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    Deck Review – Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck by Jennifer Sodini and Natalee Miller

    Deck Review The Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck Created by Jennifer Sodini Illustrated by Natalee Miller Published by RP Studio, Hachette Book Group 42 card deck and 129 page guidebook     The serene and beautiful 42-card Amenti Oracle comes in a very sturdy 5 1/4” x 6 1/2” by 2” thick cardboard box with a magnetic closure. The box has a full color matte finish with a card image on the front, deck name on the sides, and seven more card images and a brief description of the deck on the back. The first thing we see after opening the box is the beautiful lid lining with a star…

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    Book Review – Allow Me to Introduce: An Insider’s Guide to the Occult by Lon Milo DuQuette

    Book Review Allow Me to Introduce: An Insider’s Guide to the Occult by Lon Milo DuQuette Publisher: Weiser Books 216 Pages Publication Date: February 1, 2020     Allow Me to Introduce… a most intriguing title. Indeed, this is a proper title for this book. Here, you have a collection of writings on many different occult topics. Mr. DuQuette has collected various introductions that he has penned for books, and has placed them here in this edition. There are many topics he has written about in these book introductions which include: Qabalah, Tarot, Thelemic Magic, Enochian Magic, and Masonry. These brief introductions give an overview of the author’s experiences with…

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    Video Book Review – Anton LaVey and The Church of Satan: Infernal Wisdom from the Devil’s Den by Carl Abrahamsson

    Video Book Review Anton LaVey and The Church of Satan: Infernal Wisdom from the Devil’s Den by Carl Abrahamsson Publisher: Inner Traditions 367 Pages Publication date: March 8, 2022     Bright Blessings! Published by Inner Traditions in 2022, this brand new book is a grand 367 pages chock full of history, interviews with people such a Kenneth Anger, Blanche Barton, and Fr. Peter Gilmore, and musings about the “Infernal” Anton LaVey (1930-1997.) The book reads as a tribute to LaVey for his contributions to the counterculture ands the creation of Satanism, which has liberated many from the confines of soulless religion that sought to trap the soul. He worked to…

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    Book and Deck Review – Womanrunes by Shekhinah Mountainwater and Molly and Mark Remer

    Book and Deck Review Womanrunes by Shekhinah Mountainwater and Molly and Mark Remer Publisher: Brigid’s Grove Publication Date: August 2018 [2nd Edition] 208 pages     Shekhinah Mountainwater was a foremother of Goddess spirituality, working as a priestess with women’s circles from the 1970s until her death in 2007. On Summer Solstice in 1987, in “a state of enchantment,” she created a system of forty-one female-identified symbols for divination and personal growth, and in 1991, introducing them in her book “Ariadne’s Thread.” In 2012, Molly Remer stumbled upon Womanrunes and fell in love. She began sharing them in her groups, using them in a variety of projects. When many women…

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    Book Review – Hoodoo Justice Magic by Miss Aida

    Book Review Hoodoo Justice Magic by Miss Aida Publisher: Weiser Books Publication Date: November 10, 2021 288 pages     I have always been interested in Hoodoo, Voodoo, and other types of folk magic from around the world. This book covers spells, recipes, various rituals, and twenty-seven prayers for people that are afraid to perform actual spell-work. It also covers the ethics of performing the spell-work. Are you justified in what you are doing? Do these people actually deserve what you are sending out to them? In the beginning, Miss Aida goes over how our ancestors performed spell-work to exact revenge on those that did them wrong, as well as…

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    Book Review – Shamanic Creativity: Free the Imagination with Rituals, Energy Work, & Spirit Journeying

    Book Review Shamanic Creativity: Free the Imagination with Rituals, Energy Work, & Spirit Journeying by Evelyn C. Rysdyk Published by Destiny Books 256 pages Publication date: January 25, 2022     I have been on an Evelyn Rysdyk reading binge in the last few months. In the April 2022 edition of Pagan Pages, I reviewed her book, co-written with Bhola Banstola, The Nepalese Shamanic Path. I was lucky enough to have another of her books on hand to review – Shamanic Creativity: Free the Imagination with Rituals, Energy and Spirit Journeying. Working from her underlying worldview of shamanic practice, Rysdyk shows us how to examine our relationship to the fear…

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    Book Review – Witch, Please: Empowerment and Enlightenment for the Modern Mystic by Victoria Maxwell

    Book Review Witch, Please: Empowerment and Enlightenment for the Modern Mystic  by Victoria Maxwell Published by Red Wheel208 Pages Published: March 2022     “When we start getting into magical work we often get so carried away with the magic, connection to spirit and high- vibe feelings that we forget to ground ourselves in the here and now. But grounding is incredibly important. If we don’t stay grounded, our magic has nowhere to anchor itself. We can try to manifest amazing things in our lives, but if we aren’t present in our own bodies and in our own lives, that magic has nowhere to go. Or sometimes what happens is…

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    Book Review – The Goddess Devotional Deck: #30DaysofGoddess Companion by Molly Remer

    Book Review The Goddess Devotional Deck: #30DaysofGoddess Companion by Molly Remer Publisher: Brigid’s Grove 100 cards     Goddess Devotional Deck #30DaysofGoddess Companion was created as a month-long promotion for Molly Remer’s Whole and Holy, the second in a series of three goddess devotional books, that was published in December 2020. The practice began January 2021. When followers wanted to continue past the thirty days, she kept producing content, surpassing 500 consecutive days this past May. While some people continued with the ongoing practice, this companion devotional deck offers an alternative. It was meant to keep things simple. Small. Easy. Quick. Portable. This deck leaves me no reason not to…

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    Book Review – My Pocket Self-Care: Anytime Activities to Refresh Your Mind, Body, and Spirit by Adams Media

    Book Review My Pocket Self-Care: Anytime Activities to Refresh Your Mind, Body, and Spirit by Adams Media Published by Simon & Schuster 176 pages Publication date: December 8, 2020     This cute little book is an excellent addition to my library of self-care books. It covers the body, mind and spirit, rather than just one of those topics like some books I own. I think it’s great how it is small enough that I could just throw it in my purse and have it easily at hand. In fact, it lived in my purse as I was reading and reviewing it. Now it lives on my nightstand for quick…

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    Book Review – Once Around the Sun: Stories, Crafts, and Recipes to Celebrate the Sacred Earth Year by Ellen Evert Hopman

    Book Review Once Around the Sun: Stories, Crafts, and Recipes to Celebrate the Sacred Earth Year Written by Ellen Evert Hopman Illustrated by Lauren Mills Publisher: Destiny Books Publication Date: May 3, 2022 160 pages     Once Around the Sun: Stories, Crafts, and Recipes to Celebrate the Sacred Earth Year is an illustrated collection of tales with related activities celebrating eight Pagan festivals and the changing seasons. Each is beautifully done, with an illustration, an original story based on a traditional folktale meant to be read aloud, and crafts, recipes, and activities that relate to the story. Ellen Evert Hopman identifies as a follower of the Earth religion, known…