Anna is the Senior Digital Marketing Strategist, responsible for Llewellyn's New Worlds of Body, Mind & Spirit, the Llewellyn Journal, Llewellyn's monthly email newsletters, email marketing, social media marketing, influencer marketing, content marketing, and much more. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading an absurd number of books; doing crossword puzzles; watching Jeopardy!; being a grammar geek; and spending time with her husband, their cat, and their red heeler.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jenay Marontate, author of the new Tea Magic.
As the season of winter approaches, we honor the direction of north for all its cold and slender beauty of naked trees, frosty mornings, and frozen puddles. This is the time of year to go within—not only indoors where, we can keep the cold at bay, but to go within ourselves. Inside our inner dialog, and our quiet thoughts. This is the time to massage our deepest roots. You the know the ones. The ones that keep us grounded and stable during the challenge of winter. These roots, metaphorically speaking, act as an anchor, so we simply just don't give way to the wind and blow away with the
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by J.R. Mascaro, author of the new Seal, Sigil & Call.
As practitioners of the esoteric arts there are many things we can do to grow in our respective practices. This article is not about those things. This article is about doing nothing. When I talk about doing nothing, I'm not speaking about a gap in your day, some all-too-often mythical timeslot that you have no activity to fill. On the contrary; I am talking about making time to actively, purposefully, and whole-spiritedly do nothing. Perhaps paradoxically, I am asking you to see nothing as a thing, to do nothing in the same way one might do Pilates, or calisthenics. I am asking you to
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jo Graham, author of The Great Wheel, Winter, and the new Seven Goddesses of the Hellenistic World.
Some pagans place a lot of emphasis on working within the spiritual tradition of their ancestors or reclaiming the wisdom of their own culture or ethnic past. Also, many people today want to be careful not to offend by appropriating the traditions of living groups they were not born into. But what do you do if you're not drawn to the gods of your genetic ancestors? Are you just stuck, not welcome anywhere?
The universal goddesses of the Hellenistic world have been inclusive of people of all ethnicities and backgrounds for thousands of
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by John Michael Greer, author of several titles, including the new Ceremony of the Grail.
What is the Holy Grail? In some versions of the legend, that was the question that had to be asked by the questing knight to awaken the powers of the Grail and free the Waste Land from its curse. It remains an important question today among students of Grail lore. The standard claim in popular culture—the belief that the Grail was the cup Jesus of Nazareth used at the Last Supper—isn't the oldest version, or even the most likely.
More than a century ago, British folklorist Dr. Jessie Weston found what may be crucial clues to the origins and meaning