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Throughout recorded history, and all around the planet, people have reported touching and dwelling in an enlightened state of consciousness. This very high state goes under many names, including "enlightenment." But what do we actually know about this state? William L. Mikulas, PhD, author of Taming the Drunken Monkey discusses six things we know about enlightenment.
Date: 2014-06-09
In our daily and spiritual lives, we often neglect the plants and fungi around us—uprooting carrots and radishes for food, destroying the reproductive organs of flowers for bouquets, and deliberately stunting the bushes in our lawns. It is possible, however, to provide these plants with the respect and honor they deserve. Lupa, author of the new Plant and Fungus Totems, presents five ways we can honor our plant and fungi friends while still interacting with them.
Date: 2014-06-02
A good yoga class feeds both our bodies and our minds, and carries over into our everyday life. What might yoga practice have to teach us about our relationship to food and our bodies? Melissa Grabau, PhD, author of The Yoga of Food, explains.
Date: 2014-05-19
Whether you're currently in a long-term, committed relationship, or just beginning your soul mate search, romantic partners can be confusing. Perhaps you connect fantastically with your new lover in the bedroom...but not so much anywhere else. Perhaps the opposite is true: your relationship feels perfect in every way except when it enters the bedroom. These issues—and many others—are energetically based. Discover which of the Five Elements you most identify with, and use this knowledge to find, make, and keep lasting love.
Date: 2014-05-12
Why should we create our own tarot spreads? Creating spreads makes us a better reader. There are plenty of available spreads that might suit our needs perfectly, but isn't it better to tailor-make one? Sasha Graham, author of Tarot Diva and the new 365 Tarot Spreads discusses five amazing reasons we should create our own tarot spreads.
Date: 2014-05-05
In Paganism, we like to say that we have reclaimed the Goddess. But have we really? Truly reclaiming the Goddess doesn't simply mean acknowledging the existence of the divine feminine, it also requires us to explore all of Her archetypes, and to reevaluate our concepts of femininity. Stephanie Woodfield, author of Drawing Down the Sun, explains how we can reconnect with the goddess beyond her lunar personalities.
Date: 2014-04-28
Why experience regression? Where are resources found? Are past lives always negative? Marilou Trask-Curtin, author of Reincarnation and Dreaming of the Dead, answers some basic questions about past lives and regression, adding some comforting insight about the process.
Date: 2014-04-21
Whether visiting a haunted location or simply sitting at our work desk, our mind—and our senses—can play tricks on us. So, what is real and what isn't—and how do we determine the difference when ghost hunting? Leading psychic medium and author of Ghostly Tales, Billy Roberts, explains.
Date: 2014-04-08
Spring arrives, and it's that time for awakening to fresh ideas, new beginnings, and innovative growth. Inspiration for new ideas often comes through creative action. Once the ball starts rolling, it's easier to energize your ideas and plans for this next cycle. The elementals of the gemstone kingdom can help you through their vibration and color as you match your intention and positive thoughts...
Date: 2014-03-24
As a paranormal investigator, Debi Chestnut has been repeatedly asked, "How does someone get rid of a ghost?" Here, the author of Is Your House Haunted? and the new How to Clear Your Home of Ghosts and Spirits presents three easy ways to get rid of an unwanted ghostly visitor.
Date: 2014-03-17
Rock & Roll may only be a few generations old, but in those few short decades of existence, rock music has arguably changed the world like no other art form has. It's altered music, sure, but it's also altered occult history. In the past sixty years, rock music has produced stories of ghostly visits, tales of demonic encounters, lists of curse victims, and many more. Matthew L. Swayne, author of Haunted Rock & Roll, explains why tales surrounding Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and other famous, deceased rock stars continue to abound—and why rock remains so haunted.
Date: 2014-02-28
As we begin the year 2014, extreme weather is already at the forefront of many minds the world over. In the United States, most of the country has been gripped by sub-zero temperatures caused by a rogue polar vortex, while the state of California is experiencing drought conditions worse than any seen in several decades. How does astrology play in to our weather conditions? This article from Llewellyn's 2014 Moon Sign Book discusses how the outer planets affect our weather—and how we can use this astrological knowledge to protect our plants and gardens.
Date: 2014-02-17
In the year 2000, a haunted apartment was a catalyst to reawaken the spiritual and intuitive gifts of author Jodi Foster. In her search for answers, she not only uncovers the haunting story of Madeline Isabella Johnson—but her own gifts as well. Discover the story behind Forgotten Burial, Madeline Isabella Johnson, and Jodi herself.
Date: 2014-02-10
We've ushered in a New Year, and with it comes an opportunity to make a fresh start. You have probably made your list of resolutions for the coming year with renewed optimism, but creating positive changes can be challenging. Here, Karmic Choices author Djuna Wojton provides three tips to help you achieve your goals—no matter what they may be.
Date: 2014-02-03
When we do the same sorts of magickal spells again and again, it's easy to fall into a comfortable groove and stay there, no longer progressing, no longer moving forward along the magickal path. Melanie Marquis, author of A Witch's World of Magick, discusses why understanding and incorporating folk magic from around the world can have a profound effect on your spellcasting.
Date: 2014-01-27
What does it really mean to be a "Kitchen Witch?" How can we easily seek magic in the everyday items around us, imbuing our food and drink with magical intent? Michael Furie, author of Supermarket Magic, explains.
Date: 2014-01-20
None of us can escape loss or change. Life's challenges are universal and eventually will find us. Whether you're moving to a new city, facing an illness, or experiencing a divorce in your family, we can face the transition with optimism and turn it into a period of enormous personal and psychological growth. Servet Hasan, author of Life in Transition, explains.
Date: 2014-01-13
Let's face it: breakups hurt, even when we knew that the relationship was doomed in the first place and it was time to move on months ago. These changes can be powerfully painful, but there are ways to move forward. Servet Hasan, author of The Intuitive Heart of Romance and the new Life in Transition, provides 3 ways to survive a bad breakup.
Date: 2014-01-06
There is a silent conversation born from the physical fusion between a mother and her baby during pregnancy—an unspoken communication that deepens as they journey together toward birth. How can expectant mothers maximize their connection to their unborn child? Shawn Tassone, co-author of Spiritual Pregnancy, explains how and why this connection happens and how to maximize pre-birth mother-baby bonding.
Date: 2013-12-30
At certain rare moments—sometimes when in quiet reflection or relaxing in nature—we may discover an often surprising yet pleasant experience of temporarily losing our individual perspective and seeing the world from a larger, more encompassing perspective. Keith Park, Ph.D., author of The Serenity Solution, describes three ways we can embrace this divinity amidst our busy, everyday lives and enjoy peace and clarity.
Date: 2013-12-23
Like Dorothy in The Wizard of OZ, who ended up safely back in Kansas by saying the magic words, "There's no place like home," you are shaping your destiny every single day through the energy of the words you speak. The words you use on a regular basis, whether thought, spoken, or written, are constantly creating your reality. Michelle Arbeau, author of The Energy of Words, discusses how you can change the course of your life simply by using the right words.
Date: 2013-10-29
Imagine for a moment walking into a home from 3,200 years ago, a home that sits poised on the edge in the middle of a fertile, rain-watered valley between the Mediterranean Sea to the west and the deserts to the east. What would you see? What evidence would the family have left behind demonstrating their devotion to their deities? You would run your hands across a stone or mudbrick surface—a...
Date: 2013-10-22
Of the handful of flying humanoid narratives that have trickled in over the past decade, one of the creepiest has to do with a winged creature that was seen by a credible eyewitness as recently as 2007, according to an online article that was posted by researcher Brent Raynes. A native of Tennessee who has been investigating UFO reports since 1967, Raynes heads up a magazine and website called...
Date: 2013-10-21
The Samhain season is upon us, a time when the veil between the worlds is thin, and our thoughts turn to spirits, ghosts, and communication with loved ones passed. Yet, this Halloween season is a great reminder that not so very long ago, much like Halloween, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. Who are these spirits of the Yuletide season? Linda Raedisch, author of the new Old Magic of Christmas, presents one such spirit group: the White Ladies.
Date: 2013-10-08
Yes, I'm a geek, or maybe a nerd. I'm whatever you'd call someone who has a deep-rooted passion for old buildings. I love the architecture, the smell, the feel, and most of all the history behind them. This passion has led me to many wonderful places and has allowed me to meet the most interesting people, both in and out of body. Before your eyebrows return their proper place, let me assure...
Date: 2013-10-07
The Stanley Hotel was the inspiration for the "Overlook Hotel" in Stephen King's 1977 novel The Shining, and the inhabitants of the Stanley prove themselves to be inspiration for any horror novel. Sam Queen, co-author of Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums, discusses his haunting experiences during a visit.
Date: 2013-09-30
In a little town called Medfield, Massachussetts, Jamie Davis and Sam Queen (co-authors of Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums) came upon the abandoned Medfield Insane Asylum. Used for location in the film Shutter Island, Jamie and Sam could only imagine what awaited them within the many buildings, all in various stages of degradation.
Date: 2013-09-09
All tarot decks have their own personality and their own strengths. The Tarot of the Hidden Realm, being inspired by the world of the fae, has a flavor all its own. Barbara Moore explains the power and wisdom awaiting users of this new deck.
Date: 2013-09-02
Is it possible to have so many paranormal experiences in a lifetime that we come to view them as commonplace? Marcus F. Griffin, author of Playing with the Devil, certainly believes so. Here he details his life of experiences "beyond normal explanation."
Date: 2013-08-26
Not all that long ago, people were afraid to approach the topic of ghosts. The popularity of ghost shows on television has changed that perspective, and now people are excited to talk about ghost sightings and other supernatural experiences they have. With the quantity of paranormal occurrences increasing, we need to be cognizant that if a ghost is in our lives, it will need our help in crossing over. Diana Palm, author of Setting Spirits Free, gives us ten reasons we should help ghosts with their healing and journey to the other side.
Date: 2013-08-19
Many women may lean toward natural childbirth even prior to pregnancy. That said, having a natural childbirth requires research, planning, and plenty of moral support. Here, Yoga Birth Method author Dorothy Guerra explains why having a plan is so important to the process of natural birth.
Date: 2013-08-15
The road I drive each day cuts through an ancient apple orchard, curving and winding through farmland which has long been let go. It's mostly overgrown now: the once orderly orchards are now a tangle of meadow and new forest. But there are still old apple trees amidst unkempt land—gnarled with age, and growing so close to the road it's almost dangerous. During the height of the harvest,...
Date: 2013-07-29
Psychic Debra Robinson always had a sense that whatever life was about, it was about more than just her. That sense led her down some strange paths in her lifetime, including an incredibly haunted house.Here the Haunted Life author recounts her first paranormal experiences.
Date: 2013-07-26
The word trust can mean different things to different people. Some people measure trust in reference to how reliable (trustworthy) they think someone is—that they can rely on someone not to lie to them or to keep their promises, for example. Some people consider themselves trusting of others because they have a conviction that people are generally good. People often extend the word beyond...
Date: 2013-07-08
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: 2013-07-02
Our relationship to the celestial body Ceres is as complicated and volatile as our relationship to that which it rules: food and nourishment. In astrology, Ceres represents how we approach nourishment—physically, emotionally, and psychologically. At its worst, negative manifestations of the Ceres energy may result in the manipulative use of food as a control mechanism, while in its best, most harmonious manifestation, Ceres represents food that is used as a conduit of love. In this excerpt from Llewellyn's 2014 Moon Sign Book, examine how Ceres manifests itself through the signs.
Date: 2013-07-01
We all have an inner hunger for happiness, for love, for security. But how do we bring these things into our lives? Richard Harvey, author of Your Essential Self, explains how we must first find our true essence, and all other things will easily follow.
Date: 2013-06-24
Alchemists put various base metals, such as lead, through a series of processes that refine them until they become gold, and these alchemical processes in a laboratory are symbolic for the transformation of our inner "lead" into our "Gold," or True Self, our Soul. Dr. Nanci Shanderá, author of Your Inner Gold, discusses the seven stages of alchemy and how they apply to our personal transformative process.
Date: 2013-06-04
Here's what you need to know to assess Mercury in astrological terms. Sign Rulerships: Mercury is a multi-tasker. The planet rules two signs: quick-thinking Gemini and analytical Virgo. They're both signs of airy intellectualism. Gemini is curious and wide-ranging, while Virgo is discriminating and precise. House Rulerships: Mercury rules Gemini's third house of communication and Virgo's...
Date: 2013-05-13
The Mibramig Magical Tarot is filled with magic and whimsy. What inspired the artist, Mibramig? And do the animals carry a deeper meaning? Tarot expert Barbara Moore digs into the deck's history and symbolism.
Date: 2013-05-06
You may not realize it, but there's a place within you that holds the seeds for healing your heart and cultivating peace and joy; author Debra Moffitt calls this the secret garden. How can we get in touch with our inner self and reap the benefits of cultivating our inner secret garden? Garden of Bliss author Moffitt provides 4 ways to explore your secret garden.
Date: 2013-05-01
What you will need for this exercise: Your mind in a relaxed state A quiet environment Before we try to communicate with spirits, we must shield our energy and call in our guides. Using your mind, call out to your loved one using the person's birth name and birth date. If you do not have this specific information, you may also think of the person. Fill your head with warm memories about...
Date: 2013-04-22
Because it houses our clairvoyant abilities, people often identify the brow, or third-eye, chakra as our bodies' main psychic center. This is incorrect; indeed, the throat chakra, which houses the abilities of clairaudience, clairscent, and clairgustance, is the true psychic center of the body. Anysia Kiel, author of Discovering the Medium Within, discusses these psychic abilities and the importance of a balanced and empowered throat chakra.
Date: 2013-04-15
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: 2013-04-08
Anyone who wishes to learn the tarot can find a plethora of books on the subject. Anyone wishing to study the Rider Waite Tarot in depth can also find many, many books to choose from. When deciding what book to select, especially when the content is similar, the presentation of the material is often the key factor—which is what really sets The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot apart from others.
Date: 2013-03-11
What can you expect during a psychic reading? Are they all the same? Karen Page, psychic for over forty years and author of My Life Across the Table, discusses what clients can anticipate during a psychic reading with her.
Date: 2013-03-04
A good tarot reading is often like a story, reconstructing, constructing, and forecasting relevant pieces of a person's life to bring understanding about a particular topic. While our tarot cards reveal the details of the story, it's the spread that provides an outline and asks the right questions. Tierney Sadler, creator of The Deck of 1000 Spreads, explains why crafting your own spread is the best way to ensure your reading is perfectly tailored.
Date: 2013-02-18
Route 66 is a 2,448-mile roadway that connects Illinois to California; along with its many twists and turns come stories of ghosts, hauntings, and other paranormal activity. Why does this road, one of great history and legend, inspire paranormal activity? Richard Southall, author of Haunted Route 66, provides five reasons.
Date: 2013-02-04
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: 2013-01-28
Why would anyone bother to learn the Qabalah? hat could you possibly gain by studying such a complicated and obscure occult system? Is it even relevant in these post-modern times? Frater Barrabbas, author of Magical Qabalah for Beginners, discusses the power that Qabalah brings to magical and Pagan practices, creating order out of chaos.
Date: 2013-01-14
Oftentimes, women in particular have questions about relationships, including how to find a good man, knowing when the time is right for marriage, and calling it quits when the relationship isn't working. And what about sitting by the phone, waiting for his call? Louise Helene & Kim Osborn Sullivan, co-authors of I Saw Your Future and He's Not It, offer four activities to help you regain your personal power and confidence...and to make him call.
Date: 2013-01-03
So what is the Qabalah, and why is it important? Why bother to learn it, and what benefit will you gain from studying it? These are very serious questions, and if I am going to engage your mind and imagination, they had better be answered in the first few pages or I will lose your interest altogether. I won't stultify you with complex definitions, long and drawn- out history lessons, or attempts...
Date: 2012-12-24
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: 2012-12-17
Any animal species that has ever existed has a totem, and we're not limited to just one animal totem. But how do we find our animal totem(s)? What if dreaming or guided meditation don't work? Lupa, author of New Paths to Animal Totems, provides three ways to find your animal totem.
Date: 2012-11-26
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: 2012-10-29
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.
Date: 2012-10-01
If asked about which type of location tends to be the most haunted, most people would respond with cemeteries, battlefields, or old houses at the top of the list. But what about campuses of America's colleges and universities? Surely we've all heard a story or two from a local campus legend. But why are these institutions of higher learning truly institutions of haunted learning as well? Matthew L. Swayne, author of America's Haunted Universities, provides a few potential explanations for these haunted phenomena.
Date: 2012-09-24
The Witches Tarot deck, by Ellen Dugan and artist Mark Evans, began on a cold winter day almost three years ago. How did the deck come to be? Here, Ellen Dugan discusses the story behind the cards.
Date: 2012-09-17
Why would spirits want to hang around a mortuary, a place filled with depressing energy? Psychic intuitive Mariah de la Croix certainly didn't think that they would want to; her five years in the funeral business proved her wrong, however. Here she details just what it was like to be so up close and personal with the spirits that remained near the places of the recently deceased.
Date: 2012-09-10
It seems that those who practice meditation have healthier lives in comparison to those who don't. How do we implement a meditation practice in our lives, choosing the method and style that will bring each of us the best results? Robert Butera, Ph.D., author of Meditation for Your Life and The Pure Heart of Yoga, explains.
Date: 2012-09-10
It is increasingly important for investigators to understand their own personal beliefs and how it may affect their own ghost hunting. Get a pen or pencil and take this little self-assessment—just for fun! There are no right or wrong answers. What Are Ghosts? ❑ Ghosts are souls of the departed that occupy our realm ❑ Ghosts are souls of the departed that live on the other side...
Date: 2012-08-27
At some point in your life you have likely heard someone described as a "ghost magnet" or something similar. Can a person truly be a magnetic for paranormal activity? After all, the human body is itself built upon electromagnetic activity. Stephen Lancaster, paranormal researcher and author of True Case Files of a Paranormal Investigator, explains.
Date: 2012-08-20
The term "black magick" fascinates as no other, and yet the term itself is so mysterious and vague that it's not always easy to find two magicians who can agree precisely on its meaning. Is black magick that of revenge, theft, cruelty, or other malicious acts? Or is a magick that explores the darker sides of our psyches? Shawn Martin Scanlon, author of Everything You Want To Know About Magick (But Were Afraid To Ask), discusses why we needn't focus so much on the multiple definitions of "black magick"—or even worry about incorporating it into our own magickal practices.
Date: 2012-08-13
What is enlightenment? How can it be achieved? Why do we even seek to attain it? Fred H. Meyer, Ph.D., author of Don't Give Up Until You Do, explains why we need to find the freeing power of enlightenment though meditation and examining the inner workings of our mind.
Date: 2012-07-23
Readers interested in spirituality live in an amazing time. Bookstores, libraries, and the Internet provide information on all manner of traditions, from the most orthodox to those that, a few centuries before, would have ensured a quick trip to the stake. It is hard for us to recall that, even a few decades ago, books on occult topics were quite difficult to come by. One such book that has lived in infamy is Der Lange Verborgene Freund, or "The Long-Lost Friend." Now newly updated, editor Daniel Harms explains its importance–both yesterday and today.
Date: 2012-07-09
For many tarot readers, Rachel Pollack's Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom was a sort of bible. Her newest release, The New Tarot Handbook, offers the same sort of guidance and inspiration. Here tarot expert Barbara Moore explains the book's beauty—and the wisdom of Rachel Pollack.
Date: 2012-05-07
While many of us are attracted to Steampunk because of the aesthetic, can a Steampunk-themed tarot deck be more than simply a novelty? Barbara Moore, tarot expert and creator of the Steampunk Tarot, answers this question, and explains just how the Steampunk genre parallels the journeys of the tarot.
Date: 2012-04-23
Whether you’re just beginning to get in touch with your psychic side, or you are already an advanced reader, deeply in touch with your own inner senses, there are many best practices that can help you with the practical, the spiritual, and the intellectual components of accuracy and precision. One of the simplest psychic tips to implement is to remove your shoes and socks before performing a psychic reading for yourself or others. Alexandra Chauran, author of So You Want to Be a Psychic Intuitive? and Crystal Ball Reading for Beginners explains the connection between bare feet and heightened psychic awareness.
Date: 2012-03-26
In the summer of 2007, Ghost Under Foot author Kenneth Harmon and his family discovered that they had a ghost inhabiting their Fort Collins, Colorado home. Spurred by paranormal experiences at the famously haunted Stanley Hotel, the Harmons begin their investigation. Instead of diminishing, the ghostly experiences increase as the Harmons grow closer to Mary Bell Wilson, the spirit inhabiting their home.
Date: 2012-03-19
"I was taken from myself and I was as spirit, and I knew the acts of peoples past and could predict the future. I knew the secrets of things, of bird flight and the wondering motions of stars, and the way by which fish glide." -Vita Merlini The above verse taken from the enigmatic conversation between Merlin the magician and the prophet Taliesin is a bold statement of an individual’s ability...
Date: 2012-02-20
At the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, plants and trees awaken from dormancy, animals awaken from hibernation, and human thoughts turn to cleaning, cherry blossoms, and young love. At the same time, the Roman Catholic Church and a significant portion of the world’s Christians engage in Lent. What is Lent, anyway, and is it relevant for those who practice more than one religion, or religion(s) that aren’t Christian? Mambo Chita Tann, author of Haitian Vodou, describes the Haitian Vodou practices for Lent—and how we all, regardless of religious belief or affiliation, can benefit from a brief period of quiet and cleansing.
Date: 2012-02-06
Life is made up of both the good and the bad; without the bad times, we wouldn't know how to appreciate the good. But when we are experiencing a tough time, it is becoming increasingly rare to find empathy from others. Kerri Connor, author of Spells for Tough Times, explains why we need to experience both the good and the bad, and provide empathy, sympathy, and support to those around us who may be going through the same.
Date: 2012-01-09
According to Tess Whitehurst, author of The Good Energy Book and Magical Housekeeping, consciously managing our considerable supply of spiritual energy is a must if we are going to feel happy, joyful, and empowered on a regular basis. Another way to look at this is as "good magical hygiene;" here Tess provides ways to keep our energy clear, focused, positive, and powerful throughout the day.
Date: 2011-12-01
In astrology, the Sun symbolizes aspiration, the desire to reach our ultimate potential. But rather than earning our Sun sign’s gifts from the outside world, what if we carry the seeds of their potential within us from the moment we’re born? In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her companions each wish for the very qualities that they already possess. In this article from Llewellyn's 2012 Sun Sign Book, learn what strengths each Sun sign possesses—and may not be fully realizing.
Date: 2011-10-24
As a divination tool, predictive astrology is really about planning your future. Why? Because life and astrology are not at all fateful. The choices you make are what are fateful, and by making informed decisions, you increase your odds for success in your job, relationships, finances, and much more. Here astrologer Kris Brandt Riske, M.A., author of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Predictive Astrology, uses the last two eclipses of 2011 to illustrate the power of predictive astrology.
Date: 2011-10-19
Invite friends to gather and celebrate the New Year on October 31 or November 1, which in ancient times for the Celts was celebrated as the New Year. (This also coincides with the Wiccan holiday of Samhain, which signals the beginning of a new turn on the Wheel of the Year.) Hand out a piece of paper to each person at the gathering and ask everyone to write down their resolution. Then take turns...
Date: 2011-10-10
A number of similarities exist between Tarot and Eastern philosophy, such as polarity or the force of opposites that we face on the path toward integration. Polarities and their integration towards wholeness is a recurring theme worldwide in various philosophies, as we seek to find our balanced position within the universe. Josephine Ellershaw, author of Easy Tarot Reading, merges these two paths with the Lo Shu Magic Square Tarot spread.
Date: 2011-10-03
We have all been touched by the loss of a loved one, and worked through our grief at their passing. However, when someone you love dies, your relationship with that person merely changes from a physical to a spiritual one. Psychic lawyer Mark Anthony, author of Never Letting Go, finds that one of the most rewarding things about communicating with spirits is helping people to understand that love is eternal. Here Mark describes the power of helping people connect with the Other Side to find messages of love and healing.
Date: 2011-09-30
One day my daughter was peeling a hard-boiled egg. She said, "I wonder why eggs have so many parts: there is the shell, then the skin part, then the egg inside." I said, "Well, each part has its purpose." She turned to me and asked, "Do people have a purpose?" I smiled and said yes, that every person had a purpose, though we don’t always know what that purpose is. "I thought so," she...
Date: 2011-09-05
The Gaian Tarot was a long time, nine years, in the making, and arose from the seeds of earthly love. Here artist Joanna Powell Colbert describes the birth of the Gaian Tarot and the impact it is having on readers—and herself.
Date: 2011-08-29
Most of us associate the term "ghosts" with the beings we have defined and known in Western culture (mainly North America, Great Britain, and Ireland). But, interestingly, ghosts are a universally-known phenomena that have been witnessed throughout the world. With Halloween approaching fast—and with it, increased attention to the spiritual world—I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the more interesting, yet lesser known, types of ghosts from all around the world. Rich Newman, ghost hunter and author of The Ghost Hunter's Field Guide and the forthcoming Ghost Hunting for Beginners, details the nuances of ghost history and lore from across the globe.
Date: 2011-08-19
Magical practice involves new ways of seeing. In the course of performing a spell or ritual we will visualize the flow of energy. Learning to recognize what we see and how to visualize clearly helps rituals work toward the result we want. Just as we observe the world with sight, sound, and feeling, so do we represent the world to ourselves with images, sounds and words, and internal feelings....
Date: 2011-06-24
A soft-edged triangle of arrows, tip to end, forms an endless rotation. More than forty years old, the symbol for recycling is used and known the world over. Practitioners of magic know recycling is by no means a "new" idea. Throughout history many have lived by the mantra of "make it do, use it up, wear it out." The ability to see past a broken item to its use as a new item is a certain—special—type of positive, powerful magic, even to those who do not believe in or understand it.
Date: 2011-06-24
Today’s home and office buildings have become so energy efficient that very little outdoor air circulation occurs within their walls at any time of the year. But what about the buildup of chemicals that find their way into our homes and places of work? Environmental experts recommend the use of plants that mitigate the toxicity.
Date: 2011-06-24
In our rapidly changing economic climate, over 10 percent of the United States population will look for opportunities to switch careers in 2012. Hoping to tap into new and emerging networks, an increasing number of avid job hunters will look at career paths that have been designated "green." While looking at the realistic "Big Picture" that includes some of the obstacles to progress, this article broadly highlights career possibilities in green industries, by astrological sun sign.
Date: 2011-06-24
If you’re lucky enough to live within a reasonable distance of a metaphysical, New Age, or occult shop, you may not give a second thought as to where you can obtain your witchy supplies. However, I often find myself in conversation with those not lucky enough to be near such a store, and they express frustration and exasperation about where they are ever going to find that much-sought-after ritual supply or spell ingredient. In this day and age, of course, there are a myriad of websites and online shops; however, it is also a good idea to try balancing Internet resources with supporting your community’s economy by shopping locally. In reality, the answer to your magickal needs may be closer than you think.
Date: 2011-01-24
Cultures worldwide have long incorporated small bags containing herbs, stones, and other sacred items as part of their belief systems, whether to ward off evil, protect them while traveling, or to attract positive elements into their lives. Cheré Dastugue Coen and Jude Bradley, authors of Magic's in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags & Sachets, explain how to create such gris gris bags and imbue them with the power to attract prosperity.
Date: 2010-12-31
WHO IS YOUR BEST FRIEND? You have an amazing Best Friend. You may not even be aware of this best friend, and yet… This Best Friend has been with you all your life. This Best Friend remembers everything you have ever experienced. This Best Friend knows your every feeling. This Best Friend knows your every goal and dream and will do everything possible to help you attain them. This...
Date: 2010-12-09
Stress and tension are the direct result of built-up resistance and fear. Stress and tension are the way your body communicates an imbalance in your body. The way to release this tension and balance your system is through the harnessing of the breath. The breath has the power to immediately dissipate all tension and replenish and rejuvenate your life force. This exercise is done in...
Date: 2010-10-22
Planting the seeds of the new year comes easily this Samhain, as a waning Moon in the heart-centered sign of Leo draws our attention inward. Mercury in Scorpio and Venus retrograde (also in Scorpio), add an even greater intensity to relationships now, reminding us to pay attention to the past before we move forward into the future. On October 28, the warrior planet Mars transited into...
Date: 2010-10-18
The Vampyre possess a supernatural sensitivity to whispers on the night breeze. This allows them to hear every ripple of sound in the darkness with deadly accuracy—distinguishing its source and quality. Much like the sonic artistry of bats—with which the Vampyre is often associated—this ability allows them to align themselves to the lightest of vibrations. By attuning themselves to such frequencies they can navigate the invisible web of sound around them, guiding them towards their prey, their sanctuary, and their ultimate destiny. How does the Vampyre myth connect with the Tarot? As Ian Daniels, creator of The Tarot of Vampyres, explains, the answer to that question is, simply, quite well.
Date: 2010-08-30
The essence of Avalon is deeply impressed in our collective memory, the mythic origins of which can be found far afield from the realms of legend and richly imagined fiction. These scattered images suggest the seeds of something quite extraordinary to have cast such long shadows over the mystic landscape, and over the centuries, visionary writers from Sir Thomas Mallory to Marion Zimmer Bradley have grown and expanded upon these mythic elements, adding their own enchantments to Avalon’s ever-evolving story. Jhenah Telyndru, author of Avalon Within, explains why this history, myth, and legend are important and how to find the Avalon within.
Date: 2010-08-16
In 1969, Louis T. Culling published The Complete Magick Curriculum of the Secret Order G∴B∴G∴, detailing the magical order's promise of a "shortcut to initiation." What does this mean? Can there really be a shortcut to initiation? Carl Llewellyn Weschcke has now updated this great work, and here he details the meaning of the "shortcut to initiation."
Date: 2010-08-02
All children are intuitive when born, with a natural and inborn sense of who to trust and what is real. But by about the age of seven, pressure from society forces children to forgo the world as they see it (with auras around people and fantastic creatures walking right beside ordinary folk) for what is considered "reality" by the rest of the world. If we are born with these intuitive gifts, is it possible to reclaim them? Kathryn Harwig, author of The Return of Intuition, argues that not only can we reclaim our intuitive gifts as we age, but that this reclamation is happening more and more frequently as the Baby Boomer generation ages.
Date: 2010-07-26
When the struggle with accepting one’s spiritual path proves to be so strenuous that it seems denial will trump faith at every turn, the Universe will often send signs to help one reconcile with the ambivalence that seems to grip many of us when transitioning from one belief system to another. Sometimes those signs may be small, but are often too poignant to be considered mere coincidences. Yet, many of us will dismiss them as such. Denial, dismissal, and confusion tend to become the norm until one day the signs bloom into awe-inspiring, irrefutable miracles. Chantel Lysette, author of The Angel Code and Azrael Loves Chocolate, Michael's a Jock, discusses her own personal experience with such signs, which can be as simple as a fluorescent pink sticky note.
Date: 2010-07-12
Saturn’s twenty-nine-and-half-year transiting cycle as personal evolution represents most directly the process of maturity. Not just getting older, but gaining wisdom through what we learn in our experience of growing up. During highlights in our personal Saturn cycle, we are often asked to confront a certain reality, whether it’s about how the outside world works or whether it’s our internal state of being, along the theme of what Saturn represents in our birth chart by sign and house. Our personal Saturn cycle can also have us confronting authorities, again whether they are external laws, judges, teachers, or parents, and our internal lesson of claiming our own natural authority and governance over our own lives. Amy Herring, author of Astrology of the Moon, explains.
Date: 2010-06-28
Love and intuition seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, the sun and the moon and…well, like two people in love. Who at one time or another has not felt a shiver move up their spine or their stomach leap in joy when looking into another’s eyes? Have you ever met someone and instantly felt a connection with them or somehow knew what they were thinking or feeling, without knowing how you knew? We all have innate intuitive ability, and Sherrie Dillard, author of Love and Intuition and Discover Your Psychic Type, explains how we can enhance our relationships by enhancing our intuition.
Date: 2010-05-31
Every day of your life you are aware of energy. Energy is in those moments when you think of someone and feel a warm glow, or you walk into a room and feel bad vibes, or how color can create stress, or a piece of music can make you cry or want to dance.The truth is that we are all made up of cosmic energy. Luckily we can access this knowledge and use cosmic energy in all areas of our lives. Anne Jirsch, author of Cosmic Energy, explains how we can use this universal energy to our advantage.
Date: 2010-05-10
The season of Pagan festivals is upon us! From coast to coast, they stretch in grand array, each with something unique to offer, so many to choose from within your grasp. Bronwynn Forrest Torgerson, author of One Witch's Way, offers up a festival alphabet to make your selection easier and ensure that you have the experience your heart desires.
Date: 2010-05-03
How do you create a tarot deck? How do you create something so universal, choosing images to represent the metaphors for each card and suit? Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artist of Shadowscapes Tarot, explains how the inspiration came to her.
Date: 2010-04-30
To begin this operation, you need to bring to bear all your gimmicks. You need all your magical weapons, all you symbol systems, an act of power, and, ideally a symbolically significant time (dawn is good, dawn on your birthday is better, dawn on your birthday on a numerologically significant year is quite excellent. You can also select the day through astrology, numerology, or some combination...
Date: 2010-03-31
When those interested in the paranormal see my name, they usually associate it with the investigation of UFOs. This is most likely because my investigations into the UFO experience have gained considerable attention (in not only the United States but also in a number of other countries) and my book, Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, was coauthored by the Dean of UFOlogy, the late Dr....
Date: 2010-02-09
Below, you will find seven planetary image descriptions that were designed by the sixteenth-century magician Cornelius Agrippa to have the maximum possible impact on your unconscious mind and allow you to understand the planetary forces. Some of the images are familiar; others will strike you as strange. This is because they were in the language of the unconscious, and the unconscious mind can...
Date: 2010-02-09
The runic alphabet of the Anglo-Saxon tribes, a coalition of Germanic peoples who invaded Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries of the Common Era and became the ancestors of the modern English. The Anglo-Saxon futhorc evolved out of the elder futhark by the addition of several new runes needed to express sounds not shared by other Germanic languages. Related changes shifted the sound value of...
Date: 2009-12-31
New Year's resolutions are a modern tradition, but despite being neither a Wiccan tradition nor linked to the Witches' year, which begins and ends at Samhain, many Witches still practice this. Rather than setting yourself one or two difficult-to-attain targets, make a list of six to twelve things you would like to achieve during the coming year. Some could be linked to self-improvement like...
Date: 2009-11-30
We are always in deep and energetic transformation as time moves forward, the cycles of the universal bodies of the zodiac defining and re-defining their influences on earth and its inhabitants. Z Budapest, author of Summoning the Fates, discusses how the current Plutonian Capricorn environment is shaping our society, our environment, and our lives.
Date: 2009-11-16
The recently released Psychic Empowerment for Everyone by Joe Slate and myself is more than a book showing the reader how to develop natural psychic powers into trained and reliable psychic skills. Rather, it makes the point that we are in an evolutionary progression of expanding awareness and increasing consciousness. As part of this progression we are bringing certain latent abilities into...
Date: 2009-11-16
From Messages, by Stan Romanek ...[M]y wife Lisa and I met online in the summer of 2000 and soon struck up an Internet friendship, swapping near daily e- mails. Eventually, I wanted to take our friendship to its next step and meet in person, but as she was then living in Nebraska and I was in Colorado, such a get-together appeared most unlikely. However, I was determined to meet her and once...
Date: 2009-10-22
Use what you know, metaphysically as well as in the mundane world. For example, I mentioned the one witch I knew who washed her hands to get rid of “evil” spirits. I like anime, so I use some of those symbols and images, as well as concepts from computer science, physics, movies, fiction, etc. A banishing should ready you to do magic and declare the space you are working in as magical or...
Date: 2009-10-22
Source SephirahRoot ElementInvisible Path NumberCourt CardBasic ElementKetherAir41Knight of SwordsAirKetherAir42Queen of SwordsAirKetherAir43King of SwordsAirKetherAir44Page of SwordsAirSource SephirahRoot ElementInvisible Path NumberCourt CardBasic ElementChockmahFire33Knight of WandsFireChockmahFire34Queen of WandsFireChockmahFire35King of WandsFireChockmahFire36Page of WandsFireSource...
Date: 2009-09-29
Dates: October 24–November 22Planet: PlutoElement: Fixed waterRepresentation: Scorpion When you and Mr. Scorpion were still deeply in love and there was no real reason to feel uncertain about your relationship, you nonetheless had an inkling that something wasn’t quite right. His laughter never reached his troubled eyes, his voice held an urgency you couldn’t define, and when your love turned...
Date: 2009-09-29
From Llewellyn's 2009 Magical Almanac. For current-year calendars and almanacs, click here. Because the ancestor world has a mythic connection with the underworld, it is an ancient magical practice to seek the ancestors’ help in consigning one’s cares to the chthonic powers—the powers of Earth. In the care of Mother Earth, negative energies can be decomposed, transformed,...
Date: 2009-09-15
Miniature objects play a role in the material culture of magic and divination, because they can signify material goods as well as other things—including intangible qualities—that we’d like to manifest in our lives.  Perhaps the best known miniature is the dollhouse, which intrigues both children and adults.  A dollhouse can also be used in magic and divination, because not only does it convey the charm of the miniature, it also shares the symbolism of the house, and the house and its chambers provide metaphors for different states of being.  As such a symbolic structure, a dollhouse can serve as the basis of a tarot layout, in which the cards are inserted into its miniature rooms, and then interpreted in the context of the rooms’ different metaphorical associations.  Author Janina Renée presents the "Dollhouse Oracle," a way to use the tarot for insight into your life.
Date: 2009-08-31
As we develop along the path as healers and magical practitioners, we find that certain tools enhance our practice immeasurably.  One of the most important aspects of good healing and magical work is to ground and center.  Katalin Koda, author of The Sacred Path of Reiki, illustrates the Grounding Cord Exercise, as well as 8 other ways to ground and center.
Date: 2009-08-27
Some sign combinations that have traditionally been considered to be stress-producing: signs that square. These are the pairs that often rub each other the wrong way,until they realize that they can also produce energy-releasing sparks. Any two signs that square each other are actually dynamic duos that help us powerfully grow,once we learn how to consolidate their energies better in a...
Date: 2009-08-20
When I first began experimenting with tarot cards, I resolved not to read any books on the subject. My goal was to communicate with the images unhindered by preconceptions. As such, I learned a great deal about tarot direct from the source. I also, however, developed a hunger for more information. I wanted to understand the history and the philosophy that led to the creation of the tarot, and I...
Date: 2009-08-12
Berries are very important at this time of year, and bilberries, a close relative of the North American blueberry, were particularly valued in ancient times. It is said that they were one of the offerings sent to the Irish High King as tribute at Lughnasadh. Today, we can honor their ancient value and enjoy the sweet tartness of a cooling berry-filled lemonade on a warm afternoon.Prep Time: 10...
Date: 2009-04-16
If you find yourself pondering your life path, or muddled over what you were born to do, exploring the Lunar Nodes can point you in the right direction. Not only can you get an idea of what your future holds, but you can discover your karmic past. In her new book, Lunar Nodes: Discover Your Soul’s Karmic Mission, Celeste Teal helps you to pin point where your lunar north and south nodes are by...
Date: 2009-03-13
We are living in troubled times. Our economy is in a state of significant downturn, and a general reaction to this is one of stress and anxiety. While economists have predicted that there will not be an immediate end to this crisis, astrology seems to echo that sentiment. While a difficult time for many, it can also be a time of tremendous transformation, and we can navigate this predicament with...
Date: 2009-03-02
As omnivores living busy lives, we often grapple with where to get our food. Fresh versus fast? Local versus cheap? Organic versus free range? Clea Danaan, author of Voices of the Earth and Sacred Land suggests that we return to gardening ourselves, not simply for the production of our food, but because gardening heals us and returns us to the miracle of life, reminding us that we are in a relationship with the Earth, with whom we co-create life.
Date: 2009-03-01
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Date: 2009-02-24
Yes, listen. Observe yourself and observe others around you. Do you ever really listen? Close your eyes right now, and listen. Ignore any outside background noises. Listen, and what you will mostly hear is your own internal prattle. It is constant. You talk to yourself constantly and that prevents any other voices from reaching you. Now, observe yourself in conversation. If you are honest, it...
Date: 2009-02-24
The Saturn Return is a right of passage, a necessary bridge we must cross in the path of life (no matter how tumultuous the journey) that leads, ultimately, to your next stage of life. It is a harsh wake-up call for those who have not done their heavy lifting, so-to-speak. If you’re over 29 years old, you know what I’m talking about. You have experienced it. If you have yet to reach your 29th...
Date: 2009-02-24
When spring finally comes around, the housecleaning we all come to crave is actually no cliché. Once the temperature finally gets warm, few things are as fulfilling as opening your clean windows widely to let all of that glorious sun and a warm breeze inside. It feels so peaceful to sit comfortably in the calm spring weather with everything in order, a clean home and an orderly state of mind....
Date: 2009-01-30
As winter slowly comes to an end, it can feel like it’s taking forever for nature to arise from its catacombs of rest. This is the time of year when we eagerly await the comfort of warmer temperatures. We gaze at tree tops and inspect for any signs of life, any possible leafy sprout, heralding the green opulence to come. We are not the only ones who venture out of our sanctuaries as the season...
Date: 2009-01-06
For some time, back in the 1970s, I had been ordering items from an odd occult shop in Great Britain. I say “odd” because their catalog made rather quirky claims and had products that nobody else carried, often with the “warning” that only their products were “official” (whatever that meant!). One of the things they described in their catalog was something called Chaos Magic. Over time, I started...
Date: 2009-01-06
As I write, it is November 2008, the time everyone will remember as the historic election month that changed the way we view a number of our country’s traditions and institutions. As polls closed and results poured in state by state, a wave of celebration spread around the world. We witnessed cheering, dancing, and tears of joy in Chicago, New York, Kenya, and everywhere in between. On a large...
Date: 2009-01-01
Llewellyn partners with Garlic Software to create iPhone apps for three of its most popular tarot decks: The Fairy Tale Tarot, Mystic Dreamer Tarot, and Mystic Faerie Tarot. ...
Date: 2008-11-03
Even as it steps boldly into the twenty-first century with its technological and scientific advances, Japan holds onto its ancient roots. The shamanistic religion of Shinto, while being authentically Japanese, also contains lessons for those of us wishing to connect with and revere our earth.
Date: 2008-09-29
The harvest festivals are one of the most important traditions handed down to us from our earlier Pagan ancestors. These holidays may seem irrelevant to the modern Witch, who often doesn’t even have a garden, but I actually think that they serve an important purpose. Deborah Blake, author of Circle, Coven & Grove and the newly-released Everyday Witch A to Z, discusses the importance of the harvest festivals to today's Witch.
Date: 2008-09-29
Ah, Venus … the planet of love, sensuality, delight, and all things feminine. Love rules our world. We think about love, talk about it, dream about it, and spend much of our lives seeking it out. We revolve around the notion of love. When is it a better time to celebrate the seductive richness of Venus than during the fall season? Some might argue that spring is the season of love. I beg to...
Date: 2008-09-29
Samhain is traditionally the best time of the year for divination. Don’t we all wish we were brilliant psychics or spot-on astrologers right now, so we could predict the outcome of the presidential elections in November? While witches will be witches, and we will certainly celebrate, I have the feeling that the elections are going to overshadow Halloween this year. We write these articles for New...
Date: 2008-09-29
No, you're not. None of us ever are, no matter how hard we try. What do I mean by, "There's a New World coming?" Every year is a new beginning, as well as an ending. The start of a new calendar gives us pause and opportunity to regret all the things we did poorly in 2008, or didn’t do at all. And it gives us a chance to promise that we will do better in 2009. So, let’s forget 2008. It was filled...
Date: 2008-09-29
Are you ready to face your deepest psychological wounds? The somnolence of Winter is the ideal time to probe your subconscious. The intensity of this challenge is, in a word, formidable. In mythology, Chiron is represented by the Centaur. The dark Centaur, split between the lower and higher half of its vibration, inspires us to express both halves, or polarities, of our human nature. With this...
Date: 2008-09-01
Being a teenager is a challenging time, for sure. There are the physical and emotional changes, as a person grows in that strange space between childhood and adulthood. It’s a time of pain and happiness and everything in-between. Many teens would be absolutely beside themselves to have magical powers, imagining magic wands to turn ancient history teachers into squawking chickens or making the captain of the football team (or cheerleading squad, as the case may be) fall madly in love with them. Certainly this would make any teen’s life easier (so it would seem), but those teens new to magic and witchcraft often have a misconception of what they really entail. Why are the teen years so often a time when people delve into magic and paganism? Why does the media reflect this?
Date: 2008-08-15
The heart of Llewellyn’s most popular annuals has been astrological forecasting that readers can apply to their business, farm, social life, and personal affairs, including gardening by the moon cycles, planning a career change, or choosing a wedding date. Llewellyn's Moon Sign Book, published every year since 1905, remains the most instructive and comprehensive forecasting guide available. It...
Date: 2008-07-28
Each year Llewellyn produces a line of annuals, calendars, and datebooks designed to keep you abreast of timely topics and filled with relevant articles from innovative thinkers, authors, and experts. New this year is Llewellyn's 2009 Green Living Guide, which, from green careers to green houses to green weddings, explores how to live in harmony with the environment. Ranging from personal lifestyle options to broad solutions, you'll find a bounty of ways—small and large—to make a difference. This issue features over twenty in-depth articles on ecotravel, transportation alternatives, rain gardens, vermicomposting, beekeeping, wind turbine power, permaculture, and more, such as this excerpt. Read Laura E. Kreger's foray into the world of bicycle commuting and living "car-free."
Date: 2008-07-24
Sit in quiet contemplation in your nature place or in a soft space where you will not be disturbed. Open your mind and relax. Observe, notice, and feel everything that you experience. Focus your attention on your feelings, and open up all of your senses to experience your meditation. Allow any distracting thoughts to drift away. Notice them and let them go. Sit quietly and observe yourself. See,...
Date: 2008-07-21
Over time, many of us acquire an assortment of small but delightful trinkets, such as miniature animals or other little figurines, souvenir items, toys, miniature charms, and many other gewgaws. Along with these, we may also collect natural objects such as seeds and nuts, pebbles, and shells, as well as interesting bits of beach glass or driftwood and other found articles. Oftentimes these things give us pleasure because, aside from being colorful or whimsical, they convey some special symbolism or serve as mementos. However, if you’ve just been allowing them to accumulate in a junk drawer, you can take them to a new level of use, since these objects, or fetishes, have a traditional role in divination.
Date: 2008-07-17
Music and music-making are some of the earliest forms of magic. The use of drumming to raise energies, either those of the spirit world or those of the participants to power the magic, is evident in almost all societies around the world. Likewise the use of vocal sounds to harmonize with the Elements and the divine is a very ancient tradition. This is not surprising when you think of the...
Date: 2008-07-16
In our modern world we’ve become used to thinking of our body as a purely physical mechanical wonder, and when something is wrong we expect to "fix it" the same way we get our car fixed when it malfunctions. Sure, if we break a leg we have to "fix it" with a mechanical repair job often involving steel pins and varieties of cement. And if we develop pneumonia, we "fix it" with an antibiotic. We...
Date: 2008-07-16
I once read that a whopping one hundred million Americans make New Year’s resolutions. That means that each year, about one-third of the US population gears up for the challenging work of self-improvement. Imagine all of this effort spent on facing our own stubborn selves, who often have one or both of our feet firmly planted in the mud. To make it more difficult, our culture is efficient and...
Date: 2008-07-16
Most of us desire love, whether we openly admit it or not. Our pursuit and longing to be known and loved for who we are is, in part, our quest for wholeness. Finding our soul mate is as much about discovering our own soul as it is about looking for our beloved. But what is love? Is it a feeling? A belief? Something physical? We say we love chocolate, time off, new cars and sunny days, and then...
Date: 2008-07-16
“Is a Leo man good for a Capricorn woman?” “How does a Virgo go with a Gemini?” Or perhaps — “How did a beautiful relationship that seemed so right go so wrong?” If you’ve ever pondered questions like these, you’ll love Llewellyn’s new title, Star Guide to Guys. This book is for every woman, from the one who likes to read her horoscope to the serious student of astrology. There’s no confusing...
Date: 2008-07-16
When you discuss Kabbalah with someone one of three things usually happens: they ask if you are Jewish, mention Madonna, or their eyes glaze over. It is also common for all three to occur. This is in large part due to the fact that for over a century, self-described kabbalists have been their own worst enemy when it comes to making the existence of kabbalah known outside of a small circle of...
Date: 2008-07-16
There are so many paths for Witches, Wiccans, and Pagans, that the concept of some sort of universal truth seems almost impossible—almost! And if you could discover this information, how do you make it understandable, practical, and usable by Pagans all over the world? There is a myth that thousands of years ago, secret wisdom was stored in pictures. Why not turn that myth into a reality?...
Date: 2008-07-16
A brilliant cut diamond may have dozens or even hundreds of facets. To get to know the entire diamond, however, you have to know each of those facets. Similarly, if you wish to receive inspiration from the Goddess, you may find the easiest approach is to learn about each of Her various facets—the many faces of the Goddess. Renowned goddess artist Kris Waldherr has provided an amazing and...
Date: 2008-07-16
“See how Janus appears first in my song to announce a happy year for you.”—OvidIt’s January again, dear reader. What does this mean to you? Do you eagerly create resolutions to ring in a year of growth and change, or do you detach yourself from this silly pursuit, knowing that there is nothing special about January 1st that makes it any easier? The act of welcoming in a new year dates back four...
Date: 2008-07-16
A ritual is simply a repeated pattern of doing something. Magical rituals repeat formats that have been shown to be effective in the past. Seasonal rituals are those that repeat stories and practices of the past. One of the most common rituals for this time of the year is when we sit down, make a list, and ask ourselves, "What am I going to give my friends and relatives?"There are expensive...
Date: 2008-07-16
Every year we write about the joys of Yule that brighten the season: creative gift-giving ideas, the burning of the Yule Log, the festive boughs of fir and holly—and of course, much-needed ways to de-stress after all the holiday madness. But can Yule be done differently, with a different focus? How can we celebrate the Winter Solstice in a way that might enrich us even more?Here are a couple...
Date: 2008-07-16
Yes, Samhain is a beautiful and reverent holiday for witches, Wiccans, and Pagans. It's a time to remember our loved ones by setting them an extra spot at the dinner table; a time to do divination while the veil between worlds is thin; a time to meditate on the descent of Inanna or Persephone into the Underworld. Samhain is, without a doubt, the witches' holiday. It's even our new year! Yet...
Date: 2008-07-16
Your life is filled with all kinds of symbols. Some are so familiar you don't even have to think about them! We all recognize a stop sign, even if it says Alto!, because of the octagonal shape. You probably recognize the cross, five and six pointed stars, and other religious symbols. The skull and crossbones is a universal symbol for poison. Astrology is an art and science built upon ancient...
Date: 2008-07-16
Think about the idea of emotional freedom. Let it really sink in and evoke your imagination. What does it personally mean to you? Perhaps it means gaining independence by ending a draining relationship, finding complete happiness within rather than from misleading external sources, or discovering the confidence that comes from knowing you have everything you need. Once you know what this means to...
Date: 2008-07-16
Summer, for me, is a time to read books for enjoyment, as well as for learning. Usually we are busy with family, with vacations, and with soaking up all the good things summer has to offer. It's a time to relax your studious habits and develop a broader view of astrology. This summer you have a number of choices of books to keep you interested. You can add to what you already know about...
Date: 2008-07-16
The title of this column is taken from the musical Cabaret, where the words are used in a song that heralds the coming of Nazi power. What I mean by it is that many concepts once considered weird are now mainstream. Mystical Christianity and Gnosticism are popular in books and movies. The ancient “law of attraction” has taken the world by storm by calling it a "secret." Concepts of quantum...
Date: 2008-07-16
I love my cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. —Jean Cocteau My two cats are pretty smart cookies. I've come to see them as cute and furry domestic antennae. It never fails that when something, anything is new or out of place, they see it, track it, swat at it, or sit on it before I even notice that it's there. In fact, I've come to I think they have...
Date: 2008-07-16
We live in a world that tends to define things in binary opposition — good and evil, right and wrong, young and old, male and female, etc. On one hand, you could argue that duality simplifies our life by putting everything into neat categories. On the other hand, separating ideas, people and values by their opposite also sets up an antagonistic stance. If you aren’t in my group, you must be...
Date: 2008-07-16
As with many of Llewellyn’s authors, I frequently travel to give workshops and lectures. Over the past few years I have been to New York and California, Florida and Washington State, and to many places between. I’ve given workshops in Hawaii and Switzerland. As I write this I have most recently given workshops in Connecticut and northern California. One of the most common questions I receive...
Date: 2008-07-15
As summer begins to wane, we begin to harvest what we have sown. Lammas, or Lughnasadh, celebrated on August 1, honors the first harvest. Perhaps all summer you’ve been growing fruits, vegetables, or a little herb garden. You can’t wait to share your bounty with others. But before you put your harvest to use… how do you appropriately gather that which you’ve tended for so long, in a way that...
Date: 2008-07-15
As summer solstice approaches, life is abounding with one of the best-known Sun ingresses into the sign, Cancer. Can you feel the change in the air? I know I can. We welcome in summer with the full moon on June 18th, signifying the culmination of energy, ending another 28-day cycle of evolution. Soon, the new moon in Cancer will be upon us, a time of new beginnings and new projects. However,...
Date: 2008-07-15
When it comes to what we eat, this country is in something of an interesting mess. The convenience and efficiency of the big stores seems to have triumphed over nutrition and taste, making food just another colorful package we shop for alongside toiletries, lampshades, and clothes. At the same time, something else is happening, proving that food means much more to us on a deeper level. Memoirs...
Date: 2008-07-15
There are many things to gripe about when it comes to looking back on the 2004 presidential election, but I always felt my temperature rise most sharply when one particular insult was being gratuitously, and by both parties, used—the comment that someone was a “waffler.” It made my skin crawl, partly because it’s such a silly word for both a candidate and a party with which to associate...
Date: 2008-07-07
2012 has been cited as being "the end of the world as we know it," at least as predicted by Mayan prophecy. Just what does this mean, and why 2012? James Endredy, author of Beyond 2012, explains. 
Date: 2008-06-30
How can we create a sustainable world? Are we doomed to extinction, or is there hope? Clea Danaan, author of Sacred Land, believes we can craft a new world, one garden at a time.
Date: 2008-06-30
“My husband is not a bad person, it's just that I think somewhere out there is someone better suited for him—we are very different in many ways, and I can no longer pretend to be happy and totally in love with him. My question is, where does the Wiccan religion stand on this type of problem? Is there some way of handling this without hurting him? I need to know that I am not doing the wrong thing...
Date: 2008-06-17
We kicked-off July with the New Moon in Cancer on July 2nd, making this the perfect month to begin new projects at home and deepen our connections to family and friends. As Cancer is the sign of all things domestic, this is an excellent time to host that dinner party you've been dreaming about or get going on the woodworking project you've set aside. The energy in the air is likely to provide an...
Date: 2008-06-16
Every so often in life something happens which makes you stop and take stock of life. An event, perhaps small, perhaps large, comes along and forces the mind to take a pause from daily concerns, to reassess priorities and to re-evaluate ourselves. Kate West, author of The Real Witches' Craft and The Real Witches' Handbook, discusses her journey of looking back and moving forward.
Date: 2008-06-09
Z. Budapest, author of Summoning the Fates, talks about the the meeting of feminism and witchcraft in the US, the turbulence of the Sixties, and her own personal journey with the Fates.
Date: 2008-05-28
Gemini is the natural third zodiacal sign, associated with Mercury, and related to the hands and arms. Born under this sign, you possess intellectual curiosity and are fond of talking, gesticulating. In the kitchen you are active and quick; you experiment, and you are conscious of what close relatives think of your culinary concoctions…You love change, travel, variety; you are restless and...
Date: 2008-04-15
Writing on parchment, brewing a magical concoction in a cauldron over an open flame, hand-dipping wax candles to use during ritual…so romantic. But do today’s Pagans actually have the time or inclination for such old-fashioned workings? The great thing about witchcraft is that it’s both ancient and modern. You can fully embrace historical practices while staying grounded in our present-day...
Date: 2008-03-24
Astrology can be understood in many ways, since it is a multifaceted subject. On a very deep level, we can learn what our spiritual, archetypal or mythical astrology path should be, once we better understand the symbolism and deep inner meaning of our Rising Sign. By taking a look at our Rising Sign and understanding the deep inner meaning attached, we may understand a bit better what our life path is.
Date: 2008-02-28
Now here is something you don't see every day: a tonic that revitalizes energy and perks up weather-beaten hair—all in one. This spring tonic enhances hair color, brings gray from dingy to golden—and does the same for our spirit. It also brings depth to dark brown and black hair, lifts mood, relaxes anxiety, serves as an internal cleanser or a uterine tonic, gently stabilizes...
Date: 2008-01-28
There’s something special about anime and manga. Once they were a form of animation and comic books found almost exclusively in Japan, and now they can be found in households all across the globe. These aren’t a bunch of cartoons for little kids, nor are they simple comic books with plentyof pictures and lacking plots. You could say there’s something, well, magickal about them.
Date: 2008-01-14
The earth is a very strange and wonderful place. It gives us so much in our daily lives, but most of the time we simply do not see what a gift it truly is. The earth has given us a place of creation, where we can create all the things we have dreamed of and beyond. Are we truy creating an earth of magick and power, and if so, how can that magick and power survive?
Date: 2008-01-01
Midnight Ink author G. M. Malliet's first novel, Death of a Cozy Writer...
Date: 2007-12-17
Two years ago, Ly de Angeles collaborated on Pagan Visions for a Sustainable Future. Since then, has anything changed? Have pagans come together to change the world?
Date: 2007-12-03
The Moon influences almost every area of life on earth. Its gravitational pull causes the ocean’s tides. Its electro-magnetic influence affects the way we think and feel. Know and understand how the Moon affects you, so that you can plan for the best!
Date: 2007-11-12
"As if on cue, just when I am beginning to think that shamanism is the ground from which all religions spring, along comes this book. I cannot imagine a book that would be more helpful to me in thinking through this important subject." --Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions New Worlds* of Shamanism An essay-review of Dr. Roger Walsh’s The World of Shamanism by Carl Llewellyn...
Date: 2007-10-02
Todos podemos desarrollar el poder de sanar, es cuestión de aprender cómo hacerlo. La oración es una de las fuentes de salud y bienestar más grandes que existen, sólo se necesita mucha fe y la intención de ayudar, ya sea a uno mismo o a los demás. Aprenda cómo a sanar a través del poder milagroso de la oración.
Date: 2007-10-01
As we move forward in our lives and closer to the New Year, how can we reinforce our spirituality through our mind, body, and spirit? How are we connected to our own new beginnings?
Date: 2007-07-09
The tremendous wave of interest that followed publication, and then the movie, of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code left a lot of excitement, and some confusion, in its wake. There is no doubt that while some questions regarding Da Vinci remain unanswered, others can be addressed. We learn from geniuses such as Da Vinci and build upon their knowledge and their example. The Da Vinci Tarot, with its imagery drawn from Da Vinci’s artwork and the many sketches and writings of his notebooks, is one such example.
Date: 2007-06-11
While the planets are all big players in our astrological interpretations, there are some other objects that also play a pivotal role. One of these is Fortuna, ruled by the Goddess of Fate and Fortune. Isabelle Ghaneh tells us how its position can affect our charts, for good or for bad.
Date: 2007-06-04
Regardless of their seemingly superficial content, dreams carry the messages of the collective unconscious. Any mundane intent and action that honors the dream state increases the clarity and the flow of these messages. Crocheting a dream pillow is an ideal way to focus your intent just before dozing off.
Date: 2007-05-21
Making your own incense is a powerful method of infusing magickal practice with personal intent. Enodia Black outlines some of the most effective contributions to incense recipes, and gives invaluable tips and techniques to those interested in crafting their own magickal scents.
Date: 2007-05-02
Nothing causes your heart to beat faster than a powerful romantic or sexual relationship! Astrologers get more questions about romance than just about anything else, so you need the best techniques to analyze charts with partnerships in mind. In this column you can read about three different facets of astrology that you can use to explore relationships—past, present, and future. Not an astrologer? Skip to the section on Ex-Relationships.
Date: 2007-04-16
Are you getting Witchy Update for the first time? If so, you may have signed up at PantheaCon, and we thank you for your interest. If you've never heard of PantheaCon, it's a great Pagan festival held indoors in San Jose, California - yes, in February it can get a little chilly even in San Jose! But I love it because it doesn't require me to sleep in a tent - I've always been a city girl at...
Date: 2006-12-11
Christopher Penczak, author of The Mystic Foundation, discusses the greatest spiritual blessing and greatest spiritual curse of our time, and offers a meditation exercise to work with the five elements and find balance in your life.
Date: 2006-12-04
Karen Glasgow shares a festive pattern for a handmade, Yule-inspired Tarot spread cloth. It's perfect as a special divinatory gift for a friend, and does wonders as a crafty project to help you bring the holiday cheer to your home.
Date: 2006-11-20
Renowned Astrologer Maria Shaw (Soul Mates & Hot Dates) gives detailed information on what to look forward to (and what to be aware of) when Jupiter transits Sagittarius later this month.
Date: 2006-10-11
How can you learn to make the best planning and scheduling decisions to reach your goals? Read more to discover why Timing is the Key to Success.
Date: 2006-09-11
Harness the energies of planets and other celestial bodies by crafting your own unique set of cosmic runes, with patterns, photos, and runic descriptions from author and creator Karen Glasgow.
Date: 2006-09-04
What does Pluto's new status as a dwarf planet mean for Astrology? Astrologer and author Philip Brown (Cosmic Trends) examines the impact of this revelation on modern astrology and the inter-relationships of the planets, and discusses its possible effect on personal birthcharts.
Date: 2006-08-01
Aries El año comenzará muy bien para ti con Marte, tu regente directo en tu casa de posesiones y Júpiter, el benefactor del zodiaco influenciando tu sector laboral y tu vida sexual al mismo tiempo. Vaya que el 2005 te ...
Date: 2006-07-31
With patterns and clear instructions, Karen Glasgow offers a crafty and divine tool to help organize your favorite magical books and magazines.
Date: 2006-07-26
La Magia de las Frutas y los Vegetales por Mario Jiménez-Castillo y Martha Graniello-Russo obtuvo el 3er lugar como mejor libro para la salud otorgado por El Libro Latino y el Festival Familiar
Date: 2006-07-26
Ser Angelical por Mabel Iam obtuvo el premio al mejor libro de auto-ayuda otorgado por International Latino Books Awards
Date: 2006-07-03
I have a dark confession to make. I have been a mother for 20 years now, and I am not perfect. My mother and grandmother were not perfect either, although according to the family joke, we are all "almost" perfect! In fact, I don't know anyone ...
Date: 2006-05-01
I have three special girlfriends known as The Posse. Each of us brings her own unique personality to our group. Stylish and sophisticated, Tracy possesses a strong opinion about every topic imaginable. Holly is blessed with a sharp intellect and ...
Date: 2006-04-25
Beltane, or May Eve, is one of the most important holidays in the pagan year. It is seen oftentimes as equal to Samhain, its opposite festival in the calendar, as both days are noted for the thinning of the veil that separates this world from the otherworld. However, where Samhain celebrates death, Beltane celebrates life and growth, manifested this time of year by fruit and flower. The hallmark of Beltane is fertility, and it is said that in ancient times peasants would light Beltane bonfires and make love in the fields to promote a good growing season through sympathetic magic. However, Beltane isn't only about sexual union, but rather the union of all opposites, and the new things that are created through that union. To get in touch with the fertile flavor of the season, try this simple incantation from Timothy Roderick's
Date: 2006-03-01
The Llewellyn Tarot, our signature tarot deck based on Welsh mythology, is published. ...
Date: 2006-02-01
Llewellyn creates its second fiction imprint: Flux, young adult fiction that is independent, provocative, and original. Both Midnight Ink and Flux publish critically acclaimed and award-winning titles, including Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles, which makes the New York Times bestseller list. ...
Date: 2006-01-16
“Look within, within is the fountain of good...” --Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and philosopher (121-180 C.E.) Our television screens show the continual violence, death and destruction erupting around the modern world. The carnage ...
Date: 2006-01-01
Bill Krause is named Publisher at Llewellyn. Carl Weschcke remains at the helm of the company as Chairman. ...
Date: 2005-10-20
Can you call a man your uncle if he died before you were born? Well, I was never quite sure about that, but with Uncle Eddie, I called him my uncle anyway, probably because that is what my grandmother always called him whenever she spoke to me ...
Date: 2005-10-17
Create your Erotic and Perfect Mandala Magic circles or mandala are symbols that form part of the knowledge you need to access the magic of eroticism. According to Tantric philosophy, once upon a time, the gods found an unnamed energy which ...
Date: 2005-09-12
Teens are often misguided when they first learn about Wicca, believing that a mentor or coven is needed to jump start their practice. This is far from the case, in fact many young people start as a solitary practitioner researching the path on his ...
Date: 2005-09-01
Over the years I have been blessed with many good friends, but let me tell you something about just one of them — one who many of you also know because he has written a couple dozen books, has lectured and taught in this country and abroad for ...
Date: 2005-09-01
Bruce Gernon’s fantastic voyage in the Bermuda Triangle lasted only half an hour. But it was an experience that changed his life and eventually led to the discovery of a new theory about why planes and ships sometimes disappear on calm, sunny days ...
Date: 2005-09-01
Animals Divine Tarot is my way of honoring the very creatures that inspire my art and writing. It is my hope that they can help inspire you in new, exciting ways. The animals are there to help guide you through some of your most pressing questions. ...
Date: 2005-09-01
When most people think of holistic health, numerology doesn’t spring to mind. I know I didn’t think of numerology as a part of a balanced healing regime. At first glance, one wants to relegate numerology to simple fortune telling and associate it ...
Date: 2005-09-01
When the lights are turned off, sheets tucked in and you drift into deep sleep, everything seems to be suspended. This is the time when your innermost desires and fears — those that you won’t recognize in your waking life — are unleashed. Do you ...
Date: 2005-09-01
Our modern celebration of Halloween, with its spooky decorations and candy-munching kids, is a long way from the ancient Celtic holiday known as Samhain. Generally agreed by historians to be the origin of our Halloween tradition, Samhain marked the ...
Date: 2005-08-01
En Llewellyn estamos orgullosos de anunciar que Migene González-Wippler recibió el Latino Book Award 2005 al mejor libro religioso con su obra Keys to the kingdom: Jesús and the mystic Kabbalah, en la categoría libros de no ficción escritos en inglés.
Date: 2005-07-04
Did you know that inside of yourself you have a hidden reservoir of limitless energy and power so strong that it can make miracles commonplace and be harnessed for health, energy, vitality, and dynamic living? Well, you do, and I will show you how ...
Date: 2005-07-01
If you are a new or intermediate tarot reader, doing readings for yourself or your friends, romance readings will probably be a mainstay of your tarot practice. Everyone wants to know when love is in the cards. Romance readings are fun — and you ...
Date: 2005-07-01
Abundant energy and vibrant health; it’s what we all crave. If we have the means, we’ll go to great lengths and pay hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars searching for the “power-packed treatment” or “magic pill” that will change our lives. In our ...
Date: 2005-05-02
If we are to solve problems, from those confined to a single individual to those afflicting whole nations, we must learn how to identify and break out of restrictive mindsets... In other words, we must learn how to keep an open mind – one of the most ...
Date: 2005-05-01
When I was a kid, fascinated with the Occult and spirituality, my friends and teachers often referred to me as “mystical” as if it were a handicap — something I needed to “grow out of.” I suppose I did grow out of it to some extent because I was ...
Date: 2005-05-01
The idea for Spellcaster: Seven Ways to Effective Magic was born from a thread about magic, generated by British and American friends on the email discussion group Witchcraft UK. Those of us taking part in the discussion — myself, Morgana ...
Date: 2005-05-01
When it rains, it pours, doesn’t it? We usually have lots of exciting things happening in tarot, but in this issue there are some exceptionally unique things available. Need some variety? There are lots of ways to use tarot cards … for ...
Date: 2005-05-01
Do any of these comments sound familiar? • A rude acquaintance rolls her eyes and scoffs, “Tarot? Do you actually believe in that crap?” • A friend or family member smiles sympathetically and says, “I don’t really understand what you see in ...
Date: 2005-05-01
It is often said that it is the Fool who begins the journey of the Tarot, and much like the Fool, my journey really began when I ran away from home. Well, that is what I often tell my friends in a sensational manner. Instead what this involved was ...
Date: 2005-05-01
When I first was introduced to astrology, I wasn’t exactly inspired by the subject. At that time I was more interested in Tarot and numerology. Within a short time, however, I found that astrology was the more compelling topic, with Tarot ranking a ...
Date: 2005-05-01
Writing for the Astrology Made Easy series has been a joy. Writing Mapping Your Sex Life was a trip, as I truly do believe that astrology can help you in every area of your life, so why not your sex life? When I say that I am a Sun sign Scorpio, ...
Date: 2005-05-01
One of the headlines on the British news web site I happened to be reading the day I sat down to write this column was “Declassified Reports of UFO Sightings Reveal 88 Sightings Last Year.” The article, originally appearing in The Independent, ...
Date: 2005-05-01
It’s not unusual for a person to believe in reincarnation nowadays. In fact, it’s almost become commonplace, especially in the Shirley MacLaine/ Oprah Winfrey age we life in. What is unusual, however, is for an evangelical, fundamentalist ...
Date: 2005-05-01
When I realized at the age of eight that I was receiving information from animals (mental pictures), my first impression was that it was normal. Soon after, when I shared my experiences with others, I found that they considered me crazy; some even ...
Date: 2005-04-18
Anyone can do magic. You don’t have to be able to dance to raise energy. You don’t need an eagle’s eyesight to have psychic visions. People with physical handicaps are fully capable of performing ritual, casting spells, and celebrating the ...
Date: 2005-04-04
Recent years have ushered in a growing popularity of the use of runes in divination, magic, and meditation. This increase in popularity is reflected in the vast array of rune sets that are available for purchase. Walk into any metaphysical shop or ...
Date: 2005-03-14
Center your mind with each stitch that you take. Focus your intent toward the reality that you wish to make. With yarn and with hook, the story you'll tell. Stitch by stitch you have created a spell. Spell casting can be thought of as an ...
Date: 2005-03-01
Llewellyn is pleased to announce that we will be moving our downtown St. Paul riverfront offices to a custom built facility in Woodbury, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. The company plans to move into the new space in July 2005. President Carl L. Weschcke enthusiastically hales the new location in Woodbury as “opening a new chapter” for Llewellyn’s growing book business. “Books are the...
Date: 2005-03-01
What in all of heaven and Earth do Cottage Witchery and Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ have in common? Spiritual Self-Help. Or we could speak of personal religion or of mysticism. The point is that both of these books provide information and guidance ...
Date: 2005-03-01
It is the time of year when most of us will be thinking about money because we will be preparing income tax returns. As we consider the facts about income and how it is managed, we often find ourselves thinking about the time and energy we put into ...
Date: 2005-03-01
We live in an image-conscious, materialistic society. Many people measure success in terms of money — what it can buy, the size of their home, cars in the garage, places they travel and schools their children attend. There is a clear, if albeit ...
Date: 2005-03-01
Have you seen the movie White Noise? This popular film stars Michael Keaton as an architect who suddenly loses his wife. Grief-stricken, he’s contacted by someone who claims to be receiving messages from his wife through the anomaly known as ...
Date: 2005-02-14
When I became a professional astrologer almost thirteen years ago, I wanted to specialize but didn’t know which subject area to focus upon. So I let the universe decide. As calls came in and my business grew, it became obvious I was meant to do ...
Date: 2005-02-01
Llewellyn creates its first fiction imprint: Midnight Ink, a diverse line of mystery titles that includes cozies, amateur sleuth novels, and soft and medium-boiled suspense novels. ...
Date: 2005-01-31
Has Hollywood gone paranormal? Go to a theater or turn on your TV and you’ll find a housewife medium who solves crimes, psychics with talk shows, psychic detectives, pet psychics, a teenager who talks to God, and a chilling movie that is ...
Date: 2005-01-01
FATE Magazine is sold to Phyllis Galde, editor-in-chief of Galde Press and longtime editor of FATE. ...
Date: 2005-01-01
I have a theory that “hauntings” happens most often in houses that “turn inward.” By that I mean that the architecture of the house is such that one lives within the walls and rarely pays attention to what goes on outside. And that's the way most ...
Date: 2005-01-01
I moved into the old Summit Avenue Mansion in 1962 and lived there for about 15 years. Built in the late 1800’s by a timber and railroad magnate, it was a great old house of thick red sandstone, towers and chimneys, a spectacular north-facing ...
Date: 2004-11-15
Writing is, in my experience, a powerful tool for transformation and a way of bringing many disparate folk together around the soul-fire of one’s personal vision. It is a way to share ideas in a stimulating way that the reader may dip into at will - ...
Date: 2004-11-01
One of the things I have commented upon in my writing is that for some practitioners, certain aspects of the Kabalah and ceremonial magick are very “left-brained.” These practices, which are a focus for some people, though logical and well thought ...
Date: 2004-11-01
As a young child, in my native Puerto Rico, I lived most of my life under the towering power of the Catholic Church. I attended Mass and took Holy Communion every Sunday. I went to confessions on Saturday evenings, accompanied by my mother and other ...
Date: 2004-11-01
The steady rhythm of an ancient pulse beats deep at the core of our spirits, a sacred tempo that carries with it time immemorial when our ancestors honored, through daily ritual, the great Spirit of shadow and light. Many of us have tried to reclaim ...
Date: 2004-11-01
Through yoga, I first had exposure to the Eastern traditions of spirituality. At the time though, I didn’t think of it as spiritual. I was looking for a form of exercise that didn’t involve lifting heavy weights or spending hours on a treadmill. I ...
Date: 2004-11-01
Everyone has had dreams of this sort: wandering through a familiar house, when a doorway, previously unnoticed, appears at the end of a hall or in the corner of a room. The door leads to a larger room, both strangely familiar and unknown. One ...
Date: 2004-09-01
Some of you are probably a bit confused by why I would be wishing you a happy New Year in the middle of autumn. Others of you are probably saying to yourself, “well, duh, she’s talking about Samhain;” which, of course, I am. We’ve all heard that ...
Date: 2004-09-01
The tarot is a wonderful tool to help us unlock the answers to life that we are seeking. It has been used for hundreds of years by people all over the world as a guide to the past, present and future. The tarot can help us see things in a different ...
Date: 2004-08-30
The busy pace of the Western world keeps most of us stressed out and off balance – moving us at breakneck speed from one activity to another, and pushing us through an endless schedule of outside obligations. This frantic pace takes a toll on our ...
Date: 2004-07-06
Llewellyn Español galardonado por la Organización Latino Literacy Now Llewellyn Español fue condecorado por la Organización Latino Literacy Now en la sexta entrega de los premios Latino book Awards. El premio fue otorgado por el titulo ...
Date: 2004-07-01
Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo and Conjuring with Herbs is a compilation of songs, recipes, tricks (spells), rituals, art and folklore inspired by the magical path of Hoodoo. This innovative guide provides readers with ways to mark ...
Date: 2004-07-01
Each year, right around August, I start to wonder if I’ve taken enough advantage of the summer. Living in Minnesota, summer months are painfully short and I like to get in as much activity as I can while the sun is still shining. No time can be ...
Date: 2004-07-01
Wars often bring about the greatest technical innovations and advances. Similarly, personal crisis and heartache can lead to the best spiritual discoveries. This was the case as I worked out the processes for my latest book, Magical ...
Date: 2004-07-01
The world is full of miracles, but most people, except believers in magic such as poets and children, are too busy to notice. Walt Whitman and my granddaughter, Eden, provided the necessary inspiration. One afternoon, Eden and I watched a monarch ...
Date: 2004-06-21
The mind of man is capable of anything – because everything is in it, all the past as well as the future. ~Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness Most people think of the brain and the mind as being one and the same thing. Doctors, scientists ...
Date: 2004-05-31
The story of Goddess Signs Myths and legends have always fascinated me, and my favorite legends were always those involving the ancient Gods and Goddesses. As a child, I would rush to the library to get the latest books on the gods. It didn’t ...
Date: 2004-05-01
Simplicity in life is a complex paradox, with seemingly never ending disagreements, differing opinions, dissenting philosophies, emotional manipulations, and even physical confrontations. Some people seem to not only instigate this adversarial ...
Date: 2004-05-01
Handfastings and marriages occur the year round, but there is something about the summer months that especially calls lovers to pledge themselves to one another in multitudes. What is it exactly? Does the blossoming and blooming of nature call us to ...
Date: 2004-05-01
Our new book, Egyptian Paganism for Beginners, has been written to address the need for a book which would introduce newcomers to this form of Paganism with some basic practices for daily devotions, while at the same time giving some insight into ...
Date: 2004-05-01
I have always been fascinated by the wonder of myth and the stories of the ancient Gods and Goddesses. One of the reasons I began to study astrology in the first place was my attraction to this area and the interrelationship of astrology to the ...
Date: 2004-05-01
In Ghana, they say, “It is better to bring luck than to be handsome.” In America, we don’t often think about bringing luck to our friends and loved ones; however, something we can do to spread blessings and good feelings is treat them to simple ...
Date: 2004-05-01
Our first healers are from the world of plants. In the primitive societies ministered by the shaman and wise one, early humans learned to cure by using plants. Even today, the basis of our pharmaceuticals comes from the plant kingdom. Modern science ...
Date: 2004-04-19
When I was writing Amulets and Talismans for Beginners, a friend commented that it would have to be of historic interest only, as no one used them nowadays. He hadn’t noticed all the people who wear astrological pendants, ankhs, St. Christopher ...
Date: 2004-03-17
La astrología es una de las ciencias más antiguas aprendidas por la humanidad. Sus tempranos orígenes se pueden trazar en cuatro regiones principales: Egipto, El Valle del Indo, China y América Central. Alrededor del año 3000 a. de C., los sumerios ...
Date: 2004-03-15
“The Mysteries” . . . we generally think of these in relation to the ancient initiatory rites of Greece and Rome; the Eleusinian Mysteries, the Orphic, the Phrygian, the Mithraic, plus the Egyptian, Tibetan, and others. Yet the term could as well be ...
Date: 2004-02-09
Drink the spilt blood from a honey thigh. But soon! That time may find us in pieces but together, in an embrace, mouths shattered and souls bitten by love. - adapted from Federico Garcia Lorca. The father of the vampire Dracula, the Vampire ...
Date: 2004-01-01
Greetings to all, and happy New Year. May this year be one of grand adventures, unexpected joy, and much-longedfor peace. In our September/October issue, I wrote about the Reader’s Studio, a wonderful tarot conference held in New York this past ...
Date: 2004-01-01
It all started when I was very young. For some reason, I was sure there was a land in the Atlantic Ocean called Atlantis. I can remember my mother telling me I was wrong and finally showing me on a map that there was no such place. From that ...
Date: 2003-12-03
In ancient times there were mystery schools dedicated to helping initiates explore the mysteries of life. These schools flourished in places such as Egypt, Tibet, and Persia, and were believed to have their roots in Atlantis. It was here that ...
Date: 2003-11-01
Alchemy is both the most mysterious and most misunderstood of sciences, yet also the most clearly articulated. Alchemy is the science and technology of transformation—whether of matter or of psyche, of body or of spirit. It is the very essence of ...
Date: 2003-11-01
If you are feeling let down after the holidays, here are three wonderful books and techniques to help restore balance and healing for 2004 and the rest of your life. Each system can be completely self-taught, and they are all safe, easy, and very ...
Date: 2003-11-01
Everyone falls in love with music sooner or later. For one, it might be the time at grandpa’s when someone put on Buddy Holly and the whole family danced like crazy. For another, it might be the roar of the crowd and the wail of the guitars at her ...
Date: 2003-10-30
Planetary Hours: the Method and the Magick for Quick Timing Decisions Success often depends on being “in the right place at the right time.” How often have you heard that said? Is it luck, or something more? Obviously, having a tool to predict ...
Date: 2003-10-23
Diana’s Astrology Continues to Work Even since her tragic death in 1997, Princess Diana’s astrology chart has continued to move forward by solar arc, and transits continue to contact the chart as well. Her story continues to captivate audiences ...
Date: 2003-09-26
Hallowe'en Growing up in Dublin - Jennifer Meier What comes into your mind when you think of Samhain? No matter what pictures or memories you have, I can imagine none are quite like mine. Maybe I'm being naive, maybe Hallowe'en is the same around ...
Date: 2003-09-25
The UFO phenomenon is extraordinarily complex, however the main focus is undeniably face-to-face encounters or the onboard UFO experience. Still, when people think of these types of close encounters, they often assume that the experience is a ...
Date: 2003-09-01
It is autumn here in Texas, the days still impossibly hot, midday thunderstorms waging war with the waning sun over the hill country. The air is singing the praises of the approaching season of Water, and I can feel life stirring in the wind even as ...
Date: 2003-09-01
Incense is present on virtually every altar. From Aztec to Roman to ancient Chinese cultures, the use of incense is older than written history. In the modern world of meditation, magick, and ritual, incense is still a key component. Yet, synthetic ...
Date: 2003-09-01
When magicians get philosophical, they often move to the discussion of the very nature of magick. What is mag-ick? How is it different from anything else? The answer to the first question usually comes through definition. There are many definitions ...
Date: 2003-09-01
“To speak the name of the dead is to make them live again.” —Ancient Egyptian inscription Many of us keenly feel the absence of ritual in modern life and recognize the emptiness that results from daily routines lacking in color or meaning. It ...
Date: 2003-09-01
I was sitting on the bed, totally relaxed one sunny Sunday afternoon. Two Siamese cats were stretched out, contentedly purring by my side. A wren was happily singing outside in a nearby tree. I was leisurely cutting strips of cloth for a project. ...
Date: 2003-08-29
Editor's note: This week's article is a sneak peek into Noel Tyl's forthcoming cookbook, The Sophisticated Gourmet (publication date March 2004.) Whether it's the Greatest Baked Potato in the World, Filet Mignon for an Etruscan Queen, or ...
Date: 2003-08-22
The Tarot cards have had a checkered past. They have been used for card games, fortune-telling (based on the idea of inexorable fate), serial art projects by people such as Salvador Dali, background structures in novels, symbolism in mysticism, ...
Date: 2003-08-15
Ashe African shamans, warriors, hunters, and healers all employ the power of ashe to accomplish the task at hand. There is a venerable history that is not very prominent in general literature about the deft skill with which these specialized ...
Date: 2003-07-01
When Christine Jette finished the manuscript for Tarot Shadow Work in 1999, she didn’t believe she could write one more thing about tarot and the shadow. She was wrong. Time having passed, Christine Jette details how to use all 78 cards of the Tarot for shadow work.
Date: 2003-07-01
I have read Tarot for years and in many interesting circumstances, but one instance sticks in my mind because of its outcome and the philosophical questions raised by my position as seer. As I explained to my querent that the Death card in the ...
Date: 2003-07-01
Being a medium and connecting people with their loved ones in spirit, I am often asked if those in Heaven are truly aware of what goes on here. Be it a birthday, a wedding, the birth of a baby, or a holiday, people want to know if spirits are ...
Date: 2003-07-01
Like the phoenix for which I am named, The New Book of Magical Names arose from the ashes of its old self as a whole new being. After the first edition (with the title The Complete Book of Magical Names) appeared, I had the luxury of time—six ...
Date: 2003-07-01
Many people use the term karma without truly understanding what it means. “It’s my karma to be poor,” they say. Or instead of poor they say “ill” or “lonely.” In doing this they make karma appear to be the same as fate. It is not. In fact, the ...
Date: 2003-07-01
I was always a voracious reader. Throughout most of my childhood, the local library had a limit on the number of books you could check out at any one time, and you had to return them within two weeks. I would always check out the limit and always ...
Date: 2003-07-01
Polarity Magic: The Secret History of Western Religion (well some of its secret history anyway!) is in effect a summary of the research notes and our magical diaries that Wendy Berg and I complied over a period of about four years. It represents a ...
Date: 2003-07-01
The Book Speaks I believe that each book has a distinct personality. Many years ago a wonderful psychic told me that I could develop the ability to learn about a book merely by placing my hands on it. I don’t think she meant that I could know all ...
Date: 2003-06-27
Because The Art of Spiritual Healing was the first book I edited at Llewellyn and because I was so interested in alternative healing (I try to avoid allopathic medicine if at all possible), it made a profound impact on my life. It shaped my ...
Date: 2003-06-19
Candles have a long and interesting history in religious worship, magic and folklore. They light the way to the sacred; they dispel the forces of darkness; they are associated with ghosts and the dead; they can find buried treasure; and they play ...
Date: 2003-06-16
A little less than every two years on average Mars conjoins Uranus, and when that combination of explosive force and targeted energy meet, often all hell breaks loose in the period surrounding. A good example is the conjunction of August 17, ...
Date: 2003-05-30
Is gematria a valid and useful technique for investigating anything, or is it nothing but mental exercise? If it is useful, can it apply to anything other than Hebrew scripture? Is it even taking things too far to apply it to the Aramaic of the ...
Date: 2003-05-15
The Language of Symbols Symbols are a silent and potent language which reaches our conscious awareness through the agency of subconsciousness, rising on wings of spirit from the deepest parts of our being as messengers from our soul. The common ...
Date: 2003-05-15
Before buying crystals and gemstones, it’s a good idea to plan how you are going to use them. Over time, you may want to build up a collection with sets of stones for different purposes because the particular energies that are intended for one use ...
Date: 2003-02-24
There are numerous “dream interpretation” books available today, but none quite like Dreams Working Interactive. What makes this title unique is the combination of its authors, Stephanie Clement a Minnesota professional in Transpersonal ...
Date: 2003-02-04
Crash of Space Shuttle Columbia By Stephanie Jean Clement, Ph.D. On February 1, 2003, at approximately 8:00 a.m., CST, The space shuttle Columbia broke apart on re-entry and crashed. Pieces have been found over a wide area of Texas, Louisiana, ...
Date: 2003-01-01
Embarking on a spiritual path is similar to starting an exercise program, or attempting to hone any craft. It takes practice, and lots of it. Regular, and ideally daily, practice. We are often envious of those who seem to effortlessly pull off any ...
Date: 2003-01-01
She looked at the cards and gasped, “How could you know that?” Then she whispered, “No one knows that.” This is only one of the many reactions I have observed to the insights given by the cards in The Quest Tarot. When you work with The Quest ...
Date: 2003-01-01
What if you sent a letter to heaven? Would you expect to get a response? If you have ever lost a dear family member, you may have prayed or talked to his or her soul but wondered whether your communications were received. The fact is, when any of ...
Date: 2003-01-01
During his conference in Havana, just before he obtained the Nobel Prize for Literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez surprised me with a phrase that was short but full of truth, that I have never forgotten: “To become a writer, you have to write.” Years ...
Date: 2002-12-20
Precis: The writer of this article discovered her psychic ability by accident. She was able to expand upon this through reading and practice. Here, she explains what happened and reveals how she developed this ability so others can develop it, ...
Date: 2002-11-22
Precis: The author, a coven leader, seeks ways to satisfy the needs of both his coven and coven members. After spending years always devising his own rituals and techniques, he discovers a very helpful resource. WORKING WITH A COVENBy ...
Date: 2002-09-27
Precis: A young man searches for meaning in his life. Defying the beliefs of his family, he ends up involved in Wicca and magic. But is magic real or just personal interpretations placed upon what is really nothing more than casual ...
Date: 2002-09-01
We move into ecstasy, You and I. You are the seed at the center of every dream I’ve ever dreamt. You are the vision of my heart. Your Name was writ upon my soul before the foundations of the world were laid. You are my first and final breath. I fall ...
Date: 2002-09-01
If: You've been reading Pagan books for a long time, but you're beginning to feel like most of them weren't written for you. Your kids don't have all of Nature to play outside in (the traffic on the city streets gets in the way) and you're ...
Date: 2002-08-12
Precis: The writer of this article had a recurring dream that nobody could explain. From psychological experts to psychics and dream interpreters, nobody could reveal its meaning in a way that would "ring true" to him. A chance discover of a ...
Date: 2002-07-09
Precis: The writer of this article reveals how he learned an ancient, mystical technique to survive in the cold. Using TumoBy Dr. L. Daka I grew up in Minnesota. For those of you unfamiliar with the state (other than knowing that ...
Date: 2002-07-01
I don’t remember when I saw my first fairy, but I know that I spent my childhood chatting to them, instinctively understanding that each tree, stream, or district had its own indwelling spirit. Then, when I became a witch, it was part of my training ...
Date: 2002-07-01
Multiply the power! Here’s the only book about magick for covens. While there are numerous books about creating rituals for group use, and others on how to form, organize, and operate covens, this is the first to discuss working magic in a group of ...
Date: 2002-06-15
Precis: A magician of many years found his life changed as a result of disease. The serious consequences of his disease required him to find a new way to produce the effects he wanted. I CAN STILL DO MAGICBy Johnnie Rokkets HOW I ...
Date: 2002-06-07
Precis: The Llewellyn Journal has frequently presented articles on specialized and general spiritual topics, as well as documented records by people who have had life-changing experiences as a result of their metaphysical studies and ...
Date: 2002-05-17
Precis: One of the difficulties of being tapped for psychic energy is that it usually increases slowly and over time. Those who have not seen you for some time may be shocked that your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy are at a ...
Date: 2002-05-01
It was an odd situation. I found myself talking to this man, the teacher of my teachers, and all I knew about him was that he had created a wonderful way of reading Tarot cards. John McClimans had passed the Gestalt Tarot technique to the High ...
Date: 2002-05-01
When I got an email asking me to write an article for Llewellyn’s magazine, I really was stuck for a wee while. After all, this book, Northern Mysteries and Magick, is nearly 12 years old. It took me at least five years to write the first ...
Date: 2002-05-01
Guy Finley is the best-selling author of 18 books and tape albums on self-transformation. His works, which have sold over a million copies and have been translated into ten languages, are recommended by doctors, ministers, and industry ...
Date: 2002-05-01
A few days ago I read an article in my local newspaper about three cats who found their way home. The 15-mile walk included crossing a major freeway. Apparently, their owner was moving and had asked a friend to look after his cats until he had ...
Date: 2002-05-01
Psychic vampirism is alive and flourishing in the world today. It exacts a heavy toll-it demands life-force energy and in some instances, it literally destroys lives. At a personal level, it wastes our energies, dampens the immune system, and ...
Date: 2002-05-01
I never realized there were so many uses for color in magick!” It was a Wiccan Priestess who spoke, and what she said surprised me. I knew that she had used color in healing and aura work for many years but, apparently, she had not thought of its ...
Date: 2002-04-01
NEWS FROM THE MOON #1 - April 2002 A publication of the Llewellyn Publicity Department website: http://www.llewellyn.com In this issue: [01] Welcome! [02] Meet the Llewellyn Publicity Department [03] What's New at Llewellyn [04] Spotlight ...
Date: 2002-03-15
Precis: Jose Armilla was happy to accept an invitation for him and his wife to a friend’s hilltop villa in the Caribbean. As the author of Negotiate with Feng Shui, he immediately saw that there were distinct problems with their rooms, ...
Date: 2002-03-08
Precis: The author discovers that there is more to his old watch than he believed. Not only does it tell time and bring him closer to his late grandfather, but it has introduced him to the possibility of a universe that is greater than ...
Date: 2002-03-01
Early in my astrological career, I discovered predictive astrology to be the most challenging and exciting area. At that time, 30 plus years ago, there were vey few good books on that segment of astrology. So I had to cautiously pursuit this avenue ...
Date: 2002-02-22
Precis: The following article is by a well-known book reviewer and how she was able to use a simple system to protect her apartment. MAKING A GUARDIAN By Elizabeth Tinker I like to think that I have the best job in ...
Date: 2002-01-11
Precis: The author of Glamoury and Celtic Tree Mysteries, and one of the most knowledgeable and respected students of Celtic lore and its modern applications, adds to his current body of work with an examination of the importance of the Beauty, ...
Date: 2002-01-01
Sooner or later, every one of us becomes aware that we cannot exist alone. It is hostile to the human condition: we can’t procreate, we can’t really know ourselves; we can’t get on with life without the cooperation of others. Indeed, no person is an ...
Date: 2002-01-01
What inspired me to write All Around the Zodiac was the realization that, while Sun-sign paperbacks are easily available, it’s nearly impossible to find detailed books about the twelve signs themselves. That’s too bad, because the insight that the ...
Date: 2002-01-01
What do you do when people keep asking you questions about the whys and wherefores of witchcraft and Wicca? That was how my first book for Llewellyn, In The Circle: Crafting the Witches Path, came to be published. I tried to write the sort of book ...
Date: 2002-01-01
The human mind holds the secret of Creation, plus one of the greatest manifestations of creative energy: thought. Look around the room in which you are reading these words. The books on the shelf, your clothes, the magazine in your hand-every single ...
Date: 2002-01-01
When change happens harshly and abruptly, life can quickly feel imbalanced. In an instant, financial security can erode, a job can be lost, a family can go through upheaval, and healthy habits can be strained. All of these things recently happened ...
Date: 2001-11-30
Precis: A cross-country runner accidentally discovers a new path of healing, sustained health and even a new career as the result of an aching foot. MY FEET FOUND MY PATH By Carlos "Lightfoot" Salinas I grew up on the east side of ...
Date: 2001-11-16
Precis: A physics professor has a life-changing experience which leads to self-examination and the ultimate and unexpected joy of his life. GINA, THE MIRROR, AND ME By Robert J. Parsons, Ph.D. Throughout college, and even ...
Date: 2001-11-13
Precis: Stephanie Jean Clement, astrologer and one of the writers of the forthcoming book, Civilization Under Attack, updates us with the latest astrological information concerning the plane crash in New York city of November 12, 2001. ...
Date: 2001-10-26
Precis: The author reveals his painful realization of how his life was almost ruined through self-sabotage, and the methods he used to overcome these problems. MY SEARCH FOR FREEDOM By Bob Delmer Bob is such a great, positive name. ...
Date: 2001-09-14
Precis: Two Wiccans rediscover a piece of their past and the importance of The Grimoire of Lady Sheba in the history of Paganism and Wicca. A PIECE OF HISTORY By Lord Green Man and Lady Diana BirdSong We have been Wiccans, now, for ...
Date: 2001-09-07
Precis: While there are many Neo-Pagan traditions, one path has been infrequently explored, although many of its concepts have been used in other traditions. This is the path of Tantra, which is not just about sex as many Westerners ...
Date: 2001-08-01
Celebrate the changing of the seasons and the beauty and power of the Moon, the Stars, and the Sun. Written by a Witch who has spent many years teaching the Craft of Wicca to newcomers, The Craft is an accessible introductory guide that presents ...
Date: 2001-08-01
One night, during the time I was writing The Mysteries of Isis, I had a dream of the ancient temples. A nighttime celebration was taking place, and I remember walking toward the high pylon gates, hearing music drifting out over the sands; the night ...
Date: 2001-07-01
Scott Corrales is a frequent contributor to FATE. He is the editor of Inexplicata: The Journal of Hispanic Ufology. Military men have been known to abide by the traditional belief that “all possible weapons have already been invented”- a view ...
Date: 2001-07-01
Zecharia Sitchin, born in Russia and raised in Palestine, is a noted archaeological scholar and author. The mind-boggling advances in deciphering and decoding the human genome bring closer to realization the hope that the new knowledge will lead ...
Date: 2001-07-01
Although we live in the city, we feed a large contingent of birds daily in our driveway. The pigeons and titmouses eat almost anything. My grandmother started this practice some 40 years ago, and I would help her as often as I could. I had a friend ...
Date: 2001-07-01
After serving with the 101st Airborne Division (paratroopers) during the Vietnam era, I returned to civilian life in serious need of direction. I visited my mother’s grave, knowing she was an expert at that sort of thing. She died of cancer when I ...
Date: 2001-06-27
Are you missing an opportunity to close your interviews by repeating your message one last time? Many reporters like to end interviews with an open-ended question that goes something like: "That's all the questions I have. Is there anything ...
Date: 2001-06-01
Rosemary Decker is a free-lance author living in California. She is the author of Thirty-five Minutes to Mars. Although it has been known for over a century that the easily observed Mars polar caps consist, at least partially, of water-ice, there ...
Date: 2001-06-01
Robert A. Goerman is a lifelong resident of New Kensington, Pa. His writings have appeared in FATE, UFO Report, Beyond Reality, and Official UFO, among others. FATE readers are invited to visit Goerman's FATEreader online. Fiery-eyed demons ...
Date: 2001-06-01
The last house my mother owned was haunted. I was a teenager when we moved in, and I saw and heard a lot of things that indicated we weren’t alone. The dominant ghost was a tall man wearing a vest with a watch fob. He had a white shirt with a ...
Date: 2001-06-01
In 1974 I acquired a copy of The Magus by Francis Barrett. It is a classic book of magic (first published in 1801), but after I read this I had several questions. Because I was a student in the esoteric fields for many years, I decided to contact ...
Date: 2001-05-01
The Myakka Skunk Ape Photographs Two remarkable new photographs of what may be a Florida Skunk Ape have been discovered through an interesting chain of events by Sarasota resident and animal welfare specialist David Barkasy. This article will ...
Date: 2001-05-01
Founded in the first half of the twentieth century, Aikido is one of the most graceful of the many martial arts that have arisen over the centuries in Japan. Aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba, was a master of several other martial arts, including ...
Date: 2001-05-01
Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker is a cryptozoologist who lives in West Bromwich, England. He is the author of Mysteries of Planet Earth. English medieval history and legend are sometimes so intricately interwoven that it can be exceedingly difficult to ...
Date: 2001-05-01
During May 1999, family, friends, and neighbors gathered to pay our respects to my 98-year-old aunt. The day before the funeral, some of us decided to visit our hometown of Howard, Colorado. I found myself standing in front of the site where my ...
Date: 2001-05-01
It was so real our minds could not accept it. It was just after dark, some time between 1960 and 1970. Pam and I and our three children, then aged about five, seven, and nine, were traveling home by car. We’d overstayed our visit to relatives a bit ...
Date: 2001-04-01
Edain McCoy has been interested in the "unusual" all her life, especially when it relates to spiritual practices. She is the author of 15 books, including How to Do Automatic Writing, Astral Projection for Beginners, and the upcoming Ostara. Eggs ...
Date: 2001-04-01
Matthew Braaten spent two years in Japan as an English teacher. A Minnesota native currently living in Hollywood, he is a writer, musician, and performer in plays and films. Not long ago, I returned home to Minnesota after working as a teacher in ...
Date: 2001-04-01
One September Saturday, while home alone, I was dusting in my living room and came to my favorite picture of my grandparents. It is their wedding picture taken on Valentine’s Day back in the 1920s. My grandfather has been gone since I was little, ...
Date: 2001-04-01
Back in the 1800s the disease called peritonitis was a rare, but deadly, event. Its occurrence was regarded as a sure death warrant in those days because they did not have any “miracle” medicines. My grandmother, Mrs. Charles Keeney, lived with ...
Date: 2001-03-01
David F. Godwin is managing editor of FATE and the author of Godwin's Cabalistic Encyclopedia. A curse is a malediction, the opposite of a benediction. The person doing the cursing is wishing or invoking misfortune or evil upon the victim. The ...
Date: 2001-03-01
Lloyd Pye was the subject of the cover story in the November 1999 FATE: "Raising the Starchild" by Billy Cox. It has been two years since I was first shown what has come to be known as “The Starchild Skull” in February 1999. I regret to say we ...
Date: 2001-03-01
My dad was an avid reader of FATE magazine from issue number 1. My mom says when he got a new issue, he would read it from cover to cover in one sitting. Dad painlessly passed away during the night. Mom found him sitting slightly slumped over at ...
Date: 2001-03-01
Gather around, gentle readers. Open your eyes and your mind, and get ready to be entertained with the true story of the house that never was. I grew up in a small city in southern Ohio called Zanesville. During my early childhood I was raised on a ...
Date: 2001-03-01
Raven Grimassi’s Beltane, the third in Lllewellyn’s series on the Wiccan sabbats, examines the ancient Pagan origins of May Day festivals that thrived up to the end of the nineteenth century. Explore the evolution of the Maypole and various folklore ...
Date: 2001-02-01
On his third visit during the past 15 years, Richard S. Ehrlich recently spent one month in Tibet, including three weeks in Lhasa and a week in Gyantse and Xigatse Dying, voodoo-esque Tibetan Buddhist lamas may be entering other people’s corpses, ...
Date: 2001-02-01
You can hear the voices of the dead. I’ve done it, thousands of other researchers have done it, and with a little patience and persistence soon you will, too. The other side is closer than most imagine. And it can be reached with the help of ...
Date: 2001-02-01
On July 12, 1999, I had a dream in which my deceased mother appeared to me. She told me that she loved me, and that she wanted to talk to me about some things. She reached for my hand-and then I woke up. My mother was shot and murdered, two feet ...
Date: 2001-02-01
I was in the Navy between 1972 and 1975, out of Norfolk, Virginia. Our main area of operation was in the Bermuda Triangle. We made more than a dozen trips through it. On one trip, we were patrolling off the island of St. Thomas, cruising in a ...
Date: 2001-02-01
Llewellyn celebrates 100 years of success in the publishing industry...
Date: 2001-01-01
Tales of reincarnation and past-life memory are rarely proven. In some instances, the recollection seems fanciful and speculative; in others, the information may be provocative and the details unique. One of the most convincing examples of the ...
Date: 2001-01-01
My name is Valery Dabaev, and I am a paranormal investigator here in Russia. Six years ago my city Ulan-Ude, Buryat, was visited by several brillant spheres of light that flew over various parts of the metropolis at incredible speeds. These ...
Date: 2001-01-01
On my birthday in 1971, I received a gorgeous little black and white kitten, whom I named Sheba. She loved everyone. She knew that people came to the house for the sole purpose of adoring her. She always ran to greet them, and she was never ...
Date: 2001-01-01
When I was a young girl, I was a member of a group called “Brownies.” The troop building was not far from my school. This incident took place during the winter. It was so very cold and raining. It seemed the wind was always blowing. On this ...
Date: 2001-01-01
So you’ve been thinking about magic and its role in your life. Maybe you’d like to take your interest in magic to a deeper, more profound level. Maybe you’re ready to experience magic that is creative, loving, laughing. Or maybe you’re ready for ...
Date: 2001-01-01
In dark ages past, those who worshiped the Goddess as well as the God found themselves in danger of being tortured, stoned, hung, or burned by those who would rule by fear. Those who followed the ways of Nature found the need to practice their ...
Date: 2000-12-01
"I saw Watchers in my vision, a dream vision, and behold two of them argued about me…and they were engaged in a great quarrel concerning me. I asked them: ‘You, why do you argue thus about me?’ They answered and said to me: ‘We have been made ...
Date: 2000-12-01
The era of the Wild West produced many unique and colorful characters. Frontiersmen like Daniel Boone and Wild Bill Hickock hold a particular fascination for the American public. As William Oliver Stevens wrote, they were “the last of that ...
Date: 2000-12-01
I have told this story from the moment it happened. It has given me so much joy and sadness all put together as one. It started when my father-in-law, Ted, Sr.-“Dad”-came to live with my husband Ted Jr. and me, three months before his death. Dad was ...
Date: 2000-12-01
In 1987 my family moved into a new house, in a new subdivision in an area which was just barely starting to be developed. Locally it is known as the Mines Road Area. The area had been farmland, and it was also used for mining. The home which we ...
Date: 2000-11-01
Reports of hairy, humanlike creatures comparable to the legendary Yetis of Tibet are older than American history. In a study published in The INFO Journal in 1970, Mark Hall and I noted: “A vast folklore and a belief in a race of very primitive ...
Date: 2000-11-01
When you read this inexplicable and fearful tale of Bernardo Vazquez, it will be a name that you will not forget for a long time. I know…I was there. Bernardo Vazquez was a young man, around 20 years old. That was way back during the Depression ...
Date: 2000-11-01
Last January, my sister-in-law, Mary Roberts, lay in a hospital in Ocala, Florida. She had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, which had spread to the bones and liver. The doctors had given her six weeks to live. My wife and I had called her ...
Date: 2000-11-01
This experience happened high in the mountains in the Flagstaff, Arizona, area at midnight. I was tired of driving and my children were sleeping beside me as I drove on through the night. I started to get that heavy eyelid feeling more intensely ...
Date: 2000-10-01
Mary Becker Greene was born in 1869, grew up to become one of America’s first female river pilots, and still has an active interest in the steamboat line she co-founded as the bride of Captain Gordon C. Greene in 1890. Which is sometimes ...
Date: 2000-10-01
East is east and west is west,” the old song goes, but this perception of the world-whether applied to cultural differences or compass directions-does not always hold true. There seems to exist a subjectively experienced phenomenon about which ...
Date: 2000-10-01
I had just moved to San Diego when a friend, who knew of my interest in hauntings, told me about the Whaley House. What luck! Just about anything I had ever read on haunted houses always mentioned the Whaley House. [See Fate, June 2000.] For ...
Date: 2000-10-01
I wonder how close I came to death twenty years ago at college. Thanks to a problem with a key, I’ll never know. One Friday, I met my sister Dianne and her friend Pete for dancing at the pub. When I arrived, the others were already there, ...
Date: 2000-09-01
Soon after the flood of flying saucer sightings began in June 1947, Air Force Intelligence at the Pentagon asked the FBI to investigate people who reported saucer sightings. The Pentagon wanted to be certain that no sightings were generated by ...
Date: 2000-09-01
The existence of strange, unclassified forms of life which may inhabit Earth’s atmosphere has long been the subject of speculation and independent research. It is a fact that the myths and folklore of many cultures are rife with references to ...
Date: 2000-09-01
Eight years ago my newlywed husband and I were enjoying exploring the quaintness of our adopted state and found ourselves at an outdoor art show. It was a glorious fall afternoon, and the park was packed with vendors showing their wares. For ...
Date: 2000-09-01
I was having a difficult time deciding whether I should take a series of classes. They wouldn’t boost my income, and I already had a degree, but these classes seemed important to me spiritually. In a fit of indecision before I had to register or let ...
Date: 2000-08-01
What if the Fountain of Youth were not a myth at all, but a reality just waiting to be discovered? What if you could hold back the aging process, or even better, reverse it? What if you could live throughout the new century, if not beyond? Well, ...
Date: 2000-08-01
A&E’s Unexplained, Sightings, Unsolved Mysteries, and renowned psychics all agree that the Farnsworth House Inn in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is definitely haunted. This 189-year-old house is now a bed and breakfast. It has four haunted Victorian ...
Date: 2000-08-01
When I was a child, one of our neighbors died. Her name was Helen, and she was 89 years old. When my parents and I came to the wake, we saw the old lady serene and beautifully dressed, laid out in a gray casket. On her finger was a ring with a large ...
Date: 2000-08-01
One Sunday morning in February, 1998, I woke up screaming. “Get him out! Get him out!” My boyfriend asked me what was going on. I told him that I was having a dream about a little boy with curly blond hair. He was floating face up in a pool of ...
Date: 2000-07-01
A group photograph clearly showing the face of a dead man, a terrible airplane flight through a storm into another reality, and a frightening, death-predicting dream were for British Royal Air Force (RAF) officer Victor Goddard glimpses into the ...
Date: 2000-07-01
In late 1982, an serendipitous combination of events involving an amateur inventor, a radio alarm clock, and a timely coffee break led to the development of a powerful new tool for study of the Electronic Voice Phenomenon-which some believe ...
Date: 2000-07-01
I recall a conversation I had with my mother, Mrs. Howard J. McNally, not long after she had a stroke and was failing rapidly. “I’ll tell you something that is sort of scary,” she began. “Last week, I had a dream about Mac [Mother’s name for her ...
Date: 2000-07-01
Keeping shop in a small historical town like ours was more a pleasure than work, but as a one-woman show, it did keep me hopping. My little general store was alive with ragtime and swing, and the bell on the door announced each new arrival as the ...
Date: 2000-06-01
About 16,000 years ago, while Australian aborigines were painting sacred art in hidden caves, Native American shamans were creating visionary petroglyphs for all the world to see. That is, all the world who happened to pass by a remote canyon ...
Date: 2000-06-01
Children of any age can have a near-death experience. That includes newborns and infants. What they describe, once they are able to verbalize, can be quite shocking to parents who are unfamiliar with the startling reality of near-death ...
Date: 2000-06-01
To have your own loving family, then find yourself embraced by the family of your best friend is double love. I was very lucky to have this situation in my life. In 1960, I was living in Connecticut when my best friend’s father, John Wert, died ...
Date: 2000-06-01
In the summer of 1990, I was incarcerated within the Arizona State Prison System. I was a 26-year-old fool who had gotten caught in the go-nowhere world of drugs, and, as most do, found myself in big trouble headed for what I view quite literally as ...
Date: 2000-05-01
When I was a small child, my father accidentally ran over our cat. It happened early in the morning, before anyone else was awake. My father buried the cat by our apple tree and went to work. A few hours later, our labrador dog went over to the ...
Date: 2000-05-01
While instances of alleged abduction by UFO aliens are rife in North America, they are considerably less prevalent in the Spanish/Portuguese-speaking regions of the world. This is all the more curious considering that one of the earliest cases, ...
Date: 2000-05-01
It’s often on the most ordinary of days that lives change forever. It was on one of these ordinary days that my mother died in a freak accident. I was twenty years old, and not prepared for a lifetime without a mother. All the big moments of my life ...
Date: 2000-05-01
I don’t enjoy paranormal experiences. They upset the sensitive balance between sanity and madness. When I was in high school I saw an amoeba. Okay, I know what you’re saying. Everyone saw an amoeba in high school; you had to take biology, right? ...
Date: 2000-04-01
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of a children’s book-The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. And 1999 was the sixtieth year since the release of the motion picture based on the book starring Judy Garland. Baum went on ...
Date: 2000-04-01
Stark emblems of mortality as building blocks It’s the ultimate in recycling. In Renaissance Europe, long before the concept of organ donation could have been envisioned, cadavers were given a new life as architectural ornaments, and skeletons were ...
Date: 2000-04-01
In 1989, Fate published my proof of survival. I found that the story didn’t end there. Originally, I wrote about how my brother Peter never forgot my birthday, although we were usually separated by hundreds or thousands of miles. A card would always ...
Date: 2000-04-01
“Mother has asked that you make her burial dress.” The caller was my sister in Texas. Our mother had been in and out of the hospital there for several months, a victim of cancer. We knew that her final days were near. At the time (1962) I had ...
Date: 2000-03-01
On Allen Street in Tombstone, Arizona, "the town too tough to die," stands the Bird Cage Theatre, a combination brothel, gambling hall, theater, and saloon. Back in the 1880s, it was a favorite night spot for many of the West’s most legendary ...
Date: 2000-03-01
The night that I encountered "him" proved to be a life-altering event. The presence of this entity provided me with my personal proof of the reality of other dimensions of being, and set me on the quest that has dominated my life path. That night, ...
Date: 2000-03-01
I was born on a farm during the horse and buggy days, but I never drove the team, or had anything to do with the horses. Only my father and grandfather used the horses. When I was about twelve years old, a relative gave us a horse. I wanted to ...
Date: 2000-03-01
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Date: 2000-02-01
Preserved in formaldehyde, pressed into a 16-inch-high glass, and sharing almost nothing with other examples in the collection, a horrible creature has spent the last 265 years in a little museum in Waldenburg, a small city in the German region of ...
Date: 2000-02-01
Following my mother's death in 1992, my husband, sons, and I had two choices: Continue to rent the house we were living in, or move into my mother's old house and renovate. We asked the boys for their opinion, and they agreed with us that it would ...
Date: 2000-02-01
Many years ago, I was involved in a truck wreck in which one of the vertebrae in my back was compressed into a wedge shape. This misshapen vertebra became the source of a chronic, nagging backache. One day I was taking a nap on the couch in my ...
Date: 2000-01-01
Subterranean cities and temples played a major role in pre-European Latin American societies. Religious rites of all kinds were held in these underground locations, and tradition holds that they were used for the storage of treasure and forgotten ...
Date: 2000-01-01
In the grand ballroom of an elegant New York hotel, an elite and learned crowd is gathered in anticipation around a wooden cabinet from which extend two shiny antennas. A well-dressed gentleman enters, striking a pose at the box like a conductor ...
Date: 2000-01-01
My source on the following story has asked me to be very vague in my description of him. He describes himself as “a longtime researcher/instructor of engineering at a school in New Mexico.” I know specific details of his professional work, as well ...
Date: 2000-01-01
My husband Joe and I have had several paranormal experiences during our lives, individually before we met, and since our marriage 31 years ago. We are down-to-earth, commonsense people not given to flights of fancy. Our experiences are accepted as ...
Date: 2000-01-01
It was a typical September afternoon in Louisiana. The heat was stifling-it was hard to cool off, even in our air-conditioned home. My toddlers were cranky, so I decided to put them in the car and head out for a long drive. The radio and motion ...
Date: 2000-01-01
Llewellyn partners with Italian publisher Lo Scarabeo, becoming the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of Lo Sarabeo tarot and oracle decks. ...
Date: 1999-12-13
"Witchcraft for a New Generation." Publisher's Weekly from December 1999, featuring Llewellyn Publications on it's cover. From left to right, the books pictured are Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Ray Buckland, Teen Witch by Silver ...
Date: 1999-08-01
One of the world’s oldest religions is now one of the fastest-growing movements in America. Why are Wiccans finally coming out of the broom closet? The name of the coven is the Iseum of Hidden Mysteries, but nothing looks mysterious about the ...
Date: 1999-08-01
The year 1999, the seventh month, From the sky will come a great King of Terror; To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols, Before and after Mars to reign happily. - Nostradamus, Century X, Quatrain 72 This summer, followers of ...
Date: 1999-06-01
Immanuel Velikovsky believed history was shaped by violent planetary clashes. But those were nothing compared to his own battles with mainstream science. The last decade of this millennium has seen an explosion of interest in alternative views of ...
Date: 1999-06-01
John Anthony West believes the sacred arts of ancient Egypt may have originated in Atlantis. Is there room for such heresy in the Church of Progress? The Sphinx may be humanity’s most enigmatic monument. Its proximity to the famed pyramids at ...
Date: 1999-05-01
Art Bell glances across his technology-laden studio, takes a breath, and picks up another unscreened call. "West of the Rockies, you’re on the air." His warm, smoky voice resonates across the late-night airwaves. "Hello, Mr. Bell!" "Hello, Mr. ...
Date: 1998-12-01
"I never believed in ghosts...until I visited Gettysburg," said the grizzled Union soldier, his voice subdued but full of conviction. We sat before a flickering campfire watching sparks spiral lazily skyward into the darkness. Around us, 25,000 ...
Date: 1998-12-01
Adrian Fisher is that most fortunate of mortals -- he earns a good living doing what he loves best. Since creating his first hedge maze some 20 years ago in his father's back garden, he has gone on to design 135 mazes worldwide. Using materials as ...
Date: 1998-12-01
The designer and builder of the Titanic, Irishman Thomas Andrews, went down with his ship 87 years ago next April, but a Gila Bend, Arizona, man believes Andrews's journey continues through him. William Barnes, 45, believes he was Andrews in a past ...
Date: 1998-05-01
Cheryl Dile was driving her five-year-old daughter Ashley and Ashley's baby brother Daniel to see the Easter Bunny in the spring of 1992, when their car was hit head-on by a drunk driver. Ashley survived the tragic accident, but her mother and ...
Date: 1998-05-01
In the heart of Brazil's southern plateau, barely 90 minutes from the capital city of Brasilia, lies a village called Valley of the Dawn. In this unique rural community, medieval Sephardic Judaism is mixed with the worship of extra-terrestrials to ...
Date: 1998-05-01
The spade bit into the soft topsoil, and I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Here I was, with several fellow investigators, turning over someone's garden when my own was in dire need of a major overhaul. We were acting on information received ...
Date: 1998-04-01
When I first met Karlis Osis, I had no way of knowing the effect he was destined to have on my life. I was between college and graduate school and I was visiting the American Society for Psychical Research in New York City. Our meeting left a ...
Date: 1998-04-01
Around A.D. 1200, an itinerant Buddhist priest journeyed into the region of present-day Itakura in Japan's Niigata Prefecture. On a steep mountainside, he happened upon a crevice overhung with moss-bearded trees. Peering down into the gloom, he ...
Date: 1998-03-01
They came by the thousands to the mountain fortress Alamut, or "Eagle's Nest," in northern Persia. There dwelled a religious sect called "Nizarus," which split from the Ismailis (who branched off from Islam) in 1078. The main attraction of this ...
Date: 1998-03-01
For fifty years as of 1998, Fate Magazine has been the world’s foremost monthly publication dedicated to the exploration of paranormal phenomena, leading-edge science, and alternative spirituality. Founded by Ray Palmer and Curtis Fuller, the first issue of Fate hit world newsstands in the spring of 1948. The cover story of the inaugural edition was written by Kenneth Arnold, who described in his...
Date: 1998-01-01
The above article featuring Carl Weschcke and Llewellyn appeared in the January 1988 edition of The Edge, a Minneapolis metaphysical newspaper. ...
Date: 1989-06-01
The June 1989 issue of Fate Magazine featured articles on Ouija Boards and the ancient Aztec calendar system. ...
Date: 1988-01-01
Llewellyn expanded into magazine publishing with the purchase in 1988 of FATE Magazine. First published in 1948 by the legendary Ray Palmer and Curtis B. Fuller, FATE was the world’s first magazine devoted to exploring paranormal phenomenon and is the longest running periodical of its genre. ...
Date: 1986-05-11
The May 11th 1986 Minneapolis Star Tribune Sunday Magazine featured Carl Weschcke on it's cover, and included a lengthy article on Llewellyn's success. ...
Date: 1986-05-11
Carl Weschcke working in his office at his Summit Avenue home with a friend. This picture appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune Sunday Magazine in May of 1986. ...
Date: 1986-05-11
Carl Weschcke shows off Llewellyn's line of products circa 1986. This picture appeared in the May 11th 1986 edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune Sunday Magazine. ...
Date: 1986-05-01
The May/June 1986 edition of Llewellyn's New Times catazine. Llewellyn's New Times catazine was given a face-lift and later renamed New Worlds of Mind & Spirit in the 1990s. ...
Date: 1985-02-01
The 1984 Moon Sign Book contest asked people to send in their best pictures and stories of how they benefited from using Llewellyn's Moon Sign Book. The Grand Prize winner received $100 and ten runners-up received $15 each. ...
Date: 1985-01-01
This item is one of the rarest of the rare Llewellyn products! Lasting only one year, the Astrological Guide to California is now a collectors item. Included in this handy pocket guide were things such as "Best Days for Surfing" and tips on timing ...
Date: 1984-01-01
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Gnostica News & Views is among various periodicals Llewellyn has published over the years. This issue, from July of 1981, featured articles on Voodoo, Astral Projection, and Creative Visualization among other things. ...
Date: 1980-08-01
The Light to the People newspaper, published by Llewellyn during the early 1980s, featured in-depth stories on topics such as Magick, Astrology, Astral Projection, Creative Visualization, Graphology and more. The above issue comes from August of ...
Date: 1980-01-01
The brightly colored 1980 Llewellyn Dealer Catalog complete with three-ring binder holes! The entire 1980 Dealer Catalog was fewer than 50 pages, as compared to today's full-color glossy version which is currently pushing 200. ...
Date: 1979-10-01
Astrology Now magazine published by Llewellyn in the 1970s, covered all aspects of Astrological community issues. ...
Date: 1977-01-01
Judith Hipskind's 1977 book, Palmistry: The Whole View. ...
Date: 1976-06-24
Carl Weschcke outside of his Gnostica Bookstore June 24th 1976. ...
Date: 1975-01-12
"Wicca shows us a way of living in which rhythm is restored and man is seen as both a natural and divine being." ...
Date: 1975-01-01
David Godwin's 1975 classic Godwin's Cabalistic Encyclopedia....
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Ruth Gardner's 1975 book, A Graphology Student's Workbook. ...
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Dr. John Mumford's classic 1975 book, Sexual Occultism: The Sorcery of Love in Practice and Theory. ...
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The Gnostica School was created by Carl Weschcke to teach people both beginner and advanced aspects of magick, witchcraft, astrology, palm reading, and other subjects. ...
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Carl and Sandra Weschcke's wedding in 1973 was described by newspapers as the first public witch wedding in history. ...
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Llewellyn's 1973 reprint of the Aleister Crowley classic, Magick Without Tears. ...
Date: 1972-09-23
The 2nd Annual Gnostica Festival in Minneapolis. ...
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This story appeared in the New York Times, September 10, 1971. "This is nothing but the birth pang in the coming occult renaissance," insists Carl Weschcke. ...
Date: 1971-04-01
Witches Sabbats catazine from April of 1971, featuring suggestions on improving ritual magick techniques and an interview with Lady Sheba. ...
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Carl and his cat stay alert in their haunted mansion on historic Summit Avenue in St. Paul. ...
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The Secrets of Dr. Taverner by Dion Fortune was one of Llewellyn's top fiction titles throughout the 70s and 80s. ...
Greetings all! It is with some sadness that I write my last column for New Worlds. I have very much enjoyed writing to each of you for the past three years, but it is time to move on to other adventures, and in the next issue you will have a lovely ...
There are three things that people say to me most commonly when they discover I’m a Witch. Number 1: You don’t look like a Witch. Number 2: I thought you guys aren’t into making money? Number 3: I’m surprised that you think that stuff really works! ...
Magick in the West End is the follow-up to the award-winning collection of short-stories, The Magick Bookshop. Several of the characters from the first book reappear, but this time the esoteric action is set in London. In real life, I’d been ...
Much of the history of tarot is rooted in France. It’s not surprising that Marseille was famous for its paper manufacturers that specialized in playing cards because other forms of divination were popular there as well. Marie Anne Lenormand ...
My column this issue is not yet another repetition of how Dr. Dee and his assistant Edward Kelly discovered a magickal system (I actually consider it a set of systems) that has come to be called “Enochian Magick.” I’m also not going to get into ...
Not long ago, I was experiencing some health problems and nothing I did seemed to help. I went through my normal regime of alternative health options — energy work, herbalism and crystals — and found no relief. I tried my doctor, and didn’t get a ...
Our calendar year is somewhat arbitrary and unnatural — out of alignment with the cycle of the solar year. Nevertheless, January 1st corresponds sufficiently to Yule, the Winter Solstice (approximately December 21st), that it works well enough for ...
It was back in the summer of 1984 as we were driving though the streets of Savannah, Georgia, when out of the blue, Chic turned to me and said, “You know, you are more Ishtar than Isis.” This got my attention and started me thinking. He was ...
The holidays are traditionally a time to get together with family and friends. And for many of us, our “family” includes our pets. You might even be adding a new pet to your household this winter, or just spending time cuddled up on cold nights with ...
It’s that time of year again — when spring arrives, we want to open our windows and doors, air out any stuffy corners and generally re-organize our homes, our business and our lives. I thought you might appreciate some insight into just what spring ...
Music is the universal language, affecting everyone whether they realize it or not. Sound, tone, volume and harmony work together to affect our mood, outlook and ultimately our personal energy. Have you ever found your thoughts and feelings altered ...
With so much sexual content hitting the bookstore shelves, sent in plain brown parcels and downloaded on the internet every day, what could possibly be written about sex that’s new? Well, strangely enough, the answer is “all the really important ...
Everybody always says, “write about something you know.” The Shining Isle, like its predecessor The Quickening, is about people, places, a god and a goddess, all known to me personally, and events that affect all of us globally and many of us ...
Welcome, everyone, to my first New Worlds column. As a new acquisitions editor at Llewellyn, I’ll be developing our first dedicated line of self-help and alternative health books. This is an exciting direction for all of us because nurturing mind, ...
Energy, energy, I need more energy! In this over-busy, hyper-stressed modern western culture, the mantra I hear most is the cry for more energy. We think that if only we had more energy we could complete all of our tasks and responsibilities and ...
It’s a strange experience for a writer to be peeking into other people’s bedrooms. Not literally, of course, but through the case studies I choose to include in my books. Tackling the topics of love, lust, relationships and fertility this time ...
Setting out to write a book about ghosts is not so much a labor of love as it is a voyage of self discovery, for the subject can hardly be broached without asking some very difficult and important questions having to do with immortality, God and ...
The first hint of fall can feel profound as the bright light of summer dims, the tempo of life slows and a mysterious inner pull encourages us to relax and reflect. You may feel a personal response to the cooler days and fading light, experiencing ...
When Llewellyn asked us to write a book on spiritual development for the For Beginners series, we jumped at the opportunity for a couple of reasons. First, as Richard spent time in various bookstores promoting his first book, Authentic Spirituality, ...
Inner Journeys is about meditation, about looking within to remember your spiritual knowledge and to re-awaken to your spiritual self. There are many ways to meditate; this book offers guided imageries and visualizations to help readers open their ...
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water … Thus begins the classic nursery rhyme. The hill is a metaphor for the journey of a marriage or non-marital relationship. The pail is where each of them puts his/her longings, hurts and past ...
I want you to know right from the beginning that this is blatant pitch to get you to buy a special book. When marketing people suggested that I use my editorial space as a "bully pulpit" to do just that, I resisted the idea, but this book is too important and potentially too valuable to you for me not to make this extra effort. This book can give you:One of the most powerful techniques to change...
Each year around this time, as we approach the holiday season, I am reminded of the hope that is a part of every philosophical and religious tradition. For everyone born north of the Equator, the winter solstice and its associated festivals center on the faith that the Sun will return to bring its life-giving warmth, and that new life will begin and grow very soon. I like to think of the gifts...
A type of astrology that focuses on the outside world rather than the individual is called mundane astrology. The word “mundane” is derived from mundus, meaning "the world," which was a Latin translation of the Greek word for “cosmos,” or orderly arrangement. I always felt that this type of astrology was tremendously stimulating (although the word mundane suggests otherwise) and I wanted to write a book which made the “astrology of the world” come alive and speak to readers in interesting, relevant ways—especially in our uncertain times. Cosmic Trends evolved and changed before my eyes. From the simple thread with which I began, the book became a colorful fabric....
In the work of pranayama, the back is the blackboard, the air comes to write and the mind holds the chalk.— B.K.S. Iyengar What is more fundamental to life than breath itself? We do it without as much as a thought, but without it, we would not survive. I recently went to a wellness conference, where I sat in an excellent seminar about stress reduction. The moderator posed a question: “What is...
The New World of Self-Healing is not a book I intentionally set out to write. Rather, it came about unexpectedly at a time in my life when I was least mentally prepared to begin the arduous process of serious writing. Having recently transplanted from Australia, I was still settling in and adjusting to the American way of life. Prior to arriving in the States I had a busy and fulfilling practice...
Spirit Rescue is in a different league from all other books on earthbound spirits. A sweeping statement, yes, but this handbook speaks for itself, as it contains practical information that is backed by facts. Whether you are new to the spiritual pathway or are looking to explore another avenue, you will find Spirit Rescue an invaluable source of teaching, as it is written to create awareness and...
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Ahhh the good old days . . . the gift that gives year 'round for only $.50 - the 1965 Astrological Calendar. ...
Date: 1964-03-08
Carl Weschcke receives the keys to the former St. Paul Art Gallery at 476 Summit Avenue in St. Paul after buying the historic (and reportedly haunted) mansion. ...
Date: 1964-01-01
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Date: 1964-01-01
Minute Scope is among the many periodicals produced by Llewellyn over it's 100 year history. This full-color glossy magazine covered topics such as Astrology, Psychic Sciences, the Occult and more. ...
Date: 1964-01-01
This digest-sized periodical covered all of the traditional Llewellyn topics during the 1960s. "It is the duty of all schools of thought to contribute to ideas for unity. Those who think themselves 'the one and only true' are contributors to a ...
Date: 1961-04-20
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Date: 1961-01-31
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Date: 1951-10-01
FATE magazine for October 1951. Llewellyn did not own Fate Magazine back in 1951, and – as most readers probably know – does not own it now. We did publish it for several years, and then sold it into the able hands of Phyllis Galde and David Godwin who had been its editors. I loved FATE, but the magazine business underwent enormous stress and change after the "Dot.Com" boom and bust of the...
Date: 1943-01-01
The Astrological Bulletina for Winter 1943. In our discussions about Llewellyn George's publication of this quarterly magazine – claimed as "The Oldest Astrological Magazine in the United States * Publishing Continuously Since 1908" – I've never found an answer to his naming it a "Bulletina" rather than a Bulletin. Had Llewellyn been located in southern California back in 1908 there might have...
Date: 1941-01-01
"The Sky is the Limit" was a small booklet written by Llewellyn George as an "inexpensive book to correct common misconceptions of Astrology by revealing facts concerning its values." He opens with a quote from the famous 20th century author, educator and clergyman, Henry Van Dyke: "the highest of all learning is the knowledge of the stars. To trace their course is to untangle the threads of the...
Date: 1930-01-01
The 1930 Astrological Bulletina: An Every Day Counselor – for Scorpio, covering October, November, December. This particular product wasn’t quite a magazine, nor quite a regular annual, and not quite a standard ‘sun-sign’ forecast. There were three areas of astrological publishing prior to the Computer and Internet era: 1) Books – usually on the more advanced aspects of astrology and good...
Date: 1928-01-01
The 1929 edition of the venerable “A to Z Horoscope Maker and Delineator.” The “A to Z” has been published as one of America’s most respected textbooks for nearly 100 years – constantly up-dated and expanded to serve the student whether as solitary or in a class situation. With the most recent revised and expanded edition, we changed the final word in the title from ‘Delineator’ to ‘Interpreter’...
Date: 1927-06-27
A 1927 Diploma from the Llewellyn College of Astrology awarded to Dr. Ekstrom. “Gus” was a good friend in my early years at Llewellyn, and we would often have dinner together at the old Nankin Chinese restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. Llewellyn George was a pioneering teacher, developing a ‘mail order’ course in astrology to supplement the “A to Z Horoscope Maker & Interpreter” by means of ...
Date: 1918-01-01
This was actually the annual Moon Sign Book – which is also a Planetary Daily Guide. It is Llewellyn’s oldest product and it has always embodied the Llewellyn principle of making Knowledge available “for all” at the most practical level of actual application. It is not necessary to become a university-level graduate of astrology to benefit from the science, nor is it necessary to consult with an...
Date: 1917-01-01
From 1917, these are actually before my time and are not currently in print! What I have to say, however, is that they do illustrate Llewellyn’s devotion to products and services that make it easy not merely to study a subject but to start using it in practical applications. Practical experience remains the best teacher of all. This commentary was written by: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,...
Date: 1913-01-01
In those early days, not only were retail bookstores few are far in between, fewer still carried astrology or other “New Age” (a phrase rarely used then) books. Llewellyn George dedicated his life and Llewellyn Publications to making astrology available to everyone. ‘Mail Order’ was a great tradition, soon to be supported by such venerable catalog houses as Sears Roebuck and Montgomery Ward....
Date: 1913-01-01
Llewellyn George continued issuing this annual along with the even more venerable “Moon Sign Book,” making the practical application of astrological information the keystone of Llewellyn Publications. Llewellyn broke the long tradition of “those who know, keep the knowledge secret.” America was a new land, and a new culture of people learning how to do it, no matter what the subject was. And...
Date: 1910-12-01
This pocket-sized book is a compilation of Astrology lectures given by Llewellyn George in the early 1900s. This was an early edition of a book that continued to be revised and expanded until Mr. George passed away in 1954. Continuing his pioneering of modern astrology, he traveled the country and spoke at many astrological gatherings even before there were associations like the American...
Date: 1901-01-01
This was the fourth annual edition and set a path for modern astrology by making it possible to put information into the reader’s hands rather than merely telling him “this is a really bad day.” In the case of the unscrupulous counselor (whether writing or in person), this was the opportunity to sell the client a wonderful charm blessed by saints, etc. to offset the problem. Llewellyn George...
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