Winter has started here on the Sea of Trees in Southern California. We’ve had the heaviest rainfall in a decade and it’s been quite cold (for us), dipping down below freezing. So I’ve got the heater on and I’ve been enjoying a lot of great reading with some fairly recent books. I’d like to share [...]
At some point, all tarot readers ask themselves questions about how the tarot works, where does the information come from, and what exactly goes on duringa reading. In his book, The Thoth Companion, Michael Osiris Snuffin suggests that a reading centers on communicating with higher powers, and he provides some ways to strengthen the bond [...]
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been formally studying and taking trainings in hypnosis for over a decade. I’m certified as a clinical hypnotherapist by several organizations and am also certified to teach hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Hypnosis can be an incredibly powerful tool for change, and isn’t that the essence of magick? Hypnosis [...]
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Bernie Ashman, author of Sun Signs & Past Lives and SignMates. We are living during a time period, in my opinion, in which becoming empowered (through tapping into our talents and creative power from past lives) has never been so important! I say that as an optimist, [...]
Now that the amazing 2010 winter solstice, the 24-hour period with the least amount of sunlight, has passed (here at the Sea of Trees in So. Cal. we had rain and clouds and couldn’t see the lunar eclipse), the Sun begins to make its triumphant return. For those of you who have already had late [...]
One of the earliest forms of magic we learn is to wish upon a star. That, and making a wish and blowing out our birthday candles. At this time of year, I am always attracted to Star cards. They almost always seem to hold so much hope and promise. They fill my heart with wishes [...]
Last night a full lunar eclipse occurred, just hours before todayâ€™s Winter Solstice. Many people around the world used this auspicious time for ritual, spell work, divination, meditation, and much more.
Did you have any shining insights, glowing synchronicities, powerful visions or insightful meditations last night? Please share with us in the comments. Have a Blessed Winter Solstice!
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Philip Imbrogno, author of Files From the Edge, Interdimensional Universe, and the new Ultraterrestrial Contact, and co-author of Night Siege and the forthcoming Vengeful Djinn. During a time period from 1983-1989, thousands of people in the Hudson Valley of New York state reported they had an encounter [...]
I donâ€™t know this for sure, but I imagine that most people who learn tarot think about reading professionally. Reading tarot is certainly an option as a career. But it isnâ€™t for everyone. And, most professional readers will tell you, it is not as glamorous as youâ€™d imagine. Amber K and Azraiel Arynn Kâ€™s book, [...]
When I first began to study Wicca and Witchcraft (which at the time were considered synonymous), there were several things that were accepted as â€śfact.â€ť Nine million Witches were burned during the Inquisition or â€śBurning Times.â€ť Wicca was the rebirth of an ancient religion. Various Witches were going to disagree with each other as to [...]