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The Secret Language of Birds Tarot

Reviewed by Rebecca Elson

[Snip] Let me start with, this is a deck from Schiffer Publishing, so I must again take a moment to gush about the quality. It comes in a sturdy oversized gift box that has the awesome magnetic closure that apparently all Schiffer tarot decks come with. The 78 card tarot deck . . . → Read More: The Secret Language of Birds Tarot

Wicca is supposed to be safe?

By Rowan

Today on Facebook Christian Day shared with everyone a review on Amazon of his book “The Witches’ Book of the Dead” that, to be honest, just annoyed me. It essentially brought to light some of the things that have for many years bothered me about a portion of the Wiccan community. I say . . . → Read More: Wicca is supposed to be safe?

Imbolc Celebration Recipes

By Akasha

Traditional foods for the Imbolc celebration include those made with seeds, (to symbolize growth), raisins (a fruit of the Sun God), pork, poultry, or lamb, with sides of potatoes, cabbage, onions, and garlic. Imbolc is the mid-point of the dark half of the year, and though stored foods are running low, it is . . . → Read More: Imbolc Celebration Recipes

Imbolc

By Glaux

[Snip] The earliest recorded instance of Imbolc comes from the Irish epic poem “Tochmare Emire”, a part of the Ulster Cycle, where Cu Chulainn is attempting to woo Emer. Challenging the hound of Chulain to go without sleep for a year, Emer names the major calendar days, including:

“Imbolc, when the ewes . . . → Read More: Imbolc