Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Durgadas Allon Duriel, author of the new The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life.
Many of us in the Pagan community connect with nature through ritual. It's common, for example, to hold observances of the lunar cycle on full and new moons, and the solar cycle with the Wheel of the Year, where we mark the course of the seasons. An additional way of attuning ourselves with nature and bringing magic and spiritual connectivity into our everyday lives (which is the subject of my new book, The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life), is by observing the Sun's movement throughout the day with adorations, which come from
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by John T. Kruse, author of the new Faery.
The line in this title comes from Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors (Act I, scene 2). To many people, it may sound like a contradiction in terms: how can faeries be compared to demons? Faeries are gentle and feminine; devils are vicious and cruel.
There was obviously no contradiction for Shakespeare when he wrote the lines, nor should there be any for us today if we examine the folklore evidence for the nature of our Good Neighbours. What the playwright learned from birth is what British fairy-lore has maintained consistently for centuries—both before and since his time. The Good Folk can be
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Mat Auryn, author of the new Psychic Witch.
Meditation may not be the first thing people think of when they think about witchcraft, spells, or magickal powers. However, when people think of psychic ability, they often think about meditation and mindfulness to engage and enhance those abilities. I truly believe that both psychic and magickal ability are two sides of the same coin—one being the perception of energy and the other being the manipulation of energy. That being said, meditation would be the operating space where the two intersect and from which we engage and enhance both practices. These topics are the heart and core of my book,
Llewellyn’s Complete Book of the Rider Waite Smith Tarot by Sasha Graham
You can hear or read something many times and not "get it." Until that one time when you do. Maybe it was the way it was said. Maybe your brain was poised to receive. Whatever the case, Graham, in her incredible book on the Rider Waite Smith Tarot, helped me understand the importance of Freemasonry's influence on tarot. I hope you enjoy this excerpt as much as I did.
The Golden Dawn’s structural forefather is Freemasonry. Freemasonry and tarot’s common denominator is a perfectly designed structure. Freemasonry’s elegant organization was a core reason the Golden Dawn existed with