Monthly Archives: October 2010

2010 Litany of the Dead

*created by Dagonet Dewr – October 29, 2010*

*As always, feel free to disseminate freely; I ask only that distribution be
complete. I also have noticed this year there is no central source for
recording the dead in the Pagan and Heathen communities. I am considering a project to address this; if interested, send email to
And as always, any omissions are pure oversight and my responsibility.
Please send any notable oversights to the same address, and I will add them
before this is posted permanently on the Web.*

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Signal Boost: Tarot Reading

One item donated to help my friend’s financial situation* was a tarot reading by Melissa Tarot.

Melissa Tarot has been doing tarot and palm readings for 22 years.  She lives in the St. Louis area with her family and friends, and has been described as a ‘feminist, hippie, Pagan wackadoo’ – a title she bears proudly.  Melissa has been on Sirius Radio and often works with Catherine Chapman of Melissa’s Tarot Readings – I already know you want one.

Melissa writes: “My philosophy on tarot is that the cards do not reveal information that you do not already know (even if only on an unconscious level). I use tarot as a tool to tap the subconscious — your inner self, to reveal hidden knowledge, passions, fears, hopes, goals and dreams on the verge of fulfillment.

By asking for a reading from me you understand that I will abide by my own personal reading philosophy and no others.

I prefer to read in person or over the phone or via chat through Skype or google chat. By winning this auction you will be given contact information to  call or email to arrange an appointment for a reading.”

A typical reading is $45 for 30 to 45 minutes.

The item is listed on eBay for a starting price of $0.50 — please boost this signal and let people know that this BARGAIN is available and for a good cause.



Imagine having to spend $50,000 to keep your loved one safe from harm. My friend is having to do that after discovering that his ex-wife remarried a man who is a registered sex offender. He’s been to court three times this year to gain and keep custody of his seven year old daughter. If he loses, his daughter will spend time living in a home with a man who is a — let me say it again — registered sex offender.

A group of us are getting together and auctioning off items to raise money to help pay his legal bills. This is one such item.

Facing North Updated

Facing North, one of the largest collections of reviews about item of interest to the Pagan/ Alternative Spirituality  community has released its October reviews.

This month we are debuting a brand new review section devoted to tarot books and decks. Spearheaded by Elizabeth Hazel, editor of ATA Quarterly, this collection is starting small but growing quickly.

Added to our older reviews, are
The Deviant Moon Tarot
The Shadowscape Tarot — two reviews and twice the artwork!
Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot
Medievel Traumzit
Roots of Asia Tarot
Paulina Tarot
Legacy of the Divine Tarot
The Fantod Pack (Edward Gorey’s tarot)
The Rumi Tarot
The Pamela Colman Smith Commemerative Set

Along with the new section, we have our usual eclectic offerings:
Dreamgates: Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death
Smoky & the Feast of Mabon — a children’s book.
Temples of Light: An Initiatory Journey into the Heart of the Egyptian Mysteries
Holy Smoke: Loose Herbs and Hot Embers for INTENSE Group Smudges and smoke Prayers
Runes; Theory & Practice
Arbatel: Concerning the Magic of the Ancients
Lodestone & Lady’s Mantle items — gorgeously magickal items for ritual work

Last month, we reviewed:
Housekeeping for the Soul
Daughters of the Witching Hill
Ariel & Electra: A Wyrding Lunation in 39 Parts
Healing Into Possibility: THe Transformational Lessons of a Stroke
Kick Ass Creativity
What to Do When You Can’t Decide
Hanuman: the Devotion and Power of the Monkey God
The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology
Words of Power: Transform Your Life

As well as a number of music reviews.

All in all, as we finish our fourth year I am very proud of our work. We continue to add at least 10 reviews each month, all of which are honest and opinionated. The items we review vary and all are specific to this diverse community.