Ellen Dugan has long been know for her many titles on Natural and Green Witchery. Her new book seems to be quite the departure from these earlier titles, with a focus on protection magick. How exactly is "protection magick" defined, and why is it even needed? Here, with interview questions ritten by Charlynn Walls, Ellen Dugan explains protection magick and her new book, Practical Protection Magick.
There are haunted locations the nation over, and Rich Newman's Ghost Hunter's Field Guide is an indispensable tool for all ghost hunters. What part of the country is most haunted? How does one start investigating the paranormal? Rich Newman explains.
The Freemasons have long infiltrated our popular culture, from television to movies to books. Why are we so fascinated with the Freemasons? Jean-Louis de Biasi, a 32nd degree Freemason and author of Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons, discusses his involvement with the Freemasons, the shroud of secrecy, and how anyone can access our inner spirituality, regardless of our affiliation with the Freemasons.
Many people believe that all children are born with psychic and intuitive gifts, but that these gifts are lost or "blocked" as they age and are told certain things by society. How do you foster these gifts in children, or for that matter, yourself? Sara Wiseman, author of Your Psychic Child and Writing the Divine discusses the importance of these gifts and how to develop them.
We receive messages from our dreams, both during sleep and waking hours. How can we discover these messages in order to take advantage of them? Ana Lora Garrard, author of Your Dreams, discusses the power of our dreams and how to harness it.
In the cosmology of traditional shamanic witchcraft, there are three realms of reality in which other worlds may exist: the Upperworld, the Middleworld, and the Underworld. By understanding these three realms and the very core of shamanic witchcraft, we can develop a spirituality that opens the mind and liberates the spirit. Gede Parma, author of both Spirited and By Land, Sky & Sea, explains.
We are all born with intuitive abilities, but as we age we are pressed by society and our peers to forgo these skills and talents. Kathryn Harwig, author of The Return of Intuition, discusses how she came to notice the phenomenon of older individuals finding a return to their intuition and how you can, too.
Many people think of Christianity and Paganism as being mutually exclusive; you simply aren't both. Adelina St. Clair, author of The Path of a Christian Witch, has created her own path, melding both Christian and Pagan practices, and answers questions about what it really means to be a Christian Witch.
Our houses can become more than what we consider a place to cook our meals and lay our heads—they can be magical! Tess Whitehurst, author of Magical Housekeeping, talks about her work with feng shui and as an intuitive counselor. She also addresses why turning a house into a home is necessary...and easy.
Collaborating with Tarot author Barbara Moore, artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law has created the breathtaking Shadowscapes Tarot. Here she describes the process of the deck's creation, from meeting Barbara at FaeryCon to drawing on various sources for the delicate imagery of the deck.