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    Book Review & Interview – Green Witchcraft: Discover how to use Herbs, Flowers, Woods, Crystals, and Essential Oils to Naturally Heal, Increase Abundance, and Align Yourself with the Magic of Mother Earth by Madeline Silvy

    Book Review Green Witchcraft: Discover How to use Herbs, Flowers, Woods, Crystals, and Essential Oils to Naturally Heal, Increase Abundance, and Align Yourself with the Magic of Mother Earth by Madeline Silvy Publisher: Self-Published 233 Pages Release Date: September 12, 2023       Some books feel like a conversation and visit from an old friend, one that you enjoy very much. Green Witchcraft by Madeline Silvy brought the comfort and companionship of sisterhood to my heart and home. Being brought up in a family of all men, it took me a while to discover the beauty and truth spoken, Women need Women. Green Witchcraft delivered the fulfillment of that…

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    Book Review & Interview – Keira’s Alpha by D.A. Hinkley

    Book Review Keira’s Alpha by D.A. Hinkley Publisher: Self-Published 310 Pages Release Date: September 1, 2023         Bright Blessings, I had the pleasure of meeting D.A. Hinkley several years back when I was a shop witch at a glorious place called The Parlor in Uptown Westerville. She came in for an event, and we became friends. She gets along with everybody because of her personality, but deep down to a soul level, we connected, and I am so thankful for that. I admire her greatly. Her independence and ability to do whatever she sets her mind to makes her a role model for everybody, especially girls and…

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    Book Review – Listen to the Universe: A Beginner’s Guide to Synchronicity by Anne-Sophie Casper

    Book Review Listen to the Universe: A Beginner’s Guide to Synchronicity by Anne-Sophie Casper Publisher: David & Charles 144 Pages Release Date: May 16, 2023       The author discusses the principles of synchronicity from a personal and experiential standpoint as well as discussing the work of Carl Gustav Jung (analytical psychologist) and Wolfgang Ernst Pauli (Physicist and mathematician) regarding synchronicity. Along with understanding the term synchronicity, the author defines and explains the terms of chance, coincidence, miracle, luck and magic. Her book discusses: Discovering Synchronicity What is Synchronicity? Origins and Manifestations Understanding Synchronicity Synchronicity and You Limiting Beliefs and False Ideas About Synchronicity A Day Living in Synchronicity…

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    Book Review – You Have the Magic 2024 Calendar & Day Planner by Viki Lester

    Book Review You Have the Magic 2024 Calendar & Day Planner by Viki Lester Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing 24 Pages Release Date: August 1, 2023       “Dark Academia meets whimsy-gothic. Both affirming and Beautiful, You Have the Magic will make the entire year enchanting.” — Amazon The front of the wall calendar is black with flowers, moths, moons and hands. A lovely depiction of cycles and magic. The opening page has the months of September, October, November and December 2023 in a smaller usable blank dated grid format. “You Control Your Own Universe” (Opening affirmation) Each month features artwork on a black background with an affirmation. The calendar…

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    Witch & Popcorn

    Review of It Lives Inside Bright Blessings Film Lovers! I have news! This review is of a film we watched in a movie theater. We made it FINALLY. We tried all last month to hit Barbie and Oppenheimer, but every time we went, the theaters were swamped. Now, with those huge blockbusters winding down, and school is in session, people are not flooding the theaters like they were. Things have changed at the movies. For one thing, these days, you reserve your seats, which can be a problem if somebody is in your seat, or the people next to you are loud, or goddess forbid, if they smell bad. We…

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    Book Review – The Witches of Culross by Rowan Morrison

    Book Review The Witches of Culross by Rowan Morrison Self-published 217 Pages Release Date: July 19, 2023         As a historical fiction novel during the Scottish witch trials, there is a lot to unpack here. Overall the novel was incredibly vivid and captivating. The many women who were accused of witchcraft and ultimately killed for it were beautiful people, and the author has done them and their stories justice. They were simply women who tried to be mothers and daughters in peace but unfortunately lived in an era of wicked patriarchy. The author, Rowan Morrison, describes in striking detail the women’s ordeal of being tortured into confessing…

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    Book Review – The Magic of Seeds: The Nature-Lover’s Guide to Growing Garden Flowers and Herbs from Seeds by Clare Gogerty

    Book Review The Magic of Seeds: The Nature-Lover’s Guide to Growing Garden Flowers and Herbs from Seeds by Clare Gogerty Publisher: David & Charles 144 Pages Release Date: March 23, 2023       This book was an absolute joy to read. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in herbs. The illustrations and colors are lovely. Information is concise. A balance between informative, practical, magical, historical and folklore. This is a great reference for those wishing to expand culinary, magical and gardening knowledge. One of my favorite illustrations shows you what to sow during what part of the year. Many of us mistakenly think of Spring…

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    Deck Review – The Women of Myth Oracle Deck: Guidance and Insight from the Divine and Diverse Feminine cards by Maria Sofia Marmanides

    Deck Review The Women of Myth Oracle Deck: Guidance and Insight from the Divine and Diverse Feminine Cards By Maria Sofia Marmanides Publisher: Adams Media 50 cards and 120-page booklet Publication Date: July 4, 2023         “The Women of Myth Oracle Deck” allows users to consult the wisdom of 50 mythic women from mythologies around the world, each with their stories. The artwork, printed on quality stock, portray these women as powerful goddesses, heroines, and monsters. Each has a full-page illustration and paragraphs with what these women are known for, the card’s meaning, and the advice she offers. Preceding the explanation of individual cards, Maria Sofia Marmanides…

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    Book Review – Earth Spirit: Beyond Sustainability: Authentic Living at a Time of Climate Crisis by Nimue Brown

    Book Review Earth Spirit: Beyond Sustainability: Authentic Living at a Time of Climate Crisis by Nimue Brown Publisher: Moon Books 88 Pages Release Date: April 28, 2023         In this book Nimue explores the concept of authentic living. Her views are that they way we have all been conditioned to live; high speed living and the debt culture are not sustainable. Authentic living can only be done when we learn to live within our means. Conscious living means that we must be present and be making conscious choices in our daily lives. Her position is that how we interact with the material world is reflected in how…

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    Book Review – 2024 Astrology Diary – Northern Hemisphere: Plan Your Year with the Stars

    Book Review 2024 Astrology Diary – Northern Hemisphere: Plan Your Year with the Stars By Patsy Bennett Publisher: Rockpool Publishing 160 pages Publication Date: June 12, 2023         This diary lists major solar, lunar, and planetary positions for every day of the year, making it possible to navigate life with the help of astrological influences. Astrology studies the movement of celestial objects. Each planet has its own characteristics that, depending on where it is located, will influence the tone and opportunities of the day. The planner is organized by sun signs, each leading off with a two-page forecast summarizing the zodiac sign. Positions of planets and other…