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When to celebrate the Summer Solstice

By Nimue Brown For many Pagans, the most obvious time to celebrate the summer solstice is either when the sun comes up, or when it sets. However, at this time of year, dawn in the northern hemisphere is very early, and sunset is very late – at least by my standards of rising and sleeping.

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When to celebrate the Summer Solstice

By Nimue Brown For many Pagans, the most obvious time to celebrate the summer solstice is either when the sun comes up, or when it sets. However, at this time of year, dawn in the northern hemisphere is very early, and sunset is very late – at least by my standards of rising and sleeping.

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Ancient Pantheons for Modern Pagans

Here’s a selection of books written about ancient Pagan religions specifically for the modern Pagan practitioner. Rather than being straight history books, they give insights into how we, as modern pagans can take inspiration from the past and have it make sense in our lives. Ariadne’s Thread provides a window into the spirituality, culture and daily

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Invoking Animal Magic – excerpts

Here’s a powerful little tale from Hearth Moon Rising’s Invoking Animal Magic: Once she was a spritely Lass who brought the joy of spring, but now she was Cailleach, she was old. As she hobbled to church that sunny morning, she spied berries, sweet berries that in her childhood she loved. The Cailleach picked the

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Ellen Evert Hopman – Druidry and adventures

Moon Books author Ellen Evert Hopman has a lot going on right now… She’s recently been interviewed on the Pagan Musings podcast. And, she’s got a fantastic Patreon project underway to fund making a Druid film – you can find out more about that here – https://www.patreon.com/EllenEHopman Here’s her upcoming events list: June 10 Edible and

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The OBOD Summer Gathering 2017

Moon Books author and mentor for The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids Brendan Howlin reflects on the recent midsummer gathering… Never drive to Glastonbury in the UK on a Friday morning down the A303 past Stonehenge. The traffic is often nose to tail, so what should be a less than 2 hour journey from

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Featured author – Siusaidh Ceanadach

Siusaidh Ceanadach has been Pagan for over twenty-five years. She trained as an Astrologer in London and became a Wiccan, training in an Alexandrian Coven. Since then she has studied Druidry with The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and with The Druid Network. She has four titles at Moon Books, and a Youtube Channel 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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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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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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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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Book Reviews

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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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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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