Monthly Archives: July 2011

Facing North Update!

Looks like I forgot to tell people about the June update . . . so this is for two updates!

Summer is the perfect time to kick back with a cold glass of your favorite drink, and a good book. We have some great ones to recommend this month!

Inside-Out Healing: Transforming Your Life Through the Power of Presence
Practical Protection Magick: Guarding and Reclaiming Your Power
Dancing with Spirits: Festivals & Folklore of Japan
FullTrui : Patrons in Ásatrú
Soulistry: Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality
Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers
The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook: A Grimoire of Philtres, Elixirs, Oils, Incense, and Formulas for Ritual Use
Runecaster’s Handbook: The Well of Wyrd
Fourth Uncle in the Mountain: The Remarkable Legacy of a Buddhist Itinerant Doctor in Vietnam
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life 

We have an interview with the remarkable Sara Avant Stover, as well as another excerpt (The Power of Silence) from her book The Way of the Happy Woman.

We also have two excerpts from Sanaya Roman’s Living with Joy:
Self-Respect, Self-Esteem, and Self-Worth
Opening to Receive

In June, we offered:

Dreamlines: A Guided Journey through the Landscape of Dreams
Skin Spirits: The Spiritual and Magical Uses of Animal Parts
The Faeries Guide to Green Magick from the Garden
Glorious (fiction)
Slow Sex: The Path to Fulfilling & Susatinable Sexuality
Mastering Creative Anxiety: 24 Lessons for Writers, Painters, Musicians & Actors
Mean Streets Witchcraft
The Big Little Book of Magick
The Witch’s Heart: The Magick of Perfect Love and Perfect Trust
Wall Street & Witchcraft
Moonrise: the power of women leading from the heart
Opened on October 31, 2006 with just over 200 reviews, Facing North is — first and foremost — a community resource. We closed out 2006 with more than double our opening number of reviews (500+). Although we slowed our growth, 2007 ended with our database at more than 600 records, 2008 saw us at 900 and we edged over 1,000 by the end of 2009. We are committed to creating a practical site with honest opinions that are fair, even when critical.

Busy, just breathing

Yesterday was a travel day, after 8 days in New York City, which came barely a week after a long weekend in Philadelphia, which came barely two weeks after a week in palm Beach, Fl.

I’m tired of traveling.

But J. and I had a lot of fun, and some posts will be coming out over the next weeks that talk about some of th ethings I saw and felt while I was out and about.

For now: I’ve re-discovered something about myself. I love to dance. Specifically, I love tribal rhythms and a complicated beat, lyrics are optional. The music at Fuerza Bruta got me wiggling as soon as I hit the dance floor, about 10 mins prior to the performance. And I basically didn’t stop for the next hour +. I don’t jump, I don’t do splits, or fancy moves, but I got a good wiggle on, and I don’t really care what I look like, I feel amazing.

I’ve been feeling an urge to dance occasionally over the last few months, but haven’t given into it . . . felt too silly be-bopping around the house by myself, I guess. Now I’m thinking about trying to find music I like in Seattle and making a habit of going dancing.