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Current and Future Goals and Dreams (2018-19)

Each year I like to look back over the previous year, and then set goals for the coming year. Many people do this on Jan 1st; I prefer to do it on my birthday. I often refine the accomplishments and goals until my new year, Samhain, but the bulk of the work is done on or around my birthday. These …Continue reading →

November Update at Facing North

Greetings to you! We’re moving into the holiday season, and with something like 29 holidays celebrated between now and mid January, that’s probably the most useful designation for a period of time I’m aware of.

October Update at Facing North

Storm season has begun here in the PNW! As I write this we’ve just had several days of rain, a storm front that meandered down into the burning lands of California. I’ve been collecting the rain to send to a friend in the Bay Area so she can do some rain calling to keep the fires away and replenish the …Continue reading →

August Update at Facing North

In just a few days the moon will eclipse the sun over North America for the first time in 38+ years. Astrologers are predicting near-seismic changes and upheavals as the physical manifestation of the astral phenomenon. Be excited, be safe, and I hope you get a chance to experience it — even if its just watching the event online.

July Update at Facing North

“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You …Continue reading →

June Facing North Update

I just published the summer edition of Facing North! We can take things a little slower during the summer, enjoying the weather and being outdoors all the more. It is, however, a great time for sitting in the shade with a tall glass of your favorite cold beverage and one of the many wonderful books we have been reviewing lately. …Continue reading →

Facing North Update — August 2013

As August comes to a close, it always seems as if life speeds up. Perhaps its the looming start of the school year, or maybe the energy of the harvest pushing us forward. We have a great collection of books reviewed this month — many of them in the ‘energy’ category. The Chakras Made Easy The Cry for Myth Energy …Continue reading →

October Update at Facing North

This month we have a great collection of books from a number of genres: Dion Fortune’s Psychic Self-Defense and The Secrets of Dr. Taverner The Guru Question: The Perils and Rewards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher 72 Names Oracle Cards (our 2nd review of this item) Wheel of Wisdom Barbarian Rites: The Spiritual World of the Vikings and Germanic Tribes …Continue reading →

September Update at Facing North

For many of us, this has been the summer of wild and difficult weather. Once things have calmed down and you’re looking for some reading material, have a look at what we are recommending (and not!) This month we’re offering: Beyond the Book of Shadows    Advanced Sex Magic Precessional Time and the Evolution of Consciousness Trigger Point Therapy The Four Powers: …Continue reading →

August Update at Facing North

Interestingly, this month seems to be great for books about divination and witchcraft, we have several of each topic for your pleasure: Complete I-Ching 10th Anniversary Edition The Diloggún: The Orishas, Proverbs, Sacrifices and Prohibitions of Cuban Santería and Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook The Un-Spell Book: Energy Essentials for Mastering Magick The Witch’s Bag of Tricks As promised, …Continue reading →