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    Book Review – Magic in the Landscape: Earth Mysteries and Geomancy by Nigel Pennick

    Book Review Magic in the Landscape Earth Mysteries and Geomancy by Nigel Pennick 176 Pages     Nigel Pennick’s new book, Magic in the Landscape – Earth Mysteries and Geomancy, opens with a lament for the loss of a cultural sense of humans’ place in the natural world. We spend most of our time physically separate from the natural world, in artificial environments, oblivious to what we cannot see on our screens. The worldview of “developed” cultures is that we live in a “world of dead matter, there to be used and used up.” And, as Pennick emphasizes, we have rejected not only the natural world, but the ways in…

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    Book Review – The Serenity Passport: A World Tour of Peaceful Living in 30 Words by Megan C. Hayes, Illustrated by Amelia Flower

    Book Review The Serenity Passport A World Tour of Peaceful Living in 30 Words by Megan C. Hayes Illustrated by Amelia Flower 143 Pages     “The Serenity Passport” by Megan Hayes is a broad survey of practices from many different cultures around the globe, all of which focus on serenity. The book is divided up into five chapters: “Focus and Awareness,” which discusses mindful, meditative practices; “Body and Wellness,” which discusses movement-based practices, breathing exercises, and health; “Habits and Rituals,” which explores different ways to bring serenity into your daily life or incorporate them into your existing rituals, such as bathing or heating; “Rest and Relaxation,” which explores ways…

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    The Hardest Thing About a Druid Path: The Pagan Divide from the World   I’ve been on a druid path since 1982, nearly forty years. And right from the very first moment, during a small ritual on Mother’s Day in 1982, I felt the Goddess come in to lead me, a Goddess no one had mentioned in my entire life before that. Growing up, I lived within a Christian framework, until I was 35 and felt intensely drawn to read about Celtic times and lore, learning about the Goddess as I explored. And She began to show up in my quiet times or just before I fell asleep, too. After…

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    Book Review – The Darkening Age: The Christian Deconstruction of the Classical World by Catherine Nixey

    Book Review The Darkening AgeThe Christian Deconstruction of the Classical Worldby Catherine Nixey 352 Pages   I can’t remember where I once read that we humans are creatures who are amnesiacs. But we are, lucky for us; someone will come along and write a book that helps us remember what we should have never forgotten. The Darkening Age is such a book written by Catherine Nixey. When I was growing up, I was told the myth that Christians in the early part of their Spirituality were prosecuted for their beliefs. That the religion slowly won over the world with love and peace. I was raised being fed a Christian myth…

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    Book Review – The Happiness Passport: A World Tour of Joyful Living in 50 Words by Megan C. Hayes PhD & Illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova

    Book Review The Happiness Passport A World Tour of Joyful Living in 50 Words by Megan C. Hayes PhD Illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova 144 Pages     This review is for The Happiness Passport by Megan C. Hayes PhD and the illustrations are by Yelena Bryksenkova. A world tour of joyful living in 50 words. There is 144 pages in this book. Positive psychology scholar Megan Hayes and illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova reveal the true meaning of each term and show you how to bring a little more happiness to every area of life, from the pleasurable relaxation of keyif (Turkish) to the ability to thrive in sticky situations as captured…

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    Book Review – How to Save the Planet: 10 Simple Steps That Can Change the World by Luke Eastwood

    Book Review How to Save the Planet 10 Simple Steps That Can Change the World by Luke Eastwood 102 Pages     Let me start by saying that this kind of primer is absolutely essential. We know climate change is a serious issue. We know humans have the biggest impact on the planet. As a society, we understand this. But on an individual level, I think our understanding has that surreal kind of disconnection that means we don’t quite get that it means us. You. Me. Everyone. We all have to change and we all have to change now. Luke’s book is not only a way to reconnect with this…