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: 2016-08-22 By: Sandra Kynes
Because birds seem so common and exist everywhere, we often take them for granted and even consider them part of the landscape. However, these wonderful creatures can provide us with a simple yet powerful way to stay in tune with the natural world and its seasonal markers. In addition to maintaining this connection, birds can help us access different levels of energy and awareness no matter where we are, even in the concrete canyons of Manhattan. Here, Bird Magic author Sandra Kynes explains why birds are such powerful magical allies.
The town of Revelstoke, Canada is many things—small, remote, burdened with a comically undersized airport—but it is best known as the international ski destination with North America's largest vertical drop, at 7,500 feet. It is also home to a paranormal history stretching back more than seventy years. Brennan Storr, author of the new A Strange Little Place, provides three sites to get your paranormal hunt started in this little town.
Date: 2016-08-11 By: Kris Brandt Riske MA
With its designation as the "greater benefic," Jupiter is best known as a lucky charm. It is definitely that. Jupiter's position in your chart represents where your greatest luck occurs and where you're likely to be least cautious. But, Jupiter can also be fickle. In this excerpt from Llewellyn's Complete Book of Astrology, discover what Jupiter's placement in your chart means for you.
It can be confusing when you see yoga represented through pictures. It's very hard to photograph a person's process, so you might look on Instagram, and see someone in a bikini on a yacht in Bali with her ankle behind her head and say, "What?!? If that's what yoga is, it doesn't apply to me!" But, yoga is about so much more than the poses. It's about tuning in and facing those places within you where you still have healing to do. Here, Yoga's Healing Power author Ally Hamilton explains 3 ways yoga changes your life for the better, and not simply through its poses.
When we speak of the darkness of our nature we immediately turn our mind towards the shadow of our being—that is, all those emotional states that we would rather people not see or know about us. We prefer for these so-called negative emotions to remain buried, or at least we hope we can manage to control them so they do not go on a rampage in the light of day. This is the personal shadow, and it is a part of the journey into the dark face of our nature. There is also the collective shadow of religious myth (or what I call the false shadow of ignorance), which many of us are unknowingly still living out. It too needs to be visited. However, beyond both of these shadow states there is a great and vast darkness that we can enter, and this is the wisdom of the dark feminine, the radiant darkness of night that reveals the true nature of our being. Meghan Don, author of The New Divine Feminine, explains how we can reclaim this darkness and its power.
Date: 2016-07-18 By: Debi Chestnut
In our world, negative entities such as demons and other creatures can creep in and make our lives a living hell. These creatures thrive on chaos and fear, and we as humans have no problem supplying them with what they need. What can we do to protect ourselves against these entities that are hell-bound to cause the ruin of humankind? Debi Chestnut, author of the new Something Wicked, provides ways we can protect ourselves from negative entities.
The Witch Power isn't something that we just discovered; it has been with humanity since the dawn of our species, and so we don't have to look too far in order to find it. With a little dedication and an open and honest mind you can start to retrain and refocus this power so that it is always working in your favor and always bringing you to the end of your desire. Devin Hunter, author of the new Witch's Book of Power, provides seven ways we can feed our Witch Power.
As we read, learn, and expand our awareness, we may become paralyzed by overwhelm and despair. But, if we give in to these feelings, then the good work we are doing diminishes and evil wins. Good only wins when we take our dawning awarenesses and put them into action. Lasara Firefox Allen, author of the new Jailbreaking the Goddess, provides 13 ways to survive our new awareness and activism.
Date: 2016-07-03 By: Barbara Moore
We spend so much time and energy learning what each individual card means…deep and wide complex interpretations that make any one card worthy of intense study…but we spend so little time studying how they interact. This is a shame because a tarot reading is so much more than the sum of its parts. Barbara Moore explains how to bring your readings to life by seeing how the cards interact.