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Date: 2013-07-08 By: Jane Meredith
We are all familiar with the Wheel of the Year and its celebrations. But what if we take a deeper look at the Wheel and the lessons it offers, seeing not just eight festivals of celebration, but a parallel of the waxing and waning of our lives? Jane Meredith, author of Rituals of Celebration, discusses what happens when we venture into the lessons of the Wheel of the Year and embrace the importance of loss as much as we do the importance of success.
Date: 2013-04-15 By: Tess Dawson
The sun set on the Canaanite culture many years ago, but even as the Canaanites measured each new day with the dying light, so we have come through that night and into the next dawn. What is Canaanite magic, and how can we incorporate it into our daily lives? Tess Dawson, author of The Horned Altar: Rediscovering and Rekindling Canaanite Magic, explains.
Date: 2013-02-11 By: Sandra Kynes
Magical correspondences are generally thought of as simple correlations among the elements, directions, seasons, and colors that are frequently used in ritual. What exactly are correspondences? Why do we use them? And how can we use them more effectively? Sandra Kynes, author of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences, explains.
Date: 2013-02-04 By: Lexa Olick
Over recent years, we have seen great strides in digital technology, and many of our digital devices double as cameras. But, many of our photos taken may never again be viewed. Is it possible to regain the power the photograph once held, in magic and in mundane life? Lexa Olick, author of Witchy Crafts, explains the link between power and image.
Date: 2012-12-24 By: Michael Furie
A longstanding belief among magical practitioners is that perception creates reality, which is being proven by quantum mechanics and physics. What does that mean for our magic and our magical goals? Michael Furie, author of Spellcasting for Beginners, discusses why your perception of your own reality has a great deal of importance for your magical workings.
Date: 2012-11-26 By: Thuri Calafia
Where are the holes in your Witchcraft training? Whether self-taught or coven-trained, many practitioners of Wicca and Witchcraft may find that they are still missing pieces of study, which prevents them from serving both themselves and their communities. Thuri Calafia, teacher and author of Initiate and Dedicant, explains.
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.
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.
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.
Date: 2012-09-21 By: Susan Pesznecker