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Melanie Marquis - Carl Llewellyn Weschcke

September 12, 2018

Aired Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Melanie Marquis – Carl Llewellyn Weschcke: Pioneer & Publisher of Body, Mind & Spirit

Having unexplained experiences for most of my childhood, I began to explore and research this in my teens and early adult life. Much of this research was done by acquiring books on metaphysics, alternative spirituality, psychic phenomenon, mystery schools and related topics. The majority of these books were published by a company out of Minnesota called Llewellyn.

What I did not know at the time was that the publisher, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, was responsible for much of the renaissance of these teachings and their acceptance by a wider audience. Who was Carl Llewellyn Weschcke and how did he birth this metaphysical publishing giant.

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Melanie Marquis, knows this story well. Melanie Marquis is the founder of the United Witches global coven and the organizer of Denver Pagans. She has written for Circle, Pentacle, and the American Tarot Association. Melanie’s books, published by Llewellyn, include The Witch’s Bag of Tricks, A Witch’s World of Magick, Beltane, and Lughnasadh. She is the co-creator of the Modern Spellcaster’s Tarot and the coauthor of Witchy Mama. Melanie lives in Denver, Colorado. Her website is and she joins me this evening to discuss her latest book, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Pioneer and Publisher of Body, Mind and Spirit.