Charles De Lint books sale: the special editions/signed copies

The following editions are all out of print, so if you care about things like that, this is a great time to snag them.  If anything here interests you, please email Beth at wodandis at gmail dot com and she will give you a total including shipping. (These are Jo’s books but Beth is handling the admin stuff.) We are asking about half the going price for all of these.
Shipping is $5 per book, but if you are buying more than one book we will combine shipping! (For example, if you are getting four books you won’t need to pay $5 shipping per book.) All books will ship via media mail with tracking.
Hardcovers:
The Road to Lisdoonvarna – limited run, numbered #107 out of 2000 copies, signed
Chapbooks:
Yellow Dog: signed, limited press run chapbook #101 of 750. Small, faint  stain on end of page, otherwise like new: $6
Refinerytown: signed limited press run chapbook #287 of 750. Like new: $8
Old Man Crow: limited run, not signed, large stain on outside edge of pages and cover: $4
Most of the Tarot and oracle decks I posted about yesterday are still available here, and if you’re looking for the larger list of (cheaper) De Lint books that are still available, you’ll find those here.
Thank you so much to everyone who has or will purchase things! Our savings fund is growing; little by little we’re getting closer to being able to welcome another dog into our home!
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Virtual Garage Sale: the Decks Edition

This post replaces the previous deck destash post; it contains all of the decks that were still available from that post, as well as a few new ones.  If you would like to purchase anything on the following list, please email me at wodandis at gmail dot com. All payments will be via Paypal to wodandis at gmail dot com (please pay for goods or services, at it makes shipping labels easier).

Shipping within the US is $5, but if you purchase more than one deck I will combine the shipping! (In other words, if you want three decks you won’t be paying $15 shipping.) I’m shipping these only within the domestic US.

Links go to the Amazon listings for these decks, or to wherever else they are being offered online.

 

The Vessel Oracle: an Indie deck by the same artist who created the Spirit Speak Tarot. Good condition, with box and pamphlet, $20 plus $5 shipping.

The Book of Azathoth Tarot (inspired by Lovecraft’s mythos); I love the artwork in this, but I never find myself reaching for it. An Indie deck, very good condition, did not come with a book.  Not currently available, though there is another edition on the way according to the website. I paid $45 plus shipping. Asking $30 plus $5 shipping.

The Golden Moth Illumination Deck: another Indie deck. Comes with handbook, good condition (the box is battered). $20 plus $5 shipping.

The Arcana Tarot Playing Cards: also an Indie deck, a real Tarot deck but the Minor Arcana are rendered playing card style. This is the dark version, which is not currently available. Good cond., $10 plus $5 shipping.

The Fountain Tarot: this is the Indie edition, which is no longer being sold (not the mass market version available on Amazon).This deck was a workhorse for me for a while, but I haven’t been reaching for it recently. Fair condition (but the cardstock is still amazing!), $20 plus $5 shipping.

IMG_6255.JPGRadiant Rider Waite in a tin – like new, $10 plus $5 shipping. Bought last year for a class that I ended up not taking.

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Secrets of the Mystic Grove Oracle  – like new, $10 plus $5 shipping. Another one I wanted to love, but it is just not quite right for me.

Again, all decks ship free within the US! Please email me: wodandis at gmail dot com. Payment will be via Paypal to the same email address. Thanks for looking!<3

 

Charles De Lint Books for Sale Round One

Today we have a very special guest post from Jolene:

Note: I’m linking to Amazon for ease of reference regarding the books is question, but in most cases the copies I have are older editions. Because this is a fundraiser sale to help raise money to get all the bills paid off, get the cats their visits with the vet, and get Operation We Need to Dog How Do People Not Dog Holy Crap MUST DOG off the ground, I’m asking $5 plus shipping for all paperbacks, unless otherwise noted. For the hardcovers, I’m asking $12 plus shipping unless otherwise noted. I’ll post a separate sale for the autographed copies/limited print run/special editions in a few days.

If anything here interests you, please email Beth at wodandis at gmail dot com and she will mark the items as sold upon receiving your payment.

Shipping is $5 per book, but if you are buying more than one book we will combine shipping! (For example, if you are getting four books you won’t need to pay $5 shipping per book.) All books will ship via media mail.

Without further ado:

SOLD Life on the Border — edited by Terri Windling and containing de Lint’s ‘Berlin’. I’m asking $8 for this one.

Mulengro   $5

SOLD The Ivory and the Horn  $5

SOLD Moonheart $5

SOLD Spiritwalk $5

The Harp of the Grey Rose $5

SOLD Jack of Kinrowan (contains Jack the Giant-Killer and Drink Down the Moon) $5

Moonlight and Vines $5

I’ll Be Watching You (as Samuel M Key) $5

Angel of Darkness $5 (as Samuel M Key)

From A Whisper to a Scream (as Samuel M Key) $5

The Little Country $5

The Dreaming Place $5

The Fair in Emain Macha $5

Into the Green $5

Svaha $5

Dreams Under Foot $5

The Riddle of the Wren $5

Memory and Dream $5

Greenmantle $5

Tapping the Dream Tree $5

This is it for the De Lint paperbacks. Everything else is going to be hard cover, limited print run, and/or autographed. The starting price for the regular hardcovers is going to be $12 unless otherwise noted.

The Faery Reel: edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling $12

SOLD The Wild Wood (part of Brian Froud’s Faerielands series)  $8

The Blue Girl $8

The Mystery of Grace  $12

Widdershins  $12

Dingo $8

The Onion Girl  $12

Muse and Reverie   $12

Spirits in the Wires  $12

Little (Grrl) lost  $8

If you missed them, previous garage sale posts can be found herehere, and here.

 

A shop-related ramble and other news

First and most importantly: I have added a SECOND automatic discount, where if you place an order of $20 or more you get 20% off. (The original discount of 30% off $45 or more is also still active.) Both discounts expire on December 1st, and no coupon codes are needed!

Also…

Year Ahead 2018 Readings are still available here (via Paypal) and are now only $40 each! (This is as low as they are going to go, as they do take me some time to do.) If you’d like one, get your order in by December 15th; all readings will be delivered by December 31st.

And now for the ramble…

You may have noticed that about half my listings are missing, as of yesterday evening. This is because I ran out of candle wax and made the decision not to order more; the income generated by candle sales versus the expenses and time required to produce them is just not worth it. (Existing orders that have already been paid for are being filled, of course.)

This is part of a larger issue: Corbie’s death has massively shifted a lot of my priorities, and I need to start being realistic about my shop’s prospects. Just to be real for a minute, it’s begun to feel like I’m on a hamster wheel, constantly working, but never really making any actual profit on too many of the things I make. By way of example: I’ve gotten lots of candle orders this month, but the shop as a whole has only brought in just under $300, over $100 of which will be due back to Etsy for fees. The wax and oils to make the candles would have cost me well over $200 IF I had bought them and not been gifted them by a dear friend. This is obviously not sustainable. (And raising prices has proven not to be a workable solution.) Yes, the household needs for me to be able to contribute at least some income–but at this rate, simply not spending as much money on supplies in the first place seems like it would be just about as effective.

So, I’m going to start having to be ruthless with myself, and accept that maybe this is just never going to be a successful business again in the sense I want it to be. And while my ego, frankly, wants to reject that, as I said my priorities have shifted; I want to pay off bills, put savings aside, and be able to get a new dog more than I want to run a successful pagan shop. I still need to bring in some income, but there are other ways I can do it–for now, by conducting the virtual garage sales (more are coming this week!), by doing readings, and by working with what supplies I have without buying more. (If you missed them, my existing garage sale posts can be found here, here, and here.)

I AM going to be continuing with the teas, since the supply costs are fairly low and we can always drink what doesn’t sell, so it isn’t a total waste! I’m in the process of fine-tuning several Supernatural-inspired teas, so watch for those hopefully later in the week! I plan to try a few more loose incense blends, too.

Speaking of which, since the gifts packs are all gone, I have made the Returning Light Yule ritual oil and Smudging Nights Yule incense blend available as stand-alone items in the shop. Oh, and all ritual oils are now just $10 each; there will probably be a few more of those, too!

The bath shots are on probation, and may not be continued once I run out of supplies. They were sort of an experiment, anyway. In their place, I am toying with offering some of my handspun yarn, and whatever else I think of that can be made without pouring a lot of money into the shop. And readings will be back in the shop by January, if not sooner!

That’s it for now. I have some ideas for spiritual posts brewing, but I haven’t yet decided whether they’ll be written posts or You-Tube videos. (I may set up a new channel and start fresh over there; I have some ideas for what I might like to do…but I’m not quite ready yet.)

 

Virtual Garage Sale – Book Edition part 1

This is the third post in the Virtual Garage Sale I’m having here on my blog, for reasons you can read about in the first post, here.

Interested in something here? Email me at wodandis at gmail dot com and I will mark the item as no longer available. Payment will be via paypal to wodandis at gmail dot com. All books ship for $5 via media mail. Links go to the Amazon sales page for each title, for price comparison purposes. If you are buying more than one book I will combine shipping!

All garage sale items ship to US addresses only, please–sorry about that!

SOLD The Horned Altar by Tess Dawson – fair to good cond., $10 plus $5 shipping

SOLD Whisper of Stone by Tess Dawson – fair (slight water damage on title page) $15 plus $5 shipping

SOLD Anointed: A Devotional Anthology for the Deities of the Near and Middle East – very good, $15 plus $5 shipping

SOLD Deep Ancestors by Ceisiwr Serith – like new, $15 plus $5 shipping

SOLD The Witches Qabala by Ellen Cannon Reed – fair, $8 plus $5 shipping

The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche – good, $10 plus $5 shipping

SOLD Liber Nox, a Traditional Witch’s Grammarye by Michael Howard – good, $15 plus $5 shipping

SOLD The Sorcerer’s Secrets by Jason Miller – good, $10 plus $5 shipping

SOLD Protection & Reversal Magick by Jason Miller – good, $10 plus shipping (old cover design)

The Witch’s Shield by Christopher Penczak – good, includes companion CD – $10 plus $5 shipping

Alchemy & Mysticism by Alexander Roob, 2001 paperback edition, full color, like new – $35 plus $5 shipping

SOLD Santa Muerte by Tracey Rollin – very good cond. – $10 plus $5 shipping

Three Books of Occult Philosophy – like new, $30 plus $5 shipping

SOLD Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Magic by Bill Griffiths – good cond., $20 plus $5 shipping

SOLD Helrunar by Jan Fries – fair to good cond. – $20 plus $5 shipping

Holistic Tarot by Benebell Wen – fair to good cond. – $20 plus $5 shipping

SOLD The Witch’s Book of Power by Devin Hunter – good cond. – $10 plus $5 shipping

SOLD The Witch’s Book of Spirits by Devin Hunter – good cond, – $10 plus $5 shipping

And that’s it for today, folks!

 

 

 

 

Virtual Garage Sale – Jewelry Edition

This is the second post in the Virtual Garage Sale I’m having here on my blog, for reasons you can read about in the first post, here.

Interested in something here? Email me at wodandis at gmail dot com and I will mark the item as no longer available. Payment will be via paypal to wodandis at gmail dot com. All jewelry shipping is free, no matter how many pieces you buy!

All garage sale items ship to US addresses only, please–sorry about that!

SOLD Odin pendant, sterling silver: $30 (sells for $35 plus shipping on Etsy)

Sterling silver cuff bracelet with red turquoise cabochon: $20

Gigantic sterling silver Baltic amber ring, about a size 5: $30

Sterling silver World Tree pendant, made by a local Eugene artisan: $30

SOLD Scrying pendant, sterling silver with onyx and garnets: $35

Sterling silver valknut, hand cast by a Heathen artisan: $50

 

Sterling silver bindrune pendant for attracting love, with garnet: $15

Sterling silver anatomical heart pendant: $35

Sterling silver Wheel of the Year charm bracelet: $25

 

Virtual Garage Sale: Metalworking Edition

Today, instead of marking Black Friday by aggressively promoting my Etsy shop (you guys know where to find it, and you already know I’m having a 30% off sale until December 1st), I’m going to begin a series of posts offering some of my belongings (books, jewelry, some crafting equipment and supplies, etc.) at a substantial discount over what you would pay if you went out and bought these items for yourself. (Assuming you even could, which in some cases would be difficult.)

I’m doing this for a few reasons. One, sales in the shop have been slow and we have a backlog of bills and expenses (medical bills for us and Corbie, plus his final expenses, plus utility bills we are behind on due to the above) that we would really like to get paid down sooner rather than later. Two, I have too much stuff, both crafting related and otherwise, and we need to start paring down if we hope (as we do) to be able to move back east in a few years. (Jo is planning to get in on the action and offer some of her own books too!) Three, stuff that is not being used and loved by us ought to have the chance to be used and loved by someone else; this way, something gets recycled (instead of something new being purchased), you get something you want, and we get some badly needed cash–it’s a win/win!

I’m going to do this in a series of posts, starting today and continuing for as long as we keep finding new stuff we no longer want or need. Items that don’t sell right away will be relocated to a collective Garage Sale page on the blog, and eventually maybe listed on Ebay.

Interested in something here? Email me at wodandis at gmail dot com and I will mark the item as no longer available. Payment will be via paypal to wodandis at gmail dot com. If you want to purchase more than one of the heavier items (such as the ones in this post), let me know and I will get back to you with a re-worked shipping quote, depending on what will fit into the flat rate boxes and bags I plan on using.

All garage sale items ship to US addresses only, please–sorry about that!

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Beginning Metalworker/Metal Stamping Kit 

Includes the following:

  • Deluxe leather sandbag, 10″ x 10″
  • 4 x 4 metal stamping block
  • Metal shears
  • Metal punch
  • Rubber mallet
  • Brass hammer
  • Two chasing hammers
  • Set of needle files
  • Positioning tape
  • Some pewter and copper blanks for you to practice with
  • Safety goggles

Purchased individually, all of the above would cost well more than $150. I am offering them as a set for only $100 plus $15 shipping.

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ImpressArt lower case metal stamping set, Newsprint font, 3mm letter height – $40 plus $15 shipping

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ImpressArt Premium Uppercase metal stamping set, Newsprint font, 3mm letter height (these are “Premium” because they can even be used with stainless steel blanks) – $60 plus $15 shipping

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ImpressArt Greek Alphabet Metal Stamping Set, 6mm letter height – $50 plus $15 shipping

To be continued…

 

Our very last Corbie-related GoFundMe Campaign

This will be our very last Corbie-related fundraising effort, for obvious reasons. But as Jo explains in the updated story, we were falling behind on bills even before his death, due to her own medical expenses, emergency dental work for me, and some bloodwork we had done for him a couple of months ago. We are so very, very tired of having to tread water financially, especially now on top of grieving his loss. Please help if you can, or share if you can’t personally afford to donate anything (which, believe me, we totally understand).

You can check out the campaign here. Thank you! ❤

Deity Teas in the Shop!

I now have four devotional deity teas available in my Etsy shop, as well as one more fandom tea. More of both are on the way, since I’m discovering that blending (and drinking!) my own tea is something I really enjoy doing. (It’s also a nice distraction right now.)

For those of you who may be wondering “Why tea all of a sudden?”–it isn’t sudden, it’s something I’ve been thinking of doing for about a year now and recently just decided why not? I figure if they’re successful I will have found a new direction for my home business efforts, and if not I’ll be drinking a lot of delicious tea! Not much risk, either way.

Also, I don’t talk about this a whole lot, but the same day job experience that makes me good at blending scents also led to an interest (and hopefully aptitude) in blending teas.  For seven years, I worked in customer service for a rather well-known organic herb company. While I won’t pretend I always loved said job, I did pick up some pretty valuable skills while there–not only my mad dedication to customer satisfaction (which has led to 3500 Etsy sales and counting), but also a solid working knowledge of herbs, which has become central to my witchcraft practice. As part of my job, I was able to sample and practice blending hundreds of different herbs and essential oils to create my own self-inspired custom tea blends and natural fragrances on the fly–all for the purpose of being better able to serve the company’s clientele.

Now, I am putting all of that working knowledge and hands-on experience to use in serving MY customers, by crafting a line of scented products and delicious teas that I am quite proud of thus far, if I do say so myself! Whether you’re looking for magical or deity-related blends or something celebrating your favorite fandom, I hope I’ll be able to provide what you’re searching for. (And if not, feel free to ask; I’m always open to considering custom orders, provided I have the option of adding the finished product to my inventory.)

But on to the new teas! (Also, just to be clear: all of these can be enjoyed simply as delicious beverages; they have not been consecrated to Anyone, though that is certainly something you could do if you want to use them as an offering.)

odin tea listing

I’m guessing this is one a lot of you have been waiting for! This blend is dark and complex, like the Old Man himself! Smooth, malty Assam is cooled with peppermint, then rounded out and sweetened with a sprinkling of vanilla bean and white chocolate chips, and given a sophisticated edge with juniper berries, white peppercorns, and a whisper of natural rum flavoring.

Makes a fitting offering to Odin, a welcome libation for his travels–or, you can share it with him in ritual or meditation. Also makes a bracing morning drink; enjoy a cup to fortify yourself before setting off on chilly winter adventures!

frigg tea listing

My possibly unpopular opinion: I hate green tea. But I LOVE yerba mate, with its lush earthy green flavor and fragrance. Somehow, it manages to taste and smell like the forest itself, after a quenching, restorative rain. Energizing and anti-oxidant rich, this premium organic unsmoked yerba mate is sweetened with blueberries, organic lavender, organic coconut, and organic vanilla bean, while organic lemongrass and freshly dried lemon slices provide just the right amount of tartness for this refreshing, enlivening brew.

Healthy and delicious, this invigorating tea makes a wonderful offering to Frigg, Queen of Asgard, who wants everyone under her care to be at their very best–or, you can share it with her in ritual or meditation. Also makes a delicious morning libation to start your day, or a yummy afternoon pick-me-up!

freyja tea listing

A lush, luxuriant tea worthy of the Lady herself! Full-bodied, nutty organic rooibos is sweetened with an abundance of cherries and organic rose petals, then mellowed with organic vanilla bean and finished off with the caramel-amber flavor of butterscotch chips.

This delectable dessert tea makes a pleasing offering to Freyja, who loves roses and all things sweet and alluring–or, you can share it with her in ritual or meditation. Also makes a delicious treat for a blustery afternoon or evening. (Excellent with a bit of sugar and a dollop of cream–yum!)

loki tea listing

Like Loki himself, this one packs a punch! Full-bodied, nutty organic rooibos is spiced up with organic ginger, organic sweet cinnamon, organic cardamom, and organic pink peppercorns, then sweetened with cranberries and freshly dried tart apples and finished off with a sprinkling of safflower petals (reminiscent of Loki’s hair). A rich, spicy-sweet, fruity chai that’s sure to please you and the Trickster both! (Excellent with sugar and a dollop of cream!)

Makes a fitting offering to Loki, who adores spicy food and drink–or, you can share it with him in ritual or meditation. Also makes a warming treat for a blustery afternoon or evening.

And for Narnia fans in search of a scrumptious black tea…

mr tumnus tea listing

As I’ve mentioned before, in childhood, I was Narnia-obsessed (I’m talking about the books, here; the movies weren’t even a twinkle in anyone’s eye yet). I was especially fond of the youngest Pevensie sibling, Lucy (who was at the time closest to my own age). And who could forget her first trip to Narnia and her fateful meeting with Mr. Tumnus the faun, who lured her into a soporific state by plying her with tea, sardine sandwiches, and sugar-topped cake laden with fruit and nuts? Of course, in the end, he didn’t have the heart to betray her to the White Witch, and sent her back to her own world in safety with dire warnings instead.

My own rendition of Mr. Tumnus’ delicious cake (as a tea) starts with smooth, malty organic Assam black tea, sweetened with cherries, organic currants, organic coconut, cranberries, almonds, white chocolate chips, freshly dried orange slices, and natural cake batter flavor. A mouth-watering dessert tea that also makes a wonderful breakfast blend, this would be a perfect holiday gift for any Narnia geek!

All of my teas are made in tiny batches and come to you in a stand-up, resealable foil-lined pouch to help keep your tea fresh!

ALSO, as a reminder–I’m currently having a store-wide sale! Now through December 1st, when you place an order of $45 or more, 30% will automatically be deducted from your total–just like magic, no coupon codes needed! This gives you the perfect opportunity to sample some teas at a discount, or order some for stocking stuffers–in addition to candles, my new holiday ritual kit, etc.

A few thoughts and a bit of shop-related news

First, if you haven’t yet read Jo’s wonderful and horrible (in the sense that I can’t even look at the photo without crying) tribute to Corbie J., you should. Still not sure how she managed to write this.

We’re mostly doing okay–sort of. The house is too quiet, the shock waves have started to recede and we’re entering the “oh crap, this really is the new normal” stage of grief. The Doctor was right: the day you lose someone isn’t the worst day (because at least that day, there’s something to do); it’s all the days afterward, when they’re still gone. (Paraphrased from Heaven Sent.) And even though in our spirit-welcoming household no one is ever truly gone if they don’t want to be–it’s unsettlingly different.

Jo goes to work every day–which has its own set of difficulties, since manual labor leaves you with plenty of (currently unwelcome) time to think. As a work from home person, my work schedule mostly doesn’t exist at the moment. I’m used to working with the dog as a constant companion, and working without him is hard. Shipping out orders is still happening on schedule, but designing new stuff happens in fits and starts, and without either the reliability or dedication that it used to have. It is often punctuated by naps and Netflix, when remaining conscious and aware starts to become too great a burden.

But I have managed to get a few things accomplished this week, and the household continues to need my financial contributions. Which makes a nice segue into the “shop news” section of this post.

  1. Teas are in the shop! Only a few herbal teas so far (they’re pretty yummy, though!), but today I finally mixed up four deity blends I designed the recipes for months ago; those include black tea, rooibos and yerba mate, and will be tested and posted to the shop within the next few days. I’m as excited about the teas as I have it in me to be about anything right now, and so far I think they’re pretty amazing.zombie tonic listing
  2. From now through December 1st, I’m having a shop-wide sale: take 30% off every order of $45 or more! I have a pretty good assortment of votive candles (including brand new holiday candles), bath shots, energy bracelets, and now teas that will help you reach that total in no time flat, so why not stock up on gifts for your friends, or yourself? I’ll be adding some new items during the sale.sale collage
  3. Holiday ritual kits are now available, featuring a 1 ounce bottle of Returning Light ritual oil, 1 ounce of Smudging Nights loose incense (my first loose incense ever!), plus a pair of holiday votives (you choose from my three new designs). The ritual kits are part of the sale, too!IMG_6382.JPG
  4. Up until December 15th, I am still accepting reservations for Year Ahead 2018 Readings, which can be purchased right here on the blog via Paypal. (Details can be found here.) I have been slow getting started on these for the above reasons, but am going to plunge in this week.

And that’s it for now. Thanks to those of you who have sent thoughts and prayers–they are appreciated! ❤