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by Sasha Graham - May 2016

Do you recall the first time you cast a solitary spell? A real spell. Do you remember the moment when you took power into your own hands, lit flickering candles, burned tendrils of incense, called to the corners, created sacred space, and invoked your intention to manifest in the universe? It was memorable, wasn't it? Like a teenager fumbling through the loss of virginity, there was likely an awkward reference back to the grimoire you were using, a bumbling pause to find right words, the correct order, or the proper invocation.

Your magical results were likely surprising and unexpected, as the best things in life should be. Our desires often lead us to places where unanticipated wonders await. Unforeseen pleasures are akin to synchronicity, the universe's way of wrapping its arm around us, learning in and whispering into our ear, "Oh yes. You are on the right path." And a good message is ripe for sending goose bumps rippling across our skin like a lover's stolen kiss. These unexpected pleasures confirm. They let us know that we chose well.

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Back to Top - Author Interview - May 2016

by Llewellyn

1. Your newest book, 365 Tarot Spells, includes a daily spell inspired by the power of the tarot. What inspired you to write it?

Sasha Graham The idea struck me as I was finishing up the editing of 365 Tarot Spreads. I realized the same format could work equally well for a spell book. And spell books are like cookbooks; I love them! It felt like the perfect next step. 365 Tarot Spreads was about asking yourself questions and gaining insight. 365 Tarot Spells is about taking action. Using the spell book, the reader can use the insight gleaned from the spreads to manifest their heart's desire. It is a perfect combination of contemplation and action.

2. Can anyone use the spells in the book? Or do you need to have knowledge of the tarot?

Anyone can use this book, even if you are new to tarot and/or new to magic. In fact, using this book may be the very best way for a newcomer to learn the cards. Every card is directly interacted with inside the spell. Rather than simply reading about a card's meaning, they will interface with the tarot card.

Plus, I walk the reader through every step. The caster can add onto the spell at their pleasure, for their skill level, or as they see fit. In fact, I encourage that. The more personal the spell, the more effective it will be.

3. How exactly do you define a "spell?" Did you intend for them to work with a particular spiritual system?

A spell, as I define it, is self-created sacred space. This space is constructed outside of our ordinary time. It is a place where you specifically manifest a goal, interact with a card, or embark upon spiritual work that brings about some result in your ordinary time or "regular" life.

A spell raises energy, intermingles with the innate energy of natural objects (herbs, stones, flowers, weather, etc.), makes use of tarot's Arcana, and is where one often perform actions that reinforce your desire.

The only spiritual system needed for 365 Tarot Spells is the belief in oneself ☺

4. Your previous book is 365 Tarot Spreads, based on the same idea of daily use (in this case, a tarot spread for each day based on that day's history or season). How do you use the tarot in your daily life, all 365 days a year?

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Back to Top - Llewellyn Journal - May 2016

Remaining Magickal in the Midst of Chaos
by Melanie Marquis

As humans, it's hard to not drown in the chaos that builds from accumulated stresses big and small. It's hard to not feel overwhelmed when faced with a million tasks, responsibilities, and expectations that don't exactly call to our highest potentials or truest desires. But how can a person make magick when feeling so mediocre? Melanie Marquis, co-author of the new Witchy Mama, provides tips to help us remain magickal in the midst of chaos.

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4 Secret Strengths of Sensitivity
by Kyra Mesich, PsyD

Sensitive people have gotten a bum rap. We live in a world that doesn't embrace the values of sensitivity, so we get told that we are weak, unusual, touchy, and hard to please. The sad truth is that we hear these messages in many ways throughout our lives. Even if it is from a well-meaning teacher or parent who tries to "toughen us up," the crux of these messages is that there is something wrong with being sensitive. But what if we came to realize that our sensitivity is actually composed of many different strengths? Dr. Kyra Mesich, author of the new Strength of Sensitivity, presents four of the secret strengths of sensitivity.

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11 Magical Ways That Angels Send You Guidance
by Tanya Carroll Richardson

Angels are constantly trying to get our attention, and the first step to successful angelic communication is familiarizing yourself with the 11 most common ways that angels send humans guidance. Tanya Carroll Richardson, author of Angel Insights, provides the ways angels try to get our attention.

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365 Tarot Spells, by Sasha Graham
365 Tarot Spells
by Sasha Graham

Angel Insights, by Tanya Carroll Richardson
Angel Insights
by Tanya Carroll Richardson

The Linestrider Tarot, by Siolo Thompson
The Linestrider Tarot
by Siolo Thompson

The Lost Code of Tarot, by Lo Scarabeo
The Lost Code of Tarot
by Lo Scarabeo
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The Strength of Sensitivity, by Kyra Mesich, PsyD
The Strength of Sensitivity
by Kyra Mesich, PsyD

Taking Sacred Back, by Nels & Judy Linde
Taking Sacred Back
by Nels & Judy Linde

Witchy Mama, by Melanie Marquis & Emily A. Francis
Witchy Mama
by Melanie Marquis & Emily A. Francis

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