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The articles posted here may have   appeared before in Llewellyn's various annual publications: Moon Sign Book,   Magical Almanac, Witches Datebook, Witches Calendar, Astrological Calendar,   Sun Sign book and others. These articles, however, are the original   manuscript versions, re-edited a bit by Estelle. They may contain material   that was edited out of the Llewellyn publications for length or other   reasons. They may also contain material which never made it to submission,   again edited for length. Estelle understands she is not a perfect writer, and   so any style/clarity issues found here are her fault and not that of any of   Llewellyn's editors.


Some of the articles Estelle wrote  were rewrites or compilations of earlier articles. Some articles are   expansions of earlier articles. The good writer is not afraid to plagiarize  themself whenever possible. At any rate, Estelle has decided to post the  most complete version of the article, and not duplicate herself.


There are about nine million ways  to spell Kabbalah. How it is spelt is somewhat immaterial to Estelle. She  used various spellings in the articles. As long as we all know we mean  Kabbalah (or whatever), it's OK. Estelle does understand some people feel  certain spellings have specialized meanings, but she doesn't use those  special spellings and meanings. Her choice.


There are articles that contain  humor. Hopefully it is self-evident and will not offend. To those who feel   humor is not something that has a place in astrology or metaphysical  instruction, oh well. Estelle feels differently. If you don't like it, don't  read it.


Most of the articles were written  between 1995 and 2003. Obviously, many things have happened between then and  now. The next Star Wars movies have come out, and the franchise has been   revitalized, and sold to another studio, for better or worse. Star Trek (in its  many incarnations) has settled into reruns. There has been a Great Recession  in 2008 (perhaps the precursors of which were hinted at in the Mars 2003   article), and the fallout therefrom. We are still in Afghanistan, and the  rest of the Middle East. Sigh. I will not go into the various presidents and   their foibles—some way more than others. So things are somewhat dated, but  the underlying principles are still sound. Staying safe on Facebook is the   same as staying safe on chatboards. 


This incarnation of Estelle’s  website was necessitated by Google’s new requirements that websites be secure  etc. etc. It looks and operates differently, but now Estelle does not need  another person to manage it for her. It took a while (Estelle uses computers  but is not a computer person), and a lot of frustration and brain sweat, but  she managed it. So maybe more new  articles will appear from time to time. Then again godaddy only allows 50  pages per website, so maybe not. There was compilation and rewriting, but it  is still a lot of articles. 


Some of Estelle's articles have  appeared on a few websites here and there. For the most part, these are   unauthorized and uncredited uses of her copyrighted material. Llewellyn owns  the copyright for the year of publication and the year after, the copyright  then reverts back to Estelle. If you want to use a few of her articles on  your website, contact her by e-mailing her and  you will find out how to do that with her permission. Without her permission  it is illegal, and a violation of copyright law. Please respect the creator and make proper arrangements, or just link to this website and let people see  it here. As long as people play by the rules, the powers-that-be will not  have to enact draconian laws to regulate copyright use on the internet. It  makes life easier for all of us.

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