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As Two Labeled Others in the Lobby of Pantheacon…

So, the first day at Pantheacon (Friday afternoon), I was walking past the coffee shop located near the lobby. Along the windows, there are various tables where folks can sit and chat. As I am walking along, I noticed two gentlemen dressed in suits, drinking their coffee, and looking at the various Pagan folk walking

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As Two Labeled Others in the Lobby of Pantheacon…

So, the first day at Pantheacon (Friday afternoon), I was walking past the coffee shop located near the lobby. Along the windows, there are various tables where folks can sit and chat. As I am walking along, I noticed two gentlemen dressed in suits, drinking their coffee, and looking at the various Pagan folk walking

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sugar jar spell, rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Sugar Jar Spell for a New Home

Sugar Jar Spell for a New Home   If you are looking to move house this sugar jar spell could help things along. Find a photo of the house you want to move into or a picture of your ideal home if you haven’t found one yet and write your family name over it, place

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Dartmoor: Wild Magic & Nwyfre

If you’ve read my other monthly blogs for Moon Books, you might remember my very first post about Orkney and Walking in Wild places? I received several positive comments asking if I could continue the theme of wild places and walking. So on this cold rainy February afternoon, I thought I would share an autumnal

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Feminist Witchcraft

What Is Feminist Witchcraft?: Defining My Terms Susan Harper, PhD  Most of the time, when someone refers to me as a feminist, the word they follow it up with is not “Witch.” (The word they choose does rhyme with “Witch,” however.) In fact, I find that people are somewhat confused when I refer to myself as a “Feminist

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Sacred Spirit Festival

The Sacred Spirit Festival http://www.worldsacredspiritfestival.org is held every year in February, in the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, an international festival of  Sufi sacred music. The Sufis were originally a mystical sect who broke away from mainstream Islam in protest against the rules and regulations that bound the religion to the detriment, they felt, of inner

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Inviting The Wild

There is a Wild Woman in me. For a long time, she has been buried, beneath uncomfortable roles and uncertain acceptance. I knew her fleetingly as a teen, as a twenty-something. She called to me from the Earth on Lammas day and sang sweet songs through the trees as they greened in Springtime. I came

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The Fort at Bhuj

We climbed up to the fort, which stands high above Bhuj, an immense walled enclosure, with bastions and towers at every cornier of its curlicue length, up and down the rocky hillsides, which are covered in cacti and thorn bushes. Huge wooden city gates, half splintered,with elephant spikes, were set in an immense archway. The

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Contributors to Witchcraft Today 60 Years On

Witchcraft Today is an anthology that was published by Moon Books in 2014, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Gerald Gardner’s seminal work, Witchcraft Today. In the sixty years following the publication of Gerald Gardner’s Witchcraft Today, new paths have appeared, and older ones emerged out of the shadow of repression and illegality, to

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An excerpt from Moon Song

Moon Song is a beautiful pagan novel by Elen Sentier. it’s full of enchantment, romance, and characters who have a magical relationship with the land. “Dawn came late here. The valley faced west, the next stop after the end of the cliffs was America, but from the house you could hear only a whisper of

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Sacred Sex and Magick

  Published in 2015, Pagan Portals – Sacred Sex and Magick is written by Pagans from the Web PATH Centre and offers an array of perspectives on sex and magic. Here’s what reviewer Danni Lang had to say:   This Amazon review called it “Brave and enlightening”   Here’s contributor Dorothy Abrams talking about the book

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Witchcraft into the Wilds – an excerpt

Witchcraft into the Wilds is the latest book from massively popular witchcraft author Rachel Patterson. Here’s a sample to give you a sense of where this book goes and how it will enrich your practice. “Throughout this book you will find reference in one form or another to the four elements of earth, air, fire

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Excerpt from Divining with Animal Guides

Divining with Animal Guides is the new book from Hearth Moon Rising. A chance encounter with a shy or beautiful animal is an auspicious sign, but a sign of what? Divining with Animal Guides explores animal divination from a process perspective rather than providing generic lists of meanings. Nine animals are given in-depth treatment, many

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Book Reviews

#wakethewitches Review of “Witch” by Lisa Lister

“I didn’t decide to become a witch. I remembered I was one.” Witch, Lisa Lister I’ve been following Lisa’s work for a while now. Her first two books, Code Red and Love Your Lady Landscape are really good reads and I’ve recommended them a number of times to people feeling out of tune with their

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Sigil Witchery, a review

It may seem strange to read a review of a book from one publisher on another publisher’s blog. Moon Books is not the only Pagan publisher out there, thus they cannot possibly publish every book worth reading. Llewellyn has been in the biz a lot longer. Even with several years of tripe and not-so-well-edited books

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Circles of Meaning, Labyrinths of Fear

Brendan Myers has written a selection of very fine books exploring philosophical subjects from a Pagan perspective. He’s a very accessible author tackling big ideas in entirely digestible ways. In this video, he talks to Nadiya Shah about his book Circles of Meaning Labyrinths of Fear: The twenty-two relationships of a spiritual life and culture –

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Reviews for Reclaiming Civilization

Published in August 2017, Reclaiming Civilization asks what civilization is, and is it a good thing? It’s a name for the most glorious of humanity’s monuments and cultural achievements; yet it also speaks of the conquests, oppressions, and empires which make their glory possible. In this book, philosopher Brendan Myers explains the essence of civilization,

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Reviews for Identity and the Quartered Circle

Published in 2013, Identity and the Quartered Circle is an eclectic Wiccan discussion of the search for identity through the power of a cast circle and the four directions. Author Dorothy Abrams draws on her considerable teaching work – something she’s done since the 1980s and as a co-founder of the Web PATH centre. From casting

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