We’ve got an exciting month here, so let’s dive in shall we?  

First, I’d like to welcome back my friend Matthew Ikonen who was kind enough to write an article about Otorongo this
month.  Not only has Matthew been a big supporter of The Magical Buffet, but he refers to me as a magician on his
website, which just tickles me.  If you enjoy the article you should check out The Magical Buffet’s Dining Out section.  
There you will find my review of his book “A Service for Spirits: Book One of Three Worlds Shamanism.”

Next, apologies are in order.  Where is the awesome artwork of Will Hobbs?  Well, that’s um, a tad embarrassing.  
Have you heard of a thing called “writer’s block”?  Turns out that even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, like I do,
you can still suffer from it.  This caused the issue to fall behind so I couldn’t submit articles to Will to get his sweet
illustrations.  Oops.

Then, we have the double barreled punch of coolness in the form of a wonderful article about female druids by
Llewellyn author Ellen Evert Hopman and a great interview with Carolyn Watt of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit at
Edinburgh University.  These are two features not be missed!

After everything is said and done, it’s safe to say that despite my “affliction” this is an awesome issue!  Aren’t you
glad you’re a subscriber?  Hey wait…you, yeah you!  You’re not a subscriber!  You’re reading this at our website!  
What are you thinking?  If you subscribe each issue will be in your email inbox waiting for you.

Until Next Month,

Female Druids

Most modern Pagans are Wiccans or Witches, according to the few surveys that have been done; we Druids are still
a tiny minority. Women of Celtic heritage have told me that they did not pursue the Druid path because “the Druids
were all men”. But as more and more women study Celtic history, get degrees, do research, write books and teach in
the colleges, the word is finally getting out that this is not so. But for millennia it has been a well kept secret.  
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I’m about to correct an ongoing error here at The Magical Buffet.  As most of our readers realize, each month we
discuss a creature, a mythology, and a symbol.  Well, a creature is fairly easily defined as a creature, and in our
second issue I discussed religion and myth with regards to our Magical Buffet Mythology section in the letter from the
Publisher, but symbols, well there is where the ball has been dropped.  
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Profile: Esoteric School of Shamanism and Magic

Magic and Shamanism. That's what we're about. We are Stephanie Yeh and Alan Joel. Whether you call it magic,
magick, majick, wicca, paganism, shamanism or just plain cool, we study, research and teach as much useful
knowledge in these areas as we can.  
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Ten Questions with Dr Caroline Watt

Need we say more? I thought not  Click Here

Magical Buffet Mythology: Otorongo

By Matthew Ikonen
"Otorongo is a fierce warrior who teaches us integrity--how to leap gracefully from life to life."
I first met Otorongo in a trailer park somewhere near Ann Arbor, MI.  
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Product Profile: Connections, Jigsaw Puzzles for Healing

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Pesky Little Buggers: The Utukku

Today we’re going to talk about the Utukku. These pesky little buggers with animal heads, claws and horns have
been popping up through history in various forms since there’s been history; Demon, Vampire, Restless Dead; the
Utukku has been in all.  So lets start at the beginning...  
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