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Witches&Pagans #33 Tarot & Divination

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What is Divination Good For? Find Out in This Special Issue.

Articles in this issue include:

"Ask the Land: A System for Bioregional Divination." Lupa shares tips on how read your own watershed and use its gifts in divination.

"Pure Magick!" Michael Night Sky interviews Judika Illes. PLUS "5 Magical Uses for Tarot."

"A Sephirothic Odyssey: Creating the Golden Dawn Temple Tarot." Artist, tarotist, and mystic Nicola Wendrich shares her seven-year journey to create a new deck rooted in the Golden Dawn magical order.

"Reading the Leaves: A Beginner’s Guide to Tea (and Coffee)
Divination." Discover the ancient art of tea leaf and coffee grounds reading with author Morwyn (What’s Your Potion?).

"Ogham for Beginners: An Introduction to Druid Divination." Let Celtic shaman and author Danu Forest (Celtic Tree Magic, The Magical Year) draw back the curtain on the art of Druidic tree divination.

"Working with the Spirits of Change: A Pagan Guide to the I Ching." Heidi Parton describes how modern Pagans can use an ancient Taoist book of wisdom to offer uniquely sage advice for complex questions.

"78 Shades of Tarot."Author and Tarotist Janet Boyer knows from experience that there’s no such thing as a “good” or “bad” card.

"My Mother’s Cards." Asa West discovers an entire missing history of American Tarot hidden in an heirloom an old 1JJ Swiss Tarot deck.

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T. Thorn Coyle: A Rose of Feri. Priestess and author T. Thorn Coyle proves that breaking boundaries can help transform the world (and ourselves). Interview by John Sulak.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Yuletide. Tips for turning the winter holidays back into holy days. By Sally McSweeney.

Santa Lucia: the Return of the Light. How to make this saint's feast a Pagan festival. By Diane Saarinen.

Glamouring: the Magical Art of Serendipity. Finding magic in city streets as well as moonlit glades. By Elizabeth Vong.

Corpses, Candles, and Cauldrons. An interview by Michael Samhain with magical mystery writer M. R. Sellars.

Give Me That Old-Time Religion. Discover the hottest new trend in modern Paganism -- discovering our ancestor's religions through Pagan reconstructionism in this beginner's guide by Caroline Tully.

Evocation 101. Calling the gods means more than picking up the phone. Find out how to make your evocations more effective in this article by Laura Britton.

10 Tips for Creating Great Rituals. Michelle Belanger helps out beginners (and has tips even experienced practitioners will appreciate.)

The Magic of Anime. Author and magician Taylor Ellwood introduces the magic of Japanese animation.

Cut and Paste. Simple spellwork with collage, by Taylor Ellwood.

Plus: City Witch (by Christopher Penczak), Jason Pitzl-Waters (Founder of Pagan news site The Wild Hunt) interviews Incus frontman Jason Cohen, The Hedonist's Wheel of the Year, Transiting Venus (Planet of Magical Attraction), Dream Time Magic, short fiction by Ceallaigh McCath-Moran, poetry, and Good Witch/Bad Witch.

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Of all the animals on Earth, the majority are either wild or tame. Yet to the cat — in her many guises — this boundary is non-existent. She crosses it forward and back whenever she pleases. Perhaps this is why, as has often been observed, the cat is also the animal most associated with magic and the uncanny.

If you love cats, this is your issue, absolutely chock-ful of magickal, mystical cats. Among the stories featured in this issue are the gems we've described below. One of our best-loved (and best-selling) issues!

Rachelle Wren talks about some very special kitties — and the dangers they face — in "Black Cat Mojo, Superstition, and Lore." In "Lessons from Bob,” Tiffany Tresnt introduces us to a elemental circle with guardian felines from around the world, while Steven Lopata talks about efforts to preserve one of the greatest cats in "Tiger Preserves."

Did you think that the worship of cat deities is a thing of the past? Think again! Lady Bastet tells about the contemporary reverence of the goddess Bast in "City of Cats: Temple of Bubastis." We also have two terrific pieces of feline humor in this issue; the late Isaac Bonewit's witty "The Feline War Against Literary" and "Lions Don't Use Luggage" by Joy Jones.

And for anyone who has ever had to say goodbye to a beloved feline, "Impermanence: the Story of Elanor" by Barbara Fisher will be a bittersweet reminder of the connections we make with our animal companions.

The fur flies in this issue’s Toe-to-Toe as readers respond to the question "Should We All Celebrate the Same Holidays." Barbara Fisher and Levee Gracle argue for localized sacred holidays whuile Caroline Ailanthus and Joan Robinson-Blumit advocate a world-wide Pagan calendar.

We also share a lovely nature essay "Fast-Moving Water" by Bob Burruss; Cairril Adaire opines on the need for professionalism in Pagan leadership; and Lady Khtari Ahnya ventures into "Bible Belt Paganism."

Best-selling author Alex Bledsoe offers a Lady Firefly story in "The Athame Cuts Both Ways," Reeve Scheley finds himself battling the elements (or is it something more sinister) in "A Tipi in New Jersey," and Maerian Allen brings magic and cats together in her story "Seeking Shadow."

Plus there's our regular columnists: R J Stewart on "Jasper the Cat in the UnderWorld," Dagonet Dewr shares a Yuletide family ritual "Bring Back the Light," Donna Henes gives her witty (and occasionally snarky) answers to reader's magickal problems in "Ask Your Mama," naturalist Chris Chisholm follows "The Trail of the Cougar,"and Laura LaVoie shares her experience with a sphynx (the hairless cat, not the statue in Egypt" to round out this issue. Plus reviews, letters from readers, and much more. 80 pages, originally published in Autumn of 2002.

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