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An NHS Consultation Appointment & Sick Pay

By Health, Life, Money / Finances, PaganismNo Comments

70 Weeks. That what the current waiting time is for the Ear, Nose & Throat Department is in the NHS near me. I’m managed to secure a much earlier appointment than this, which is in April 2024. But unfortunately this does mean that I’ll be off work for at least another couple of months and will go down to sick pay.

Everyone lives to their means. With no savings to fall back on (and even if I did, they would be unlikely to cover the amount of lost income), I’ve had to contact my creditors and explain the situation. I’ve also had to get creative about bringing in income.

So I’ve decided, mostly out of desperation, to sell my Witchy Services online on Etsy. Now, if you want to learn how to cast Spells for yourself and see some superb examples of Spells checkout SpellCast: Folk Magic for the 21st Century that Luna Hare and I co-authored. But if you’d like a Gay Tarot reading, General Tarot reading or a Spell cast by my good self (an Eclectic Witch with over two decades of experience) see the items below currently available to buy on my Etsy shop:

LGB/Gay Tarot Reading
4 Cards, £3.60

12 Month Tarot Reading
12 Cards, £12.00

Custom Spell Cast
Spell Cast, £16.80

Road Opener Spell Cast
Spell Cast, £30.00

Any and all enquires relating to my Witchy Services are welcome. You can contact me here.

Best Wishes,

Antony

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Book Review: Survivor – Recovering from Alcoholism, Heartbreak and Trauma by Kieran Youens-Byrne

By Amazon, Books & Authors, ReviewsNo Comments

Survivor: Recovering from Alcoholism, Heartbreak and Trauma is an exceptional and heart touching memoir by Kieran Youens-Bryne.

In Survivor, Kieran shares his journey through addiction to alcohol, his heartbreak at ending his marriage to a narcissist and his emotional traumas from his earlier years.

It is a wonderfully inspiring read and includes literature in its various forms including poems, essays, quotes and even a playlist. The title of his book sums him up completely: Kieran is a survivor.

Kieran covers every aspect of where his addiction to alcohol took him, from his very first taste of an alcoholic drink, through the dark depths of active addiction and withdrawal and out the other end and into active recovery. Along the way he shared what worked for him, what didn’t and all the things he learned along the way.

Survivor is an brilliantly honest account of where addiction/dependency, a narcissistic partner and past traumas can lead to a person. But it is uplifting at the same time.

The book is written in an easy to read and engaging style. It demonstrates Kieran’s unique writers voice and is a piece of creative work that he should be very proud of.

I am pleased to report that Kieran’ story also has a satisfying happy ending. Kieran gets sober, at the time of writing this review he has been sober for more than a year. In the year sober, Kieran has completely transformed his life.

Kieran has rebuilt his confidence and self-esteem destroyed by his narcissistic ex-partner. Kieran has rediscovered his formally oppressed identity and learned to love himself once again. Kieran has faced past traumas and began working on healing and letting go of these traumas.

Kieran has gone on to write, edit and publish a further book titled Recovered, that I can’t wait to read. He is healthy and happy. I can’t wait to see what this amazing man does next.

Review soon,

Antony

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Book Review: James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes by James Acaster

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James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes is a book by the eccentric, undeniably funny and weirdly attractive James Acaster.

In James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes, James shares stories from his life. Some of them he’s shared on Josh Widdicombe’s radio show.

These stories are ‘scrapes’ because of the situations James finds himself in and how he scrapes by. These stories are hilarious, particularly because he doesn’t appear to learn from past experiences.

What’s wonderful about James, is that he seems to aimlessly wonder through life, has a rather unique perspective on the world and the people around him.

The book made me laugh (out loud at times) and one thing I learned from it was: Never get in a car if James Acaster is driving. Honestly, I don’t know how this wonderful man is still alive.

If you want a light entertaining read, then this book is for you. By the end of it, you feel like you know James and his way of thinking. You can’t help but find this man strangely endearing and wanting him to do well in the future.

Review soon,

Antony

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A Money Bowl

By PaganismNo Comments

Money bowls bring wealth to you and your home. They originate in Chinese culture and Feng Shui. The practice of money bowls has recently become popular among Witches, Pagans, Spiritualists and other groups in the UK.

Here is my money bowl:

Good items to put in a Money Bowl include:

  • A green candle – The colour green being associated with money. (Interesting sidenote: in China the colour red is associated with wealth.)
  • Rice – Due to its historic Chinese association with wealth.
  • Cinnamon – Either sticks, ground Cinnamon or essential oil. Cinnamon is associated with money and abundance.
  • Crystals – I’ve used a Citrine point. But you can also use green stones like Adventurine and Malachite. Loadstones are great for attraction (as they are naturally magnetic), if you have them.
  • Bay Leaves – Associated with prosperity.
  • Symbols of money or wealth – Including coins and notes of the currency.
  • Chilli Flakes or Ginger – To give it a magical boost.

Making a money bowl is fun. But it’s important to not make it and then forget about it. Money bowls work by constantly feeding it your energy on a daily basis. So each day try to spend some time with it. Add items, talk to it, meditate with it, do whatever feels right.

It is inadvisable to take items out of your money bowl, as symbolically it is like subtracting wealth.

Every now and then you’ll need to refresh your money bowl to keep it being effective at drawing in the wealth.

Write soon,

Antony

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