Welcome to Dark is Not Evil

I am Lisa Hario, a writer of Paranormal stories.  The domain refers to “dark” of the Gothic, the macabre, and the shadow. My blog contains my writing, perspective on the writing life, reviews of whatever I find fun and interesting, sharing about Paganism, and whatever opinion I choose to share.

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November Announcements

November Announcements

Go Out and Vote This might be a late message because elections are the day after this goes up but: vote. There are many reasons this midterm is important, but we get the world we make. Local elections are doubly important this year, so make sure you educate yourself...

October Announcements

October Announcements

I hope everyone had a Happy Mabon! Now it is time for apple cider, candied apples, Nightmare before Christmas stuff appearing everywhere and the annual opening of Spirit pop up stores. Bonfires and hayrides hopefully as well.  Spooky stories around the campfire....

Pagans and Horror Genre

Pagans and Horror Genre

Within the Pagan community, there are many fans of the horror genre.  The Wicker Man is a horror movie especially beloved. This at first glance makes sense—horror movies often depict the supernatural, and with it witches, magick, and paganism. However, it is odd...

Sandman Netflix Series

In 1916, Roderick Burgess traps the Sandman, AKA Dream of the Endless, AKA Morpheus, in a failed attempt to capture his sister Death. Over a hundred years later, Morpheus seizes on a crack in the magick containing him and a sleeping guard to escape.  When the...

Twin Cities Book Festival 2022

A festival for book lovers and writers alike, the Twin Cities Book festival had another fabulous year. I left as I always did with a bag full of books to read (hopefully many of which will be reviewed here if they are as good as I think they are) a lot of business...

Definitions of Terms

Definitions of Terms

In a lot of my blog posts, I have a habit of using terms like witchcraft and pagan practice interchangeably, and I felt there were a few other terms I should clarify. What follows is my definitions, and what I mean when I use these words. Other people might disagree,...

Magnifique Noir

Magnifique Noir Book 1: I am Magical By Briana Lawrence 2017 Bree is a Youtube gamer. Marianna is an aspiring chef. Lonnie is a powerhouse in the ring. Amid college classes, girlfriends, and general life craziness, when monsters attack their city they become...

Saving Money on Ritual Wear

Saving Money on Ritual Wear

There is logic to having a separate outfit for pagan rituals. Having a different set of clothes will put you in a different frame of mind, and when worn around other people it can broadcast your path and who you honor. But a ritual outfit is not essential....

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