Housekeeping Notes

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1. Previously I had a button for donations to go towards furthering my own Occult/Pagan education but that money will now be allocated for the costs associated with running this website and the impending free eCourse.  If you’ve been getting something out of New Year, New You: An Experiment in Radical Magical Transformation, my website in general and/or are planning to take the free eCourse, consider donating a dollar or two.

2. I’ve been in such a daze from being sick since Christmas and starting additional hours with my day job that I haven’t realized that I hadn’t been using the moon phases, deity suggestions, etc for the prompts for the last couple weeks.  I apologize, I will endevour to remember them for future weeks during NYNY. 

Deborah Castellano

Deborah Castellano’s book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.


She is a frequent contributor to Occult/Pagan sources such as the Llewellyn almanacs, Witchvox, PaganSquare and Witches & Pagans magazine.  She writes about Charms, Hexes, Weeknight Dinner Recipes, Glamoury and Unsolicited Opinions on Morals and Magic here at Charmed, I’m Sure.


Deborah’s book, The Arte of Glamour is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.


Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!


In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.


She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can’t shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


Deborah is a social media dork and can be found wasting far too much time on TwitterFacebookG+Instagram and Tumblr.


2 Responses

  1. andrewbwatt

    Deborah,

    thanks for running the New Year New You program… You rock. You've mentioned the Fibro a few times now, and I am reminded of Dr. Wahl. (Link to Dr. Wahl at a TEDxIowa Conference). She more or less cured herself of Multiple Sclerosis by eating a diet of almost all plants, which she describes in the video, and more or less beat back the disease. As Hippocrates once said, "Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be food."

    It's totally not my business — not my disease, not my health issue, not my protocol and not my life — but (gah, there's me telling the world what to do again), does it make sense to suss out what veggies and fruits are strong in the vitamins and minerals that are in healthy cells of the kinds that fibromyalgia attacks, and then eat those foods for a while? It sounds like she (Dr. Wahl) made very rapid progress from being almost unable to move, to being strong and active. The two MS patients I know who follow something like her diet regimen are generally strong and healthy (for MS patients), and the one fibro patient I know face to face eats badly.

    Again, not my life, YMMV, I don't know what I'm talking about, I have no medical degree and so on, etc, and so forth… but it's kept pinging against the back of my brain the last few days to say something. Said.

    May you be healthy!

    Butting out now. 🙂

  2. Deborah Castellano

    Andrew, thanks for your suggestions 🙂 I have tried a few different diets and vitamin supplements and none of them have have helped in particular (I know fibro patients who juice and fibro patients who are strictly carnivores and both claim that they work for them). B vitamins and D vitamins help somewhat and def not eating a lot of crap helps (I try to eat as much whole food as possible) but past that . . .not so much for me 🙂

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