Category: Other Contributors

Charlie Hebdo: When freedom of speech and expression are shot down

REV. KESS. The attack by Al Qaeda on Charlie Hebdo was not just an attack on a magazine. It was not just a retaliation against those who had maligned the image of the Prophet. It was a calculated attack on the Western ideals of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. I know that is a strong statement to make. But I feel it to be true. As do many others.

Review: Skaldic Tales by Glenn Bergen

GREEN OWL. The book “Skaldic Tales” features 12 short stories reminiscent of the old Nordic sagas and will appeal to both Heathens and non-Heathens alike. In “Skaldic Tales” Glenn Bergen masterfully brings this ancient tradition to life with a new spin on some of the well-known sagas and the introduction of two modern tales.

Laurie Cabot’s Book of Spells & Enchantments

COPPER CAULDRON PUBLISHING. A new book from Laurie Cabot! Laurie Cabot’s BOOK OF SPELLS & ENCHANTMENTS. Laurie Cabot, the Official Witch of Salem, Massachusetts, opens up her Book of Shadows, the Witch’s tome of spells, recipes, and secrets, to share them with the world. Here you will find everything from the essentials of how to create and cast your own spells to detailed recipes and rituals from Laurie’s years of experience as a high priestess and Witch.

I am a Child!

MICHELLE SHIRLEY. So you’re fed up with the frustrations of the Winter and if you haven’t already been out in the beautiful sunshine we have been blessed with, then perhaps now is a good time to do it. Being Spring and a time of rebirth and rejuvenation, it is time for each of us to find our Inner Child and let that Child play in the Gardens we have been blessed with. There is much symbolism and synchronicity in life with each moment and in this instance I refer to the gardens of our lives. Each moment is an opportunity to play – to play BIG or play SMALL. The important part is to PLAY.

Voices of the Sacred Feminine

Voices of the Sacred Feminine: Conversations to Re-Shape Our World by Karen Tate. If we can imagine it, vision it, and restore ancient truths swept beneath the rug and kicked to the curb by patriarchy, then we can manifest it! Hear solutions from these visionaries, scholars, wayshowers, foremothers and activists – women and men – dedicated to reshaping our world.

Doing Magic on the fly in the U.S.A.

CHRISTOPHER BLACKWELL. Madrid was a very special place for me. It was where I earned enough money to build my rock shop. It was where I went to my first four Pagan festivals and where I first practiced as a Witch using Starhawk’s The Spiral Dance as a guide. My first sabbat was Samhain of 1983, celebrated in a small nearby sandstone cave. It was the first place I was forced to figure magic out in an emergency.

An Introduction to Ma’at

KHEMAYSEKHMET. “Maat” has two meanings in the ancient Egyptian language. Maat is first the goddess of justice and truth, who gave meaning to the world and bestowed order upon the chaos of creation in the First Times. She governs the movement of the stars, the rising and setting of the sun, the inundation and retreat of the Nile, and the laws underlying all of nature.