On Thursday I blogged about book piracy, prompted in part by a particularly egregious offender. The website in question had 32 of our books and tons of other publishers’ books available for download, in full, as well as pages upon pages of spells, rituals, poems, songs, recipes, and more, culled from scores of books, without our authorization (and it seems, without the authorization of several other publishers as well). Llewellyn issued a DMCA takedown notice, I wrote a blog post, it went viral (5,000 hits in a 24-hour span, thanks to authors and other friends), and the website owner finally got the message and agreed to take down the material in question.
Llewellyn had written to this
Llewellyn has had a long and rich history, and this year we are celebrating our 110th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, we held special online events during the summer and had a party with authors, employees, and partners last month. Now, we are excited to share with you a video history of Llewellyn's 110 years! You can click here to watch the video or view it below. And again, a huge thank you to all of our readers, authors, and employees!
One of my favorite cards from the Gaian Tarot is the Magician. I pulled this card today and the affirmation that Joanna, the creator of this deck, resonated so much:
“I have the power to manifest my desires.”
If you have the Gaian deck, pull a card and share your affirmation for the day in the comments. Since this is a full moon, it is a great time to commit to using your affirmation for the next lunar cycle. Don't forget to come back here and share how you changed your life, in big ways and smaller ways, next month.
If you haven’t heard about this amazing book yet, please check out the description, excerpt, or my previous blog posts about it. For now I just want to invite everyone who’s ordered the book, bought the book, borrowed the book, read the book, or added the book to their wishlist, to join the conversation that Bronwen Forbes so much wanted to foster. At the Small Town Pagans Yahoo Group we will build a community that encourages the sharing of stories, advice, trials, tribulations and joys of living in a not-so-big city.
As I’ve already warned everyone currently on the list, I’m not a small-town Pagan – I’ve never lived in a small town my entire life (if you don’t count