• Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Herbal Tea Magic for the Modern Witch: A Practical Guide to Healing Herbs, Tea Leaf Reading, and Botanical Spells by Elsie Wild

    Book Review Herbal Tea Magic for the Modern Witch: A Practical Guide to Healing Herbs, Tea Leaf Reading, and Botanical Spells by Elsie Wild Published by Ulysses Press 224 pages Publication date: November 23, 2021     If you like tea and want to know more about its magical use, you’re certain to enjoy Herbal Tea Magic for the Modern Witch. This book is a modern introduction to basic herbs, mixing and brewing tea, tasseography, and basic herbal magic. The first chapter explores the history of herbalism and tasseography. This history is fairly short, but provides a good basis of context for what follows. Chapter two lists a number of…

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    Book Review – A Tea Witch’s Grimoire: Magical Recipes for Your Teatime by S. M. Harlow

    Book Review A Tea Witch’s Grimoire: Magical Recipes for Your Teatime by S. M. Harlow Self-Published 69 pages Publication date: July 25, 2021     What is a tea witch? Let’s check out A Tea Witch’s Grimoire: Magical Recipes for your Teatime by S.M. Harlow to find out more! This Grimoire has a few paragraphs about what it means to the author, and she paints a picture of a cottage with an herb garden, with the tea witch inviting you in for a cup of tea. On the table is a steaming tea kettle waiting to be poured. The old dusty cupboard is full of teas, elixirs, and potions. “Ring…

  • Crafting Articles

    The Sacred Spoon

    Gut Healing Kombucha     Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been used for centuries to help aid digestion and alleviate ailments associated with the gut biome. Our gut biome is a major player in our bodies overall function. It controls many functions from simple digestion to our mood and immune system. It is vital that we keep our gut biome happy and healthy with probiotics, prebiotic, and a healthy diet. Kombucha’s astrological correspondence is Venus, as this heavenly body rules over the digestive system and its element is earth because of its influence over healing and life, and remember your brew is a living thing. The stones associated with…

  • Monthly Columns

    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Relaxation Special There’s no getting away from it: things are pretty stressful right now. The pandemic situation is something we’re potentially stuck with until there’s a vaccine, plus on top of that, there’s a whole lot of unrest in the world. Finding time to relax and unwind has never been more important. That’s why I decided to dedicate this issue of Notes from the Apothecary to plants and herbs that help alleviate daily stresses. Remember, herbal remedies are a form of complementary therapy and should NEVER replace existing medication or treatments. You should always take advice from a medical professional, especially if you are already taking…

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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Willow   Willows are a type of tree in the family Salicaceae. They’re deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves towards winter, and they love both moisture and sunlight. Striking weeping willows are often seen trailing their leaves across the surface of streams, while fluffy goat willow or pussy willow brightens up the spring with its soft catkins. While only the largest of gardens will enjoy a willow tree of their own, many people will have a green area or park they can visit to find one of the many species of willow which grow all across the northern hemisphere. Find your own favourite willow creek or…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes by Cassie Liversidge

    Book Review Homegrown Tea An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes by Cassie Liversidge 288 Pages   This book is AMAZING!!!!! The book is filled with Beautiful and bright colored illustrations, and a total of 288 pages broken into parts: leaves, seeds, fruit, and flowers. There is a Brief but thorough introduction in how tea came to be, proper teapot usage, different tea bags and how they were developed. The beginning chapter talks about leaves and has beautiful artwork that goes over how to process tea at home, how to grow tea leaves and it has bright photo examples. The information background directions for planting and…

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    Worth the Witch

    Wisdom Keepers Book Box by WEvolve     WEvolve’s Wisdom Keepers Book Box launched in December 2019. Its first was “An Exploration of Past Lives.”     The book around which the box was themed was “The Past Life Perspective: Discovering Your True Nature Across Multiple Lifetimes” by Ann Barham. As described on Amazon – where seventy-five percent of people who rated the book gave it five stars – it is described this way: In this rare and fascinating intimate glimpse at past life regression therapy, licensed therapist Ann Barham invites us into her office as she helps her clients mine their unconscious memories for the key past life experiences…

  • Divination Articles,  Reviews & Interviews

    Seeing the Signs Reviews – The Cup of Destiny: A Traditional Fortune-teller’s Cup and Saucer Plus Illustrated Book of Interpretations by Jane Lyle

    Seeing the Signs Reviews The Cup of Destiny A Traditional Fortune-teller’s Cup and Saucer Plus Illustrated Book of Interpretations by Jane Lyle 96 Pages   I was no stranger to The Cup of Destiny when it arrived in my mailbox. A very good witchy friend of mine – a woman who has been a friend since childhood – has had one for years. She often does tealeaf readings and then posts the readings on Facebook so we can all chime in with our ideas on what we see. The discussions can get quite lively! Usually several of us see the same thing and a few other of us see something…