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    Oracle Deck Review – Secret Woods: Guides and Inspirational Messages by Kelly Patton

    Oracle Deck Review Secret Woods Guides and Inspirational Messages by Kelly Patton Publisher: Schiffer Red Feather Pages: 28 Cards, 72 Page Guide Book Publication: June 29, 2021     Author and artist Kelly Patton honored experiences she’d had spanning more than a decade by expressing insights and life lessons through art. Twenty-eight cards in her oracle deck feature unique animals, nature spirits and unusual creatures as guides who share their secrets and offer loving advice. “Secret Woods” comes packaged in a sleeve with a die cut offering a peek at the cover of the box beneath. The wrap-around box has a magnet to hold down the flap. Inside is the…

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    Witch & Popcorn

      Review of Dumb and Dumber   Bright Blessings Film Lovers! This time, I’m reviewing a comedy you’d think would be the last film that offered a magical lesson, but it does! I can’t count how many times I’ve watched it over the years because it’s just that good. It was released in 1994, and brought a cult following, had two spin-off films, and even a cartoon series. The film drew $247 Million at the box office, won four MTV Movie Awards, made it on Empire Magazine’s Top 500 Films of All Time, and was voted fifth greatest comedy by the readers of Total Film magazine. Not bad. Watch the…

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    Book Review – A Spell in the Forest: Book One – Tongues in Trees by Roselle Angwin

    Book Review A Spell in the Forest Book One Tongues in Trees by Roselle Angwin Publisher: Moon Books 288 Pages Publication Date: July 1, 2021     “A Spell in the Forest: Book 1 – Tongues in Trees” can serve as a year-long course, studying the tree for each of the Celtic months. This book is based on material from such a program. Trees connect heaven and earth. They produce oxygen during the day, producing four times what they need themselves. Trees sequester carbon dioxide, prevent soil erosion and flooding, offer shade, allow us to make paper, and supply food and medicines along with fibers for clothing. Author Roselle Angwin…

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    Book Review – Contemporary Witchcraft: Foundational Practices for a Magical Life by Frances Billinghurst

    Book Review Contemporary Witchcraft Foundational Practices for a Magical Life by Frances Billinghurst Publisher: Moon Books 264 Page Publication Date: August 1, 2021   Part I of “Contemporary Witchcraft” is comprised of nine essays focusing on the foundational philosophies and background of witchcraft as it used to be taught. Part II has a collection of essays on practical aspects and exercises for practicing the Craft with contemporary traditions. There is a growing number of witches who are of the “anything goes” and “do what you feel” belief, Frances Billinghurst said, noting that “bears little resemblance” to the training she received for initiation into a lineage that can be traced back…

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    Oracle Card Review – Animal Love Oracle Cards: Advice, Compassion & Wisdom from Our Animal Mentors by Nadine Gordon-Taylor

    Oracle Card Review Animal Love Oracle Cards Advice, Compassion & Wisdom from Our Animal Mentors by Nadine Gordon-Taylor Publisher: Bear & Company 52 Cards & 128 Page Guide Book Publication Date: June 8, 2021 I was quite excited to get these cards! The first new oracle cards to review in my new house! I hoped that they would bring good luck and spiritual blessings to my lovely home! Beautifully packaged in a red box, these lovely oracle cards are the creative brainchild of artist Nadine Gordon-Taylor, marketed by Vermont publishers Bear & Company. Nadine Gordon-Taylor has studied art since she was in high school and studied at the Arts Students…

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    Book Review – Practical Tarot Techniques: Your Essential Tool Kit for Better Readings by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin

    Book Review Practical Tarot Techniques Your Essential Tool Kit for Better Readings by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 240 Pages Publication Date: September 8, 2019     Originally published in 2012 under the title Tarot Face To Face, this 2019 version titled Practical Tarot Techniques is published by Llewellyn Publications, a Division of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd., 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989. Copywrite by both authors in 2012 (Tarot Face to Face) and 2019 (Practical Tarot Techniques). Practical Tarot Techniques is a 6 inch by 9 inch soft cover book with a matte finish full color front cover showing four card images, and a back cover containing…

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    Book Review – Red Tents: Unravelling Our Past and Weaving a Shared Future by Maryann Clements and Aisha Hannibal

    Book Review Red Tents Unravelling Our Past and Weaving a Shared Future by Maryann Clements and Aisha Hannibal Publisher: Womancraft Publishing 298 Pages Publication Date: March 23, 2021   What is a Red Tent? Red Tents are spaces intentionally co-created for women to share, connect and authentically be. They are spaces for women to share their stories, rest and gain strength from being together and supporting one another.     As someone who has led and priestessed Red Tents, I have always still been stymied and tongue-tied when trying to describe exactly what a Red Tent is. I’ve had so many people look at me as if I were explaining…

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    Book Review – The Last Ecstasy of Life: Celtic Mysteries of Death and Dying by Phyllida Anam-Aire

    Book Review The Last Ecstasy of Life Celtic Mysteries of Death and Dying by Phyllida Anam-Aire Publisher: Findhorn Press Pages: 176 Publication: July 20, 2021     “Time and space are gifts of birth Timelessness and spacelessness are gifts of death We move and dance between the two Like children playing in fields of corn” These lines from a poem by Phyllida Anam-Áire preceding the table of contents opens the door to a deep dive into the mysteries of death and dying. Knowledge from her early near-death experience, Phyllida Anam-Áire, a former nun, becomes a spiritual midwife, using her Celtic heritage to explain the sacred stages of transitioning. In the…

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    Book Review – Daily Magic: Spells and Rituals for Making the Whole Year Magical by Judika Illes

    Book Review Daily Magic Spells and Rituals for Making the Whole Year Magical by Judika Illes Publisher: HarperOne 592 Pages Publication Date: August 31, 2021     “Daily Magic: Spells and Rituals for Making the Whole Year Magical” is the quintessential collection of days that pagans of all varieties celebrate around the world. It is a perpetual calendar of dates having spiritual, magical, and esoteric significance, helping readers make the most of the energies and influences that are associated with special power times. Some significant historical events, such as September 11, are also referenced. April 30, for example, is perfect for spellcasting – especially for love, romance, fertility, and prosperity.…

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    Book Review – Animal Spirit Wisdom: A Pocket Reference to 45 Power Animals by Phillip Kansa and Elke Kirchner-Young

    Book Review Animal Spirit Wisdom A Pocket Reference to 45 Power Animal by Phillip Kansa and Elke Kirchner-Young Publisher: Earthdancer Books 112 Pages Publication Date: May 4, 2021     Animals have always been important to humans for food, clothing, and tools. Their spirits have also been important, providing special energies and wisdom to shamans and others who learned to connect with them. They still are important. This pocket reference introduces forty-five spirit animals – from ant to wolf – and helps readers discover their gifts. These spiritual helpers bring healing, wisdom, strength, companionship, and special energies to those willing to accept assistance from animal energy from other dimensions. Each…