Host Marla Brooks stirs the cauldron every Thursday night at 9:00 PM ET on Para X with interesting guests from both the Pagan and Paranormal realms.
Amy Blackthorn-Tarot in Spellwork
Tarot is a wonderful divination tool on its own, but even better when you enhance your readings by adding Tarot into your spellwork. It will allow you to do some incredibly powerful magic Amy has an upcoming class in June about working with The Major Arcana in the Tarot. In that class, she’ll be talking about the Fool’s Journey and how to take the energy of cards and designs that are hundreds of years old and use it to boost your magic. On tonight's show, we talked about the upcoming class but also talked about working with an entire deck as opposed to just the Major Arcana, how to get started if you're a reader who has never tried to incorporate spells into your readings, the kinds of spells you can perform, choosing a deck to match the type of spell you'd be wanting to do, the basics on getting started using Tarot for spellwork and she pretty much covered all bases.
Terence Ward-Empty Cauldrons: A Pagan Guide to Coping with Depression
Whether is it impacting you or a loved one, depression can be difficult to discuss or even acknowledge. Empty Cauldrons explores the isolating influence it can have and why many people resist professional help. With contributions from Pagan clergy, depression sufferers, and therapists, author Terence P Ward creates a picture of depression that draws upon both science and religion. He also shares his own experiences with this common affliction and the spiritual methods he has used for relief.Discover how to draw off miasma, appeal to the gods of the wind, purify yourself with sound, and host a traditional Hellenic ancestor feast. Learn about conducting shadow work, tending a depression shrine, keeping a dream journal, and much more. Throughout the book, Ward compassionately presents dozens of simple strategies for developing a polytheistic relationship with depression, seeking comfort, and rekindling hope.
Nicholas Pearson-Crystal Skulls
Crystal Skulls have always been surrounded in mystery. Some say they are a form of computer with the ability to record energy and vibration that occur around them The skull will pictorially replay all events or images of the people who have come into contact with them. They have undergone serious scholarly scrutiny, but they also excite the popular imagination because they seem so mysterious. Theories about their origins abound. Some believe the skulls are the handiwork of the Maya or Aztecs, but they have also become the subject of constant discussion on occult websites. Some insist that they originated on a sunken continent or in a far-away galaxy. Nicholas has been immersed in all aspects of the mineral kingdom for more than 20 years and one of his favorite topics is the mystery of the crystal skulls.
Jason Miller=Consorting With Spirits
Consorting with Spirits presents a detailed explanation of what spirits are, their different classifications, and how they exist in relation to the world we normally perceive. The reader will then learn a system of practices that will cultivate three main skills: The capacity to perceive spirits clearly, the ability to interact with them effectively, and the tools to deepen your relationships. It is this focus on deepening relationships and increasing clarity in communications that has been missing from much of the material about spirits. This book will teach you different ways of interacting with spirits, from offerings and invitations to forceful conjurations. With these tools in hand, you can work with your spirit allies to achieve any goal, from protection, to wealth, to vast knowledge. Consorting with Spirits shares: Proper training necessary for calling and conversing with spirits, How to evaluate the messages you receive, a full view of different modes of contact and what situations each mode lends itself to, why the best sorcery is local, the tools to establish and maintain a long-term relationship with spirits (consorting), the 6 different manifestations of spirits and their corresponding magickal operations, qualities, benefits, and drawbacks and the 4 methods of interacting with spirits: prayer, conjuring, compelling, and evocation.
Ivo Dominguez-Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans
More often than not, people think of astrology as a tool for divination or the exploration of one's personality. Astrology is considerably more than that. It is a sacred science, a highly descriptive symbolic language, and it is also a technology that can be applied to ritual, herbalism, the use of crystals, and much more.But it can be daunting to take on the study of Astrology. After all, it's a field so huge it would take several lifetimes to master it. And that's why Ivo Dominguez, Jr., wrote this book--to provide practitioners of magick with a Pagan perspective on Astrology and the core concepts of Astrology that are most useful to building rituals and creating effective magick.When we look at an astrological chart, what we are actually looking at is a map of the multiple planes of existence summarized and flattened into an understandable diagram--a kind of magickal cartogram. Now, what to do with this map? How can we best use it in our magickal work? That's precisely what you'll discover in the pages of this concise, focused, and expertly presented book.
Amy Blackthorn -Blackthorn's Protection Mabic
Blackthorn’s Protection Magic guides readers through the realm of the green witch to a glade filled with options for your protection. Amy Blackthorn discusses spiritual, emotional, and physical security in an easy-to-understand way. The book provides an overview of what protection means to witches and then explores practices in more depth, including: Essential oils for protection magic, The role plant allies play in both protecting and healing, What astrology and tarot teach us about our strengths and weaknesses, and Oracle spell work as a potent source of protection. As a witch who has worked in executive security for nearly fifteen years, Amy possesses the botanical spirit of an animist witch, able to see the inherent spirit in plants, as well as a keen eye on ways to make a home feel safer and more secure, on the magical and the mundane levels. For example, holly trees provide magical protection from lightning, but also make a prickly barrier outside the home to keep burglars from lurking in the shadows.