These are tough times indeed. Whether you personally or someone you know are facing issues of family, of finances, of health, or other, we can all at some point or another use a helping hand or a listening ear. Kerri Connor, author of Spells for Tough Times, explains how we can face our troubles and bring more love and empathy into the world.
The Good Energy Book, from author Tess Whitehurst, includes a number of ways to get started on inviting positive energy into your life. Why is this necessary? How do we get started? In this interview, Tess Whitehurst explains why good energy is necessary and just how far-reaching it can be within our lives.
What is in a name? As Pagan parents search for ways to name their children, as we look for information on choosing our magickal name, as we look to perhaps legally change our birth name to something more fitting, we need a reference. Here K. M. Sheard discusses her new book, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names, which is a delightfully comprehensive name book (including far more than names) for both Pagans and non-Pagans alike.
Dreams hold important information by way of symbolism; that symbolism is often in the form of an animal. Why are these animal dreams so important? What do they mean? Richard Webster, author of Spirit & Dream Animals (along with over forty other titles), explains.
We have all been touched by the loss of a loved one, and worked through our grief at their passing. However, when someone you love dies, your relationship with that person merely changes from a physical to a spiritual one. Psychic lawyer Mark Anthony, author of Never Letting Go finds that one of the most rewarding things about communicating with spirits is helping people to understand that love is eternal. Here Mark describes the power of helping people connect with the Other Side to find messages of love and healing.
The Gaian Tarot was a long time, nine years, in the making, and arose from the seeds of earthly love. Here artist Joanna Powell Colbert describes the birth of the Gaian Tarot and the impact it is having on readers—and herself.
According to Jean-Louis de Biasi, 32nd Degree Freemason and Grandmaster of the Aurum Solis, this is a dangerous time in history, and people need to understand their lives and know how to be able to take action; this can be done with magic and the Tarot. You could use something like Tarot to know yourself better, and perhaps to understand some of the influences affecting you. But it is crucial to be able to understand how to interact with these powers with the use of the Divine Arcana, in order to be able to effectively reach your desired goal. Here the author of The Divine Arcana of the Aurum Solis details the history of the Aurum Solis and what he refers to as the "Hermetic Qabalah" and how you can use them to your advantage.
During these difficult economic times (and all times, really), many of us look for prosperity, however we may define it. Claudia Dillaire, author of Egyptian Prosperity Magic for Beginners, explains how we can use the practices of the ancients to redefine prosperity for ourselves and invite it into our lives.
Author Brownwen Forbes has lived in many small towns throughout her life, and has experienced the difficulty it is to be Pagan (and connect with other Pagans) while living in these less-than sprawling metropolises. Her new book, The Small-Town Pagan's Survival Guide, discusses tips for all Pagans (even the city dwellers!) on how to connect with your community and your fellow Pagans—and how to "survive" even the smallest town.
Many of us lead lives that are unfulfilled, and we fail to find the answers that we have in our own hearts that can lead us to happiness. How can we tune in to our inner wisdom? Debra Moffitt, author of Awake in the World, discusses how 108 simple little practices can awaken us to the divine and a more fulfilled life.