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January Update: Classes, Our Book, New Items

We have quietly been working on a big project: we’re writing a book! It is going to be an amalgam of our personal spiritual practices with everything from domestic magic to spiritworking, from polytheism to ritual costuming and quite a bit in between. As we work on it, we will be publishing each section as its own ‘article’ so to speak for purchase. They will be available for immediate digital PDF download, but we may also do some limited edition hand-bound and blockprinted booklets as well. Isáine is attempting to create linoblock carvings for each book section, and we want to do inked prints and have them available separate from the booklets as well. We are just finishing up the section on Shapeshifting and getting it ready for sale.

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In preparation for the release of our shapeshifting article (and all the others to come) we will be doing a string of posts here and on our Facebook page on the topic. There will be short stories, articles or links to other posts/authors on the topic,  personal recounting and of course Q&A and opportunities to share your own stories for anyone who cares to.  Shapeshifting, though a bit more advanced of a practice, is also going to be one of the first classes that we offer.

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We decided near the end of 2014 to start offering one-on-one mentoring and classes as we are able after the New Year. Now that it is now 2015, it is time to get the ball rolling! We are still working on class outlines, setting up online programs/recordings, and arranging spots for teaching in-person locally (Swansboro/Jacksonville, NC), but in the meantime we are available for short one-on-one mentoring sessions on various topics, listed below. If you are seeking information or guidance regarding a topic not listed, please contact us and we will see what we can do to help! There are others we know who may be of help when we aren’t. Message us on Facebook or better yet, e-mail us at: thetwistedtree.shoppe@gmail.com

—–>>To read more about our classes please see our new Page (under “Classes & Gatherings”).

[[ As we finalize class details we will post scheduling there, updates on our blog feed and Facebook page, and in our newsletter. To be sure to not miss any upcoming classes please subscribe to our MailChimp Newsletter here: https://www.facebook.com/TheTwistedTree.Shoppe/app_100265896690345 ]]

** We are also going to start doing short recordings and posting them on Youtube and our blog (here) covering various topics, Q&A/FAQs (send us yours!), how-to’s and crafts, etc. so keep an eye out for those! **

[[ One-on-One Mentoring Sessions ]]

  • Cost~ We ask for a donation of $15-$35/hour, whatever you can afford and feel that our time, knowledge, and service are worth … We accept Cash or Paypal
  • Topics~ Women’s Mysteries, Sacred Beekeeping & Path of the Melissae, Domestic/Hearth Magic, Protection Magic, Basic Energy Work, Spiritworking & Bioregional Animism, Working with Deities/Polytheism, Involving Kids in Practice, Altered States of Consciousness, Sacred Birthkeeping, Shapeshifting, How To: Magical Healing…

[[ Upcoming Classes: Online ]]

  • Cost~ Classes/Videos will range from Free to $25, but we always welcome donations
  • Current Topics~ Protection Magic + Shapeshifting + Altered States + Herbal Medicine Making + Bioregional Animism: Working with Spirits of Place + Intro to the Path of the Bee + Domestic/Hearth Magic…

[[ Upcoming Classes: Local ]]

  • Cost~ Classes will range from $10-$35/person to cover the cost of any supplies, and we always welcome donations. We may occasionally offer a free class, and hold drawings to win a free class!
  • Current Topics~ Protection Magic + Shapeshifting + Altered States + Herbal Medicine Making + Bioregional Animism: Working with Spirits of Place + Intro to the Path of the Bee + Domestic/Hearth Magic…

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And last but not least, we have new items in the shop! Be sure to check them out before they’re gone– limited quantities on most. Custom orders are always welcome! [[ Use Coupon Code: NewYr2015 during checkout for free shipping! ]] *Domestic purchases only, valid through January 20, 2015*

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New Projects & Products

We have been quite the busy bodies over here at the Twisted Tree. Midnight has been perfecting his wooden rings, which will be up for custom order here shortly. I have been learning how to make journals to be sold as Book of Shadows. Some products that are in the works and should be available by December:

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Bent Wood Ring with Braided Gold Alloy Inlay
Bent Wood Ring with Braided Gold Alloy Inlay

– Wooden Rings: custom designs– wood choice and type of inlay
– Wood Log Runic Candle Holders
– Mini Terrariums, Glow-in-the-Dark Mushroom Kits, & Live Mini Marimo Moss Ball setups
– Sachets for Various Needs (such as enhancing dream recall and lucid dreaming, warding from nightmares, good luck, alleviating anxiety, etc.)
– Book of Shadow Journals

Our latest Etsy Listings:
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NOW TAKING ORDERS for CUSTOM Rustic Burlap Witch Hats!
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Custom made to your dimensions, I am taking a limited number of orders. If you want a certain color scheme or theme (such as green/woods or blue/ocean) we can discuss details and pricing.
++ BASIC Hat– Muslin + Burlap, Distressed: $45 + Shipping

    To place an order please send us an e-mail at thetwistedtree.shoppe@gmail.com or a private Etsy message.

**COMING THIS WEEK**:

– Twine & Faux Suede-Wrapped Quartz Crystal and Lemurian Quartz Crystal Point Necklaces

– 3rd Eye Quartz Crystal Meditation Headwraps

Store Updates & A Witches’ Ball

I know things have been a bit quiet over here at the blog, but behind closed doors we have been busy little bees! Our latest (and perhaps coolest) news is that we were interviewed for the Faith column of a local newspaper, the Jacksonville Daily News. The column editor and a photographer for the paper showed up at our house, interviewed us, and took some photos. The next Sunday our interview was published in the paper, and within two days we had 50 new Facebook Page Likes! Apparently the article has been making quite the rounds, showing up on the Covenant of the Goddess’ Facebook page and even on Witch Vox. We have had almost 200 new page likes and out posts are reaching a lot more people, which is great! The only problem is that because of how Facebook works now, ‘original content’ posts that do *not* have any photos or links in them get seen by an insanely larger amount of people, whereas anything we Share (such as photos from other pages or website links) or even photos we upload to our own page directly are seen by far fewer people (ie. post without photos and links have 80+ views whereas a shared photo, link, or uploaded photo gets less than 20 views). This is really irritating when we are trying to share links to our latest Etsy listings, sharing content that *you* our followers have requested to see more of, or are uploading our own photos directly for you to see projects that we are working on and things we are offering! [[Make sure to check the option to “Follow” and “Get Notifications” on our page, and to check the ‘Pages Feed’ in the left hand column of your home newsfeed page to see content posted by Pages that you have Liked. Also, interacting with the Pages’ content– liking and sharing or commenting on them– shows Fcebook that you want to see more of that Page’s content in your personal Newsfeed.]]

We were in the paper!
We were in the paper!

To read the newspaper article online, go to: http://www.jdnews.com/features/neighbors/working-with-goddesses-helps-woman-find-spiritual-self-1.388415

In other news, the shop has a bunch of new listings up! I will be out of town for the first almost three weeks of November, and we may or may not put the shop on stand-by while I am gone. Custom orders can still be placed, as these take longer to make and ship compared to things ready-made and set to go. Instead of putting the Etsy store in vacation mode, we may leave it open but change our shipping dates– instead of shipping in 3-5 days for ready-made items, we might have them set to ship depending on how close the order is placed to November 20 (when I’ll be back). We shall see! And we will keep you updated. [[I will do a separate blogpost showing our latest works-in-progress and newest Etsy listings so watch out for that!]]

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And last but not least, updates on the Witches’ Ball. In case you haven’t seen it, there is a new Page on our blog called “Witches’ Yule Ball” up in the top navigation bar. Click that and you can see what we are planning for the ball, dates (December 20, 2014), etc. and is where you go to purchase tickets (through a secure Paypal checkout). Tickets are available on a sliding scale– you pay what you can. We also have an option for those who have more to pay more and purchase a ticket for themselves and for someone who can’t afford one at all. All proceeds go to the cost of the event, and any left-over funds will be donated to a (to-be-determined) charity of some kind. We are finalizing our venue (currently looking at an outdoor location with camping and bathroom facilities) and will keep you updated (look for updates in our upcoming Samhain newsletter. Click here to ). We are in need of sponsors/donations! See the event page for more info on what we’re looking for and need assistance with.

Our Shop Is Open!

This post is a tad late, as we opened shop on the Summer Solstice (it was decided short-notice to do so). Our Etsy shop went live and so far has stayed pretty quiet. We had done a 48-hour grand opening 10% off coupon for those who follow our Facebook page, but no one took advantage of it. Since we forgot to post about it on our blog, we would like to provide a new coupon that will be good from now until the day after the Super Moon (which is on July 12, so the coupon will expire July 13). For 10% off of your order total please use the coupon code SUPERMOON1 at checkout. One time use per customer only.
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We are also taking commissions for divination tools and artwork. Here is a list of things that we are taking commissions on currently:

    – Runes and Rune Wands for Divination (Nordic runes or Ogham staves)
    – Herbal Remedies (these may require a small health intake)
    – Magical Artwork

If you are interested in a commission please message us over at our Etsy store or e-mail us at thetwistedtree.shoppe@gmail.com to discuss what you’re looking for, details, price quote, estimated time needed for completion, etc.
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Divination readings are also available! $15 for a 3-card/3-rune reading, $25 for a full reading. Divination methods to choose from include the Wildwood Tarot, traditional playing card cartomancy, Ogham rune wands, throwing the bones, cowrie shell divination, Isis Oracle or Sprit of the Wheel Oracle. Can be purchased through Etsy or Paypal.
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Some of the items we currently have in our shop:

    – A few pieces of OOAK jewelry/fetishes
    – Pyrographed leather bracelets
    – Black Cat Oil
    – Uncrossing Oil
    – Bug Bite Herbal Oil
    – Local NC turkey feather smudge fans
    – Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Ritual Salts

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Here is our Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheTwistedTreeShoppe

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http://facebook.com/TheTwistedTree.Shoppe