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Planet Zoo

The Garden of Delights A blog with a difference for you this month. Is it a work of fiction with elements of fact, or a work of fact with elements of fiction? You decide.   Hundreds of thousand years ago Earth was a paradise planet teeming with life, a sacred temple of the solar system.

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Articles

Planet Zoo

The Garden of Delights A blog with a difference for you this month. Is it a work of fiction with elements of fact, or a work of fact with elements of fiction? You decide.   Hundreds of thousand years ago Earth was a paradise planet teeming with life, a sacred temple of the solar system.

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Quia Ergo Femina: My Journey to the Goddess

My parents began taking me to church as soon as I was old enough to go, which is to say, from the time of my christening onward.  I grew up in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, which was somewhat more relaxed toward Communion than the Catholics but still had a lot of rules to

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Know your onions on traditional weather lore

In folklore, onions can be used to predict whether the winter ahead will be harsh or mild. They are also a traditional ingredient in some folk remedies to help combat common winter ailments. In the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic, I wrote this entry for today about onion folklore: A traditional weather proverb

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Signposts at Samhain

I waited beneath the Yew, its bedraggled branches still somehow providing shelter from the sudden rush of rain. The car park before me and the park behind seemed empty and not for the first time I wondered whether I was doing the right thing; whether these outdoor GATHERings were sustainable in the face of determined

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Pretty Land But It Can Kill You…Memories of Iceland

Well, it has been a while and quite a lot has happened in my life. Some of it awesome, some of it mundane, some of it not so great. For the last five to six weeks I have been dealing with a bout of pneumonia which included an eight-day stay in the emergency room. That

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Celebrating the Ancestors

  The Journey We battled our way past the hordes of zombies and demons racing down the street towards us as we started our trek to Tout Quarry for the Clan Dolmen Samhain ceremony. Fortunately for us they were only interested in what lay behind the welcoming doors along Wakeham. We were wrapped up well

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In the footsteps of Dion Fortune (part 4)

We were heading towards home after our visit to Brean Down, but via a bed and breakfast stopover at a country pub nestled somewhere in the wilds of Wiltshire. Which, as it turned out, is situated a mere four miles or so from Avebury. This meant, obviously, that a visit to the Avebury stone circle

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Pagan Portals Runes – an excerpt

The Runes are a set of 24 symbols which are steeped in history, myths and legends. pagan Portals Runes, by Kylie Holmes offers practical and accessible information for anyone to understand this ancient form of divination. Here’s an excerpt from the book. “If you’ve just begun your spiritual journey, you can boost the process whilst

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Hail Hekate! … From book reviewer to best-selling author

Moon Books author Viv Moss has recently celebrated her book on Hekate selling five thousand copies and reaching best-seller status. Viv originally got in touch with Moon Books in 2014 asking if she could be a reviewer. We were happy to take her on and after reviewing for a while she offered a chapter on

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Poppets and Magical Dolls

Poppets & Magical Dolls – a big thanks to everyone!

By Lucya Starza Today I got a lovely email from Moon Books: “Congratulations! Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls is now published.” I’m delighted that my new book is finally out on shop shelves and available to order online. However, I would not have got this far if it wasn’t for the help of

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The Shaman Within – an excerpt

The Shaman Within, by Barbara Meiklejohn-Free  explains how our ancient wisdoms can now be employed to tackle the big issues that trouble our minds, ravage our bodies and quash our spirits. Through a very personal journey; the travels, experiences, rituals, highs and lows of the protagonist, an amazing tapestry of insights and answers is woven

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Old Gods New Druids – an excerpt

Old Gods, New Druids, by Robin Herne, offers a series of twenty humorous and informative lessons that can be used for group or solitary study and is ideal for people interested in Druidry and the Pagan spirituality of ancient Britain and Ireland. Here’s an excerpt: The word Druid conjures up all sorts of images. For

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Book Reviews

Reviews for Ross Heaven’s The Way of the Lover

Published in September 2017, Ross Heaven’s The Way of the Lover combines medicine wheel teachings of ‘The Path of The Heart’, with the poetry and hidden teachings of illumination within the words of the great Sufi love poet, Rumi. It explores the questions that concern every man and woman: What is True love? How can I

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Moon Books – New releases this month -Book Reviews to Keep You Entertained.

August is here, which means I am taking a break from my regular blog posts for the next two months. I know you are probably a little disappointed (I am writing this with my facetious face on.) But please be assured that I shall return with a vengeance from October onwards including a glimpse of

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The Essential Compendium of Irish Deities

One of my favourite offerings from Moon Book’s Pagan Portals series is Morgan Daimler’s Gods and Goddesses of Ireland: A Guide to Irish Deities (2016). There are certainly other texts that present Irish deities within the context of greater Celtic culture. (E.g., the excellent and scholarly Celtic Myth and Religion by Sharon Paice McLeod, which

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Reviews for Pagan Dreaming

Blogger Siobhan Johnson said of Pagan Dreaming, “I found a lot of new information in this book, but because of Nimue’s clarity and breezy writing style, Pagan Dreaming was a joy to read” You can read the full review here. Shamanism Books said “Pagan Dreaming is a book chocked full of wisdom and immensely readable; written

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The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery

The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery – The definitive guide to the mysterious, the magical and the supernatural Compiled by Mélusine Draco I’m often asked which of all my books has given me the most satisfaction and I can say without hesitation it would be The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery which I’d compiled over the years for

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