The Llewellyn Journal allows our readers to connect with the various new age and metaphysical topics about which they seek further information, through in-depth, free articles written by both professional and up-and-coming writers.
Date: 2015-05-25 By: Dr Michael Lennox
Dreams can be experiences of crazy landscapes where anything can happen (and probably will). But more often than not, many of us encounter the regularly recurring, repetitive dream that has been present our entire life. What do these dreams mean? Why do we continue to have the same ones? Dr. Michael Lennox, author of Llewellyn's Complete Dictionary of Dreams, presents—and explains—5 of the most common recurring dream themes.
Date: 2015-05-18 By: Tiffany Lazic
Most of us already feel somewhat in tune with the cycles of nature and the seasons: the urge to stay inside and sleep during the winter, the desire to celebrate during the long days of summer. But can we connect even more deeply, more holistically, with these cycles, to heal ourselves? Tiffany Lazic, author of the new The Great Work: Self-Knowledge and Healing Through the Wheel of the Year, presents 5 easy ways we can start incorporating the Wheel of the Year into a practical modality for self-understanding and healing.
Date: 2015-05-11 By: Melissa Harris
Perhaps you don't consider yourself creative. But, we are all creative: our creativity simply emerges in different ways. Consider the imagination one employs to make intelligent financial decisions, or how one can come up with yummy and inexpensive recipes with healthy ingredients. We call upon our creative selves many times in the course of a day, but some of us don't count these acts as imaginative. Melissa Harris, author of the new 99 Keys to a Creative Life, has provided the following ways to support your creative urges. If you don't think you are creative, or if you are feeling creatively blocked, these five simple suggestions will help you push through.
Date: 2015-05-08 By: Katalin Koda
Date: 2015-05-05 By: Jamie Davis
The Old City Jail ("Gaol") in Charleston, South Carolina was built in 1802 right over the Provost Dungeon and a potter's field. It also served as an insane asylum and housed Union soldiers (prisoners of war). Why is this site considered so haunted? Is it due to the on-site death toll (estimated to be anywhere between 10,000 and 14,000)? Is it due to the deplorable conditions? Or perhaps some of its famous inmates? Jamie Davis, author of Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums, went to explore.
Date: 2015-05-04 By: Tess Whitehurst
Think you can't visualize? Not true. When you crave something—say chocolate—you strongly sense chocolate in your mind. Perhaps you sense it through taste, texture, or appearance…even when that chocolate isn't anywhere in sight. Here Tess Whitehurst, author of several books and the new Holistic Energy Magic, explains visualization and provides four easy exercises to help us visualize.
Date: 2015-05-01 By: Barbara Moore
A large portion of the tarot community is becoming more and more aware of Lenormand as it gains in popularity. What exactly is Lenormand, and how is it different from the tarot? Why is it different from the tarot? And how can tarot readers begin using the Lenormand system for easy answers to everyday questions? Tarot expert Barbara Moore introuces the new Easy Lenormand oracle kit and explains.
Date: 2015-04-27 By: Sherrie Dillard
Our body is always communicating to us and ready to reveal both the positive and negative influences that are impacting our health. Yet, its messages often bypass logic and reasoning. Through intuitive sensing and insight we can begin to better tune into and discern its messages. Sherrie Dillard, author of the new Develop Your Medical Intuition, describes how we can use our innate intuition as a powerful ally in uncovering the unknown factors and stresses affecting your health and wellbeing that lie outside of our conscious reach.
Date: 2015-04-20 By: Penny Billington
How wonderful it would be to live in a magical place where the world is joined-up, the sacred is apparent in the everyday world, and every living thing supports each other. Penny Billington, author of The Path of Druidry and the new Wisdom of Birch, Oak, and Yew, believes that we can, by communing with our tree friends—and that it is essential to our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health that we do.
Date: 2015-04-13 By: Chic Cicero
There are two types of alchemy that often overlap, both of which concerning the transformation of something basic into something more pure. Practical alchemy is concerned with transforming a base material into a higher and more purified substance, such as the turning of a base metal into gold. Meanwhile, spiritual alchemy is concerned with the transformation of the human soul from a state of baseness to one of spiritual enlightenment. Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, editors of the recently rediscovered Israel Regardie manuscript of Gold: Israel Regardie's Lost Book of Alchemy, reveal Regardie's ideas for spiritual alchemy and personal healing.