The Magic Book

Naked Woman with long hair and crescent moon on headThis is the most sensational book.  Get it if you are interested in astrology, witchcraft, myths, Goddesses, reincarnation, sex, history, fairies, prostitution, spells, Cinderella, Pagans, Sleeping Beauty, cats or magic.

Barbara Walker is mega-Cancerian in that she is not only a recovering a lot of forgotten or concealed feminine/Pagan knowledge, she is a world-expert on knitting.  I love this book for all the info but she is also a fab writer, blessed with a wry humour even when writing about subjects that one just knows would be difficult.

eg; I just opened it one page & I get the fascinating story of Thais, the mistress of Alexander the Great & Tanit, the Phoenician Venus whose priestesses were all renowned astrologers.

Access Horoscopes, Insta-Tarot, Oracle & more

Join the thousands of happy Mega Mystic members, who are enjoying Mystic’s unique, modern and empowering take on the ancient art of horoscopes & all things Astrology. With an all-access membership

guest
24 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
littlefish
littlefish
June 16, 2010 6:07 am

Where is Maleny Damons? I have just met someone from there. Is it a cool place to visit?

Ruru
Ruru
June 16, 2010 3:18 am

Out of curiosity, what does Ms. Walker have to say about prostitution? That it’s super empowering and all those crack ho’s are just doin’ it ‘cuz they love it? Mmmmmm hmmmmm. I used to own the Barbara Walker Tarot deck, and I love a good paganism as much as the next person, but I checked out the review of this book on Amazon and the reviewer said her references don’t back up what she’s saying at all. And he gives specific examples. http://www.amazon.com/review/R1CJOHT9LNR5BB/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R1CJOHT9LNR5BB What I love about paganism is that it isn’t organized and regimented, so I can make tailor… Read more »

davidl
davidl
June 16, 2010 1:04 pm
Reply to  Ruru

which is probably no different to any other modality. Who decides what means what ? I agree though that one should make it clear that certain ideas are ones own, not accepted fact.

scorpylizzy
scorpylizzy
June 16, 2010 12:02 am

^ didn’t someone here say that once, the cynical shopping remark?

scorpylizzy
scorpylizzy
June 16, 2010 12:01 am

Love always ends up with bickering in a supermarket.

But hey, life’s a bit too even without passion & such.

Good luck to anyone swept up in romantic ventures.

Pegasus
Pegasus
June 15, 2010 7:59 pm

I have Walkers ‘I Ching of the Goddess’ with colour interpretations
in woman-speak. Really dymanic & a little scary.
Lost my Encylopedia twas a bit of a bible back in the 80’s.

Stephanie
Stephanie
June 15, 2010 6:36 pm

Well, I happen to love everything mentioned above, and I even have my knitting beside me as I type. Miss Walker happens to be year of the Metal Horse, like myself. Also, chick on the cover looks like me from behind. Must be Venus in Leo at work because I’m sold! Thanks for the reccommendation!

saggigal
saggigal
June 15, 2010 7:54 pm
Reply to  Stephanie

aww, it doesnt have to be all or nothing damons. help your friends, to be sure, but sex and lust confuses help. drawing boundaries sounds healthy… X

fallen angel
fallen angel
June 15, 2010 8:00 pm
Reply to  Stephanie

Gasp. Really? Well, I kind of feel that way..the turning to stone part but it’s more an idea I think. I derive more out of life by feeling so I’d be resisting myself really if I didn’t. Maybe this time apart will be a circuit breaker, a way to shift roles from being a healer/savior to you being seen for just you, though inevitably being supportive is part of that. Time is a good thing, and remembering you can only address your own issues. The thing about loving someone is you can’t handpick the things you love about them, it’s… Read more »

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot
June 15, 2010 10:41 pm
Reply to  fallen angel

that’s not love, that’s infatuation.

Scorpalicious robot
Scorpalicious robot
June 16, 2010 9:55 am
Reply to  fallen angel

Sorry Damons, I had no idea. I have Saturn on my Venus – immune to love and romance at the moment. I’m sure you’ll find someone and of course she will be special. For now, give yourself some of that love you have for her 🙂

fallen angel
fallen angel
June 16, 2010 1:08 pm
Reply to  fallen angel

And you’re right not to accept it if you don’t feel it’s true. How many of us have habits, idiosyncrasies, faults or blocks that would require someone “special” to get it? We all do. I know sometimes I can barely stand myself and I can’t get away! If you do have aspergers, you at least have that as a reason when you can’t emotionally connect vs someone who just doesn’t or won’t care. I can’t believe that love is reserved solely for the obviously well-adjusted but my point is, this is a journey for you. I think it’s more important… Read more »

davidl
davidl
June 15, 2010 5:45 pm

OMG whats up ? Im being nosy too, sorry, maybe we can help ?

fallen angel
fallen angel
June 15, 2010 6:31 pm
Reply to  davidl

Seriously you’re not. It’s refreshing to hear a man’s perspective as he goes through this juncture.. you must care for her very much to say that. But I assure you, Cancer women are not cold.. well most of the good one’s aren’t.

I’m sure davidl has loads of experience firing one up?? haha.. My point is that can be a facade. You need not be a doormat, or submit yourself to such an extreme, sometimes your normalcy will be the very thing that entices her out of it. Just a thought…

aquadouble
aquadouble
June 15, 2010 5:38 pm

Not much actually known about Thais but she is unlikely to have been Alexander’s mistress. She was Ptolemy’s mistress and mother of his children. Ptolemy was older than Alexander and Alexander would have been unlikely to have made free with his women. Alexander wasn’t very promiscuous anyway.

There is a story that Thais was egged the drunken soldiers to burn Persepolis but the most detailed account comes from Ptolemy and disputes this. He might have been trying to cover for a woman who lived with him for most of his adult life but at this distance it’s hard to tell.

starstrokes
starstrokes
June 15, 2010 5:28 pm

I also dearly love her encyclopedia of symbols & sacred objects- awesome for artistic inspiration & the like…

fallen angel
fallen angel
June 15, 2010 5:25 pm

eek, your Jessica? Wot happened? I’m being nosy I realize…

davidl
davidl
June 15, 2010 6:08 pm
Reply to  fallen angel

If its something to do with the past then it makes sense (in a cancerian way). Its not about you. Cancer women find it very hard to let go. Ive lived with one for 12 years now and she still has weird emotions about the past. Give her time…and be available when she’s ready. In the mean time, let go, and yep, go to the pub with a good friend. If i was there i’d join you.

fallen angel
fallen angel
June 15, 2010 6:25 pm
Reply to  fallen angel

Gulp. Well, Damons methinks it’s too quick to call the “they don’t love back” specially with a Cancerian. davidl’s right, it is hard for us to “let go”..I maybe would use the term “unfold” or “unpeel”. There is always a depth in Cancerian women that seems misty, cold and unreachable, though we are creatures who would love you devotedly once we see you are not daunted by our ebb and flow. We need to know, not just sense, but KNOW that your strength is there, no matter what. Before we can say we need you/want you. And speaking as an… Read more »

jen scorpio
jen scorpio
June 15, 2010 6:52 pm
Reply to  fallen angel

I don’t mean to put you on a downer Damons22 and please don’t take this offensively and feel free to completely ignore this, but if they aren’t available, they aren’t available. Maybe all those excellent stars are telling you to look for your bliss elsewhere. Do you really want someone who is as mixed up and unavailable as all that and requires you to wait for them to unfold? Should it really be all on their terms? I understand how seductive the drama of loving someone who is unavailable can be, as I have made that mistake also. I do… Read more »

saggigal
saggigal
June 15, 2010 7:29 pm
Reply to  jen scorpio

oh damons, it sounds tough…ive been exactly that girl, with a past almost but not quite partner. it was an intense connection to be sure, we’d just hug and hug for ages, eye contact like ive never had, he was helping me through so much stuff…to the point that he was like a counsellor, determined to help me ‘get better’, ‘heal’ etc etc. it was a really unhealthy dynamic, because it starts on the basis of wounding. and lust/infatuation is so incredibly mixed up with rescue for some people (i have been there, so im counting me in that, though… Read more »

fallen angel
fallen angel
June 15, 2010 5:24 pm

I am so feeling polytheistic goddesses right now, all due respect but Catholicism is rife with Virgins. Or whores. There doesn’t seem to be a ground for the reality that we travel the spectrum from one end to the other, at times staying a bit longer one way or circling back, or see-sawing playfully. It seemed to fit that I had gone to an Aztec exhibit this weekend where there was a dizzying array of deities.. but how interesting that it nods to so many aspects of life, like the beings called Cihuateteo, spirits of women who died in childbirth,… Read more »

fallen angel
fallen angel
June 15, 2010 6:32 pm
Reply to  fallen angel

Women are a paradox. We’re not linear put it that way. How do you see us, and why would it be a problem?

fallen angel
fallen angel
June 15, 2010 7:40 pm
Reply to  fallen angel

I see. Your viewpoint does not fall in with what is the collective male perspective of those parts. However, the feminine is very much like that, a force of nature. Your description of her behavior is very thoughtful.. Now considering JenScorpio’s advise, and she has a point, I think you seem to know what your heart wants. Only we recognize our Others really, so be true to that. While remembering what it demands of you and asking yourself if this is who you are. We can’t control others, and my mother used to say, the heart wants what it wants.… Read more »

Scroll to Top