Book Reviews – Spirit

The Goddess Path Myths, Invocations, & Rituals -- by Patricia Monaghan

This is a beautiful book, in more ways than one. Physically, it is beautifully designed. The cover shows a ripe and burstingThis is a beautiful book, in more ways than one. Physically, it is beautifully designed. The cover shows a ripe and bursting pomegranate, evocative of the yoni, with gold embossing at the borders. The chapter illustrations by Nyease Sommersett are wonderful. After encountering the first one in my reading,

Witches' Night of Fear Witches' Chillers Teen Mystery Novel Series -- by Silver Ravenwolf

This novel is the second in the author’s Witches’ Chillers series of teen mysteries. I reviewed the first one in the series, Witches’ Night Out, for Spiritualitea a few months ago, and was promptly criticized in the Forum for my negative review. So why did I even pick up the second one in the series, you might wonder, if I gave the first one a no-star rating? Well, chalk it

Dancing With Dragons by D.J. Conway

This 300 page tome is chock full of dragon lore, magical principles and knowledge gleaned from author D.J. Conway’s 25 years of metaphysical experiences and, of course, her own magical workings with dragons. Books by D.J. Conway: The Celtic Dragon Tarot Moon Magick : Myth & Magick, Crafts & Recipes, Rituals & Spells By Oak, Ash & Thorn : Modern Celtic Shamanism The Celtic Book of Names As I understand

The Shining Tribe Tarot Deck and Book Set by Rachel Pollack

When I first opened The Shining Tribe Tarot I was immediately enthralled with the cards themselves. Each card brings to mind images of Native American stories and mysticism. In fact, the artwork is said to be drawn from Stone Age rock art, Native American and African shamanism, Australian Aboriginal art, and the Kabbalah. It is no wonder, as each card stirs feelings of ancient wisdom that continue to hold truth

Gardening With the Goddess : Creating Gardens of Spirit and Magick by Patricia Telesco

In the dark time of the year, there’s no more enjoyable reading for me than garden and seed catalogs. This new book by Patricia Telesco was an ideal supplement to my catalog reading and my sketches and plans for my spring garden in my new home. This was a fun book to spark ideas in even the most experienced gardener. She offered suggestions for gardening by the moon cycles, gardening

Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives by Michael Newton, Ph.D.

The progression of the soul after death is a mystery that has been contemplated since ancient times. In Destiny of Souls, Dr. Michael Newton shares his work with and case studies of past life regressions to reveal the spiritual realm beyond death. Dr. Newton holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, is a certified Master Hypnotherapist and is a member of the American Counseling Association. He describes himself as a traditional

The Seven Sacred Rites of Menopause by Kristi Meisenbach Boylan

“Do not judge a book by its cover,” it is said. This would have been good advice for me. From the cover, I had expected this to be a book of croning rituals. But it really wasn’t. So what was it? The author identified seven stages of transition that a woman goes through as part of the menopausal process, and suggests ways for women to move most easily through those

Exploring Celtic Druidism by Sirona Knight

Celtic Druidism has been a path steeped in mystery with a power at one with the earth and as ancient as the land from whence it comes. In her book, Exploring Celtic Druidism, Sirona Knight gives the reader a look into the history, mythology, beliefs and practices of Celtic Druidism. Sirona Knight is trained in a form of Celtic Druidism known as Gwyddonic Druidism, a Welsh tradition. In enchanting detail