Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age

Julianna Miner.

From the popular blog 'Rants from Mommyland'.

Most kids get their first smartphone at the same time that they're experiencing major developmental changes. Making mistakes has always been a part of growing up, but how do parents help their kids navigate childhood and adolescence at a time when social media has the potential to magnify the consequences of those mistakes?

Rather than spending all their time worrying about the worst-case scenario, readers get a bigger-picture understanding of their kids' digital landscape. Drawing on research and interviews with teachers, psychologists and kids themselves, RAISING A SCREEN-SMART KID offers practical advice on how parents can help their kids avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits of the digital age by:

· using social media to enhance connection with friends and family, instead of following strangers and celebrities which is a predictor of loneliness and depression

· finding online support and community for conditions such as depression and eating disorders, while avoiding potential triggers such as #Thinspiration Pinterest boards

· learning and developing life skills through technology - for example, by problem-solving in online games - while avoiding inappropriate content

Written by a public health expert and the creator of the popular blog Rants from Mommyland, this book shows parents how to help their kids navigate friendships, bullying, dating, self-esteem and more online.


Group Magick Rituals

By Rodney Orpheus.

With a foreword by Lon Milo DuQuette.

Listen to Rodney on the Weiser Books Radio Hour HERE

Group ritual has been a cornerstone of spiritual practice since time immemorial, yet its history and importance have often been overlooked by occultists of the modern age. This book is the first comprehensive presentation of group-oriented rites for modern magicians inspired by the works of Aleister Crowley. It contains rituals written by Crowley for his own magic circles, many of them unpublished during his lifetime, plus rare ancient texts that were Crowley's own inspiration.

The rituals are newly edited and explained by Rodney Orpheus, who brings to this volume decades of experience in performing and teaching Aleister Crowley's rituals within Crowley's magical order Ordo Templi Orientis. He introduces each ritual with a clear overview, setting each in its historical context and explaining its function and mode of operation and includes detailed notes on the setting and performance of each one.

Whether absolute beginner or seasoned expert, magicians of all paths will find this volume to be an eminently workable and extremely powerful grimoire spanning centuries from ancient Mithraic and Bacchanalian rites, Goetia and Gnosticism, right up to present day Crowleyan invocations and sexual magick.



The Fall and Rise of the Mystic North

Christopher McIntosh

“The North” is simultaneously a location, a direction and a mystical concept. Although this concept has ancient roots in mythology, folklore and fairy tales, it continues to resonate today within modern culture. McIntosh leads readers, chapter by chapter, through the magical and spiritual history of the North, as well as its modern manifestations, as documented through physical records, such as rune stones and megaliths and, also, through mythology and lore. This mythic conception of a unique, powerful and mysterious Northern civilisation was known to the Greeks as “Hyberborea” - the “Land Beyond the North Wind” - which they considered to be the true origin place of their god, Apollo, bringer of civilisation. Through the Greeks, this concept of the mythic North would spread throughout Western civilisation. In addition, McIntosh discusses Russian Hyperboreanism, which he describes as among “the most influential of the new religions and quasi-religious movements that have sprung up in Russia since the fall of Communism” and which is currently almost unknown in the West.