1. Your many books have
spanned quite a few topics, from crystal ball reading to feng shui to
compassion. What inspired you to write your latest book, 365 Ways to Strengthen Your Spirituality?
I was inspired to write a book about
developing spirituality because I had begun mentoring potential
spiritual students. As a Wiccan, I spend a year and a day (or more)
with potential students before initiating and training them. I wished
that I had some sort of curriculum to spend that year and a day more
wisely, so I wrote my own. Concurrently, I was trying to help some
loved ones who struggle with prayer become more comfortable with the
spirituality they craved. I kept those loved ones in mind as I wrote
about ways to overcome feeling silly when trying to get spiritual.
do you define spirituality? Is it something we all experience in unique
ways, or do you identify it more with a codified belief system?
I believe that plenty of people can be
spiritual without any sort of religious label. Many people are hungry
for spirituality, even if they identify as agnostic. I tried to make my
book accessible to people of all belief systems, from die-hard baptized
or initiated folks, to curious seekers.
is it important for us to strengthen our connection to the divine?
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An Accessible Guide to the Thoth Tarot
by Barbara Moore
Anyone who wishes to learn 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. However, for
students of the Thoth Tarot, there are fewer options and the options
available don’t always seem to have the goal of enlightening the
reader. Here, tarot expert Barbara Moore presents the wealth of
information found in the new, full-color Ultimate Guide to the Thoth Tarot, which stands
apart from other choices in terms of clarity and presentation of
Psychic Vision: 3 Easy Ways
by Melanie Barnum
We can all learn to develop our psychic vision, whether
we've already discovered this gift or are brand new to it. By simply
using our imagination, visualizing, and playing with symbols, we can
hone our psychic skills. Melanie Barnum, author of the new Psychic Vision, provides three ways to practice
our psychic skills.
Chakras Around the World: Are There Really Seven
by Cyndi Dale
If you've ever taken a yoga class—or studied the
chakras—you've probably been told that you have seven chakras. And you
do—sort of. The truth is that the number of chakras you might perceive,
as well as ideas about their function, is based on cultural viewpoint.
For instance, a few hundred years ago, many Hindu experts said there
are six, not seven, chakras. Yet others counted dozens of chakras. And
yet, most people in the West conclusively believe there are seven
Hindu-based chakras. So which number of chakras is correct? Is
there even a correct number? Cyndi Dale, author of the forthcoming Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras, explains.
A Checklist: 5 Considerations When Examining
by Sarah Soderlund
Many times, when conducting a paranormal investigation
(or even simply experiencing something "going bump in the night"), we
can jump to conclusions when often the experience is a product of our
own mind or body. Because of this, having an assessment guide on hand
during an investigation can be both empowering and helpful in determining a phenomenon's cause. Sarah Soderlund, author of the new
book Haunted by the Abyss, presents a checklist of
five things to consider when determining the cause of any seeming