Featured Books for september


Plug for a dear friend here! Tree’s new book, Dreams: How to Connect With Your Dreams to Enrich Your Life is out and although I have not read it yet, I am eagerly awaiting it coming into the shop here in Canada. I’ve known Tree for years and been in one of her dream workshops - she’s a fountain of info on dreaming, going lucid, magic, sleep disorders and just about anything else to do with sleep and dreaming, that liminal space in which we spend so much of our time.

Discover how to create your own dream practice to help facilitate your work and relationships, self-exploration, soul growth, emotional healing and personal empowerment.

Tree is a Dream Guide, a Death Doula and witchy-sister - I highly recommend checking her work out. I know it’s gonna be stellar.

Her website is Lucid Dream Tree

Tree Carr at Work - Gifts for Mystics
 
 

Used book find this month! Grabbed this one from the used book section of the shop. Glad I did! I’ve run across Melusine Draco before with interest. Love it when the tides bring things back to me. Makes my ears perk up.

This book is hilarious! Draco ghost wrote it for a working coven ‘somewhere’ in the UK. It’s full of day to day stories of their lives, loves and tribulations, there’s a lot of accounts of the New Age ‘pagan’ movement colliding with them in the countryside and omg, I literally laughed out loud a few times reading this on the bus.

Also hidden amongst the comedy are little nuggets of seasonal wisdom, magical tips and arcane knowledge from the ‘Old Craft’. Brilliant!

Interested? Here’s at least one of Draco’s projects, The Coven of the Scales

This one is gorgeous! Such a cool idea for a graphic novel - great art and important stories. Also check out the publishing company. And noted: this was printed and bound in Canada.

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.

Get it here

HighWater Press (HWP), an imprint of Portage & Main Press, publishes a wide range of award-winning Indigenous-authored stories. These authentic stories, told by some of Canada’s most recognized Indigenous writers, include globally relevant social justice themes and the re-telling of historical events. HWP’s vibrant and thought-provoking books include a rich mix of non-fiction, novels, graphic novels, and children’s literature.

 

Thoroughly enjoying Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology this week with my son (age 10). I’ve tried to read the Norse myths with him before - they are some of our ancestors after all! But to no avail. Don’t know if it’s timing or Neil’s fantasticly easy-to-understand rendition, but he’s loving them this time. The other day he said randomly, “Mama - I’m not Christian (smacks fist into palm), I’m Norse! I’m Pagan!”

Deep thoughts my boy, deep thoughts. (And of course, not much prouder could I be!)

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of a giant, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

 

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