The Llewellyn Journal allows our readers to connect with the various new age and metaphysical topics about which they seek further information, through in-depth, free articles written by both professional and up-and-coming writers.
Date: 2014-11-01 By: Kristy Robinett
Kristy Robinett has for the past three decades been guided in spirit by Edgar Allan Poe–the famous Gothic writer most known for his bushy eyebrows, heavy drinking, and moody temperament. Yes, that Edgar Allan Poe. Why her? Here she shares her incredible story, dispels skepticism, and invites us to allow our helpers from the other side into our lives.
Date: 2014-10-27 By: Cyndi Dale
Typically defined as the ability to sense what's happening to another, empathy relies on an amazingly complex set of linkages—and can be an incredible source of power. How do we determine our empathic skills, and develop them further? Cyndi Dale, author of the new Spiritual Power of Empathy, explains.
Date: 2014-10-22 By: Patrick Burke
Perhaps you've experienced paranormal phenomena, such as seeing an apparition or other entity. But how do you capture evidence of such? Patrick Burke, co-author of Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg, describes his process and experiences.
Date: 2014-10-20 By: Jack Roth
It's hard to go to Gettysburg and not run into someone who has had a "strange" experience there. From true believers to outright skeptics, everyone reacts to these experiences with a sense of uncertainty, and the one thing they all have in common is the fact that they can't confirm what happened to them. Jack Roth, co-author of Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg, describes why we should embrace these experiences, despite anything that science might suggest to the contrary.
Date: 2014-10-13 By: Danu Forest
What is your favorite tree? Even the most urbane of us will have a tree we like the best, whether is a beautiful tree in a park or by the roadside, a special tree from childhood, or a favorite species. Here, Danu Forest, author of the new Celtic Tree Magic, presents 6 ways we can work with sacred trees for healing and power.
Date: 2014-10-07 By: Gregory Peters
Date: 2014-10-07 By: Amy Herring
The Moon is your heart—your tender, vulnerable insides. Your natal Moon sign is the central place to look in your chart for clues on how to understand your emotional needs, as well as the experiences and types of environments that feel nurturing to you. In this article from Llewellyn's 2015 Moon Sign Book, astrologer Amy Herring discusses why we sometimes have to be willing to explore the "dark side" of our Moon Sign to be able to turn our frowns upside down.
Date: 2014-10-06 By: Anna Guest-Jelley
How can we shift our focus to a more positive image of our bodies? Anna Guest-Jelley, co-author and contributor to Yoga and Body Image, explains how she made her shift.
Date: 2014-10-01 By: Chic Cicero
Of the many esoteric subjects studied by ceremonial magicians, alchemy is often considered one of the hardest and most arcane, while the tarot is thought to be one of the most accessible and “hands-on.” Historically the language of alchemy with its inscrutable riddles and metaphors have baffled many students, while the images of the tarot are more direct and often need little explanation. Some may prefer one over the other, but like other elements of the Western Esoteric Tradition, the best way to learn alchemy and tarot is to study these topics together. Golden Dawn Adepts Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero here provide the illuminating Philosopher's Stone Tarot Spread.
Date: 2014-09-29 By: Debi Chestnut
Why is it that certain things and places spook a lot of people? Places such as basements, attics, abandoned buildings; dolls; clowns—the list is endless. Are these feelings based in truth, or past experiences with television and film? Debi Chestnut, author of the new Stalking Shadows, explains how we can move past our initial feelings of unease and continue forward.