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Wonderful Websites – Paganism

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wonderful-websites-image This is the sixth blog post in a series titled Wonderful Websites. The first focused on general health and can be read here. The second focused on mental health and mental illness and can be read here. The third post focused on shopping and can be read here. The fourth focused on money and can be read here. The fifth focused on gigs, shows and theatres and can be read here.

Wonderful Websites about paganism:

1. Damh the Bard is a pagan singer songwriter. I absolutely adore this man’s music. I hope one day to see him live.

2. Llewellyn Worldwide publishes books around all topics pagan and spiritual.


3. The Angry Cauldron is my favourite American online pagan shop. I love it because it sells Dorothy Morrison products.

4. A Bad Witch’s Blog provides regular content from a London-based Witch. Her posts are a enjoyable to read.

5. The Goddess & The Green Man is a pagan shop in Glastonbury. They sell some really unique items.

6. The Witchs’ Voice is an American website that I used visit often. It has interesting articles on all aspects of paganism.

Are there any pagan websites that you think are useful that aren’t on the list? If so leave a comment below and let me know.

In the next post in my Wonderful Websites I will list gay cultural and societal websites.

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Productivity Journal Review: Inspire Now Journal by Inspire Now Daily

By Amazon, Inspiration, Life, Reviews, Shopping, The Web, Thinking2 Comments

The Inspire Now Journal by Inspire Now Daily is the best goal-focused journal aimed at increasing productivity and helping you to achieve your goals on the market.

Here are some images of the Inspire Now Journal:


The Inspire Now Journal Cover


Inspire Now Journal contents.


Monthly Planner.


Birthdays and Glossy Quote pages.


Long and short term goals.


Short term goals and glossy quote pages.


Weekly and Daily Planning pages.


Weekly Reflection page.


Savings Chart.


Debt Management pages.


Payment Checklist pages.


Project pages.


Fitness Planning pages.


Travel pages.


Books, Films and Contacts.

Like any productivity journal the Inspire Now Journal has Pros and Cons. Here they are:

Pros Cons
  • Its design is appealing – brown leather cover and ever every page has colour.
  • It’s dateless, meaning you can start using it at any time.
  • It has a 7 day week.
  • It prioritises tasks into: One task must be completed today, top three tasks and other tasks and actions.
  • It has inspirational quotes throughout. Including one for every day.
  • Daily pages also include the following sections: Reminders/Shopping Lists/Appointments, Reward for achieving goals, health & well-being actions, self-development actions and things I am grateful for today.
  • Weekly pages include the following sections: goals – split into categories (Career & Finance, Personal Development & Learning, Health & Wellness, Family & Social, Physical Environment and Spiritual), habit tracker and reward for achieving my goals this week.
  • Past Week Reflection pages include: big achievements this week were, how I was able to achieve these, next week I will take the following steps to avoid distractions, I learnt, I will use lessons I learnt last week to improve next week by and a Achievements Score (1-10) for the week.
  • It has Calendars for 2016-2019.
  • It has Month At a Glance pages.
  • It has a Birthday List page.
  • It has Long Term & Short Term Goal pages, along with Ideas & Notes pages to go with these.
  • It has a Savings Chart page, Debt Management pages, Payment Checklist pages, Project pages, Fitness Plan pages, Travel Checklist pages, Books to Read & Movies to See page, Contacts pages and Notes pages.
  • It has a bookmark ribbon and an elasticated closure.
  • The tasks & actions on the daily pages are too small to write in. I usually have to write over two lines.
  • No daily rating for achievements.
  • No specific section on daily pages for General Notes & Ideas.
  • There are undoubtably pages/sections that you wont use. For example, I will never use the Debt Management pages, Payment Checklist pages and Fitness Plan pages.
  • The planner only has 6 months worth of pages in it. However it would be impossible to make the journal any bigger.

The Inspire Now Journal is brilliant and a journal that I love. Once you get in the routine of using it, you will wonder how you have ever managed without it.

I’d highly recommend the Inspire Now Journal, which is available to buy on Amazon.

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The Stonehenge Adventure (Part 2) – Glastonbury, The Chalice Well and The City of Wells

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At the weekend my good friend Simon and I went on an adventure to see Stonehenge and other ancient sites nearby. This is part 2 of my Stonehenge Adventure, part 1 can be read here.

We stayed in this Travelodge hotel. It was super cheap, clean and located close to amenities such as the various restaurants/food places in Solstice Park. Our room had a double bed and a single bed. On the single bed I could feel every spring on my back. I complained to a member of Travelodge staff, who said that all the single beds were the same and gave me a double duvet to put on top of it. The double duvet made little difference.

On the Saturday Simon and I had all you can eat cooked breakfast at the Toby Carvery on Solstice Park before heading off to Glastonbury.

Glastonbury is like a pagan commercial mecca. There are so many shops that fit into the categories of new age, spiritual or pagan. There are at least two charming courtyards with little tiny shops in. Sadly many of the shops are over priced. Some were so significantly over priced that they could be called a ripoff and make a person’s eyes water.

Some photos from Glastonbury:


Glastonbury town centre monument.


Entrance sign to one of a few courtyards.


A crystal shrine in one of the courtyards.

The Goddess and The Green Man shop deserves a special mention. Their products were fantastic with many unique items, the customer service was friendly and tremendous and to top it off their prices were fair and reasonable. It felt like The Goddess and The Green Man was the only truly pagan/witchy shop in Glastonbury.

I bought this stunning Horned God Statue and Spellcraft for Hedge Witches by Rae Beth book from The Goddess and The Green Man:


A Horned God Statue purchased from The Goddess and The Green Man.

In Glastonbury I also bought a small wand from a street seller for a bargain price of £5.

Since coming home I’ve followed The Goddess and The Green Man on Facebook and saved their website.

Essential Info:

  • Glastonbury is a town with a rich pagan history.
  • Cautiously recommended. Be cautious about rip off prices in some shops.
  • Opening Times: Normal shop opening hours.
  • Parking: Pay and display carparks, £7-8 for a full day of parking.
  • Food, Drink & Toilets: Available in the various cafes and pubs locally.

The Chalice Well is a beautiful garden and well. The atmosphere at the Chalice garden and well is that of zen-like meditation. Here are some photos from the Chalice Well:


The Chalice Well sign.


Chalice Well.


You can drink from the well.


One of a few ponds within the gardens of the Chalice Well.

Essential Info:

  • The Chalice Well is a beautiful garden and well.
  • Recommended.
  • Opening Times: See Opening Times here.
  • Admission: Adult £4.30 (without gift aid) and £4.75 (with gift aid).
  • Parking: No parking on site. Pay and display carpark a short walk away.
  • Gift shop on site.

The City of Wells was alive with the hustle and bustle of a Saturday outdoor market. Simon and I looked for somewhere to eat, but everywhere was ridiculously priced. Then I spotted a burger stall on the outdoor market. We ordered a burger each. I have never ate a burger that tasted so good. If you’re in Wells and want an tasty treat, go to the outdoor market and order yourself something from the burger stall.

Here are some photos from our time in Wells:


Gate/Entrance to The Bishop’s Palace.


Garden at The Bishop’s Palace.


A watch tower on the wall at The Bishop’s Palace.


Apparently in Wells they have a swan that can ring a bell. I didn’t see a swan, but I did see this bell.


Fireplace in the watch tower at The Bishop’s Palace.


Me in a arrow slit.


A big dancing event was taking place in Wells.


Wells Cathedral.

Essential Info:

  • The City of Wells has a Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and some shops.
  • Recommended.
  • Opening Times: Normal shop opening hours.
  • Admission: Vary depending on attraction/places of interest.
  • Parking: Various pay and display carparks.

In part 3, I’ll be blogging about Stonehenge and Woodhenge.

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My Monthly Reiki Session: A Spirit Guide?

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Two or three months ago, I had loads going on and was stressed to the hilt. It was like plates spinning. I’m Reiki One Qualified (see Reiki one – Qualified) so technically I can heal myself; but I had some birthday money left over so decided to treat myself.

I booked a Reiki session at Halsa Healing. I left feeling great, completely de-stressed, relaxed, energised and so amazingly well. I decided to make it a regular monthly treat. Well…when I can afford it anyway.

So what is Reiki? Well…

(Image Credit: Isis Jade)

On my last Reiki session, I had a rather spiritual experience that I’d like to share with you.

I lay on the massage table with my eyes closed. The relaxing music soothed my ears, as I felt the Reiki flow into me from the Reiki Practitioner.

As the session continued I began to sense two streams of Reiki entering my body, one into my chest (heart chakra) and one into my feet (root chakra). I double-checked using my senses. Yes I could definitely feel two streams Reiki energy, even down to the associated physical tingling and heat.

How is this possible? I thought.

I briefly opened my eyes. Louise, the Reiki practitioner was to my side her hands over my chest. I glanced down at my feet to see a bright white humanoid figure of pure energy. His hands were cupped slightly and sending Reiki energy into the top my feet. It was kind of like the image above, only minus the wings and much whiter. It’s difficult to describe the beauty of the energy I felt from this being. I definitely got a feeling of safety, home and hugs from this being.

For a split-second I thought that it might be Alex (see Thinking of You Often…). But my intuition told me that is wasn’t. I was sure of this, as sure as I am of the fact that the sky is blue. I got a distinct feeling that this being had never been on this physical plane. Or at least not for many, many lifetimes.

After the Reiki session had come to the end, I told Louise about my experience. She said it could have been one of my spirit guides or possibly one of hers – helping her out.

I am aware of spirit guides and have done some work with them in the past. But not for years. So I read up on spirit guides. This basic but really interesting Q & A article is great for anyone new to spirit guides.

Then I found this fantastic guided meditation on YouTube to help people meet and communicate with their spirit guides:

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I completed this meditation with the hope of finding out if it was one of my guides that was healing me during the Reiki session. If it was, I wanted to meet him and get to know him better. I can’t remember all the details of the meditation now; but I can remember meeting him.

I met this broad-shouldered man, strong looking. Strong hands. Made me feel safe. With a warm Smile. He was hansom – sharp jawline, green eyes, short hair with a quiff at the front. He was wearing a green jumper and possibly jeans. I asked his name telepathically. He answered the same way, saying that his name was Matt. I asked him what was his purpose was, as part of my spirit guide team. He answered with: Protection.

He was/is there to keep me safe. I understood my feelings of safety, home and hugs that I had when I first met him in the Reiki session. I always imagined that my spirit guide for protection would be a samurai warrior, in the full gear. Well…at least that’s what I’ve always imagined standing guard outside of my cast circles.

The reiki session and the guided meditation were amazing spiritual experiences. They wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t been relaxed and open to them. So the lesson here is: always try be open to new spiritual experiences.

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