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Valborgsmässoafton – Walpurgis Night – Witches’ Night  April 30th

By Imelda Almqvist Valborgsmässoafton 2012 på Skansen   (Uppsa Kulle, Södermanland – Sweden, Easter 2017)   Valborgsmässoafton is more commonly known as Valborg or Walpurgis Night. That is the English translation for Walpurgisnacht (the Dutch and German name for the night of April 30th). In Germanic folklore this night is also known as the Hexennacht

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Valborgsmässoafton – Walpurgis Night – Witches’ Night  April 30th

By Imelda Almqvist Valborgsmässoafton 2012 på Skansen   (Uppsa Kulle, Södermanland – Sweden, Easter 2017)   Valborgsmässoafton is more commonly known as Valborg or Walpurgis Night. That is the English translation for Walpurgisnacht (the Dutch and German name for the night of April 30th). In Germanic folklore this night is also known as the Hexennacht

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Archipelago of Hope

By Mabh Savage This year I’m honoured to be participating in the Pagan Federation Disabilities Team Online Beltane Festival. I’m pretty sure this one marks one year exactly since I became involved with the online festivals, and it’s really brought it home to me why they are so important. Pagans, like all people, on all

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Win a copy of Merlin: Once and Future Wizard

Elen Sentier originally put this on the wall of her Merlin page over on Facebook, we’re sharing it on… It was just before Midwinter that Pagan Portals – Merlin: once & future wizard came out. It was a different write for me to most of my other books, the closest is Elen of the Ways

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Padstow May Day

Wondering what to do for May Day? Here’s an excerpt from Kevan Manwaring’s Turning The Wheel… There is no better place to be in England on May Day than Padstow in North Cornwall, where every May 1st for many years (no one knows exactly how long it has been celebrated here, but it is probably

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Laura Perry: Finding My Path

It’s been quite a roundabout path that has finally brought me to Modern Minoan Paganism. My first “Aha!” moment occurred during a high school art history class, when my teacher showed us a photo of the Bull Leaper fresco from Knossos. I remember getting goosebumps and having something “click” in the back of my mind.

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Australian Druidry

Seasonal alternatives for Pagans

Recently we had a blog about wildflowers and Beltain here at Moon Books, and you can expect some seasonal posting around the festival. However, it’s good to explore alternatives, and ahead of her first release with us this year, Julie Brett is most certainly doing that. Julie is an Australian Druid developing an approach to

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Writing in Goa

Moon Books author Angela Paine has been travelling while working on her new book… Conditions were not ideal. The room where I used to stay had vanished, demolished to make way for the construction of a new house, the building of which continued while I was there, not there but next door, where I found

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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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Steve Andrews out and about

In February, Moon Books author Steve Andrews was at the Wellfield Bookshop for a signing. Wellfield is a proudly independent bookstore located in Roath, Cardiff and you can follow them on Twitter – https://twitter.com/WellfieldBooks1   Steve (pictured above) was at Wellfield to promote his title Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets. This Pagan Portal combines herbalism with

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Wolfsbane

By Wolfsbane & Mandrake Root

New for February, this fascinating title from Melusine Draco, exploring poisonous plants and their medicinal uses. A large number of poisonous plants have beneficial uses in both domestic medicine and magic. Needless to say, when utilising a toxic plant in magic, we are adding certain extra deadly or potent energies into the mix and it

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Clear and Present Thinking

Normally, we don’t promote books we aren’t publishing, but this is an exceptional book for exceptional times, so we thought you should know about it. Clear and Present Thinking, by Brendan Myers, is going to second edition, with the intention of adding more contributors. It is a a free college-level textbook in logic and critical thinking.

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Book Reviews

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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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Melusine Draco considers Revealing The Green Man

A good book on this subject has been a long time coming … and using recent archaeological and historical discoveries Mark Olly reveals the development and existence of the Green Man and what his image represents to humankind – “an almost lost dark religious thread running throughout time and still underpinning the very supports of

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Rachel Patterson Reviews

Rachel Patterson is the author of many fine Kitchen Witch titles here at Moon Books – you can find out more about her work here – http://www.moon-books.net/authors/rachel-patterson Alongside writing books, Rachel also has a blog which updates frequently. She’s a generous reviewer of other people’s books. The following are quotes taken from her blog reviews. Ariadne’s

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The Druid Shaman

This review was originally posted on Philip Shallcrass’s blog as part of a much longer piece. It’s re-posted here with his kind permission. You can read the entire article here. Philip is a contributor to the anthology This Ancient Heart. Books offering sound, practical introductions to native British traditions have been available since the early

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