Song of the Ancients

Just added “Song of the Ancients” by Sandy Wright to my Kindle collection.

What would you die for?
51lkijsb6-lSamantha Danroe doesn’t believe in magic. Her ex-husband cured her of happily-ever-after when he cheated on her three days after saying I-do.
She doesn’t believe in ghosts. Until her mother’s ghost rises from a Halloween bonfire with a warning of death from beyond the grave.
And she certainly doesn’t believe in witchcraft. Until she becomes the prey in an ancient war waged between good and evil. A war whose rules she must scramble to learn to stay alive.
In need of protection, Samantha turns to the mysterious Nicholas Orenda, a sixth-generation witch on the trail of a creature who is systematically killing off his family. According to his family’s prophecy, three will be sacrificed to the dark. His mother and grandmother are already dead, and Nicholas doesn’t have time to play by the rules.
Samantha finds herself in the center of a deadly hunt for a mysterious foe. Can she find the strength to defeat a supernatural killer and prevent the third sacrifice? Or will she be the catalyst that opens the gates to the Underworld?
Song of the Ancients is the debut book in the Ancient Magic series.
Readers interested in witchcraft, shamanism–or just the dark side of the supernatural world around us–will enjoy this paranormal suspense, written by a real-life Wiccan High Priestess. Look for information on the next book in the Ancient Magic series in 2016.
Ms. Wright has been authentic to Witchcraft, blending in real spells and rituals throughout her tale. The landscape and its traditions are strong characters.”
~ Lady Caria Dawn, High Priestess, Circle of the Moon, Fairfax, VA

The weekly wrap-up

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This week I spent a lot of time working on the plumbing. I will admit that my plumbing skills involved a certain amount of profanity, but I am happy to report that the operation was a success. Say what you will about what makes a home but plumbing makes a house a home.

Peppy and I enjoyed the “Snow Moon” last night. Although, I think that Peppy was a little more interested in finding a good spot to do his business.  The little dog’s cough has cleared up but he has a case of February fleas due to the mild Winter here in Florida.

51bohwqhyal-_sx383_bo1204203200_In my Mailbox: The good folks at Weiser Books were kind enough to send me a copy of Diana Heyne’s coloring book “Tarot by Design Workbook”. Since the weather is warming up next week, I may wander out into the backyard with the camera and shoot a thumb-through of this book. Thank you Weiser, you guys rock.

Tonight, I plan to watch Svengoolie. It’s Godzilla month and I love those classic monsters.

Have a happy and safe weekend everyone!

In my mailbox: The Witching Herbs by Harold Roth

The Witching Herbs has landed in my mailbox today and I want to thank the folks at Weiser Books for sending me this free review copy. The book will be available March 1st.

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Harold Roth is a leading authority on plant/herbal magic. His new book, The Witching Herbs, is an in-depth exploration of 13 essential plants and herbs most closely associated with witchcraft—13 because it’s the witching number and reflects the 13 months of the lunar calendar. The plants are poppy, clary sage, yarrow, rue, hyssop, vervain, mugwort, wormwood, datura, wild tobacco, henbane, belladonna, and mandrake.

Roth writes simply and clearly on a vast amount of esoteric information that is not easily found elsewhere and will be greeted enthusiastically by those who already have extensive experience and libraries. It is unique in that it combines mysticism with practical instructions for growing each plant, based on Roth’s 30 years of gardening expertise. Each chapter focuses on one plant and includes information on its unique plant spirit familiar, clear how-to instructions for magical projects, and pragmatic information on growing and cultivating.

Roth writes, “This book is a great choice for intermediate-to-advanced witches who would like to work more closely with the traditional witching herbs, especially the baneful plants with their rather difficult spirits. Working directly with spirits is one of the fundamentals of the Craft.”

The Witching Herbs is the essential plant-worker’s guide. Roth is not only a successful gardener, but also a magician and scholar of the occult. No other book blends clear, practical gardening techniques with equally lucid and sophisticated plant magic so successfully.

Harold Roth is among the foremost authorities on plants within the modern occult community. For the past 15 years, he has owned and operated Alchemy Works, an online store focused on herb magic, where he crafts and sells incense, potions, and magical oils. The Witching Herbs has been in the works for a decade and is eagerly anticipated. Visit him at http://www.haroldroth.com.

Currently reading: Develop Your ESP

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9781571747532Develop Your ESP
A Quick and Easy Way to Become Psychic

Have you ever heard the telephone ring and known who was calling before anyone spoke? Or had a gut feeling about someone or something that ultimately proved true? Most of us ignore experiences like these because we can see no physical basis for believing in our dormant psychic abilities. Call it intuition, a hunch, a feeling, or ESP, this elusive knowledge can provide information, motivation, or direction about various aspects of our lives. Nina Ashby, teaches readers:

  1. How to listen and be receptive to the inner messages received by your intuitive senses
  2. How to use techniques and exercises to develop and control your psychic abilities

This is a program that can quickly enhance anyone’s ability to go beyond the 5 senses and enter another dimension of awareness. Find out which psychic talents you possess and develop those particular gifts with a mix of theory and practical exercises. Learn to understand the body’s energy fields and auras and see why the spiritual plane is every bit as important as the physical world. Then get a complete psychic education, from cleansing rituals and focusing your inner energy charges to reading auras and using divination techniques such as tarot, I Ching, and psychometry to interpret signs and messages. Charts, tables, and graphs illustrate the theories.

Born in New York, Nina Ashby was acutely aware of her psychic gifts even as a child and could see colors around people, objects, and other living things. She has spent many years training in various forms of bodywork and energy healing, psychology, yoga, meditation, astrology, palmistry, dowsing, card reading, and psychic studies including mediumship and all levels of psychic perception and channeling. She lives in England.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Hampton Roads Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

by Kendra Levin

The first half of January can be a time of big dreams, powerful goals, and strong motivation. We crack the spine on a brand-new journal, draw up a list of resolutions and stick it on the fridge, throw away the old calendar and tear the shrink-wrap off an untouched one that’s still full of possibilities. We are ready to make changes and take action.

For many of us, though, that ambition melts and muddies as quickly as pristine snow. By mid-month, those big dreams have turned into a puddle of backsliding, rationalizing, guilt, frustration, and ultimately resignation. By the time February rolls around, we’ve given up entirely. We live the rest of the year as if that brief, brilliant period of inner drive had never happened.

It’s not that we don’t accomplish anything. But often, we don’t accomplish what we’re truly capable of—what we see is possible…

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The best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep

the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep
Kenny Rogers – The Gambler

Strange are the thoughts that roll through my mind while looking at flowers. The Camellias are in bloom in my front yard and I’ve spotted everything from fallen blooms to new buds but, all I can think about is mortality. I can put such strange and depressing filters over my reality. Still the Camellias are doing their thing, and I imagine that the Azaleas wont be far behind, because the weather has been so warm.

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The warm weather has not just brought flowers but, to Peppy’s grief, it has also brought fleas. I’ve given him his first flea-bath of the year and he looks at me as though I somehow betrayed him.   I imagine that he will get over it pretty soon.

I have a huge Pecan limb to drag out to the road for trash pick-up and an assortment of clippings from Azaleas to Wisteria. It looks more like Spring cleaning than Winter. My trash-man is going to hate me.

Tonight I will sip Earl Grey tea and read Anne Christie’s “Numerology: Plain and Simple” because I am a plain and simple person.