• Reviews & Interviews

    Video Book Review – Seeking the Spirits of Palo Kimbisa: Exploring the Mysterious World of the Afro-Cuban Religion by Tata Rodriguez as told to Sophia Kelly Shultz

    Video Book Review Seeking the Spirits of Palo Kimbisa Exploring the Mysterious World of the Afro-Cuban Religion by Tata Rodriguez as told to Sophia Kelly Shultz Publisher: Red Feather 112 Pages Publication Date: 1/28/2021   Bright Blessings. I had the pleasure of reviewing this amazing book. It is the words of Palo Kimbisa elder Tata Rodriguez and was told to Sophia Kelly Shultz. Published in 2021 by Red Feather Mind Body Spirit, this book is a short 112 pages, and you will be sad it’s not longer. Shultz’s conversational writing style is an easy read, and her relaxed voice comes through well for readers. With much love and care, she…

  • Monthly Columns

    Witch & Popcorn

      Review of Little Naz X- Montero Bright Blessings, Film Lovers, I’d like to use space in Witch and Popcorn to review a music video this month instead of a film or TV show. It’s done by an enterprising 22-year-old who was raised by a gospel singer, and self-isolated quite a bit on his teen aged years. Time Magazine named him one of the 25 most influential people for his internet presence in 2019 and he was the first openly gay person to win a Country Music Association Award. He’s been nominated for and won Grammys, and was listed as a 30 Under 30 on the Forbes list. While we…

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    Video Book Review – Doctoring the Devil: Notebooks of an Appalachian Conjure Man by Jake Richards

    Video Book Reviewed Doctoring the Devil Notebooks of an Appalachian Conjure Man by Jake Richards Publisher: Weiser Books 288 Pages Publication Date: 4/01/2021   Bright Blessings, The Appalachian Mountains stretch from Canada, through New York, and into the South, clear down to the Cumberland region and cover over 200,000 square miles. This includes 420 counties in 13 different States and are home to more than 25 million people. It’s where tons of European settlers from mostly Germany, Scotland, Ireland, and parts of Eastern Europe set down roots to call home when they immigrated to The Americas. Many Indigenous Native Americans, and people of African descent made the Appalachias home as…

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    The Lunar Box, from Sian Lewis Evans, Review & Video Unboxing!

        You can View the Video Review on YouTube Here.   The Lunar Box is available from Sian Lewis Evans and boxes start from £28 with a variety of subscription options available. For this review I got the chance to rummage through The Lunar Box, which comes from Multipassionate Entrepreneur and witch, Sian Lewis Evans. My first impression of the box was that it made me happy! I loved the packaging, with its positive affirmations and cute stickers. And, where does Sian get that galaxy tape? Brilliant.     The Lunar Box contains a range of items connected to moon spirituality, and arrives either in time for the new…

  • Monthly Columns

    MagickalArts Video Edition

    A New (Witch’s) Year! A New Mantle of Power! Spring’s Promise of Balance: The Vernal Equinox     Welcome to March’s video version of MagickalArts. This month we call to the energy of the Spring Equinox and the gift of rebirth and renewal. The time of seeding our wishes and hopes is at hand. How will you honor this growth within yourself? *** About the author: Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Witch & Popcorn

      Review of My 600 Pound Life Bright Blessings! The show I am reviewing addresses sensitive topics: body image, health, and the identity all of this creates. Magically, it addresses transformation, and the fact magic is a process that takes time. It’s not flinging one spell, uttering a few words, or “putting the energy out to the Universe” and then going off and forgetting about it. My 600 Pound Life streams on Hulu, and my husband and I have watched several episodes. Multiple individuals open up to share their struggles, and successes with the public. Some allow people to see them nude. They allow camera crews into their everyday personal…

  • Crafting Articles

    Hekate Doll Transformation

    So my one friend loves Hekate & I decided to make her a gift that she would love. I make custom dolls, but for some reason had never made a god or goddess, just creepy random dolls. But, I was up for the challenge. I used three different dolls to make up this one. I took the head from a snarky looking Barbie, the body of a Monster High doll that was missing her hands and then hands from a different Barbie.     The first things I had to do was strip the doll doll down to it’s core. I removed the face with acetone and cut the hair…

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    ZOOM IN!

    Tips and Techniques for Effective Zoom Events   COVID-19 and new protocols for safety has resulted in canceled festivals, rituals and workshops leaving many within our community feeling isolated and yearning for interactions with others. Fortunately, we live in a technologically booming age and since creativity is a staple of pagans, these two together can form a winning partnership…..   Basic Virtual Etiquette Now that we are using virtual platforms more often there is the need to establish guidelines for appropriate behavior during the virtual event/call. This month’s post provides some of the basic rules of etiquette you may wish to employ.   Muting Microphones When you sign into the virtual…

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    MagickalArts Video Edition

    A New (Witch’s) Year! A New Mantle of Power! Moving From The Winter Solstice   Welcome to January’s video version of MagickalArts. This month we carry the energy of the Winter Solstice into the celebration of a new calendar year of 2021! *** About the Author: Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.   Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and the Western Magickal systems from…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Video Book Review – Lunar Alchemy: Everyday Moon Magic to Transform Your Life by Shaheen Miro

    Video Book Review Lunar Alchemy Everyday Moon Magic to Transform Your Life by Shaheen Miro Weiser Books 224 Pages     *** About the Author: Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.   Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and the Western Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice.  A life-long learner,…