There are many things that help me recognize the fact that perhaps The Magical Buffet is succeeding.  I get some
very sweet emails from our readers that totally make my day.  We’re approaching 500 subscribers without ever
paying for advertising.  It’s all word of mouth and the support of our friends and readers.  I don’t need to beg as
much as I used to get articles, and frequently I’m the one being approached.  Having Llewellyn contact me about
doing book reviews and working with some of their authors has been a big step.  And of course, there is interviewing
Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, one of the most respected elders of the Pagan community.

Once word got out that this month’s issue was going to feature “10 Questions with Oberon Zell-Ravenheart” I
received many congratulatory emails.  They generally praised my ability to persuade such an important individual to
talk to me, let alone take time to do one of our interviews.  I hated to have to tell them that it was all about pure,
dumb luck.

You see, it all started back with Issue Six of The Magical Buffet.  Back when I was devoting nearly every night to
begging for content (now it’s like every other night!).  Anyway, in my quest to find organizations that our readers
might find interesting, I found the Grey School of Wizardry.  The school seemed like a perfect fit, so I emailed them
asking for a profile of their school to feature.  Susan Pesznecker, the Dean of Students, was incredibly nice and
quickly dispatched a profile, which I used nearly immediately.  I told her to keep in touch, and so I would occasionally
receive press releases from the school, which I would generally share with others on our home page or in my blog.  
One day I received one and it said if I would like an interview with Oberon Zell-Ravenheart to let them know.  So I did.

I hate to admit that this is how such a big moment for our publication came about, but it had everything to do with the
graciousness of the Grey School and just about zero to do with me.  The only thing I can take credit for is being a big
enough brat to ask Oberon Zell-Ravenheart if I could join the Grey Council (which by the school’s definition is: "’The
Grey Council’ is the legendary Council of Wizards, Mages & Sages which has been a recurring theme through many
tales and histories of Magick and Wizardry. The ‘Grey’ in the name connotes both the notion of encompassing all
shades of magick (rather than just black and white), as well as the grey in our hair and beards that would seem to be
a requisite for the experience and wisdom we are expected to bring to this Council!”).  You’ll have to check out the
interview to see his more polite than I deserved answer.

Anyway, I would like to thank the Grey School, as well as all of our friends and contributors, for helping make The
Magical Buffet a successful experiment!

Until Next Month,
Rebecca  


An Abbreviated Introduction to Chaos Magic

Chaos, in this case, isn't about being 100% destructive, or worshipping Tiamat, or being a Discordian. Rather, it hails
back to the original Greek definition for the term--the pure potential that predated the ordered world that we know
today.  
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Hex Signs

We have all heard different things referred to as a “dying art form”.  What is worse is an art form that isn’t dying, yet
no one is sure what it means because no one cared until it was too late.  That was the impression I was left with after
visiting the Berks County area in Pennsylvania to learn about hex signs.  
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Profile: Bnei Baruch

Bnei Baruch is a group of Kabbalists in Israel, sharing the wisdom of Kabbalah with the entire world. Study materials
in over 20 languages are based on authentic Kabbalah texts that were passed down from generation to generation.  
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Ten Questions with Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

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Magical Buffet Mythology: The Zorya

The fate of the universe rests in the hands of three young women.  Eat your hearts out Charlie’s Angels!  We’re
talking about the Zorya.  
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Product Profile: Fantastical Creatures Tarot

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My Fair Lady?

It’s true.  Fairies are traditionally considered beautiful, playful, little friends, but as most folklore shows, fairies have a
habit of being beautiful, spiteful, malevolent creatures.  The tales of the Fair Lady embody this tradition quite nicely.  
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