Spirits Out of Time, by Annie Wilder, has been named a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards in the Autobiography/Memoir category!
ForeWord Reviews' Book of the Year Awards were established to bring about increased attention to the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. During the judging process, books are judged based on their editorial excellence, the originality of their subject matter, accuracy, author credentials, and professional packaging, among other things.
Finalists will be determined by a jury of judges consisting of editors and reviewers of ForeWord Reviews, booksellers, librarians, and other industry
This week, to help prepare for Ostara festivities on the weekend, we have a guest blogger stepping in! Bronwynn Forrest Torgerson, author of One Witch's Way: A Magical Year of Stories, Spells & Such, writes about the beautiful magic of nature on the spring equinox. Enjoy!
When did our blessed Ostara get to be such a juvenile holiday? I recall being new to the Craft but long attuned to the seasons and cycles of the earth, and smelling the first breath of Spring in the air. There was a subtle shifting of energies, an inward stirring of freshness, possibility and new hope in the air. As a wilderness child, I avidly searched for the first hint that the cold earth had thawed, for
I included this deck just to try and make your brains explode. This is another compelling deck designed by my friend Riccardo Minetti. In this deck he plays with the idea of gender and how it influences our understanding of the cards.
In the Manga Tarot, all the cards that are traditionally male are depicted as female and vice versa. Arcana V becomes The Priestess, and looks very much like a traditional High Priestess card. Arcana II becomes The Priest. For ease of discussion, I’ve pictured them together here.
Many of us blend associations of the card’s number in with the name, image, symbolism, and other associations together to create a card’s meaning.
When a deck