The Crone has spoken... again.

Posted by Deborah Wise on

Among the definitions for our modern use of the word epiphany is:

'a moment of sudden revelation or insight'

Being a word nerd I look to the origins of words:

Greek epiphainein - 'reveal'

Epiphany is the first day following the 12 days of Christmas and for Western Christians, the Feast of the Epiphany marks the visit of the Magi or Wise Men. 

Through the year I find in many beliefs, cultures, and traditions reason to celebrate. Born with the surname Wise I have always found Epiphany to be quite meaningful and the book you see pictured one I read aloud each year at some time during the holiday season. If you have not read it, I cannot more highly recommend it as my father did once many years ago to me. Like many simple tales its message can be revealing and profoundly insightful. May your Epiphany be as well.

If you would like to hear The Other Wise Man read aloud:

Epiphany, January 6, 2021 began in 2007 with the help of my daughter Corri Lewellen and my dear friend Risa Lindquist. The ABOUT US is the same as it was written by Cor and The Welcome to on this page is the same as it was written by me 14 years ago. So much has changed over the years but the integral things have remained the same. 

Just as the brick and mortar shop known as The Opened Book has evolved over the years through requests and recommendations it is also my intention with this on line store as well. So please, let me know what you are seeking and I will do my best to provide that which you seek.

As always, I am so very grateful to have had my life blessed by you and appreciate your support more than I could possibly say. Thank you for shopping with us over the last 37 years and thank you for shopping on line with us now. 

Your patience and understanding is appreciated as well as this is my first attempt at creating a website. Errors have no doubt been made. So bear with me and we will, as we always have before, muddle through this together. 

Much love.

Yule, December 21, The Winter Solstice 2020, Grand Conjunction Jupiter & Saturn 


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  • Missing the magical visits to your store, was happy to find the website, almost like coming home 😊 sending thoughts and prayers for a extremely blessed 2021, love what you guys do.

    Christina Gupton on
  • Love seeing the online presence and ability to order online. I will have to take advantage of this. I miss coming into the shop to poke around but there are many life changes and world changes that have made that difficult lately. Just wanted to leave a quick note! Site looks good. Take care, much love as always.

    Sarah on
  • Oh Deb, I am so tickled to see your web page and am able to order again from your store ! I look forward to your emails to inform me of what specials you will have. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    Ruse ( pronounced rue-say) Bryson on

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