I was rarely interested in the things other kids liked to do. Kick the can? NOPE. Instead, you’d find me sitting in the big old Morris chair with my nose buried in a book or two. (I’m still the same way.) I was also fond of kicking back with one of the gossip rags my mother liked to buy. Most of the celebrities weren’t interesting to me and there were things I didn’t understand.
But I was intrigued with one thing: the witchcraft ad in the back. This was a full-page notice with a few creepy pictures and lots of text promising all sorts of amazing feats. A money magnet! Bring back your ex! Become popular! Gain power over other people! Oh, the fantasies my little mind was conjuring up!
I remember another book landing in my lap around that time: Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth by E.L. Konigsburg. This was a story about two friends – and one who pretended she was a witch. I was so obsessed with this book, I probably pissed off the librarian who always seemed to have a light scowl when I’d check it out…again.
Needless to say, these two things sparked my interest in witchy business.
Given that my mother and grandmother were psychic and believed in ghosts and banshees, it’s no surprise I leaned toward the mystical. That kind of thing was…just a thing. No one seemed to care what the heck I was into, which meant I could spend plenty of time fantasizing about that ad and all the powers I would gain! (Cue wicked laughing.)
I never did buy that witchcraft book so I have no idea if the money magnet or any of those promises would bear fruit. But it did seal the deal for my future…so perhaps a spell was cast? Or maybe…it’s just good advertising.
Just got my author’s copies of Tarot for Kids! YAY!
Liz Worth asks: Is there such a thing as getting too many tarot readings?
I love this: Nice Gifts for Shitty Situations.
From Anne Patchett: Sometimes the Luck Is in the Fall.
Over at The Cut: The Pandemic Turned Me Into a Witch.
Good advice from Teen Vogue: On Problematic Celebrities and What to Do When Your Fave Screws Up.
From Leafly: Weed-inspired tarot decks you need in your life.
After the year I’ve had, this looks perfect: Just a Thought: A No-Willpower Approach to Overcome Self-Doubt and Make Peace with Your Mind.
Ooooh now this witchy business is right up my alley: The Witch-Crafting Handbook: Magical projects and recipes for you and your home.
This looks interesting: Awakening to the Fifth Dimension: Discovering the Soul’s Path to Healing.
Coming at ya in TEN DAYS: Tarot For Kids! Pre-order yours today and get a fabulous free gift! PLUS: every pre-order person will be entered into a drawing. Fourteen lucky winners will receive an additional copy of the deck – and one person will win a reading with me! Yay!
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The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle is a beautiful deck designed by Shaheen Miro. I wrote the book that comes with it.
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What I’m Grateful For:
Sunny days with cooler temps
Surprises in the snail mail
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Soundtrack for 9/11/21:
Black No. 1 by Type O Negative
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