Runic Book of Days by S. Kelley Harrell
Uncategorized / September 14, 2018

Title: Runic Book of Days Author: S. Kelley Harrell Publisher: Inner Traditions / Destiny Books Release Date: September 11, 2018 Pages: 208 Description A step-by-step guide to working with the runes throughout the year • Explains how the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark each rule the calendar for a half-month • Details the runes most powerful during each runic half-month, what they portend for personal and spiritual wellbeing, and techniques for creating relationships with them • Includes structured devotionals for each half-month and runic initiation rituals for the 8 pagan Sabbats, or holy days, such as the Summer Solstice (Litha) and Lughnssadh (the first harvest holy day) The Old Norse runes, known as the Elder Futhark, have long joined forces with the cycles of the seasons to offer powerful initiations, guidance, and wisdom. Aligning the sacred festivals, plantings, and harvests of ancient runic calendars with our modern 12-month calendar, Kelley Harrell reveals how the runes can once again offer initiations as well as instruct us on the holy days and creative rhythms of today. Drawing on her more than 25 years of shamanic practice and runic study, Harrell offers a step-by-step primer to work with the runes throughout the…

Blue Ribbon Canning by Linda J. Amendt
Reviews / March 20, 2018

Title: Blue Ribbon Canning Author: Linda J. Amendt Publisher: Taunton Press Release Date: April 28, 2015 Pages: 268 Description Blue Ribbon Canning takes readers on a canning journey and celebrates two American traditions–preserved food and state fairs–with more than 140 prize-winning recipes for jams, preserves, pickles, vegetables, fruit, and more, plus tips and methods for making delicious–and safe–blue ribbon recipes at home. Blue Ribbon Canning by Linda J. Amendt Review by Dawn Thomas Rating: 5 stars 268 Pages Publisher: Taunton Press Release Date: April 28, 2015 Nonfiction (Adult), Food & Wine, Cooking For years, I have wanted to can and make preserves. I tried twice with disastrous results. When I saw this book, I had hope and was inspired to try it again. The book begins with detailed sections on ingredients, equipment, and techniques. The author provides helpful and caution tips throughout the book. The step-by-step water bath-canning guide should be laminated and hung in any canner’s kitchen. The first recipes I want to try will be: • Simple Fruit Jam • Habanero Pineapple jelly • Red Onion Marmalade • Georgia Peach and Basil Preserves • Bread & Butter pickles (two different recipes to try) • Sweet Jalapeno relish •…

Traditional Wicca by Thorn Mooney
Reviews / March 15, 2018

Title: Traditional Wicca Author: Thorn Mooney Publisher: Llewellyn Publications Release Date: July 8, 2018 Pages: 216 Description “A masterful gem of insight and wisdom, Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide reveals the time-honored practices of initiatory Wicca, thought all but lost by many, but hidden like so many occult secrets in plain sight. Drawing a clear and respectful distinction between eclectic Wicca and its older more traditional sibling, Thorn Mooney takes us on a personal journey exploring the powers and the pitfalls of the initiatory inner court, revealing the persistence of a thriving and dynamic Craft.”—Storm Faerywolf, author of Betwixt and Between “Traditional Wicca is a unique and important book. It’s amazing to me that in over 70 years of publishing on the subject of Wicca, nothing like this book has ever been written! . . . The chapter on initiation is, by itself, worth the cover price. If you want to understand what people mean by ‘traditional Wicca,’ whether or not you’re seeking it, this is the one book you must read.”—Deborah Lipp, Wiccan high priestess and author of Tarot Interactions “Thorn writes with obvious sincerity, with feeling, and from experience. Her book covers everything from defining Witchcraft, through the…