Book Review: Esoteric Empathy by Raven Digitalis

Today we find ourselves in a world fraught with tension and misunderstanding. Communication is changing rapidly. It’s the age of “alternative facts” and twitter shame. ┬áBut it’s always the case that the world seems to be on the cusp of great change, isn’t it? The reality is probably that our moment of great change, our…

Book Review: A Romantic Guide to Handfasting

As some of you who follow me on instagram, youtube, or this blog know Brad and I got engaged at the beginning of December. Neither of us wanted to have a long, drawn out engagement. Winter is my favorite season; Winter is also a convenient season to host a wedding and reduce the cost of…

Book Review: Pagan Dreaming by Nimue Brown

The most important magic is what happens in my mind; in the leaps of connection and insight and often quite random things can spark that. The important bit is the way our wiser, unconscious minds can be triggered into recognition by the introduction of some random element. – Nimue Brown For too long the world…

Journey into spirit

Our society seems to be at a loss when dealing with death and bereavement. Death rituals are limited and filled with taboos. We are more likely to isolate those working through grief than to ask what they need. Our careers give us two weeks to hold a funeral and grieve before expecting us back at…

Book Review: The Pagan Book of Living & Dying by Starhawk

My older sister, Heather, started practicing Wicca while she was in high school. One of the books I always remember seeing on her shelf with Pagan books was the Pagan Book of Living and Dying. It looked thick and meaty. Heather’s copy was well read with dog eared pages, highlights, and notes in the margin….

Book Review: The Druidry Handbook by John Michael Greer

For many Druids, Greer’s The Druidry Handbook is their first introduction to Modern Druidry. It’s easy to see why. The book has a beautiful, simple cover of Oak Leaves and claims to be a “hands-on manual of traditional British Druid practice” (publisher description). The author is the Grand Archdruid of Ancient Order of Druids of…

Book Review: The Earth Path by Starhawk

Let’s put my bias out front right away; I adore Starhawk’s writing. There hasn’t been a book of her’s that I haven’t enjoyed, yet. The focus on actively working with nature, with politics, with permaculture and with the Divine Feminine really works for me. The Earth Path was a fantastic read and holds up as…

Book Review: The Handbook of Urban Druidry by Brendan Howlin

*Sigh* I don’t want to write a review for this book. I want to be encouraging to new Druid authors. I want more material and resources for Druidry out there. I cannot be encouraging about this Druid book. First, the grammar and spelling errors were frequent and distracting. The author spoke mostly in run on…

Book Review: Living Druidry by Emma Restall Orr

I love reading books about Paganism and Druidry. I don’t even mind reading beginner books despite that this is a path that I’ve been on for a few years. There is usually some spark or new perspective that gives my path a burst of energy or enriches my life. However, there is something so gloriously…

Book Review: Art of Ritual by Rachel Patterson

This book is being released on May 27, 2016 (PRE-ORDER). I was given a free pdf copy for an honest review. All thoughts are my own! One of the biggest surprises I’ve had since going more public with my Pagan and Druid practice on youtube, has been the amount of questions I get from other…

Book Review: Herbs of the Northern Shaman

Paganism is large Forest that includes a great many paths and practices that I’ll never tread. It can be easy to keep oneself isolated and protected in the groves that one is familiar with never adventuring further afield than necessary. To combat the stagnation this encourages, I try to at the very least read about…