Grimoire or Book of Shadows 101

    Grimoire, Book of Shadows, Book of Secrets, Book of Spells... Magical research is often collected into a book (or two) and is known by a specific name. There isn't a universal name that is correct for your book. You can name it whatever you want! Although "grimoire" isn't a technically accurate name for … Continue reading Grimoire or Book of Shadows 101

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How to Create a Deity (Pop Culture Paganism)

  A few years ago there was quite a kerfuffle about pop culture paganism. Okay, I'm totally downplaying it. It was pretty much a knock-out drag-down fight where people from all over were weighing in on their private blogs and tumblrs. It was a thing for at least a week. It's a weird thing to … Continue reading How to Create a Deity (Pop Culture Paganism)

Review: The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin – 4/5

The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin - 4/5 - You should be reading this.  [Crown's review guide here.] I didn't see any flaws in this book. I sometimes felt the book was missing something. I think that's because this is more of a creative lifestyle book using tarot as a medium of understanding than a … Continue reading Review: The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin – 4/5

Review: Tarot Spells by Janina Renee – 3.5/5

Tarot Spells by Janina Renee. 1994. Llwellyn. 3.5/5 - Meh Warnings: None except very slight "negative energy will come back to you" mentioned once. A good book and accessible for everyone. Reads as light ceremonial or ritualistic but can be easily adapted. However, poor formatting, uninspired card choices, and cookie cutter (and sometimes boring) spells … Continue reading Review: Tarot Spells by Janina Renee – 3.5/5

Spirit Destinations: When Spirit Worlds Connect to the Physical World

The astral worlds are not a free-for-all. Not all of them at least. Anyone who has dealt with the fae are definitely aware of this but many other places outside of fairylands have rulers that hold territory. Knowing you're in someone's territory can be tricky and knowing where those territories begin and end, especially because they … Continue reading Spirit Destinations: When Spirit Worlds Connect to the Physical World