The All Souls Trilogy

For today’s post, I have decided to take a brief look at one of my favorite book series.    The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness is the book series that inspired the beautifully done television show A Discovery of Witches (which is named for the first book in the series).   I have mentioned…

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Great & Mighty Aphrodite Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem about the power and might of Aphrodite. Great & Mighty Aphrodite by Maranda Wabik Being of beauty Being of grace Being of love  Being of sexuality Goddess borne of foam Goddess of the sea Goddess of fiery passion Goddess of watery compassion Goddess with a…

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Aphrodite and Hermes

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at a lesser-known affair in Greek myth.   Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, and Hermes, the messenger of the Gods, had an affair.    This is largely overshadowed by Aphrodite’s more famous love matches with God of war Ares and human Adonis.    I have…

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The Wild Nature of Water Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a short poem about the power of water. The Wild Nature of Water by Maranda Wabik Water flowing Droplets shimmer A dewy glistening As the tide washes Over their bodies. Cresting and ebbing Lapping at the shoreline Lovers embracing In the most sacred of acts. Mermaids swim…

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Friends Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share another poem, this one about the importance of friendship. Friends  by Maranda Wabik Friendships create support As much as they are about rapport. Friends help you when times are rough, And celebrate in times of joy! Love and friendship Are what makes life worth living. With loved…

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The Lord of Winter and the Lord of Summer

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at the Celtic concept of the Lord of Winter and Lord of Summer.    There is a tradition of a representative of Summer and a representative of Winter fighting over a Flower Bride.   This happens throughout several Celtic tales, but for this post, I…

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Compassion Poem

I have decided to share another poem I have composed for today’s post. Compassion by Maranda Wabik Second sight On a faery night Eyes light In Recognition. Is this a premonition? The mind takes flight With all the might Of a medieval Knight. There is ambition Of those on a mission. Friends of the faeries…

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Faery Glamour

For today’s post, I will be looking at the concept of Faery Glamour.    Faery Glamour is both a principle within folklore and something that can be utilized magically.   This is a magick of illusion and transformation.   Within this post, I will take a look at three of the primary literary examples of…

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