Magic of astrology

By Jessica Allen. Penguin Random house. 2021. 267 pages.

***** Excellent

Informative and comprehensive guide to the Zodiac Signs and what they reveal about you. Discusses history and basics of astrology. Under each sign, describes the strengths, weaknesses and preferences of a person born under that sign and the sign’s magical correspondences. Illustrations.

Update from the trenches

Tarot card of the day Wheel of fortune; keywords:good luck. Karma, life cycles, destiny,

Three medical appointments this week: cardiologist, dentist, and GP. I passed with flying colors. On Friday, I and the gang went to a Greek restaurant and then to Barnes and Noble. I had a Greek salad with Tri Tip.


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Sigil Witchery

By Laura Tempest. Zarkholic. 2018. Llewellyn publications.  334 pages.

This practical book, written in a conversational style, teaches the writing of sigils, symbolic language whose meaning  is known only to the creator. Discusses history  of  witchcraft and mark making. Magick and spellcraft with sigils, sigil design, practice exercises, and gallery of sigils. Illustrations. Resources. Index. References


Mindful cognitive behavioral therapy

By Seth Gillman. HarperOne. 2023. 379 pages.

This unique book by a clinical therapist contends that Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) when combined with mindfulness practices, can address the questions of spirituality, purpose and meaning. Mindfulness CBT can be summarized as follows;

Think: change your beliefs

Act; my body needs to take action.

Be. My body needs to find presence.

Covers specific mindfulness practices, such as meditation, rest, taking care of your body, exercise, mindful work, living with purpose. Illustrations. Notes.


PendulumS for beginners

By Sylvia Hill. 2023

***** excellent

This well researched and comprehensive book covers all aspects of pendulum magic, including divination, healing, psychic protection and dowsing. History of pendulums, choosing, cleansing and programming your pendulums., using pendulums for Chakra balancing and developing intuition, crystal pendants. Chapter provides detailed steps to make a pendulum chart for deeper readings and interpretations. Illustration. References.

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Elder Furthak runes

By Mari Silva. 2022

***** excellent

This well researched beginners and comprehensive will help you understand the Elder Furthak runes in the context of Norse mythology. In this book, you will learn the meaning by practice writing the rune. Then you will learn how to use it for communication, divination and invocation. The second half of thus book provides plenty of hands-on instructions to incorporate these intentions into your practice. Illustrations. References.

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Manifestation with the law of attraction

By Harlow Wolf. 2023

***** Excellent

Not another book on LoA! Unfortunately, this one has nothing new to say on the subject. Goes through familiar LoA topics: the concept of energy, the mind’s role in manifestation, meditation.. meditation, surrendering intentions, self-love and overcoming failures. Exercises.

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Update from the Trenchrs

Tarot card of the dsy; the Chariot. Keywords:control, willpower. Success, action, determination

I saw my sister in Tracy and went to put flowers on my husband’s grave. We had a nice day. My sister did not cry and we went for Vietnamese food. The rest of the week was uneventful. I saw the Podiatrist for my new shoes. When I run out of Movies, I am going to watch all seven seasons of the original Fantasy Island series. That should take a while.


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