Review: The Showings of Julian of Norwich

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Mirabai Starr, teacher of philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico - Taos, has taken on the challenge of translating the writings of a thirteenth century Christian mystic from England and bringing them to a modern audience. Apparently, Starr is "at the vanguard of the emerging Interspiritual movement," a movement that I can't seem to find a lot of direct information about, but seems to be a rather New Age blur of the three major monotheistic traditions, focusing on a God of … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide for Magical Kids (and Kids at Heart)

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When I'm shopping for my kids for birthdays or holidays, I rarely think to myself 'is this Pagan?' I don't care if something is exactly my flavor of spirituality. What I'm looking for are things that foster creativity and enjoyment, and stories that reflect the values with which I and my husband are raising our family. There isn't a lot of high quality Pagan- or Hindu-specific kid stuff out there (that I can find easily). But there are some things I've found and I'd like to share with you. Some … [Read more...]

Serpent Songs, A Review

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By now you probably know that I am an unrepentant fan of Scarlet Imprint, publishing house of fine occult books. For my birthday at the beginning of June, my husband gifted me with Serpent Songs, a collection of essays whose central theme is traditional witchcraft. I squeed with delight. The book is beautiful to behold, as I expected. The textures of the paper feel good in the hand; the color and printing are a delight to the eye.That said, I found this collection to be very hit and … [Read more...]

Sharing the Love

Earlier this week I was nominated for a Liebster Award by a reader. Basically this is a like a chain-letter blog love fest. A reader with her own blog included me in a list of blogs she really loves. Thank you!!I'm not going to follow all the rules (because that's not my style), but I thought I'd answer the questions my fellow blogger posed on her post and then recommend a few blogs myself.What is your favorite quote/proverb? I don't have one. Really.Do you prefer incense or candles … [Read more...]

What We’re Reading

I like books. I really like books. I seemĀ  constitutionally unable read only one thing at a time. This filters down to the kids, too. We're reading some great stuff right now, so I thought I'd share.First up, the two-and-a-half-year-old. Here is her current obsession:She is in love with the Octonauts, a series of books and cartoons that we discovered thanks to the BBC in Wales. We read these several times every day (saints preserve me). The art is great, the characters are adorable, and, … [Read more...]

Winners!

 Don't worry, you're all winners to me.Thanks to everyone for entering my first 'contest.' It was fun to do!I wrote out all the names and put them in my pretty silver salad bowl.My son drew names for two of the books and my daughter drew for one.Without further ado the winners are:Ambaa wins Make Magic of Your Life by T Thorn CoyleJody Marx wins Seeking the Mystery by Christine Hoff KraemerRhiannon Mackey Dacono from Colorado wins Kali by Elizabeth U … [Read more...]

Win some books!

Winsome books that can be won.I have three books to give away!Make Magic of Your Life by T. Thorn Coyle. If you are a student of Feri or of Thorn's this book may be a bit rudimentary for you. You've probably already heard her say these things many times before. For those not familiar with Thorn's work or for those looking for a fresh perspective on integrating their passions into their lives, regardless of their spiritual tradition, I think this book could be very helpful. Thorn has a … [Read more...]


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