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The Curated Witch

What is The Curated Witch?

While researching my Egyptian novels, I signed up for and received daily emails from Google with links to current articles about various topics in Ancient Egypt. I kept a weekly blog with links to those articles to share with fellow Egypto-maniacs. It was a popular blog, each post receiving several hundred hits; but I've moved on to writing about a witch who solves crimes with Tarot readings. Now Google sends me daily emails with links to articles on Wicca, Witchcraft, Paganism, and Tarot. I've started a weekly round-up of the ones I find intriguing.

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With all the celebration and neolithic celestial alignment that goes on at Stonehenge, there’s no denying that the summer solstice is perhaps the oldest excuse to throw a party going. From solitary witches to groves of druids, most Pagan faiths have honored the solstice with rituals, feasts, and just a hint of debauchery across Europe for thousands of years.

Midsommar, for example, is more than just a cult horror movie; it was a national holiday marking the solstice in Norway until 1771. It is still celebrated in Sweden and Finland today.

So, if you're ready to hack it with heathens, slay like a solitary, or dance until dawn with druids, here are five historic ways to party like a Pagan.

Have you collected a lot of books on magic, witchcraft, herbs, and Tarot as well as novels about all of the above? Is your collection a little out of control? Do you have multiple copies or books that didn't deliver on their promise? Curation might be in your future.

Librarians are master curators when it comes to archives and both large and small collections of documents.

This article provides general curation guidelines for your magical library.

This article explains the worst omens in a Tarot deck, which is full of messages and signals, not all of them happy. The esoteric art of Tarot holds magic and mystery; some omens are worse than others.

Are there cards that should send a shiver up your spine? Can some cards predict death? Which cards signal eerie or otherworldly forces at play?

Ready to see? Let’s take a look at the tarot cards which are considered the darkest and most dangerous!

After the pandemic, Stonehenge is attracting thousands for its summer and winter solstices, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This article covers:

  • Stonehenge: Who Built It & Why

  • Thousands Come To Stonehenge To Celebrate The Summer Solstice

  • How To Celebrate The Summer Solstice At Stonehenge

Chances are good that you’ve taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test at some point in your life. If you're like me, you might have taken the test several times as part of team-building exercises. The test places you into 1 of 16 different personality profiles (based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types). I've had my MBTI personality type explained by comparing it to the types of passengers on the Titanic, famous authors, and US Presidents, just to name a few.

Interestingly, the MBTI types also marry up pretty neatly with the 16 character archetypes in the Tarot's court cards: King, Queen, Knight, and Page of each of the four suits (Wands, Cups, Swords, and Coins). Click the link to find your match!

This article could be subtitled Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism 101. It has a compendium of basic terminology and 9 videos covering such topics such as:

  • The Differences: Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism

  • Is Wicca witchcraft?

  • An FAQ

  • What is the Wiccan Rede?

  • What is the Triple Goddess?

  • What is a coven?

Will your opinion differ from theirs sometimes? Sure, we have a variety of thoughts and opinions on these topics, but it's a starting point and a reminder we were once newbies with basic questions. As someone in one of the videos says, take everything with a grain of salt.

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