Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Sharlyn Hidalgo, author of The Healing Power of Trees and the new Celtic Tree Rituals.
I just got back from a three-week visit to Ireland on a pilgrimage of sorts to connect with the spirits of the land. We were a small group that traveled with local guides so that we could visit out of the way places strong in spirit.
The greatest reward for traveling there was understanding that Ireland is the birthplace of the ogham, or tree alphabet. It originated in Ireland and then moved east to the rest of the rest of the British Isles. So, in a way it was like going home. I also met quite a few people who are as passionate about the ogham as I am.
Here in the northern hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is almost upon us, but for our southern hemisphere friends, it is time for the winter solstice. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up our best rituals, spells, books, and more!
Winter Solstice Pumpkin Soup:
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with this festive golden soup, warmed with fragrant nutmeg and allspice. This velvety soup is elegant and deceptively simple to prepare.
Winter Solstice Wishing Candle:
There is a tradition of making a wish at the Winter Solstice, of burning pieces of paper with wishes or affirmations written on them. Craft these homemade candles infused with your
The annual COVR (Coalition of Visionary Retailers) awards were announced this weekend at INATS in Denver. 5 of our 6 nominated Llewellyn titles won 2019 COVR Awards:
Kitchen Table Tarot, by Melissa Cynova (Divination Books Category; GOLD MEDAL WINNER/BOOK OF THE YEAR)
Sigil Witchery, by Laura Tempest Zakroff (Shamanism & Wicca Books Category; GOLD MEDAL WINNER)
Tarot in Wonderland, by Barbara Moore & Eugene Smith (Tarot Products Category; GOLD MEDAL WINNER)
Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, by Melanie Marquis (Autobiographical & Biographical Books Category; BRONZE MEDAL WINNER)
Queer Magic, by Tomás Prower (Contemporary Spirituality Category; BRONZE MEDAL
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Lisa Freinkel Tishman, PhD, author of the new Mindful Tarot.
Lately I've been drawn to playing cards, and to a very simple cartomancy. Each day I've been drawing a card from a simple deck of playing cards. As a Tarot reader, I've been loving the smaller format of a 52 card, poker-sized deck—and exulting in what the card company calls the "air cushion" feel of the plasticized card stock. But more than these tactile delights, what's been thrilling is to read my life each day through the cards, and to read the cards through my life. Beginning with a very loose sense of number and suit drawn from my work with the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS)