Divining with Animal Guides: Answers from the world at hand

Understand the meaning of messages in your daily encounters.

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Invoking Animal Magic: A guide for the pagan priestess

Explore the wonders of animal wisdom and lore.

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About the book

I would recommend going through this book [Invoking Animal Magic] if you are a pagan and an animal lover. You will deepen your understanding of the creatures around you in some very interesting ways. ~ Leslie Linder, SageWoman

Reviews

Isian News

Excerpt from review of Divining with Animal Guides:

“…The author, Hearth Moon Rising, is very attuned to the natural world and brings a clarity and dignity to the animals she writes about, that only comes from many years of observation, magical practice and deep love of all beings, whether four-footed, winged, swimming, crawling or slithering. And she reminds us of their sacredness.

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Interviews

Radio Program with Susun Weed

Susun Weed interviews Hearth February 27, 2018 about animal divination.

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Hearth Moon Rising captures the animals she encounters in words that make the reader see, feel and experience their true nature. ~ Rev. Donna M. Swindells, Walking the Mystic’s Path

Latest Blog Post

What is a Familiar?

August 9, 2018

Familiars are spirits which help witches with their magic. The term has morphed in common usage to mean any beloved pet owned by any person. In the strict magical sense of the word, this is incorrect.

A familiar can be an incarnate spirit or an embodied one, as long as the familiar is dedicated to the witch or magician. It does not have to be an animal and can be a plant or a stone. It is never a person. The magical relationship between a witch is a conscious one, actively employed.

There is a strong psychic bond between a witch and her familiar, and the familiar may help a witch with divination. It may magically carry out a witch’s bidding. It may carry messages to otherworldly realms. If you don’t do divination, cast spells, or communicate with the dead, you don’t have a witch’s familiar. That would be like saying you have a barber when you never cut your hair.

It is possible to have more than one familiar, but in practice that is difficult, and many witches move sequentially from one familiar to the next. Having a familiar takes a lot energy. Maintaining any close relationship takes energy. In addition, there is the energy expended keeping the familiar in check. An effective familiar will try to steal your power, so be attentive.

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