Morgan Drake Eckstein

Biography

A Third Degree Wiccan and Adept Major (6=5), Morgan Drake Eckstein had been involved in Wicca and paganism his entire life. He is a board member of Hearthstone Community Church (Denver, Colorado—the Open Full Moon People), as well as an elected officer of Bast Temple (Golden Dawn in the Outer, Ba Iset Order of the Rosy Cross [BIORC] in the Inner). He holds two bachelor degrees from the University of Colorado at Denver (literary studies and history). He is happily married to a ceramic artist. He is owned by several cats who wish that he would make more money as a writer, so that they could eat fresh shrimp every night.

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Books

Witchy Rants
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Series: Hearthstone Community Church. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,310. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Magic
This omnibus edition collects the first four years of articles that Morgan Drake Eckstein has written for the monthly newsletter of the Hearthstone Community Church. Highlights include insights on how occult and pagan leaders should act, magical images for the eight Wiccan Sabbats, and how much astrology a witch should know. Also included are hints about why Golden Dawn studies matter to Wiccans.
Biggest Witch on the Block and Other Essays
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Series: Hearthstone Community Church. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Magic
The highlight of the fourth collection of essays written for the Hearthstone Community Church's monthly newsletter focuses on a set of magical images for the eight Wiccan Sabbats and the Wheel of the Year. There are also essays on why psychics fail, how Wiccans can honor their power animals, shy children should be allowed at public rituals, politics and the economy, and trickster gods.
Burger Flipping Confessions
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You set the price! Words: 50,090. Language: American English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-30 21:44:53
Goal reached!
[Nanowrimo novel--unedited--in progress--WINNER!--last update November 30, 2013.] Do you really want to know what happens behind the counter at fast food restaurants?! Probably not. Unfortunately, having spent twenty years in food service, I know exactly what happens behind that counter. And it ain't pretty.
Grandma's Broom and Other Witchy Poems
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: American English. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of (mostly humorous) poems told from the viewpoint of a modern-day witch and ceremonial magician, as well as a wounded comedian. Subjects include witchcraft and magic, classical mythology, girl scouts, and modern life. A couple of poems deal with the subject of bullying and child abuse (warning--possible triggers). Plus as a bonus, there are a couple of poems about cats.
Fools and Cthulhu
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(2.00 from 1 review)
William knows that a phone call at three in the morning is never a good sign. Nor is it a good sign when the call is about the dreaded Necronomicon. There are a lot of bogus Necronomicons out there. And anyone that succeeds in getting one of the forgeries to work receives a lot of attention. Unfortunately, that attention tends to not be human.
Lunatic With a Soapbox--The Collected 2012 Hearthstone Articles
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Series: Hearthstone Community Church. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Witchcraft and wicca
The third collection of articles written for the Hearthstone Community Church monthly newsletter. 2012 was a busy year for the Denver Wiccan community. Besides it being an electional year, several important local Wiccans passed over. Hearthstone was busy looking for a new board member. As always, Morgan Eckstein proves that he is a lunatic with a soapbox as he comments about what is going on.
Bad Monkey: The Collected 2011 Hearthstone Community Church Articles
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Series: Hearthstone Community Church. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Witchcraft and wicca
Bad Monkey is the second collection of the articles that Morgan Drake Eckstein has written for the Hearthstone Community Church's monthly newsletter. In this set, he explores astrology, Wicca, storytelling and communication, as well as some of his own personal issues. This set of articles also celebrates the 20th anniversary of Hearthstone, and the Open Full moon rituals it helps organize.
Brains in Jars
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Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
NaNoWriMo 2012 book. Last updated 2012-11-10 20:35:57
Basil James was not a born spy. He was merely a government accountant with a talent for magic, who happened to be roped into His Majesty's Sorcerous Service. Now, someone is trying to kill everyone in the Commonwealth's Intelligence Service who has the ability to cast spells. The question that Basil James must figure out is: Why someone wants all the magicians dead.
Golden Dawn Rituals Volume One--Neophyte Ritual: Three Officer Version
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Magic
(5.00 from 1 review)
One of the ongoing problems facing students of the Golden Dawn tradition is a lack of functional lodges. Often a student is forced to be a long distance member of a group or go the route of self-initiation due to the absence of a lodge in their area. There remains another option, and that is to create their own lodge to study the mysteries of the Golden Dawn tradition.
Zealot's Dictionary
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A cynic’s dictionary for occultists living in modern times. Part political, part economics, part occultism, the definitions poke fun at the frustrations of one magician with a very loud mouth, who is stuck living in the twentieth-first century. You may not agree with the definitions, but you will be hard-pressed to deny their truth. 2600 words (62 definitions).
Eye of the Storm
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
When someone warns you not to steal something, you might want to listen. The mysterious man tried to warn Henry Patrick “Puppy” Thompson that he did not want to steal the laptop. But Puppy did not listen. Now, he is going insane. And he is not the only one in danger. A story of the Cthulhu Mythos. Eye of the Storm is also available in the collection, Shakespeare’s Monkey.
Shakespeare's Monkey
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A collection of flash fiction and poems, many of which contain a magical or occult aspect. Includes "Magic and Bullets--a Basil James adventure" and "Eye of the Storm." Also included is a semi-autographical piece, "Curses." In "Eye of the Storm," a stolen laptop threatens to drive its thief insane while releasing a danger upon the unsuspecting world.
Four Cornerstones
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Series: Hearthstone Community Church. Price: Free! Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Witchcraft and wicca
Updated (2013) with improved table of contents. A collection of three of the best articles that I have done for the Hearthstone Community Church's newsletter, as well as a reprint of the very first article that I ever wrote in the esoteric community. How do I judge what the "best" articles were? Simple, by the feedback from my readers. Subjects covered include Wicca, Golden Dawn, and politics.
Five Reasons Why Magic Fails
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Witchcraft and wicca
There are five basic mistakes that prevent magical spells from manifesting in the material world. If one is honest with oneself, one often discovers that it is not magic that has failed, but rather oneself. These same mistakes apply to the Law of Attraction. When one becomes aware of these mistakes, one can learn to fix them, increasing the efficiency of their magic and attraction work.
Then the Cat Threw Up
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Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
NaNoWriMo 2011 book. Last updated 2011-11-02 18:59:52
Being awaken by the sound of a cat vomiting was not new to Harmik Barrows, but having it save his life was. Now Harmik Barrows, an exile from the fey lands and occasional taxi driver, must figure out who has sent armed outsiders to kill him.
Pizza Boxes on the Floor: The Collected 2010 Hearthstone Articles
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Series: Hearthstone Community Church. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Magic
Can magical ritual and initiation improve one's ability to use positive affirmations? This collection of articles about Wicca, paganism, and Golden Dawn addresses this issue and others. Contains all twelve of the monthly columns written by MDE in 2010 for the Hearthstone Community Church's newsletter, plus a new introduction and essay about the astrological floor diagram used in Golden Dawn.

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Smashwords book reviews by Morgan Drake Eckstein

  • Perceptions on Jan. 03, 2012

    In places it reads like a cross between philosophy and poetry. It is a little rough in a couple of places, but not so bad that one gives up on the piece. I will be interested to see how this writer develops with more experience.