaine by Ellen Evert Hopman 376 Pages ….The month of May is a time of great spiritual power for those who are attuned to natural cycles. In the northern hemisphere the sap is rising in the trees and medicinally beneficial new leaves and flowers are reappearing. For Druids, Witches, and other followers of the Nature Religions, May is the time to celebrate love, fertility and the new growth of summer, and most of this book is dedicated to these magical aspects of the May Day festival…. (Introduction) Call it wishful thinking or the reality that we…

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    Book Review – Pagan Portals-Thor: Meeting the Norse God of Thunder by Morgan Daimler

    Book Review Pagan Portals: Thor Meeting the Norse God of Thunder by Morgan Daimler 104 Pages     The Norse God, Thor is probably one of the most well known. You don’t have to be a pagan or mythology buff to have the general story of this God of Thunder who is part of the curriculum as first introductions in elementary school, and woven into much of secondary teaching. Apart from that introduction, movies and comics have made Thor a symbol of strength, courage and let’s not forget some very appealing eye-candy. But, in the reading of Pagan Portals-Thor: Meeting the Norse God of Thunder by Morgan Daimler, these images…

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    Book Review – Herbs of the Southern Shaman by Steve Andrews

    Book Review Herbs of the Southern Shaman by Steve Andrews 152 Pages Herbs of the Southern Shaman is Steve Andrew’s follow-up to Herbs of the Northern Shaman and makes an excellent companion to it. This is a well-researched overview guide to entheogenic plants which grow in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a small book, 152 pages, that contains a wealth of information about more than 50 “teacher” plants we commonly associate with altered consciousness, like peyote and ayahuasca, and those we are more likely to find in the kitchen, like nutmeg. There is a bit of overlap with the Herbs of the Northern Shaman that Andrews references, as plants like…

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    Book Review – Find Your Happy: Daily Mantras by Shannon Kaiser

    Book ReviewFind Your HappyDaily Mantras by Shannon Kaiser   Find Your Happy: Daily Mantras: 365 Days of Motivation For a Happy, Peaceful and Fulfilling Life is one of the most positive books I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time. Published by Beyond Words Publishing, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., this book is designed to be a daily reader of wisdom and motivation. However, I read it within forty-eight hours. It’s a really great book! One of the things I like about it is that there are no dates attached to the daily mantras. Day 1 is entitled “I Am Abundant And Secure” (Kaiser, 1)…

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    Book Review – Taurus: A Hearse of a Different Color by Aephera Giron

    Book Review Taurus A Hearse of a Different Color by Aephera Giron 296 Pages     This book review is for Taurus A Hearse of a Different Color by Sephera Giron.  It is from the Witch upon A Star series. There are 5 books to this series and this is book 5. Don’t worry you don’t have to read them in order. Each series is written about a coven member so it really doesn’t have to be read in order. I’ll list the serious below with her other books, too. This is a very well written witchy romance about a witch named Dorothy. It takes place in a magickal fictional…

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    Book Review – Tarot and the Archetypal Journey: The Jungian Path from Darkness to Light by Sallie Nichols

    Tarot and the Archetypal Journey: The Jungian Path from Darkness to Light by Sallie Nichols. Originally published as “Jung and the Tarot” with a 1980 copyright, and republished in 2019 by Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC, 65 Parker Street, Suite 7, Newburyport, MA 01950. This is a 6 inch by 9 inch soft cover book with a matte color illustration on the front cover and a book description on the back cover. There are 398 pages with somewhat small black typeface printed on white paper; the quality of the printing is somewhat inferior, which could be why the images are not very clear and appear to be reprinted rather than original images.…

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    Book Review – The Mindful Kitchen by Heather Thomas

    Book Review The Mindful Kitchen by Heather Thomas 192 Pages     Chockful of yummy recipes, “The Mindful Kitchen” is a vegetarian (not vegan) delight. Ms. Thomas introduces us to the concept of bringing Nature back to our food and Nature back into our eating. “You Are What You Eat” While this concept is about plant-based eating and/or eating mindfully, it is also more. It is eating to become a caring part of Nature through a connection with our food. Each Chapter – Eating for Vitality – Eating for Comfort – Eating for Creativity – Eating for Connection – Eating for Celebration is filled with lots of seasonal recipes, together…

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    Book Review – Tarot and the Gates of Light: A Kabbalistic Path to Liberation by Mark Horn

    Book Review Tarot and the Gates of Light A Kabbalistic Path to Liberation by Mark Horn 544 Pages     Tarot and the Gates of Light: A Kabbalistic Path to Liberation by Mark Horn, who has studied the Kabbalah with academic, religious and practical teachers and studied the Tarot with teachers such as Rachel Pollack & Mary K. Greer. Tarot and the Gates of Light is published by Destiny Books, a division of Inner Traditions International, One Park Street, Rochester, Vermont 05767. This is a 6 inch by 9 inch softcover book with a glossy finish front cover containing the title of the book, a portion of the Tree of…