“Gertrude is a spider, weaving a web of funhouse mirrors” – Taisia Kitaiskaia

I found Taisia Kitaiskaia in the Hall of Fame for amazing names, but also in my friend Sara’s instagram feed. Literary Witches – what an amazing title and concept. The book is a beautiful little hardcover with a subtitle of “A celebration of magical women writers”. That’s like all of my favorite things in one title.  Each woman is featured in the book with a small drawing, a magical portrait, a small fairy tale and a short bio. They’re just beautiful – the artwork alone would make this a great book, but the playfulness and warmth that the author feels …

The Crow’s Journey – IndieGoGo

So, I’m followed by crows, foxes and ducks (don’t ask) in my life. I’m ok with it, and leave them gifts and thank you’s. I’ve never been cyber stalked by them, though.  The Crow Tarot has shown up on every social media site that I go to. I don’t know how they knew about my proclivity for crows, (of course I did, Hi, FBI) but I finally checked it out. I’m so glad I did. These cards are beautiful and I can’t wait to get the deck in my hands. You can find the Indiegogo, and more about the creator, …

Madam Pamita’s Magical Tarot – Book Review

I have to admit, I was a little put off by the cover of this book. We readers get a lot of shit because of the whole “gypsy” fortunteller trope, and I was under the impression that Madame Pamita was a conjured name with some theater attached. I was bolstered by the fact that Rachel Pollack and Mary Greer both wrote a blurb on it, and checked it out. I’m glad that I did. Turns out, Madame Pamita is the actual name under which the author works and practices (and plays ukulele to boot). She is the owner of a …

Laughing is the only way to deal with the bleeding walls – Michael Bodine

If you know me at all, you know that I’ve always been fascinated by psychics who grow up in a family of psychics. From me, to my friend, Terry Iacuzzo and her siblings, there seems to be a theme in the upbringing of gifted kids. We’re a little weird, we’re a little isolationist, and we carry that weirdness into adulthood. I’ve recently found an exception to this rule. Michael Bodine was raised with two psychic siblings and a mother who read tarot cards and took him to psychic camp. He would rather have played football and hung out with his …

Cancer with Leo Rising – Liz Abbott

Have you ever seen someone’s profile on Instagram and couldn’t stop looking at it, and then the next thing you know it’s 3 in the morning and you’re down a serious rabbit hole and start navigating their feed like a fucking ninja to avoid liking a post from 2016 and kind of feel like you know the person but there’s no way you could but you still kinda want to hang out and send them an interview request even though you legit only know them from stalking?  Just me? So, Liz Abbott is the High Desert Witch who runs High …

The Oracle of the Old West – Jenny Roques

After 20 years in St. Louis, I’m finally starting to think of it as home. We have our problems, to be sure, but the good guys always seem to come through when we need them. We also have artists, musicians, craftspeople and artisans -and sometimes, all of those things in one person. Jenny Roques is a St. Louis musician, artist, craftsperson and artisan, and she has a new line of products that mix magic and self care.  There are bath bombs with the St. Louis signature Fleur de Lis, with a crystal in the middle. She’s also got shower steamers …