I don’t know about you, but I’m finding right now to be a deeply challenging time in which to live. As someone who is passionate about expanding social justice, equality, and equity for all, it sure feels like every attempt to make the world a better place is being flagrantly, callously, and sometimes even gleefully thwarted by those in power, at least daily.
It’s in this headspace of grief and frustration that I found an affinity with Airmid, the Celtic goddess of healing herbs. Not much is known of Airmid. If she’s mentioned at all, her life and work are condensed into a few short lines in most resources (though you may have run across an expanded version of her story in Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles series). But those few lines speak volumes. I’ll tell you my version of her story below.
When I think of “genius” in terms of occultism, Ivo Dominguez Jr. is usually the very first to come into my mind. Part researcher, part mad scientist and complete magickal genius, Ivo is consistently providing information and techniques that push boundaries in terms of innovation within witchcraft, occultism, and psychic development. He and his work are greatly admired by his peers, students, and readers within the occult community for these reasons. Casting Sacred Space: The Core of All Magickal Work is absolutely no exception. The book contains a foreword from T. Thorn Coyle and received high praise from Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, Janet Farrar, Jason Miller, M. Macha Nightmare, Sam Webster, and many more — and for good reason.
Read more: Review: Casting Sacred Space | Mat Auryn
If this is the very first book of Astrology you pick up, you can consider yourself lucky indeed. Seriously, if you’ve been avoiding Astrology the same way you avoided calculus (like the plague) this may be the book for you!