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Columbus: Dena Moes and Judy Ann Nock

Event date: 
05/20/2019 - 7:00pm

Join us at Book Culture on Columbus as Dena Moes and Judy Ann Nock discuss their new books, The Buddha Sat Right Here and The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick, respectively,on Monday, May 20th at 7pm!  

The Buddha Sat Right Here

Dena was a busy midwife trapped on the hamster wheel of working motherhood. Adam was an eccentric Buddhist yogi passing as a hard-working dad. Bella was fourteen and wanted to be normal. Sophia was up for anything that involved skipping school. Together, they shouldered backpacks, walked away from their California life of all-night births, carpool schedules, and Cal Skate, and criss-crossed India and Nepal for eight months--a journey that led them to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the tree where the Buddha sat, and the arms of Amma the Divine Mother. From the banks of the Ganges to the Himalayan roof of the world, this enthralling memoir is an unforgettable odyssey, a moving meditation on modern family life, and a spiritual quest, written with humor and honesty--and filled with love and awe.

The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick

The magic of witchcraft never dies. Harness the power of nature-based magick, including herbal charms and remedies, cleansing rituals, crystal healing, astrology, and more with this new guide in the popular Modern Witchcraft series—perfect for millennials.

Modern-day interest in witchcraft and wicca isn’t surprising—who wouldn’t want to focus their energy into rituals of change and healing in today’s troubled and chaotic times? Right now, many of the most popular types of magick are nature-based.

This fun and practical book includes methods to help you connect with the Earth mother and your own natural self. Each chapter focuses on a different type of nature magick, from seed magick to the magick of the sun, of water, of the moon, and more—and every topic includes its own accompanying spells, charms, rituals, and meditations.

The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick is your complete guide to everything you’ll need to know about nature-based magick to fully embrace your spiritual and natural self.

Dena Moes is a Hollywood born, Yale educated midwife with a BA in literature and an MS in Nursing. She is the award-winning author of The Buddha Sat Right Here: A Family Odyssey Through India and Nepal, publication date April 2, 2019. Her book is a memoir of adventure, motherhood, and love, woven into a spiritual journey. The Buddha Sat Right Here won the 2019 Indie Publishers Book Award Gold Medal for Travel Literature. Dena’s writing has been published in Midwifery Today, Minerva RisingMuthaGrown and Flown,and The Wisdom Daily. As a nurse-midwife Dena has provided compassionate healthcare to women, mothers, and babies for twenty years. Learn more about Dena please visit

Judy Ann Nock is the author of The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick, The Modern Witchcraft Guide to the Wheel of the Year, The Provenance Press Guide to the Wiccan Year, A Witch's Grimoire, and the forthcoming Modern Witchcraft Book of Herbs. She anticipates completing a Master of Science degree in TESOL at CUNY City College in May 2019 and has a double bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and Theatre from The Florida State University. Excerpts from her books have appeared in Bust Magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, Hello Giggles, Bustle, among others. Judy Ann Nock has appeared in feature articles on Refinery 29 and in the Village Voice. She lives with her daughter in New York City.

Event address: 
Book Culture On Columbus
450 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10024
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The Buddha Sat Right Here: A Family Odyssey Through India and Nepal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631525612
Availability: Not in Stock - Available for special order
Published: She Writes Press - April 2nd, 2019

The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick: Your Guide to Crafting Charms, Rituals, and Spells from the Natural World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781507207208
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click Title to See Location Inventory.
Published: Adams Media - June 5th, 2018