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Y Mabinogi – The First Branch, a review

  Over the last decade or so I have been enthralled by the music of Damh the Bard. In my mind he is one of the greatest modern bards to come out of England. Few in today’s musical halls can compare to him. If I were asked to try to come up with a list

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astrological correspondence, spells, rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Astrological spell working

Astrological spell working   If astrology is your thing, then you can tie your spell working in with the position of the planets.  Working a spell that corresponds to the energy of a specific planet when it is dancing in the forefront of our skies will add extra kick to your magic.  You can find

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When Self-Care Gets in the Way of Duty

Hey, everyone! It has been WAY too long since I last checked in on this blog. For that I apologize. Life has taken some interesting twists and turns that have been in the way of getting things done. Most of it doing with mental health issues. As you may recall from an earlier posting of

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Aspecting the Goddess – evening talk and reading

On the 12th June 2018, Jane Meredith will be at Atlantis Bookshop in London for an evening talk and reading of the newly released ‘Aspecting the Goddess’. The event runs from 7pm – 9.30pm. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Tickets at the door. Atlantis Bookshop is 49a Museum Street, London, WC

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5 Ways to Nourish the Goddess Within

These past few weeks have been filled with a series of synchronicities that have reminded me of the importance of self-care.  The first thing that happened was that after an amazing (and incredibly busy) first week back teaching, I started the long weekend feeling under the weather.  I had every intention of doing all the things

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Honeysuckle: A Flower for May

What a sweet name, conjuring images of bees and summer and jewel-like flowers dripping with nectar, while butterflies gorge themselves on the sugary goodness. According to sacredwicca.com, honeysuckle is a Beltane flower, which makes sense as I remember the intricate blooms beginning to open in my grandparents’ yard around this time of year. We would

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The Secrets of the Hierophant

Our spiritual teachers and our spiritual lessons appear in all kinds of ways. Some in person and some in spirit. In the past year or so, I truly believed the Goddess had finally revealed her face to me in my dreams. I even talk about this in a previous blog titled, “The Witch and The

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Book News

Chapter 6 – Cliodhna

Clíodhna – Fairy Queen and Bean Sí   Clíodhna (old Irish Clíodna – pronounced KLEEuhn-uh) is a Fairy Queen and is also sometimes counted among the Tuatha Dé Danann of Ireland. The meaning of her name is uncertain but may be ‘the territorial one’, likely reflecting her earlier role as a sovereignty Goddess associated with

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Aspecting the Goddess – evening talk and reading

On the 12th June 2018, Jane Meredith will be at Atlantis Bookshop in London for an evening talk and reading of the newly released ‘Aspecting the Goddess’. The event runs from 7pm – 9.30pm. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Tickets at the door. Atlantis Bookshop is 49a Museum Street, London, WC

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Deathwalking with Laura Perry

Laura Perry is the author of Ariadne’s Thread. She’s also the editor of a new anthology coming out in October 2018. Deathwalking, or psychopomping, is the shamanic practice of helping the deceased’s soul pass on to the next realm. Despite being an essential aspect of the Shaman’s historic and contemporary role, it has been largely

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Excerpt from Aubry’s Dog

Aubry’s Dog, by Melusine Draco, is a practical and essential guide to using canine magical energies. Aubry of Montdidier was murdered in 1371, in the forest of Bondy. His dog, Dragon, showed a most unusual hatred to a man named Richard of Macaire, always snarling and ready to fly at his throat whenever he appeared. Suspicion

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Excerpt from Drinking the Four Winds

Drinking the Four Winds, is a shamanic love story written by Ross Heaven. This book is also an adventure, with an Andean shamanic initiation based on the principles of love, reciprocity and blending with God. “I have always liked raw and ruined people; the wounded, the damaged and disenfranchised who the world rejects and who

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Book Reviews

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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The Iron Druid

The Iron Druid by Dr. Frank Malone   Kevin Hearne signing my copy of Scourged at the Doylestown Bookshop in Pennsylvania I am aware that not all Druids know of the American author, Kevin Hearne.  He is a former high school English teacher living in Colorado.  This week saw the publication of his book Scourged

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The Sea Priestess

The Sea Priestess is the title of a highly acclaimed novel, self published in 1938 by Dion Fortune. The protagonist of the story is a mild mannered gentleman and lonely bachelor, Wilfred, who meets Vivien, a veiled priestess who presents herself as a wealthy heiress in search of a seaside property. Wilfred becomes instantly enchanted

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#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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