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: 2015-07-06 By: Deborah Lipp
Many people don't feel at ease with tarot cards; they may think they "aren't good" with them, or not connect with a particular deck, or not want to put in the studying time. Deborah Lipp, author of the new Tarot Interactions, discusses these reasons and more, and provides ways to become more intuitive with your psychic ability and the cards of the tarot.
Date: 2015-06-29 By: Richard Southall
Richard Southall's new book, Haunted Plantations of the South, is now available. What makes these antiquated locales so haunted—and so intriguing? Is it the legends, or the experiences? The author of Haunted Route 66, Haunted Plantations of the South, and How to Be a Ghost Hunter explains.
Date: 2015-06-22 By: Melanie Marquis
As one of three annual harvest celebrations marked in the Witch's sabbat cycle, Lughnasadh doesn't seem like much of a stand-out. Unless you're tending crops on a daily basis, you're not very likely to be especially filled with excitement over the thought of the first harvest, as opposed to the second or third harvest. Melanie Marquis, author of the new Lughnasadh in Llewellyn's Sabbat Series, offers fun ways to make your Lughnasadh celebrations more modern.
Date: 2015-06-18 By: Margaret Ann Lembo
June is the month we honor our fathers, as well as those graduating from academic programs. This is the time of year that supports our connection to the energy of taking action, accomplishment, and acknowledgement. It is aligned with masculine energy. How can we balance, embrace, and nurture this masculine energy? With gemstones! Margaret Ann Lembo, author of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones, gives us five stones perfect for balancing our masculine energy.
Date: 2015-06-17 By: Amy Herring
A midlife crisis is a household phrase in Western culture conjuring up images of middle-aged men in red sports cars trying to recapture their youth. Is there more to it than this stereotype? What lies at the heart of the midlife crisis, and does it truly exist? In this excerpt from Llewellyn's 2016 Moon Sign Book, Astrology of the Moon author Amy Herring discusses the psychological purpose of midlife transitions and how your natal Moon Sign can help us anticipate what to expect and to navigate the best outcome of these transitions.
Date: 2015-06-15 By: Jeanne Van Bronkhorst
The end of life is a powerful, emotionally wrenching, and often profoundly spiritual time. Jeanne Van Bronkhorst, author of the new Dreams At the Threshold, details five ways dreams at the end of life can be powerful allies for the dying and the grieving alike—as well as how you can begin to be more in tune with your dreams now.
Date: 2015-06-01 By: Ellen Dugan
Ellen Dugan's new book, The Natural Psychic, isn't simply a non-magickal book—it's a friendly and fun guide to psychic development. So why the departure, after more than fifteen books on witchcraft and magick? Ellen explains her journey though psychic development and why now is the time for The Natural Psychic.
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.