The Llewellyn Virtual Author Forum is a bi-monthly series of free online roundtable events that feature your favorite Llewellyn authors discussing topics important to you and answering your questions.
Our sixth in the series, on Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal, featured The Dictionary of Demons author Michelle Belanger and Elements of a Haunting co-authors Mustafa Gatollari and Brandon Alvis.
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Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Alexandra Chauran, author of numerous books, including Getting Through It: Reclaiming Your Life After Adversity, Change, or Trauma and the new Modern Guide to Mudras.
A labyrinth is like a maze, but one in which you cannot get lost. As a meditative tool, a labyrinth can be large enough to move through in a walking meditation, or small enough to trace with a pencil on a piece of paper. The purpose of the labyrinth is to go deep into meditation through tracing one's movements through the labyrinth. Some labyrinths are designed to spiral inward, symbolizing the process of going deep into one's mind. After reaching the centre of the labyrinth,
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Barbara Nolan, author of the new Year of Pagan Prayer.
Our modern month of October was an in-between time in the ancient Pagan world, a period of both endings and beginnings. To the insular Pagan Celts, it was the end of the year, before Samhain ushered in both the last of the harvest and the beginning of a new cycle of time. For Pagans in the Mediterranean world, it was a time when the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone were honored at the Thesmophoria (thez-mo-FOR-ee-uh), a Greek women's festival that seems to have celebrated both the harvest and the sowing of future crops, which could take place more or less together in Greece.
The second annual Witchies Award Nominations have been announced, and voting is now open (ends 10/31/21). Several Llewellyn authors have been honored for their work:
Outstanding Witchcraft Book of the Year (General): The Book of Candle Magic, by Madame Pamita
Outstanding Witchcraft Book of the Year (General): New World Witchery, by Cory Thomas Hutcheson
Outstanding Recipe/Formulary Book of the Year: Curative Magic, by Rachel Patterson
Outstanding Recipe/Formulary Book of the Year: Kitchen Witchery, by Laurel Woodward
Outstanding Pagan Book of the Year: The Horned God of the Witches, by Jason Mankey
Outstanding Pagan Book of the Year: Do I Have to Wear Black?, by