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.

My Recent Posts

July Announcements

July Announcements

Happy 4th of July! Please Support 3 Pagans and a Cat Recently, the podcast 3 Pagans and a Cat announced one of their host, Car, is leaving. Car and Gwyn also are going through an amicable divorce. I reviewed their podcast here, but in short it is an excellent source...

June Announcements

June Announcements

Summer is finally here. For real this time. Really. We promise. The actual nice weather and bright sunshine is a welcome end to the school year.  But now as the news is filled with shooting after shooting, I have lost count of how many have occurred in the last...

Monarch of Lightning Review

Monarch of Lightning by Danith Mcpherson On the eve of announcing her pregnancy, Janvian witnesses the assassination of her husband. Now a monarch of Lorcha carrying the next heir to the throne, Janvian realizes even the order of mystics tasked with keeping order...

Sacred Baths, Blessings, and Cleansings

Sacred Baths, Blessings, and Cleansings

Cleansing is essential for every pagan, and especially those who do any magick or spiritual work, needs to be done on a regular basis. Sometimes, we all need to clear out the gunk. Just as mundane cleaning helps cleanse and clear out stagnant energy in our spaces and...

When Not to Be Thrifty

When Not to Be Thrifty

While saving money is good, there are times when not to be thrifty. Sometimes what you really want is the good stuff, or the cheaper alternative that simply doesn’t work. Not every substitution works for everyone. Crafters if anything underprice their wares, so I...

Uvalde: Our Nation’s Reckoning With Guns

I am changing my normal blog schedule to talk about what is on the minds of this country and beyond: the school shooting in Uvalde. This is truly a horrific occurrence, that happens too often in the United States. No parent should have to be afraid of their child...

Do Not Steal!

Do Not Steal!

Throughout this series I have given suggestions to save money on items for the practicing pagan that are both legal and ethical. I am choosing to put this on my blog which is free for all, and will most likely stay that way.   But that is a choice I, the writer,...

Pocket Book Friendly Offerings

Pocket Book Friendly Offerings

An offering is a sharing. It is when you set something aside to give to whatever persons you work with. There are no strings attached. An offering is shared with the purpose of establishing, maintaining, or deepening a relationship. If the only time a friend called...

Witches Sabbath Book Review

Witches Sabbath by Kelden In Kelden’s second book, the traditional witch tackles a central part of the folk beliefs around withes: the witches sabbath. Not only does Witches Sabbath include solid scholarship, but instructions for the practicing witch to attend the...

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