Riley Star

I love to write books about alternative religion, occult, and spirituality. My books are written for everyone in an easy to read and understandable style. Some of my other titles available on Amazon (and various other book retailers) are ” Wicca. The Practitioner’s Introductory Guide” (ISBN 978-1-941070-13-0) – ” Paganism” (ISBN 978-1-941070-43-7) and “Demonology: Sorting Fact From Fiction: A Field Guide Of Demons In Christianity” (ISBN 978-1-941070-31-4) …. and many more to come! Many of my titles are also available for Kindle on Amazon and as digital eBooks from various online retailers.

Latest Books

Paganism: An Introductory Guide

Pagan holidays, beliefs, gods and goddesses, symbols, rituals, practices, and much more!

Wicca: The Practitioner’s Introductory Guide

Symbols, herbs, history, spells, shops, supplies, clothing, courses, altar, ritual, and much more all covered!

Tarot Reading Explained

Tarot Overview, Basics of Tarot Reading, Major and Minor Arcana, Interpretations, History, Reading Techniques, and More!

Santeria

Santeria for Beginners. A Brief Beginners Guide to Santeria History, Practices, Deities, Spells and Rituals

BOOK REVIEWS

"A great starting place for anyone interested in Paganism in general or are just starting out on the Pagan path. This little gem of a book introduces you to the tools and pantheons used within general Paganism and Witchcraft/Druidry. Not for the advanced practitioner but definitely a wonderful resource for the Seeker!"

UMA DEVIDASI

on Paganism: An Introductory Guide

"This book is true to its title and I highly recommend it as an introductory guide to Wicca. These is simply a ton of useful and insightful information in a concise manner. If you are new to Wicca or still “figuring it all out” this is a must read. Covers was most intro guides cover but offers much more too. I particularly found the chapter on the ethics and principles of Wicca to be amazing and not easily found in other books I have purchased. Equally praised are the chapters on Modern Wicca and The Wiccan Deities. This should be on the bookshelf of all practitioners or curious."

Amazon Customer

on Wicca: The Practitioner’s Introductory Guide.

"The author gets right to the point. After a brief history of the tarot the meaning of each card is explained. She doesn’t bog down the reader with symbolism until she gets to the end of the book and gives an “exercise” of how to read a card. She gives the 2 most popular layouts with a brief explanation of each. As a starting reference, this book is a quick read and gives the beginner a good place to start"

Amazon Customer

on Tarot Reading Explained

"This was an informative book and an easy read. I learned quite a bit and was inspired to further research Santeria and other related religious traditions."

BodieGirl

on Santeria for Beginners

Blog Updates

Casting a Circle

Each time you work magick, you should cast a circle to contain any undirected energies, to concentrate your own energies, and to protect yourself from energies outside the circle. Since the circle is actually a sphere, it’s best to think of it as a “bubble.” It surrounds you on all sides.

You can do this by imaging a flowing white light forming a cocoon around the space or imagine filaments of a protective magick web forming. Use whatever image works best for you and completes the picture of an all-encompassing sphere.

Crystals and Wicca

Crystals and gemstones all have different magickal and therapeutic values depending on the tradition of Wicca within which you are working. This is an especially rich field for the solitary practitioner who is free to work with the crystal and gem correspondences that...

Deciding to Become a Witch

Why do you think you want to follow the Wiccan path? You are not contemplating taking up a pop culture fad popularized in film and television, but becoming a practicing member of a centuries old tradition of nature-based religions. If you’re thinking it’s all chanting...

Wiccan Traditions

In its modern form, there are many Wiccan traditions just as there are denominations in Christian churches. Many Wiccans find comfort in following one set path, while others draw on the elements of many traditions in solitary practice. Here are some brief descriptions...