Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?

There I was rolling through the Interwebs, as one does and I came across this amazing article, once again, on the awesome Book Riot.com about literary for your every day wiccan:

Book recommendations wiccan fiction for everyday Witches

One of the books that you might recognise on the list is “Practical Magic” you might recognise the book as it was made into a movie a few years ago with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. The movie was fantastic and is a movie that I watch about once a year, about magic. Magic between two sisters, curses and close minded town. This one is going on my “Have to read* list! (You might also want to check out the awesome Bookmark Chronicles who asked the question https://bookmarkchronicles.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/this-or-that-31/)

There is actually a few books on this list, that were then made later into movies “Witches of Eastwick” and there is even the classic “Strega Nona (Amazon.com)” by Tomie dePola.

By the way…I am a good witch ~.^

Sleeping Beauty

Today is a public holiday in my state of Australia and I have been really struggling to decide what to write for today’s Magical Monday post. I think I have done enough “misery and heartbreak” posts and I am going to be positive =D

So what to do…what to do…I woke up this morning after a lovely sleep in, which I have not had in the last couple of months. It is amazing how having just one morning to sleep in can make you feel so well and happy =D That’s when I had a spark of imagination, why not talk about my second favourite Disney princess!

Now I say second, but especially with the whole new bunch of Disney princesses that have come out over the last few years, that list seems to be changing a lot these days! Sleeping Beauty though has always been a favourite of mine. I am definitely a good sleeper! I have just always thought that she was so beautiful and since I am a dark beauty of course I want to be the opposite of everything that I am! ~.^ I love her long wavy golden hair, her eyes are purple…I have always wanted purple eyes. Also I have the same love as she does, running through forests.

Aurora (also known as Sleeping Beauty) isn’t always in the group pictures of the other classic Disney Princess (mainly because she is asleep for a good quarter of it). I think though, she is just as lovely and sings with just as many of the forest animals as any of the other Disney princesses. Also I think that she has one of the best songs. Every girl (and boys too!) has at least once in their life felt like this about someone.

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  • Music “Once Upon a Dream” by Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Chorus – Sleeping Beauty (Google Play)

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If you haven’t already though you NEED to see Maleficent with Angelina Jolie. The film is stunningly beautiful, the acting is utterly gorgeous. It is a great story from the point of Maleficent, the Sorceress (bad fairy) who puts the curse on Aurora where she will prick her finger on her 16th birthday.

A little history on Sleeping Beauty:

There are many different versions of the Sleeping Beauty the “The Beauty Sleeping in the Wood” by Charles Perrault or “Little Briar Rose” (German: Dornröschen) by the Brothers Grimm is a classic tale involving the princess, a sleeping enchantment and a handsome prince. The version collected by the Grimms was an orally transmitted version of the originally literary tale published by Charles Perrault in “Histoires ou contes du temps passé” in 1697. This was based on “Sun, Moon, and Talia” by Giambattista Baslie (published posthumously in 1634).

In the Grimms version Maleficent is the 13th fairy, where as in Perrault’s version she is the 8th fairy.

Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote two poems based on Sleeping Beauty.

In one version an Ogre lineage is a major part of the story.