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Contemplating Balance

Equinoxes always seem like an invitation to contemplate balance, in all its many forms. So much of the natural world depends on complex balances – a delicate web of interrelations we humans have, in our ignorance, seen fit to mess with. Balance is inherently delicate, something we forget at our peril. There are lots of

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Articles

Contemplating Balance

Equinoxes always seem like an invitation to contemplate balance, in all its many forms. So much of the natural world depends on complex balances – a delicate web of interrelations we humans have, in our ignorance, seen fit to mess with. Balance is inherently delicate, something we forget at our peril. There are lots of

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The Storms of Alban Elfed

by Mabh Savage Druids call this time of year ‘The light of the water’, which, apart from being superbly poetic, is perfect for our British autumn. There is certainly plenty of water; storm Aileen (come on, Aileen! Sorry… sorry…) has hit hard across the country, with 75mph winds and flash floods. I saw evidence of

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Pagan Poetry – Ink Cap

By Mabh Savage   Invisible invader of my lawn One day here, next gone Or so it seems Made from the essence of dreams. From purest white to shaggy black Forcing through the earthy crack Twixt cyclamen and grass You are the season come to pass. I watch you flake; like ash Into the wind,

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Seasonal Wild Sleeping

In Turning the Wheel, Bard and author Kevan Manwaring spends a year exploring the British landscape, seasonal festivities and folklore. Here’s an early September moment and some notes on wild sleeping… Feeling I had honoured Boreas, I went to the ‘Hermit’s Cell’, the remains of a roundhouse nearby: a low circular enclosure of stones, with

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S. Kelley Harrell and Teen Shamanism

S. Kelley Harrell is the author of Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism. I asked her how she came to her path, and this is what she said… “My path came to me. I saw the dead as a child and it terrified me. I didn’t have an elder or anyone who understood what it was

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Pagan poetry – Brambling

By Mabh Savage Caught red handed, Well, purple really, Juice dripping down Guilty chin. Bucket half full Promising wine, crumbles, pies; All lies If I don’t stop eating them Along the trail. These jewels are not just mine I share them with Doves, pigeons, blackbirds Lon Dubh shouting As I invade His sacred space. So

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Reviews for A Mystical Guide to Cleansing and Clearing

Spiral Nature have just reviewed David Salisbury’s Mystical guide to Cleaning  and Cleaning “I would recommend A Mystic Guide to Cleansing and Clearing to anyone who is just starting on their journey. I would also recommend it to people who have trouble with the cleansing aspect of the work as a way to help them find new

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Book News

New for September – The Way of The Lover

Author Ross Heaven may be best known for his shamanic books, but he also writes about love and relationship. His Drinking the Four Winds is a Shamanic love story. This September sees the release of The Way of The Lover, and further explorations of human relationships. This book explores the questions that concern every man and

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New for September Pagan Portals – Australian Druidry

Julie Brett is a new author joining the Moon Books team. She’s a druid exploring the challenges of following this path in a landscape and climate very different to the one in which both ancient and modern Druidry originated. It is  a supplement to the study of Druidry and other nature-based spiritual paths as practiced

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Old Gods, new books

We’ve got two very exciting books about Pagan Gods in the offing… In October 2017 we’re publishing Pagan Portals – Gwyn ap Nudd. Danu Forest’s introduction to Gwyn, the bright god of the Brythonic underworld Annwfn and Faery king of the wild Welsh spirits.             Next year will see the release

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The Crane Bag – new for July

An introduction by Joanna Van Der Hoeven to the ritual tools and practices found in the Druid tradition. Held deeply within Celtic mythology, the crane bag is both a symbol of sovereignty, as well as an item containing the ritual tools of the Druid. With the proper use, it can further the Druid in working

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Author news for July

  The Pagan Federation are hosting an online disability festival on the 30th July, watch out for Moon Books authors there. Rachel Patterson will be talking this time. Rachel has also started a new weekly blog ‘A Witch’s Garden’ featuring excerpts from one of her books – a different plant from her garden each week and

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Book Reviews

Reviews for A Mystical Guide to Cleansing and Clearing

Spiral Nature have just reviewed David Salisbury’s Mystical guide to Cleaning  and Cleaning “I would recommend A Mystic Guide to Cleansing and Clearing to anyone who is just starting on their journey. I would also recommend it to people who have trouble with the cleansing aspect of the work as a way to help them find new

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Reviews for This Ancient Heart

From Christine Cleere – “From words taking a deeply spiritual and religious perspective through to ones affirming a more scientific perspective, every essay in this collection is equally thought provoking and well written. For anyone seeking to understand and deepen their relationship with landscape and the ancestors (and who amongst us shouldn’t be doing that!)

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Reviews for Ariadne’s Thread

Ariadne’s Thread by Laura Perry explores Minoan Paganism and how it can be drawn on for modern Pagan practice. Queen’s Sword recently reviewed Ariadne’s thread alongside the Minoan Tarot set that Laura created. They said: “he book is a combination of a cultural reference book and one ritual-script for Pagans. If you’re a Pagan, 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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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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