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    ‘Hoo’ Knows What They ‘Doo’ by Christy Sprouse Exclusive Interview!

    ‘Hoo’ Knows What They ‘Doo’ by Christy Sprouse With an Introduction by Lynn Woike     Between them, Bruce and Christy Sprouse have more than 40 years of devotion to Santa Muerte – Holy Death, portrayed as a human female skeleton clad in a robe. Her worship is said to be the fastest growing religion in the Americas, with an estimated 10 to 12 million followers worldwide. Among the wide variety of powers attributed to her are love, prosperity, healing, fortune, protection, and safe passage. In addition to working with her, Bruce is in tune with herbs, crystals, and other “alternative” skills. He has an extensive background in witchcraft, dark…

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    Review & Interview With Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions & Sundries

      Matthew Breslin first made incense for himself and his pagan friends to use at a Beltane ritual a few years ago. It was so well received, he began formulating a blend of it for every sabbat. It became a side hobby. Until Covid hit.     “I got a whole lot of downtime,” the IT systems programmer said of multi-tasking while working from home. He was able to test blends, incorporate, and get the name trademarked. Speaking of the name, Matthew said he was looking for one that would make it easier to eventually market to a not just pagans, but a wider market. After trying to come up…

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    ‘Bad Words, Good Smells’ An Interview with Desiree Horton of Co-op of Creation

    ‘Bad Words, Good Smells’ An Interview with Desiree Horton of Co-op of Creation     Desiree Horton is currently on call 24/7, providing terminal decontamination for hospitals and other places, some of which have tested positive for COVID-19. She works as needed, so her schedule “can get a bit crazy.” A few years ago, she started making candles in her kitchen before moving her workspace to the garage. Before the pandemic, friends and family would come and create with her. “I was doing my candle shop full-time, but I stepped back into this to help train people and to handle these places since it’s hard to find people willing to…

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    Review of the ‘Circular Wall Calendar and Wheel of Year 2020’ by Monica-April Skinner of QuintessentLife Etsy

    Review ‘Circular Wall Calendar and Wheel of Year 2020’ by Monica-April Skinner of QuintessentLife Etsy     From the very moment I took this calendar out of its wrapping, I absolutely adored it! I have seen other Goddess-oriented calendars over the years but nothing like this one! This is truly an innovation. Other Goddess calendars kept the tradition square shape of regular calendars while using a lunar-based system – I remember one that showed the days of the (lunar) month in a spiral shape that was almost impossible to read. This calendar is totally different. Created by Monika-April Skinner, a Wiccan artist who sells via her Etsy, QuintessentLife, this calendar…

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    Worth the Witch

      Blessed Be Box / New Moon in Aquarius   The enchanting box for the new moon in Aquarius January 24 was carefully packed with products to honor the moon cycle, empower individuals to manifest their desires, and provide support for the coming four weeks. Refreshing angelic white – representing air and the feeling of elevation – served as a sub-theme for this box. Slipping the box out of the bag, the frankincense incense, even in its package, offered a calming, uplifting scent and hinted at the magic inside.     Opening the box reveals a card showing its contents, a copy of a Temperance tarot card that can be…

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    This Month’s Freebie From Artist Chiara Torsi of PaperCatLab on Etsy

    Mother Coloring Page From Artist Chiara Torsi of PaperCatLab on Etsy     Download Your Free Coloring Page PDF Here:   mother free coloring page   Chiara Torsi is an italian artist, writer, painter and illustrator. She had the chance to grow up in an artsy family because her father is Maestro Luciano Torsi, a professional painter. She is a doctor in experimental psychology. In April 2017 published an essay book (currently on sale) about artificial intelligence and affective computing (“Emozioni umane e Affective Computing“) but she never stop making art. In the middle of a bad time of her life, she felt the need to share her art with…

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    This Month’s Freebie From Artist Chiara Torsi of PaperCatLab on Etsy

    Yule Coloring Page From Artist Chiara Torsi of PaperCatLab on Etsy     Download Your Free Coloring Page PDF Here:   yule free coloring page   Chiara Torsi is an italian artist, writer, painter and illustrator. She had the chance to grow up in an artsy family because her father is Maestro Luciano Torsi, a professional painter. She is a doctor in experimental psychology. In April 2017 published an essay book (currently on sale) about artificial intelligence and affective computing (“Emozioni umane e Affective Computing“) but she never stop making art. In the middle of a bad time of her life, she felt the need to share her art with…