Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Opal Luna, author of the new Fiber Magick.
Labeling a person as a yarn snob may seem derogatory, but most of the yarn snobs I know actually wear the label with pride. A Yarn Snob is someone who will not waste their time, talent, and effort on a lesser made, usually man-made, material. There seems to be more knitters in this group than crocheters and I completely understand. If I were to spend $15 on a pattern for a gossamer bat winged shawl that calls for 100% mohair and size 3 knitting needles I would not be using the yarn I found at the thrift store in a bag marked "3 bucks." But I would save that thrift store yarn for when I pulled out my
The Llewellyn Virtual Author Forum is a bi-monthly series of free online roundtable events that feature your favorite Llewellyn authors discussing topics important to you and answering your questions.
Our sixth in the series, on Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal, featured The Dictionary of Demons author Michelle Belanger and Elements of a Haunting co-authors Mustafa Gatollari and Brandon Alvis.
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Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Alexandra Chauran, author of numerous books, including Getting Through It: Reclaiming Your Life After Adversity, Change, or Trauma and the new Modern Guide to Mudras.
A labyrinth is like a maze, but one in which you cannot get lost. As a meditative tool, a labyrinth can be large enough to move through in a walking meditation, or small enough to trace with a pencil on a piece of paper. The purpose of the labyrinth is to go deep into meditation through tracing one's movements through the labyrinth. Some labyrinths are designed to spiral inward, symbolizing the process of going deep into one's mind. After reaching the centre of the labyrinth,
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Barbara Nolan, author of the new Year of Pagan Prayer.
Our modern month of October was an in-between time in the ancient Pagan world, a period of both endings and beginnings. To the insular Pagan Celts, it was the end of the year, before Samhain ushered in both the last of the harvest and the beginning of a new cycle of time. For Pagans in the Mediterranean world, it was a time when the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone were honored at the Thesmophoria (thez-mo-FOR-ee-uh), a Greek women's festival that seems to have celebrated both the harvest and the sowing of future crops, which could take place more or less together in Greece.