Saturday, November 18, 2023 Lisa Mc Sherry

It's the season for gratitude in so many ways.

Just about two years ago my micro-family finished the process of divesting ourselves of almost everything we own, and moved to a new country. We left the language of our birth for one entirely new to us, and went to a place we had never been to before. We expected adventure, hardship, and difficulties. 

What we found was acceptance, assistance, and a place we call home.

So, it is with a deeper sense of gratitude than usual that I thank *you*, my invisible readers, for your support. Without you, we would not be the quiet little success that we call Facing North. We have no advertisers, no financial support, just a bit of gumption.

And you.

~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o 

This month the Review Circle offers thirteen books:
Dream Witchery: Folk Magic, Recipes & Spells from South America for Witches & Brujas  
Veneration Rites of Curanderismo: Invoking the Sacred Energy of Our Ancestors  
The Bones Fall in a Spiral: A Necromantic Primer  
Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path: The Dance of Darkness and Light in Our Search for Awakening  
Staff of Laurel, Staff of Ash: Sacred Landscapes in Ancient Nature Myth  
Gods & Goddesses of England (Pagan Portals)  
Freya: Meeting the Norse Goddess of Magic (Pagan Portals)  
Sage Huntress Lover Queen: Access Your Power and Creativity through Sacred Female Archetypes  
Nine Zero One Three: A Paranormal Thriller (Fiction)  
The Gentle Art of Spiritual Discernment: A Guide to Discovering Your Personal Path  
Soul Journey Through the Tarot: Key to a Complete Spiritual Practice 
A Tea Witch's Grimoire: Magical Recipes for Your Teatime   
Small Magics: Practical Secrets from an Appalachian Village Witch  

Last month we offered:

Death Nesting: The Heart-Centered Practices of a Death Doula  
The Norns: Weavers of Fate and Magick (Pagan Portals)  
Torch of Brighid: Flametending for Transformation  
In the Shadow of 13 Moons: Embracing Lunar Energy for Self-Healing and Transformation   
Light of the Force: A Seeker's Guide  
Icelandic Plant Magic: Folk Herbalism of the North 
The Cult of the Yew: Tree of Life, Mystery and Magic  
A Witch's Guide to Creating & Performing Rituals: That Actually Work  
On Her Silver Rays: A Guide to the Moon, Myth and Magic  

take care of yourselves, and each other.

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