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Reviews for This Ancient Heart

From Christine Cleere – “From words taking a deeply spiritual and religious perspective through to ones affirming a more scientific perspective, every essay in this collection is equally thought provoking and well written. For anyone seeking to understand and deepen their relationship with landscape and the ancestors (and who amongst us shouldn’t be doing that!)

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Reviews for This Ancient Heart

From Christine Cleere – “From words taking a deeply spiritual and religious perspective through to ones affirming a more scientific perspective, every essay in this collection is equally thought provoking and well written. For anyone seeking to understand and deepen their relationship with landscape and the ancestors (and who amongst us shouldn’t be doing that!)

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Autumn of your life

When we talk about the seasons in a Pagan context, we often tie them to life stages, as we see the patterns of our existence reflected in the wheel of the year.  As we move into late summer and turn towards autumn, this time of year has particular resonance with middle age. We may start

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The use of cauldrons

By Nimue Brown In the Taliesin myth, the events leading to the central character becoming a famous bard are kicked off when sorceress/goddess Ceridwen sets out to make a potion. She does it to try and give her son wisdom to offset his apparent insufficiency. She has an old man and a young boy watch

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A Minoan ritual for the end of August

The framework of the Modern Minoan Paganism calendar follows the (already familiar) solstices and the equinoxes, since it’s obvious from building alignments at the temple complexes, tombs, and peak sanctuaries that the ancient Minoans held them sacred and had festivals and rituals on those dates. But there are a couple of bits that aren’t found

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Pagan, but not path specific

At Moon Books we publish a lot of titles that focus on specific paths, deities and practices. We also have a good selection of titles that consider spirituality in a broader sense. These are good books for general reading, may be resonant regardless of your path, and are particularly useful for people who are in

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Study at the Kitchen Witch School

Moon Books author Rachel Patterson has an online school for Kitchen Witches. The hub website is www.kitchenwitchhearth.net this leads to all their various courses and sites. There are two sections; the three tier witchcraft course and the shorter individual courses – details below: The three tiered online witchcraft course: www.kitchenwitchhearth.com Each lesson is taken at your

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Philosophical inspiration

In the opening to his new book, Reclaiming Civilization, Brendan Myers writes… “I am grateful to the people of Křeničná, in Central Bohemia, Czech Republic, who in July of 2015 graciously let me share in their village life while I explored the ideas laid out in this book. I’m grateful to the Reidinger family, who gave

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Book News

The Crane Bag – new for July

An introduction by Joanna Van Der Hoeven to the ritual tools and practices found in the Druid tradition. Held deeply within Celtic mythology, the crane bag is both a symbol of sovereignty, as well as an item containing the ritual tools of the Druid. With the proper use, it can further the Druid in working

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Author news for July

  The Pagan Federation are hosting an online disability festival on the 30th July, watch out for Moon Books authors there. Rachel Patterson will be talking this time. Rachel has also started a new weekly blog ‘A Witch’s Garden’ featuring excerpts from one of her books – a different plant from her garden each week and

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Cover reveals and new books

We’ve got some fantastic new titles in the pipeline for later in the year. Ross Heaven’s The Way of the Lover will be joining our Moon Books Classics series.               Pagan Portals Australian Druidry from new author Julie Brett is an exciting exploration of Paganism connecting with the scared

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Merlin, past and future

Since the release of her Pagan Portal on Merlin, Elen Sentier has been out and about giving talks… On the 24th of February she gave a talk on Merlin, Thresholds & the Fatherless Child. this was an illustrated talk at Rudolph Steiner House, London. Elen said: “The talk went very well with an interested audience

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New for March – Animal Magic

Our new title for this month comes from Rachel Patterson – thus far best known for her Kitchen Witchcraft titles. In this new title, Rachel explores the realms of Animal Magic – how to find, recognise, connect and work with the power of animal magic. It’s a Pagan Portal, so ideal for the reader who has

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Book Reviews

Reviews for This Ancient Heart

From Christine Cleere – “From words taking a deeply spiritual and religious perspective through to ones affirming a more scientific perspective, every essay in this collection is equally thought provoking and well written. For anyone seeking to understand and deepen their relationship with landscape and the ancestors (and who amongst us shouldn’t be doing that!)

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Reviews for Ariadne’s Thread

Ariadne’s Thread by Laura Perry explores Minoan Paganism and how it can be drawn on for modern Pagan practice. Queen’s Sword recently reviewed Ariadne’s thread alongside the Minoan Tarot set that Laura created. They said: “he book is a combination of a cultural reference book and one ritual-script for Pagans. If you’re a Pagan, a

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Reviews for Bard Song

Bard Song is a collection of poetry, mostly in medieval Welsh and Irish metres, and reflections on the nature of the Bard in early Celtic society and the role of poetry within modern Druidry and polytheism generally. Author Robin Herne is a poet, storyteller and modern Druid, “Robin’s dedication to the Old Gods shines throughout

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Indie Shaman reviews

Shamanism Books is a website owned by Indie Shaman, a small ethical independent UK based organisation. Moon Books author Yvonne Ryves is a regular contributor to the Indie Shaman magazine, and they are very generous about reviewing Moon Books titles. Here’s some of the latest reviews… Merlin: Once & Future Wizard By Elen Sentier “Fascinating,

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Rachel Patterson Reviews

Here’s a set of review quotes from Kitchen witchcraft author Rachel Patterson. Rachel blogs regularly, and often takes the time to support other authors by commenting on their books.     The Coarse Witchcraft Trilogy “This book is not only truly funny – it had me laughing out loud and shaking my head in despair

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