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Autumnal Equinox Box At Lvnea

Currently at Lvnea one may pre-order a very special, limited edition autumn box filled with seasonal offerings, grounding blends, and soothing scents to celebrate Mabon– a time when darkness is slowly beginning to reign and we are poised between the worlds of life and death, of light and dark. Included in this lavish box of autumnal abundance one will […]

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Solstice Scents Late Summer Collection Review + Giveaway

Solstice Scents’ Late Summer collection, released in the latter portion of this past August, revolves around natural atmospheres of desertscapes, conifers, and coast. These fragrances both uniquely transcend the season and are at the same time a paean to the long days, sultry nights, and soaring temperatures that go hand-in-hand with this sun-drenched time of year in the […]

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s American Eclipse Series: Mini Review

Today, Monday, 21 August 2017, all of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun, with a total eclipse stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. During this event, the moon will completely cover the sun, and the sun’s corona will extend its golden tendrils from behind a shadowed veil.  Some intrepid sky-gazers may have traveled to […]

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Where The Magic Lies: An Interview With Karyn Crisis

It’s difficult to recall now, with which facet of the incredible force of nature that is Karyn Crisis that I first became familiar. Was it her voice? Oscillating passionately between infernal hisses and howls and seraphic coos and incantations, her searing vocals are both unmistakable and unforgettable. Perhaps it was her art: once you’ve seen any of her original oil […]

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Good With A Knife: The Papercut Art Of Ivonne Carley

San Diego, CA-based artist Ivonne Carley’s enthusiastic penchant for blades might give one pause, if one didn’t know the sort of slicing and slashing that she indulged in. No, this knife-wielding creator is not lurking around shadowy corners chuckling low, awaiting the throat of an unsuspecting passer-by. No, indeed! Ivonne instead has translated this fondness for sharpened […]

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Solstice Scents Spring 2017 Collection

I don’t know about you all, but summer is here in full force down in the swamps and I am flaming-flushed, feverish, and ready to die. I don’t even exaggerate–you can drown under the weight of your own scalding sweat here, if you don’t spontaneously combust first!  So now would seem the perfect time to […]

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Portals Of Power: KillDie’s Crystal Marys

If there’s anything my hallowed altar has been missing (first step, Sarah–make an altar) but if there WERE anything lacking, I can tell you right now that it’s a hollowed out blessed Virgin Mary that’s been filled with filled with delicate, rosy-hued crystals, exuding gentle energies of compassion and peace and shimmering with grace and sacred intention. […]

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The Somber Poetry Of Dreams: The Collage Art Of Hidden Velvet

The enigmatic artist known as Hidden Velvet seemed to appear on my radar overnight, and yet, whilst gazing at the somber elegance of her surreal collages, I feel that I have been carrying velvety fragments of her assemblages with me, tucked into the shadowy corners of my heart, for all of my life. A floating cloud softly obscures […]