Monday, 30 March 2020

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Review: Mythos by Stephen Fry

Mythos by Stephen Fry

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Mythos by Stephen Fry

Published: 26th July 2018 | Publisher: Penguin | Source: Bought
Stephen Fry's Website

No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.

In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld. We shiver when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments and watch with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds.

Mythos captures these extraodinary myths for our modern age - in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance.
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Having had my interest in the Greek myths reignited by Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill, I dived right into Mythos by Stephen Fry straight after. However, while it was interesting, it wasn't what I expected, and I felt quite disappointed.
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Monday, 23 March 2020

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Review: Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill

Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill

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Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill

Published: 5th September 2019 | Publisher: Ebury Press | Source: Bought
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Empowering life lessons from myths and monsters.

Wonder at Medusa's potent venom, Circe's fierce sorcery and Athena rising up over Olympus, as Nikita Gill majestically explores the untold stories of the life bringers, warriors, creators, survivors and destroyers that shook the world - the great Greek Goddesses.

Vividly re-imagined and beautifully illustrated, step into an ancient world transformed by modern feminist magic.

'I watch Girl become Goddess
and the metamorphosis is more
magnificent than anything
I have ever known.'
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Friday, 20 March 2020

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Tarot Deck Thoughts: The RWS, The Wild Unknown, and Crystal Visions

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Tarot Deck Thoughts


The RWS, The Wild Unknown, and Crystal Visions


Happy Ostara/Spring Equinox, people! Since starting on my spiritual path, I've really got into tarot. Along with witchcraft, tarot is something I've been fascinated by for so mnay years, before actually giving it a go. It always seemed so mysterious and mystical! But now I'm trying to learn, and I'm getting better week by week, slowly feeling my way into it and connecting with my intuition. I have three decks now, and through using and studying them, I'm finding some are easier than others to work with. Because of this, I thought I would share my thoughts on the decks I have, and how they work for me. I'd just like to point out these aren't tarot deck reviews, though - I don't feel I'm competent enough at reading tarot yet to give reviews. But I thought it might be interesting to discuss my varying degrees of "success" (as I'm still learning), as it turns out it's true that you should pick a deck you're drawn to.
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Wednesday, 18 March 2020

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The Witches' Marketplace: pocket witch

A photo of a witch's tools, featuring an amethyst, a clear quartz, a cleansing bundle, and a stick, with the words The Witches's Marketplace, pocket witch

The Witches’ Martketplace Banner made using a photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash.

The Witches' Marketplace


pocket witch


The Witches' Marketplace is a semi-regular interview series, where I interview online independent UK store owners who sell items witches will want to snap up - who may or may not follow a similar spiritual path. Today, I'm really excited to have Rosie stopping by the blog to discuss her shope, pocket witch!

pocket witch is a great store that sells adorable pocket-sized spell jars and charm bags, as well as other gorgeous items. I discovered Rosie through Instagram when @WitchSwap shared one of her photos, and discovered she had her own shop! I have bought her Pocket Self-Love for myself, and her Psychic Brew as a gift, and pocket witch is just a wonderful shop! Now on to the interview to hear more about the store from Rosie herself. All images are copyrighted to Rosie, and used with her permission. Clicking on the images will take you to their product page on pocket witch.
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Monday, 16 March 2020

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Review: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Published: 12th June 2008 | Publisher: Gollancz | Source: Gift
Patrick Rothfuss' Website

'I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.

My name is Kvothe.
You may have heard of me.'
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Wednesday, 11 March 2020

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Tarot Numerology and My Ordinal-Linguistic Personification

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Tarot Numerology and My Ordinal-Linguistic Personification


One of my goals for this year is to get a better grip on the tarot, and I've been making great strides with the help of Yaritza of Bujo Witchcraft's #TarotForGrowth Instagram prompts (follow her on Instagram, too!). They have been so helpful! Because of this, I thought I'd also give I’ve been reading Teach Yourself Tarot series and trying her exercises. With her lessons, Yaritza is guides the reader to get in touch with their intuition and gather their own meanings for the cards, and they're just brilliant, honestly, and I'd recommend anyone trying to learn tarot give her lessons a go. I'm only a few in, but they're fantastic! Her second lesson on Numerology, however, kind of blew my mind, as it had me dive a little deeper into something how my brain works differently to most.
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Monday, 9 March 2020

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Review: The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

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The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

Published: Del Rey | Publisher: 3rd October 2019 | Cover Design: Head Design | Cover Illustrations: Aitch | Source: Bought
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Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen.

The Winternight Trilogy introduced an unforgettable heroine, Vasilisa Petrovna, a girl determined to forge her own path in a world that would rather lock her away. Her gifts and her courage have drawn the attention of Morozko, the winter-king, but it is too soon to know if this connection will prove a blessing or a curse.

Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers—and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosing allies that will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, stronger than ever and determined to spread chaos. Caught at the center of the conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders. Her destiny uncertain, Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself and her history as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all.
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My other reviews of The Winternight Trilogy:
The Bear and the Nightingale | The Girl in the Tower

WARNING! I cannot review this book without spoiling the others in the series. Read no further if you're planning on reading this series and don't want it spoilt for you.

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