Book Tour Diary: Week Seven

•October 23, 2014 • Leave a Comment

We spent the Esbat and Thanksgiving with the Zults, and got out late on Thanksgiving Monday.  It turned out that contrary to my belief, it was faster to go through Saskatoon to get back to Edmonton from Regina; at least according to Voice.  Voice is what we’ve named the GPS function at Google Maps; which, I have to say, is bloody brilliant other than on some odd idiosyncratic weirdnesses (such as getting completely lost in parking-lots and being able to pronounce “Saskatchewan” in her Indian accent but not her North American one).  What wonderful technology we live with! Continue reading ‘Book Tour Diary: Week Seven’

Contest Time!

•August 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

So a few days ago a friend of mine informed me that I had a small problem:

Important notice: it appears that there are a few defective copies of my book out there! One of my friends ordered from Amazon, and found that instead of getting pages 85-132 inclusive, he received a book with two sections of pages 133-180. If you are one such unlucky soul, please contact Red Wheel/Weiser customer service at or 1-800-423-7087 with your address and they will be happy to replace your copy. Sorry for the inconvenience!

So I have decided to run a contest! If you find a misprinted copy of the book, take a picture or webcam video of you holding the book, showing me the misprinted pages, and I will send you a code for a free download of the Elemental CD with Isochronic Tones that I composed for use with the book! Link below:

Contact me via this blog (with a link,) my website, my Facebook author page, or my Twitter. Good luck!

Samhain vs. Halloween from Raise the Horns

•October 31, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Samhain vs. Halloween.

Happy Samhain!

•October 31, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Between the Shadows: Samhain Song for the Dead

•October 31, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Samhain Song for the Dead.

‘Wiccans are nothing to be afraid of': Edmonton priestess

•October 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Originally posted on Global News:

Watch above: Halloween is the biggest festival of the year for one religion with nearly 1,500 followers in Edmonton alone. Quinn Ohler explains.

EDMONTON – The witch has historically been one of the most popular Halloween costumes for kids and adults alike. From the long, black dress and pointy hat to the wart on the nose and maniacal cackle, witches have long been portrayed as evil.

But as we head into All Hallows’ Eve, a couple of local Wiccans want to clear up some of the misconceptions around the Wicca religion.

“I understand where that prejudice comes from,” said Ali Hammington, a priestess with the Congregationalist Wiccan Assembly of Alberta. “I don’t blame them for being afraid of us.

“They’ve had a lifetime of Disney and grim and stories and fairy tales telling them that witches are evil.”

While it has no single, defining doctrine, Wicca started in the 1950s in…

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Discovering the dark and light secrets of magic

•October 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Discovering the dark and light secrets of magic.

Featuring my new friend, Erin Wood, from Regina!

Amazing Poplars

•October 30, 2014 • 2 Comments

Originally posted on Okanagan Okanogan:

Check out this poplar twig. When the growth hormones settle out, they create forward-thrusting bud casings around their large, folded leaves. When the fruiting hormones pile up behind them, they literally pile up in bursting flower shapes. Catkins will come, in the same shape.

And the twig behind? It is the flow that straightens out over the years behind this forward point of pressure, and thus it is straight. Amazing!

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What is a Magician?

•October 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Originally posted on Shauna Aura Knight:

shutterstock_119862811I’ve been asking the question “What is magic” for rather a while now. I tried answering it over a series of blog posts (referenced at the end) but I still come down to some challenges with the word. Then I asked myself, “Well, what is a magician?” And for me, that question is far easier to answer.

What is a magician? A magician is one who understands the inner workings of the universe.  Magician, wizard, shaman, witch, priest, priestess…there are a lot of words for this. However, overall it’s someone who knows the mysteries. Let’s look into what that actually means.

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