Category Archives: reviews

Recent labors

I’ve been quiet here lately, mostly to work on my dissertation (a finished draft of a chapter  is such a satisfying thing!), but I’ve also had a few things appear elsewhere. At PaganSquare, I’m tentatively trying a new kind of … Continue reading

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Review of Sacred Space 2013

Sacred Space lives up to its description as a conference for intermediate to advanced esoteric and magical practitioners. That’s pretty high praise, when you think about it. The draw at Sacred Space is the presentations and rituals. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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Pantheacon 2013 reflections

Pantheacon was a lot of fun. It was an amazing opportunity to connect with the large West Coast concentration of Pagans and people from all over the country. I met people in person who I’d “known” online for a while, … Continue reading

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Double review: Fortune, Sea Priestess and Moon Magic

Fortune, Dion. Sea Priestess. Weiser: New York, 1978. First published privately in 1938. Paperback, 316 pages. Fortune, Dion. Moon Magic. Weiser: New York, 1978. First published in England in 1956. Paperback, 241 pages. Please note there are spoilers in this … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirit has a new location

Kindred Spirit has moved to 2354 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23518, with a phone number of 757-480-0424. The new location is in a newer strip mall between a Pizza Hut and Dollar General. It’s a little hard to … Continue reading

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Review: Mystic Moon, Norfolk, VA

Mystic Moon, 3365 N. Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA , 757-855-3280 Hours: M 10am-10pm, T-F 10am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 12pm-6pm This is a big shop, in terms of space, and the way it uses that space is alternately exciting and disappointing. … Continue reading

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Review: Gardner, High Magic’s Aid

Gardner, Gerald. High Magic’s Aid. Godolphin House, Hinton WV, revised edition 1996. Originally published 1949 under pen-name of Scire. Paperback, 238 pages. (Please note: the version that I read is available online. It was typeset by and has a few … Continue reading

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Review: Renee, Tarot Spells

Renee, Janina. Tarot Spells. Llewellyn, revised edition, 2000, originally published 1990. Paperback, 294 pages. More than anything else, this book reminds me of a cookbook. In fact, it reminds me of the Southern Living Annual Cookbooks put out by the … Continue reading

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Review: Gadon, The Once and Future Goddess

Gadon, Elinor. The Once and Future Goddess: A symbol for our time. HarperCollins, 1989. Paperback, 405 pages. The effort to recognize and restore the place of female power, authority, and divinity, especially in areas of study like archaeology, prehistory, and … Continue reading

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Happy Mabon! The Myth of Progress and a book review

Happy autumn equinox to everyone! The Myth of Progress is my article about Mabon at the Slacktiverse: This is what I love about Mabon; more, perhaps, than any other Sabbat, it is a festival about which Pagans are actively making … Continue reading

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