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Deborah Castellano

Deborah Castellano

Deborah Castellano is featured in the 2015 Llewellyn Herbal Almanac. She is a frequent contributor to Occult/Pagan sources such as Witchvox, PaganSquare and Witches&Pagans magazine.

Deborah's book, The Arte of Glamour is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid and The Crow (www.mermaidandcrow.com) specializes in Hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers, euphorically scented mason jar beeswax candles, tempting small batch ritual oils, Dream Ambassadors (tiny sheep to help you sleep!), lofty unique nuno felted scarves, airy hand painted silk chiffon scarves and more.

Her Craft shop, The Glamoury Apothecary (www.etsy.com/shop/glamouryapothecary) specializes in handcrafted Occult and Magical items such as gods and goddesses vigil candles, loose incense and hand rolled chime candles.

"Deb can read to your brother and do a puzzle with you.  Deb can do anything."  This probably would have been a more convincing statement if I wasn't delivering it directly into a couch cushion.  It was a long week with a lot of long days.  The same could be said of most of my weeks lately.  It can be hard to remember why I'm working so hard, let alone to remember I'm capable of altering my universe.  My practice is lacking, my inner life is lacking, I feel lacking.

Logically, I know I'm accomplishing a lot but all I can think of is the next task.  It's hard to be present during leisure times and it's hard to not be thinking of the next thing that has to be done, the next hurdle to be jumped.

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  • Nova
    Nova says #
    To be honest when I was a child I used to “like” Disney. Being poor and being able to read very well at young age. I got most of m
  • Morgan Ravenwood
    Morgan Ravenwood says #
    I too thought that Rapunzel took the death of the woman who raised her a little too casually. Kidnapper, yes, but she WAS the only
  • Gemma SEymour
    Gemma SEymour says #
    ' But have you seen the end of Tangled? In a nutshell, Rapunzel figured out that the King and Queen were her real parents, Mother
  • Nova
    Nova says #
    That's true but as the writer states she took care of Rapunzel quite well and who knows, if Rapunzel was raised by the Queen or Ki
  • Xiao Rong
    Xiao Rong says #
    Hi Deb, I completely agree with you that Tangled has many problematic aspects. But one thing I will say is that Tangled is probabl
Who Are You?
 
I'd say I'm great—I mean, look at my hair, my body, my clothes? But I've become a Bedford wife, and it's really just the worst thing. – Georgina Sparks, GossipGirl
 
Glamour is sometimes described as a falsehood, but at its best it's the expression of the best and worst parts of yourself.  What makes you great is also what makes you terrible, all day every day.
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Persephone Knew What She Wanted, Do You?

Lover, tell me if you can/ Who's gonna buy the wedding bands/ Times being what they are/ hard and getting harder all the time. . .

I. Christmas Prepping: Like Apocolypse Prep but Way Less Fun

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My girl, Mary Magdalene

As eager as Old Christianity has been to paint Mary Magdalene as part of the oldest profession, New Christianity is equally eager to say that she’s totally legit.

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  • Linda Armstrong
    Linda Armstrong says #
    Thank you so much for this informative article; I really enjoyed it. Since I was a very small child, I have had two spiritual lea
Everything Is Not Under Your Control: Making Sense of the Senseless

My circle sister, Donna got hit by a car while she was taking a walk down a residential street with her husband.  She died on Wednesday, February 5th.  How do I make sense of that?  How does Donna taking a walk with her husband + Jason Lutz not paying attention for a moment = we will never see Donna again?

I don’t know.

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  • Carol P. Christ
    Carol P. Christ says #
    So sorry to hear about your friend. The loss of my baby brother when I was 13 (and a Christian) led me to doubt that any such loss
  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    I feel your pain, too. There doesn't seem to be any religion, whether mainstream or far out, that can keep its practitioners from
  • Sable Aradia
    Sable Aradia says #
    I am sorry for your loss too. I hear your anger and confusion; I felt the same when my husband was in a horrible, life-threatenin
  • Deborah Blake
    Deborah Blake says #
    I am so sorry for your loss. Blessings on you all.

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I had been slowly acquiring archery equipment since Christmas.   While Katniss was admittedly and unashamedly the tipping point for me, there have been others.  Buffy.  The Amazons from Xena.  I wanted to know what it would be like to be able to kick ass.

Buffy is not interested in excuses.

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  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Your instructor's whispered words were a balm to my traditionalist soul. I was a devotee of the recurve bow going as far back as
  • Arwen Lynch
    Arwen Lynch says #
    I thoroughly enjoyed this. And your point about priorities? Yeah, ouch. I needed to hear that. Don't know that I WANTED to.

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