Tarot Card Reading Through Time by Marcus Katz

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Tarot Card Reading Through Time In our latest book, Tarot Time Traveller, you will take an exciting journey of discovery through the vivid history of cartomancy—card-reading—an adventure that we have long wanted to share with our readers. As you travel through time with us, you will learn how the cards got their meanings, the reasons for their particular illustrations, and practical ways of reading cards—whether they are playing cards, Lenormand, Tarot de Marseille, or modern tarot cards. Each of the eras in the book, from the early pioneers of card-reading…

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6 Myths About Ghosts by Carol Matsumoto

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I own a haunted inn in Connecticut called Captain Grant’s, 1754—built in, you guessed it,1754. In back of the home is a cemetery dating to the mid-1600s, and across the street is a new cemetery dating to the 1800s. This long history amplifies the paranormal activity at the inn. In doing the research for my book, The Ghosts of Captain Grant’s Inn I held hundreds of sessions talking with the spirits in the home. I did this with divining rods, crystals, and a bit of good intuition. What I have…

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Express Yourself with an Herb Garden by Sandra Kynes

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While we may think of herbs as unassuming little plants, their importance and use is intertwined with human history. For thousands of years herbs have provided people with fragrance, taste, and healing. And when it comes to growing them, an herb garden is no different from a flower garden; it can be just as decorative and smell just as fabulous. Even before using herbs for cooking or remedies, they contribute to our overall health when we grow them because gardening is good exercise that gets us outside in the fresh…

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Five Aids to Magical Thought: Dion Fortune and the Path of Occult Fiction by Penny Billington

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Druid and writer Penny Billington explores the process of occult instruction through the fiction of Dion Fortune. “Writers will put things into a novel that they daren’t put in sober prose, where you have to dot the I’s and cross the T’s.”1 This quote is from Dion Fortune, to my mind the foremost magical teacher of the West. It tells us clearly that in writing fiction, magicians can go out on a limb. They can give us a taste, secondhand but deeply felt, of genuine magical experience. Our esoteric training…

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Why Some People are Born Aware by Diane Brandon

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Diane Brandon discusses why it is that some children enter into this world with a strong spiritual awareness. “I don’t want to be here again.” This is what I thought when I was born. I have never forgotten my awareness then or the perceptions I had—and I’m not the only one. There are people throughout the world who remember their thoughts at birth. I call this the “Born Aware” phenomenon. This phenomenon may seem strange; some people even consider it to be impossible. However, for those of us with these…

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The Story You Need to Tell – Talking About Writing with Sandra Marinella

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Sandra Marinella has taught thousands of students and fellow educators, presented dozens of workshops at the Veterans Hospital, Phoenix, and the Virginia Piper Cancer Center, Scottsdale, and is expanding into a variety of health and wellness settings. She lives in Phoenix, AZ. Her website is www.storyyoutell.com. What is your book about? Most of us have a story — and sometimes we don’t even know that our story is waiting to be told. The Story You Need to Tell (Read our review) is about digging deep and finding the stories in…

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Ways to Recognize and Develop Your Psychic Abilities by Melanie Barnum

Most people experience some type of psychic impressions during their lifetime but how can you tell if these are the start of developing psychic abilities? Let professional  psychic medium Melanie guide you. Do you question if psychic abilities are real, and truly exist? You may even doubt the validity of intuition. But, chances are, you actually do know, even if it’s buried deep down, that psychic abilities are indeed real and you’ve probably even had some of your own psychic experiences. Let’s celebrate your gifts and revel in the fact…

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3 Ways to Make Magic Work Better by Deborah Lipp

In my years of teaching magic, witchcraft, and that sort of thing, I’ve found that spells are a challenging subject for many. Spellcraft is often a mystery, even for people who know a lot about subjects like divination, altered states, and ritual. You might be doing spells, but finding them frustrating or unsatisfactory. You might be successful at magic, but feel like something is missing. Maybe you want to kick it up a notch, or maybe you’ve already given up on the whole “magic” thing. The truth is, there are…

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Bring Your Tarot Readings to Life by Barbara Moore

Barbara Moore invites us to think about our tarot readings in new and challenging ways. “Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub;
 It is the center hole that makes it useful. 
Shape clay into a pot; 
It is the space within that makes it useful. 
Build walls for a room; 
It is the space within that makes it useful.” —Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching In Hebrew theology there is the idea of tzim tzum, the act of God withdrawing in order to make space for creation to happen. Another interesting aspect…

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5 Amazing Reasons to Create Your Own Tarot Spreads by Sasha Graham

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Wondering if you should create your own tarot spreads is rather like asking yourself if you should cook your own meals. Isn’t it easier to eat out at yummy restaurants, depend on friends, or heat up frozen dinners? No! Eating out is expensive, your friends will get annoyed with you, and frozen food is … eesh, unexciting. Cooking teaches you more about food than you could ever learn by just eating alone. Cooking reveals texture, taste, combination, timing, planning, and, most importantly, how and what you like. Cooking makes you…

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Sacred Space, Tarot, and Your Magical Practice by Sasha Graham

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Do you recall the first time you cast a solitary spell? A real spell. Do you remember the moment when you took power into your own hands, lit flickering candles, burned tendrils of incense, called to the corners, created sacred space, and invoked your intention to manifest in the universe? It was memorable, wasn’t it? Like a teenager fumbling through the loss of virginity, there was likely an awkward reference back to the grimoire you were using, a bumbling pause to find right words, the correct order, or the proper…

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Psychic Vision: 3 Easy Ways by Melanie Barnum

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Author and professional psychic Melanie Barnum shows you exactly how to open up your mundane consciousness to a world that is far beyond your normal senses. Hey! You there! Have you ever seen something that wasn’t there? I mean, really wasn’t there? Have you gotten the chills and just felt there was something going on or there was someone else there? This happens to me all the time. I, you see, am a professional psychic. I use my clairvoyance, or psychic sight, regularly to do readings for people all over the world.…

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Four Ways Your Energy Animal Can Appear to You by Melissa Alvarez

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Animals. We share our world with them, we have them as pets, and they can be a source of comfort and love. Animals can also be spiritual guides for us during times of need or to help us grow on our spiritual path. I call them energy animals because I work with energy and animal frequency, but they’re also known as totems, spirit animals, power animals, familiars, and animal spirit guides. All of these terms describe animals that guide, teach, and connect with you in order to deliver messages from…

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Put Purpose into Raising Your Frequency by Melissa Alvarez

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I’d never really put much thought into how I could effectively raise my frequency, the spiritual energy of my personal vibration, or why I should even attempt to do it until I began to notice a correlation between my frequency and the positive or negative things happening in my life. I became aware that a higher inner frequency resulted in more positivity in my life, and lower frequencies resulted in stressful, negative situations, so I began to focus on raising my frequency with purpose. The ultimate goal in raising frequency…

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Trance Dance Your Way to Happiness by Yasmin Henkesh

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Sad? Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? Not feeling good enough—not the right height, the right shape, the right whatever? Wish you could click your ruby red slippers and forever banish self doubt? If so, push back the couch and make a little room—I have something I want you to try. Did you know you can dance your way to happiness? For the same reason many of us have “chased that disco ball around” after a relationship ended, dancing makes us feel better. In her article “Four Powerful Ways to Live a Joyful…

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Stay in the Moment with Tom Sterner

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Q. What inspired you to write Fully Engaged? A. In 2012 New World Library published the second edition of my first book The Practicing Mind. In that book I discussed what I had learned through many years of studying both Eastern thought and modern sports psychology. The main reason I had put so much time into this study was a quest to solve my own struggle with lack of discipline and impatience about reaching my goals. One of the things that fascinated me was the fact that both entities had…

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Discover the Life You Were Born to Live by Chetan Parkyn

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I can remember quite clearly a moment in my life when I realized nothing made sense to me, that everything I had done and was doing seemed out of tune, even meaningless. I was sitting alone at a campfire in the shelter of a small group of pine trees in the highlands of Kenya, enjoying the first opportunity to be by myself in over a year. My father had died eighteen months before, and I knew I had not come to terms with his passing, especially considering how I had…

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Four Basic Steps for Effective Creative Visualization By Shakti Gawain

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If anyone can be called a self-help, self-actualization pioneer, it is Shakti Gawain. Years before “manifestation,” “the law attraction,” and “the secret” entered the lexicon, Shakti was sharing daily affirmations, meditations, and mental imagery practices that millions found could help them achieve goals, change habits, relax deeply, and significantly improve overall health and well-being. We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the new 40th anniversary edition of her international bestseller Creative Visualization. # # # Creative Visualization is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in…

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