Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by John Beckett, author of the new The Path of Paganism.
One of the most universal spiritual practices is prayer. Whatever else it may or may not do, prayer keeps us connected to that which we pray and that for which we pray. It serves as an affirmation of our values and our priorities, and at least when it's done thoughtfully and reverently, reminds us that much of what we enjoy comes to us as a legacy from our ancestors and by the grace of the Gods.
My usual routine is to pray four times a day: before starting the day, before lunch, before dinner, and before going to bed. These are times when it's easy to stop what I'm doing for a few
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Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Danielle MacKinnon, author of the new Animal Lessons.
Are you one of those people who, when you walk in the door of someone's house, their dog comes barreling over and wants to give you kisses no matter how much you protest? Does your cat take your seat the moment you're about to sit in it? When the animals in your life aren't heeding you, there's no need to worry. It's actually a sign that something pretty wonderful is happening: the lesson the animals have to teach you is finally manifesting!
Animals are much smarter than many of us give them credit for, and they work at much deeper levels than most suspect. They will intuitively hone in
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Melissa Cynova, author of the new Kitchen Table Tarot.
I've been reading cards for nearly 30 years, and I've found over the years that tarot readers get into trouble when they decide that there is only one way to learn the cards. One way to study, or teach, or interpret the cards. Once you start knowing something for sure instead of wondering or gaining a new perspective, your capacity to bring in new ideas and new flavors to your readings stops cold. This can only limit you as you read for different people, engage with new communities, and read with new decks.
I've learned more about my cards by reading books, studying the imagery of