Shopping at Afikomen Judaica

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In search of metal candleholder inserts, I found myself at Afikomen Judaica in Claremont yesterday. Sure, I could buy them cheap from Amazon, but I’d rather not give Jeff Bezos the money. And I would have missed out on an amazing experience. How can you not love a place that has the slogan “Live. Shop. Shmooze.”? Miriam […]

Movie Review – “Thor: Ragnarok”

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I know this isn’t my usual sort of post, but I have so many feelings about this movie, and this is my blog, so where else am I going to vent? Note: I saw the movie in Warsaw, Poland, the week it opened in Europe. The audience didn’t laugh at the scenes that were meant to […]

The Well of Remembrance: Rediscovering the Earth Wisdom Myths of Northern Europe by Ralph Metzner

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The Well of Remembrance: Rediscovering the Earth Wisdom Myths of Northern Europe Author: Ralph Metzner, Shambhala Press, 1994 I picked up this book at Moe’s Books in Berkeley one quiet afternoon. I was not familiar with Metzner’s work, but the title intrigued me, so I bought it. The majority of the text is written by Metzner, […]

Review: Icelandic Magic by Stephen Flowers

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My friends at Inner Traditions sent me a copy of Icelandic Magic: Practical Secrets of the Northern Grimoires, by Stephen E. Flowers, which was a nice surprise to find in my mailbox. You may know flowers as Edred Thorsson, the name under which he published his earlier works on rune lore and rune magic. The […]

Review: The Tarot of Perfection by Rachel Pollack

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This is review of another book I did on my prior blog that I like so much, I’m reposting it here! In 2009, the fabulous Rachel Pollack released (via Magic Realist Press) The Tarot of Perfection: A Book of Tarot Tales.  I bought it when it first came out, and finally made time to read […]

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