Being an enthusiastic secondhand store "picker", one of my favorite parts in The Divine Circle of Ladies Courting Trouble is the finding of an old moldy book of recipes and spells by Fiona at a yard sale. Only in Plymouth, Massachusetts would such a thing be possible! This fascinating antique book becomes a reliable reference for exactly the right spell or "key" or potion or recipe, just when the Circle seems to be at a loss and seeking otherworldly options. I love old books, and the serendipity of finding exactly what you need when you need it, is for me, the most fascinating aspect of living a magic-filled life.
"Open the door. There is magic in the wind outside, chanting to you. The ways of Wicca are of pleasure and delight. Approach Wicca with love and respect. Learn to pay attention and listen to the world around you. Mother Earth holds many secrets in her bosom. These secrets are whispered to those who will listen."
You just never know what you might find (or what might find you) in with those curios and clear-outs. Blessings in Her!