Saturday, July 5, 2014

Practical Prosperity Magick Tour Dates for East Coast

I am preparing to head to the east coast in a few days for a mini tour for my newest book, Practical Prosperity Magick.  Here are the dates- and all the info. Hope to see you on the road!

New England Tour for "Practical Prosperity Magick"!
Wednesday, July 9th at  Leapin' Lizards in Portland, Maine Place: Leapin' Lizards 449 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04101
Store phone: 207-221-2363
Tarot Readings (by appointment only) Reading Fee: 15 minutes $35.00-- 30 minutes $65.00
Lecture topic: Practical Prosperity Magick
Lecture Time: 6:30- 8:30 pm
Class fee: $25.00
www.leapinlizards.biz/

Ellen returns to Portland Maine and the Leapin' Lizards store for tarot readings and a workshop on her newest book, Practical Prosperity Magick. (See below for lecture description.) She will be on hand to sign her books and tarot deck before the class. Be sure and call the store soon  to reserve your reading with Ellen, and your spot in class! 



Thursday, July 10th at Pyramid Books in Salem, MassachusettsPlace: Pyramid Books 214 Derby Street - Salem, MA 01970
Store Phone: 978-745-7171 
Meet and Greet 6:30- 7:00
Lecture-Practical Prosperity Magick
Class fee $30.00 per person
Class Time 7:00 - 9:00pm
www.pyramidbks.com/

Ellen returns to Pyramid Books, her favorite shop in Salem, Massachusetts for a workshop on her newest book title, Practical Prosperity Magick! (See below for lecture description.) She will be on hand to sign her books and tarot deck before the class. 


Looking forward to seeing you in Witch City! Call Pyramid Books and reserve your spot in class! 
Temple of Witchcraft- New Hampshire


Friday, July 11th at Temple of Witchcraft in New Hampshire
Place: Temple of Witchcraft 49 North Policy Street- Salem, New Hampshire
Times: Meet and Greet 6:00pm

Lecture Topic: Practical Prosperity Magick
Class fee $25.00 per person
Class Time 7:00 - 9:00pm
www.templeofwitchcraft.org

Join author Ellen Dugan at the Temple of Witchcraft for a book signing and lecture on her newest title Practical Prosperity Magick. For more information and directions please visit their website at www.templeofwitchcraft.org 


Saturday, July 12 at The Robin's Nest in Bellingham, Massachusetts
Tarot Readings, Meet & Greet, and Class
Place: The Robin's Nest 799 S. Main Street- Bellingham, MA. 02019
Store Phone: 508-244-4881


Tarot Readings by Appointment Only: $25 for 15 minutes from 11am to 2pm
Free Book Signing from 4 to 5pm
Workshop Topic and Time: Practical Prosperity Magick  at 5pm
Class fee: $30 per person

www.therobinsnestma.com
Join author Ellen Dugan at The Robin's Nest for tarot readings, a book signing and workshop on her newest title "Practical Prosperity Magick". To reserve your spot in class and/ or to sign up for a reading please contact the store at 508-244-4881


Description for: "Practical Prosperity Magick Workshop"
Prosperity Magick is always a popular topic, and in this class which is based on Ellen’s newest book, "Practical Prosperity Magick" you will gain the information and practical advice that you need. The lure of casting a spell and having money appear "just like magick" is very attractive to darn near everyone. But the truth is prosperity magick, like any other magick, is more complex an advanced of a topic than most folks realize. There are many clever ways to attract success and abundance into your life. In this straightforward class Ellen will be teaching about the colors, crystals and herbs that are most complimentary for this particular type of spell work. The seven hermetic laws, and the law of attraction, will be discussed as well as the correct astrological and lunar timing for your best prosperity spell results. Also there will be an honest discussion on how to avoid those "rookie Witch mistakes" so prosperity spells don't backfire.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Surviving the very Rainy Pagan Picnic

Hello,
Well we survived the Pagan Picnic- only lost one book to torrential downpours. Water plus books is bad. This year it was not a matter of "if" it would rain- it was "when" and how severe would the storms be. We took an extra canopy and tarps, plus plastic totes, and plastic garbage bags to protect the books. When you have 15 titles in print and you take several of each not to mention a couple cases of the newest title to an outdoor event, you had better be prepared for everything.
Usually the everything is bugs, sun, humidity and heat. This year it was no chairs at the author tables, bugs, mud, humidity. light rain, and noon time thunderstorms that last over an hour. 

We tried to make the best of it. Here is a photo collage of me and fellow Llewellyn Author and my coven-sister Ember Grant. Next Me, Ember and Lenora Henson (The three Witchy ladies on author's row) Then my friend and coven sister Charlynn with her little guy, (Charlynn has organized and been in charge of the Picnic and its authors and guests for several years.) Then the final picture bottom right is of Heather, Ember and I out after the Picnic was over having our traditional Margaritas.

It was great to see people out and about braving the elements. My favorite moments of the picnic would be when my friend Heather let me borrow her little camp chair to sit at the table with. It was short so I felt like a kid sitting behind the table. But at least it was a chair. Seeing our friends Rebecca, Sab and Meg, chatting with the regulars from the discussion group that Charlynn and I host. Mickie Mueller's adult daughters who just happened to appear as the rain began to help us get all of the displayed books protected from the rain. Poof! They just happened to be walking along and ended up being right in front of my booth as the rain started dumping. Thanks ladies!

Another moment I won't soon forget, was deciding to get under the big stone pavilion at the park for my newest book's  Practical Prosperity Magick lecture. Usually I have to talk over the bands playing to lecture. This year it was cracks of thunder, howling wind and pouring rain. But we huddled in the center of the large pavilion, under the sturdy roof and felt safer than standing out in the middle of an open area under a little canopy with no sides. I had several people remark that I was one of the only people to go ahead and lecture during the worst of the storms.
It was a bit wild standing under that pavilion with assorted families taking shelter and a dozen or so folks all huddled up to attend the lecture-- no matter what. 

Meanwhile back at author's row, My husband Ken, our friends Rebecca, Heather, and Charlynn's family huddled under the extra easy up we had brought along and my husband added more protection by zip tying tarps to create sides to our extra canopy. Ember and Lenora pulled their books and stood there under their canopies and held the fort with my family and friends on author's row. Basically we all got through. After my lecture when the rain let up, I went back to my "booth" with my friends Charlynn, Sab and Meg, who had walked over to hear the lecture, to find things well in hand, and that during the deluge we had only one copy of my newest book got water damaged. Not too bad considering.

I also soon learned that Ember had been selling her handmade crystal bracelets and enchanted candles during the storm. Well she did write the book on "Magical Candle Crafting"  and The Book of Crystal Spells, after all. LOL

Later in the afternoon my sons texted us to let us know that tornadoes were on the ground in the county where we live- about 45 minutes west of the park in St. Louis. Then my husband's cell phone started going off with warnings from the weather center about the approaching storms and we all decided that we had had enough excitement. I quietly told the other authors and we broke down, packed up and got the hell out of there before the next big storm. We no sooner got our cars packed up and started to pull out of the park when another storm broke with even more rain than before. Talk about good timing.  (Hey, I must be psychic or something.)

So we took our time driving out of the city and headed west. My husband and I, Heather and Ember stopped for dinner. I bought everyone a drink and we toasted to surviving yet another Pagan Picnic.
Will I be back next year? I'm not sure. Looks like there will be a family wedding in June- one of my many nephews- so we will have to see.

In the meantime I am gearing up for my July East Coast mini-tour for Practical Prosperity Magick. Tour stops will be.
Wednesday, July 9th Portland, Maine at Leapin' Lizards.
Thursday, July 10th Salem, Massachusetts at Pyramid Books,
Friday, July 11th in New Hampshire at The Temple of Witchcraft 
Saturday, July 12th at The Robin's Nest in Bellingham, Mass.
For more info please visit my tour page on my website here is the link. Ellen's Tour Page 

Blessed be, Ellen


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Practical Prosperity Magick, The Natural Psychic and my Shop of Witchery

Hello,
I realized that in the whirl and rush of Practical Prosperity Magick coming out in 2 weeks, finishing up Book #16, and working on three other book projects, plus life in general, I had not posted to my blog in a while.
First news- Practical Prosperity Magick is hot off the presses and will be released in two weeks! I received my advanced author copies and they look great!

The reviews have been positive and I am excited to start promoting this one! In two weeks I will be appearing at the St. Louis Pagan Picnic, and I will be there with plenty of copies so come on out sit in on my FREE class on prosperity magick and come and get yourself a book. (As always I will also have copies of all of my books and tarot deck, Witches Tarot, at my booth on author's row for sale.)
For more information on the Pagan Picnic click on the link!  paganpicnic.org/

In other news... I heard back from my editor on the launch meeting for my first non-witchcraft title- what I had been affectionately referring to as "Book #16th"  and the official title will now be "The Natural Psychic: Ellen Dugan's Personal Guide to the Psychic Realm".
I am thrilled with the book and can't wait for you all to see it next year. I know, I know... a year away. As soon as I get a firm release date I will announce it of course. The Natural Psychic will be released in Spring/ Summer 2015.

I decided to let myself really be creative this year and I opened an Etsy store this spring for my arts and witch-crafts. Here is the link so you can check it out! 

www.etsy.com/shop/EllentheGardenWitch

I have been having so much fun with the shop and the items are selling like hotcakes! The vintage looking wooden signs are very popular. Here is a little collage of a few of the witchy wooden signs that I have conjured up!


That's right, I make these myself.
Each one of these wooden signs I personally paint, stencil, distress and or antique, as well as seal and then I sign every one of them on the back! 
In addition to the fun wooden signs I also sell wands, pentacles, bewitching nesting boxes, and Altered Book of Shadows!  The first one that I created  sold in 2 minutes flat. So I am working on two more. Each altered book will be one of a kind and unique.
To the left is a sample from one of the new book of shadows. They are labor intensive but I enjoy the process and I have fabulous theme pages such as; Gothic, witchy, vintage, botanical, Halloween, floral, nature and so forth. The altered books include spells of my own design, as well as plenty of places for you to journal and write in your own favorite spells. www.etsy.com/shop/EllentheGardenWitch


I hope you enjoy your spring.
Blessed be, Ellen




Friday, March 7, 2014

New Class on Ostara and a Free Discussion group for Witches!

Hello and happy spring!

Here is what I have in the works for the month of March.
This Sunday I am teaching a "Mysteries of Ostara" class at Mystic Valley in St. Louis. Here are all the deets.
Mysteries of the Sabbats Class Series
Date: Sunday, March 9Class topic: Mysteries of Ostara
Place: Mystic Valley
7241 Manchester Road Maplewood MO.
Time: 2-4 pm
Price: $40.00 per class

Class description: Mysteries of Ostara
Author Ellen Dugan continues her series of eight classes on the Sabbats or the Wheel of the Year at Mystic Valley. The next class in the series continues with a class on Ostara, also known as the Vernal/ Spring Equinox. This is a fresh and fun class that discusses the history, folklore and magick of this Spring time holiday. The class includes handouts with seasonal spells and charms. You will learn about the deities of the holiday, and where that Bunny with the colored eggs really came from. This is a time of re-birth and balance. Let's use this energy and gain some inspiration and connection to the natural world. See you there!

Next up the FREE discussion group I have been working on for over a year is finally a reality! A coven sister, friend and the author of several articles, Charlynn Walls will be facilitating this discussion group with me. Our first topis of the discussion group will be: "Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism: Whats the difference?" 

Wicca Discussion Group (NEW! and FREE!)
Date: Saturday, March 22Place: Mystic Valley
7241 Manchester Road Maplewood MO.
Time: 3-4 pm
Free
Join authors Ellen Dugan and Charlynn Walls for a free Wicca discussion group at Mystic Valley!  Finally our discussion group is a reality for the St. Louis area. Come join us as we discuss Wicca, Witchcraft and various magickal and Pagan topics. Looking forward to seeing you there! "Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism: Wats the difference? is our first discussion topic for the series. Come as you are and enjoy an afternoon of witchy camaraderie. 


Practical Prosperity Magick- Release date June 7, 2014
In other news I am finishing up book # 16,  Book #15 Practical Prosperity Magick will be released in three months! So excited about this prosperity book. You will notice it is part of my practical magick series and is the same size and cover design as Practical Protection Magick. Which was all part of my master plan. Mwah ha ha.  

It is supposed to hit 60 degrees here today! Hopefully this dismal winter is on its' way out and spring can start easing back to us.  My goal for today is to get in a nice walk- outdoors! 

Welcome the spring and Blessed be, Ellen