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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January Announcements

January Announcements

Happy 2022! May the New Year meet our much lowered expectations of a year free of an Apocalypse. Or several. We are now in Covid III: Omnicron: the sequel nobody wanted but got pushed through despite lacking everything that made the original good. Let us hope like...

Hidden Brain Podcast Review

Each week host Shankar Vedantam goes on a journey to our Hidden Brain— processes of the human brain which are just outside of our conscious awareness. He interviews experts who have spent years researching their chosen topic in fields like neurology and behavioral...

Enchanted Boutique Store Review

Journey to the North end of the Twin cities to the Enchanted Boutique. This metaphysical shop carries tarot and oracle decks, crystals, candles, chakra singing bowls, and stones. Check out their spiffy website and active Facebook page, which is a must because they...

WIP Check In

I am experiencing what I should have expected: the post Nano slump. As well as the Holidays fast approaching. Not writer's block, because I have a whole lot of ideas of changes I need to make. But having a hard time finding the will to actually do it, and my schedule...

Fallow Period in Your Practice

Fallow Period in Your Practice

Soon it will be the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. It feels an appropriate time to talk about something everyone will face in their practice of whatever flavor of paganism they are a part of. It is the fallow period. Taking the first steps on a...

December Announcements

December Announcements

NanoWriMo Assessment The end of December is the end of that beloved time of chugging caffeine and desperate typing known as NanoWriMo. For this year, I decided to track time instead of word count. I unfortunately missed my mid-month goal. However, my overall results...

Book Review: Shadow Speak

Shadowspeak by Raven Eckman Fox Pointe Publishing 2021 Rune has always spoken to shadows. They kept her company through a terrible childhood. Rune had a mother who ignored her, a father who was at times cruel and kind, and a brother who loved her but was still only a...

Review: Ocean Keltoi’s YouTube Channel

Using modern logic and multiple puns, Ocean Keltoi’s YouTube channel has videos on pagan theology, Norse paganism, and Heathen story time. His videos are often informative and entertaining. For the virtual 2021 Paganicon, Ocean participated in the Heathen panel....

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