Return to Society with Support from Your Pagan Spirituality
Building on messages in Paganism for Prisoners, this book empowers you to begin a new practice while on parole or expand the one you started in prison. Awyn Dawn teaches you a variety of ways to enhance your path, including how to leave offerings for the gods, consider different views on magical ethics, and energetically protect yourself without jeopardizing your future goals. She provides uplifting advice for coming out of the broom closet, finding a supportive community, repairing damaged relationships, and working with the magical tools you can have as a parolee. Through meditations, spells, rituals, and more, you can nurture your body, mind, and soul while taking your next step on the road to freedom.
About the authors
Awyn Dawn (Denver, CO) is a Pagan High Priestess who has been working with spiritual seekers for nearly ten years. After being incarcerated and overcoming her own life challenges, Awyn dedicated herself to the Pagan path and now teaches others in the Colorado prison system. Awyn is Reiki II attuned and has a BS in Integrative Health Care from MSU-Denver. She is a member of the Society of Authors and the International Women's Writing Guild.
Dodie Graham McKay (Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, Canada) is an initiated Witch and independent filmmaker. Since the 1980s, she has been involved in magic, music, and other forms of media. Dodie is the founder of Moongazey Films Inc, has written for The Wild Hunt, and is active in her local art and magic communities.
"Awyn Dawn has done it again! Her ability to share her life with us through Paganism, intuition, and practical spells is not just for parolees, but for the everyday person wanting to open their minds and abilities! She provides us with the basics and takes us beyond, allowing us to go as far as we want in a clear and precise way. A must have for every Pagan's shelf!"—Melanie Barnum, author of Intuition at Work
"Awyn Dawn continues her quest to advise the formerly incarcerated pagan community on how to navigate the transition from behind the concrete to parolee. Her charming mix of magical instruction and blunt reality is refreshing and needed. She offers her lived experience in both spiritual paths and everyday living. I recommend this book to anyone who lives or works in this space."—JoyBelle Phelan, program assistant for the University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative (DU PAI) and Prison Journalism Project
"This book is full of magickal practices that are easy to understand and affordable…It offers a groundbreaking way to relate to the experiences and limitations of parole and how to create positive experiences when we are in limited systems…I see it as an essential resource to fill the gap between living a whole life or returning to a life that leads back to incarceration. I, also, recommend this book to young readers interested in Paganism who might be on a destructive path. I believe that it would help them to wake up and recognize how to walk in the world, be grateful for the freedom that they currently have, and move them away from possibly entering the system…Whether you are an individual on parole, a family member, anyone within the criminal justice system, or a curious mind, this is a practical guide on how to approach life with respect, how to approach self-care, and how to be a happy, successful person at any point in your path."—Granddaughter Crow, author of Belief, Being, and Beyond