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Recently a blog post called out Llewellyn and other publishers (but mostly Llewellyn because we’re the largest and oldest metaphysical book publisher) for our collective contribution to white supremacy. I cannot speak for all the employees of Llewellyn; the following are my own personal remarks that will hopefully shed light on the processes and work flow that I and the other five acquisitions editors at Llewellyn follow.*
I am only a racist being to the extent that I was raised in and continue to live in a society that marks “White” as the default and others everyone else, a
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Astrea Taylor, author of the new Intuitive Witchcraft.
When I was a teenager, I had a fantasy of being taken under the wing of a wise, all-knowing witch. They had a cabin in the woods, a hardy herb garden, plenty of private space for rituals, and a kitchen to die for. In my fantasies, they were brave and strong. They taught me everything I ever wanted to know, and then some.
At that age, more than anything, I wanted someone who had the same spirituality I had to acknowledge my magical potential and help me develop my gifts. I saw this person's wise attention as the necessary step for me to attain self-confidence and magical
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Devin Hunter, author of The Witch's Book of Power, Witch's Book of Spirits, and the new Witch's Book of Mysteries.
For years I was one of those witches who scoffed at the idea of adding affirmations to my practice. The idea of training the mind made sense, but I always felt ridiculous looking at myself in the mirror and reciting a litany of positive sentences. "I am capable of doing the thing!" "I am the master of the thing!" "Life loves me and so does the thing!" The worst, of course, were group affirmations where there would be a room full of us all droning on about how we were going to be the "co-creators of our own lives." None of
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jason Mankey, author of The Witch's Book of Shadows, The Witch's Athame, and the new Transformative Witchcraft.
When people ask me what I do for a living, I generally reply with, "Write Pagan books and do some other Pagan stuff." When talking to people outside of the magickal community, this often leads to questions such as, "Just what is a Pagan?" I think we've mostly moved beyond people equating Paganism with the imagery of the 1980's Satanic Panic, though I'm not sure it will ever completely go away.
Today, when dealing with preconceived notions of Paganism I find that it generally falls into two camps. There are many who equate