In my mailbox: Navigating the Financial Universe and Starry Wisdom

It took every bit of the mailman’s strength but he managed to jam to books into my mailbox. I want to thank Ibis Press for the free review copies. Navigating the Financial Universe by Christeen H. Skinner In Navigating the Financial Universe, financial astrologer Christeen Skinner, who forecasted the global financial crisis in her original work published in 2004, builds on her reputation for successful financial forecasting. She identifies periods of challenge and suggests ways in which these might be negotiated. Using her experience working with clients, entrepreneurs, traders, and investors, she acknowledges the needs and behavioral patterns of different generations—building … Continue reading In my mailbox: Navigating the Financial Universe and Starry Wisdom

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In my mailbox: Lost Teachings of the Runes

An earth-honoring approach to rune divination using the northern Spirit Wheel as a guide and rune-casting sheet. Lost Teachings of the Runes invites the reader to journey to the realms of past and future that exist hidden beyond the horizon and beneath our feet. Using an engaging blend of stories, meditations, and ancestral knowing, author Ingrid Kincaid explores Northern Mysteries from the center of the Wheel of Life. Kincaid demonstrates ways the Wheel can be used to connect ancient wisdom with modern life, and offers tools and teachings that may be used on a daily basis to enable readers to reclaim … Continue reading In my mailbox: Lost Teachings of the Runes

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In my mailbox: Living Runes

Look at what landed in my mailbox today! I love those people at Weiser Books! You should see this book in your favorite bookstore June 1st. Living Runes http://redwheelweiser.com/detail.html?id=9781578636662 Living Runes provides a thorough examination of the Norse runes that will challenge the experienced rune worker to deepen his or her understanding of these mysteries. The book begins with an explication of the story of Odin, the Norse god who won the runes by sacrificing himself on the World Tree. It continues by examining each of the individual runes in turn, both the Elder Futhark and the lesser-known Anglo-Saxon Futhorc. … Continue reading In my mailbox: Living Runes

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In my mailbox: Conjuring Harriet “Mama Moses” Tubman

I want to thank Weiser Books for the free review copy of Conjuring Harriet “Mama Moses” Tubman and the Spirits of the Underground Railroad by Witchdoctor Utu. The spirits of Harriet Tubman, John Brown, and other heroes of the Underground Railroad guide readers on a magical path to healing, empowerment, and liberation. The historical role that magic and soothsaying played in the Underground Railroad has long been ignored out of fear it might diminish the legacy of Harriet Tubman and other heroes of that time. However, Harriet Tubman was a Conjure woman who relied on her dreams and visionary experiences … Continue reading In my mailbox: Conjuring Harriet “Mama Moses” Tubman

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In my mailbox: A Book of Pagan Prayer

It’s a dark and chilly day in little part of Florida. A storm rattled through last night but the sky hasn’t cleared up. Today is just the kind of weather for a cup of hot tea and an interesting book. Nothing makes me happier than to receive a new book from Weiser Books. The good folks at Weiser are, simply put, awesome. This time Weiser sent me a free review copy of “A Book of Pagan Prayer.” I remember this book and look forward to rereading it. Product description: Steeped in tradition–“Those of us who call ourselves Pagan owe a … Continue reading In my mailbox: A Book of Pagan Prayer

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Son of Chicken Qabalah

Thank you Weiser Books for the free advanced review copy of “Son of Chicken Qabalah: Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford’s (Mostly Painless) Practical Qabalah Course” by Lon Milo DuQuette. Expect to see this book in your favorite bookstore November 1st. This simultaneously funny and serious book provides the easiest, fastest way for readers to painlessly attune themselves to the mysteries of the Hebrew alphabet and immerse themselves in the fundamentals of practical Qabalah. It is a road map from the Godhead to your head—a clear and lucid guide to an extremely complex, mystical topic. By performing the exercises and rituals in … Continue reading Son of Chicken Qabalah

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In my mailbox: Black City Dragon

I want to thank the good folks at Pyr for the free advance copy of “Black City Dragon” by Richard Knaak. A historical urban fantasy set in Prohibition-era Chicago, which combines action, mystery, and romance against a backdrop of gangland wars and the threat of supernatural horror. For sixteen hundred years, Nick Medea has guarded the gate between our world and Feirie, preventing the Wyld—the darkest Feirie of all—from coming into Chicago to find human prey. But since he defeated Oberon, more and more Wyld have been slipping through. Nick and his Feirie companion, the shapeshifter, Fetch, have been busy … Continue reading In my mailbox: Black City Dragon

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Storytelling Alchemy

I have been hiding in a cool, dark, air conditioned room waiting for the last hot thunderstorm-laden days of Summer to ebb.  While my little corner of humid Florida is still feeling the effects of the oppressive heat, I can still enjoy a quiet evening of tea and a good book. The good folks at Weiser Books have sent an interesting title by Renee Damoiselle (link). Storytelling Alchemy Write Your Own Happy Ending Renée Damoiselle ISBN: 9781578636389 Book (Paperback) We all have stories we tell ourselves, personal narratives that define who we are. These stories take root in our subconscious … Continue reading Storytelling Alchemy

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In my mailbox: Keepers by Brenda Cooper

I want to thank the folks at Pyr  for the free review copy. It’s always nice to find something in the mailbox other than bills. “Keepers” by Brenda Cooper Two sisters, one from a megacity and one from the wilderness, work together to protect the wilderness and the reintroduction of wolves from a group more interested in private property than public good. In a future Earth that’s run by brilliant green cities separated by open land held in common for the good of wild things, two sisters must work together across and between the vastly different environments to root out … Continue reading In my mailbox: Keepers by Brenda Cooper

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In my mailbox: The Last Sun

Pyr was kind enough to send me a copy of K.D. Edwards “The Last Sun” (The Tarot Sequence). Looks like I have some Summer reading. In this debut novel and series starter, the last member of a murdered House searches for a missing nobleman, and uncovers clues about his own tortured past. Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment’s missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home. With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam’s relatives and … Continue reading In my mailbox: The Last Sun

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