Penny Lane: Muse, Leanan Sidhe, Rock n’ Roll Band Aid

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have decided to discuss the character of Penny Lane in Almost Famous and by extension how she relates to the concept of the Rock and Roll Muse and Groupies of the Sixties in general!   Now, I do realize that the film is set in the 1970s not…

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Leanan Sidhe and Muses

For today’s post, have decided to take a look at how the Muses of Greek Myth can be seen as related to the Irish Celtic Faery Woman, the Leanan Sidhe.   Muses are a ninefold sisterhood of being that are associated with creative inspiration.   Leanan Sidhe are Faery Women that are sometimes called by…

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My Top Five Hot Tea Blends

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my five favorite tea blends that are easy to find in bag form at local grocery stores.    Each of these blends are in the Bigelow brand, but I do still love other brands like Celestial Seasonings, but my current favorite is Bigelow (and…

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The Wildwood Tarot Review

For today’s post, I have decided to do another Tarot deck review.    This time I am reviewing The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews.   The deck is illustrated by Will Worthington, and I have to say that this deck’s illustrations are really gorgeous!   Like with all of my Tarot reviews,…

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Mystic Dreams: A Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem about the power of dreams. Mystic Dreams by Maranda Wabik Butterfly wings Bring mystic dreams Mist filled visions Of the reality of life May cause strife But it is not rife With unachievable goals Set your desire On fire Knowing you can achieve If you…

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My Thoughts on Fate: The Winx Saga

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at a show that often seems to get a lot of derision online from viewers.    Fate: The Winx Saga is a show that I honestly truly enjoy!    I feel that a lot of the ire the show received from viewers, over both seasons,…

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Faery Wings Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share another poem about Faeries. Faery Wings by Maranda Wabik Flapping wings On my back Made of starlight and moonbeams The Faery nature of my soul made MANIFEST Through the iridescent WINGS Emboldened by the power of my GOLDEN AURA! Streams of magick Emanate from These Faery appendages…

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Shadowscapes Tarot Review

For today’s post, I have decided to do another Tarot deck review.    This time I will be sharing my thoughts on the Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law.    The text in the guidebook is by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore.    As with my previous Tarot reviews, I will preface this by…

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Faery Meditation Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem about meditation and faery. Faery Meditation by Maranda Wabik Incense smoke fills the air I feel not a care As I fall deeper into  MEDITATION Music surrounds me The energy of the world Becomes more obvious The vibes  Of Ethereal energy overwhelm my senses I…

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Briar Rose, She Who is the Sleeping Beauty in the Wood

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to focus on various interpretations of Sleeping Beauty as a character and archetype.    Whether we call her Briar Rose, Aurora, or simply The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, she is an integral figure in fairytale and folkloric history.    As Sleeping Beauty is my absolute…

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