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The New Astral World
Date: 2012-11-20   By: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
Of course, the Astral World is not at all new. In reality, it is older than the Physical Universe, and far larger. The astral "world" (also called the astral plane, astral level, or astral dimension) is the term mainly used in occult and magical circles, whereas it is also more familiarly known as the "World of Spirit," as well as the Emotional
What Are Dragons?
Date: 2012-11-19   By: Shawn MacKenzie
What are Dragons and why are they so important to us? Are they part of our mythos, or members of our everyday lives? Shawn MacKenzie, author of The Dragon Keeper's Handbook and Dragons for Beginners, explains.
The Degrees of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Date: 2012-11-14   By: Mark Stavish
Scottish Rite is the second largest rite, and like York Rite, it confers the three degrees of Symbolic Masonry in Blue Lodge. However, in the United States, the symbolic degrees are not conferred by the Northern or Southern Masonic Jurisdictions; they are given only by lodges duly and lawfully chartered by a Grand Lodge. From there, however,
Trust the Angels Around You
Date: 2012-11-12   By: Judith Marshall
It is generally accepted that children and animals can sense things that "rational" adults cannot, our innate curiosity and intuition having been reduced as we age by the precepts of the world around us. But what if we could tune back in to that perception, and listen to the guidance these angels and spirits are providing? Judith Marshall, author of My Conversations with Angels, explains why our trust in these angelic guardians is so important and blessed.
Moon Time: Using the Moon to Understand Your Own Cycles of Life, Love, and Work
Date: 2012-11-06   By: Sally Cragin
Many of us are cognizant of the Sun's affect on our moods. Yet, a planetary object even closer to the earth affects our tides, our body rhythms, fertility cycles, even mood changes, and is seldom considered in conjunction with our moods. The moon has captivated poets, philosophers, songwriters, and lovers for millennia and is, by far, the most notable object in the night sky. Here, astrologer and author Sally Cragin details how the moon's phases and transits affect our moods and our lives.
The Lost Magic of Scott Cunningham
Date: 2012-11-05   By: Donald Michael Kraig
Scott Cunningham wrote numerous books sharing his explorations of magic, Wicca, and Paganism, many of which have long been guideposts for others on their journeys. In additional to the books he authored, Scott also contributed articles to Llewellyn's annual Magical Almanac. These decades-old articles have now been collected and published; here, his friend and old roommate Donald Michael Kraig discusses the beauty of Cunningham's Magical Sampler.
Investing in the Work of Ghost Hunting
Date: 2012-10-29   By: Deonna Kelli Sayed
Public culture has long had an appetite for the supernatural, resulting in numerous television shows and a growing number of ghost hunters. But there is a flip side to this: this type of avocation carries real personal and transformative meaning for the many who choose to partake. It really is a spiritual and intellectual privilege to "ghost hunt." Deonna Kelli Sayed, paranormal investigator and author of So You Want to Hunt Ghosts? and Paranormal Obsession, discusses why ghost hunting has benefits reaching far beyond discovering the supernatural.
The Septagram: Seven Directions and Seven Qualities
Date: 2012-10-22   By: Emily Carding
The seven-pointed star (or, alternately, septagram or heptagram) has accumulated many levels of meaning over the centuries. One of the oldest recorded meanings given to this star may be found within. How can this symbobl be used to gain power in our lives and within our faery interactions? Emily Carding, author Faery Craft, discusses the use of the Septagram for doing faery work.
Tarot: The Moon, Mysteries, and Things Unknown
Date: 2012-10-18   By: Barbara Moore
The Moon is such an interesting card, with many layers and whose meaning has really changed over the centuries in ways that really reflect (pun intended) our collective beliefs about the world and symbols. It is only natural that as we evolve, our symbols are affected. However, we may lose something important in our enthusiastic re-imagining of the Moon. Here, Tarot expert Barbara Moore discusses the meaning of the Moon.
The Beauty of Ritual
Date: 2012-10-15   By: Deborah Blake
Ritual. The very word is evocative, conjuring images of everything from mysterious robed figures sketching arcane runes in the air to joyous women dancing skyclad around a bonfire. Ritual comes in many different forms—and that’s good, because ritual is a highly personal thing, and what suits one person perfectly will leave another cold. But done correctly, it’s…well…magickal. Deborah Blake, author of the Everyday Witch series and the new book Everyday Witch Book of Rituals, discusses just why rituals are so important...and magickal.

While Llewellyn's Classic Tarot has my name on the cover, I did not so much design this project as direct it. Llewellyn wanted a deck that was designed to be faithful to the traditional tarot images, symbols, and meanings recognizable to most modern tarot readers and students. Creating a faithful yet new expression of timeless tarot imagery is... read this article
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