Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Raymond Buckland, author of numerous books, including the new Solitary Séance.
After many years of writing non-fiction (approximately sixty books) I am at last able to turn to my true love, which is fiction. I thought that the ideal genre on which to focus would be fantasy . . . Tolkienesque, with magic, wizards, fairies, and the like. So I wrote The Torque of Kernow, which dealt with all of those things, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought “How wonderful! I have finally found my niche!” I planned follow-on novels about Kernow (which, incidentally, is the old name for Cornwall, my favorite part of England). I plotted the second one
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Ember Grant, author of Magical Candle Crafting.
As a Neo-Pagan, I’m often asked about gods and goddess. Do I worship a pantheon? If so, which one? This is a tricky question. Basically, I feel that the universe and our natural world represent the divine power, and this is what I honor. But in order to bring deity to a personal level, I really do need to ask myself what I believe about the gods and goddess of my ancestors, or the ones currently worshiped today.
Well, I know what I don’t think about deity. I don’t think there’s one singular ominous being of a particular gender, belonging to one specific religion, floating above us,
This past weekend we marked Ostara, the vernal equinox – the first day of spring. But it turns out – especially if you live in Minnesota – there can be many definitions of spring. Astrologically speaking, I’m positive the Sun is in Aries and “spring” is upon us. However, driving to work today in several inches of icy, slushy snow, witnessing multiple accidents and spun-out cars, you’d think it was December.
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Last week it seemed winter really was over…we had temps in the 50s, gentle rain, and almost all of our snow melted. (Well, I’m still parking
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Ellen Dugan, author of Autumn Equinox, Book of Witchery, Cottage Witchery, Elements of Witchcraft, The Enchanted Cat, Garden Witch's Herbal, Garden Witchery, Herb Magic for Beginners, How to Enchant a Man, Natural Witchery, and the new Practical Protection Magick.
Hello Llewellyn Blog Readers!
I have been asked to be a guest blogger, so I am writing on my newest book, Practical Protection Magick: Guarding & Reclaiming Your Power. While protection magick is a hot topic, it can also be a controversial one. Why? Because some folks buy into the whole idea that protection magick and psychic self- defense is only for the self-deluded or