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Gods of portals

“Gods of Portals, Life Transitions and Liminal Spaces”, presentation by Imelda Almqvist at “Threshold”, the annual conference of The Gatekeeper Trust, November 2016. Imelda Almqvist teachea shamanism and sacred art. Although based in London, she teaches internationally. Imelda’s sacred art courses take place in the fertile space where art meets shamanism. Imelda pioneered a shamanic

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Gods of portals

“Gods of Portals, Life Transitions and Liminal Spaces”, presentation by Imelda Almqvist at “Threshold”, the annual conference of The Gatekeeper Trust, November 2016. Imelda Almqvist teachea shamanism and sacred art. Although based in London, she teaches internationally. Imelda’s sacred art courses take place in the fertile space where art meets shamanism. Imelda pioneered a shamanic

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The Art of Storytelling

This is an excerpt from Georgia Through Its Folktales by Michael Berman Storytelling is as old as humankind. Long before stories were recorded, they were entrusted to storytellers. Why did our ancestors tell stories? Historians believe storytelling was used for a number of purposes: to teach history, to settle arguments, to make sense of the

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Madness, magic, music and film

Sheena Cundy, author of The Madness and the Magic is also a fabulous songwriter and fronts the band Morrigans Path. In this gorgeous video, music and fiction meet… You can find out more about The Madness and The Magic here – http://www.moon-books.net/books/madness-magic Buy the paperback – Amazon US Amazon UK Hive Indiebound Buy the ebook – Amazon US Amazon UK Hive Indiebound

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Folklore with Elen Sentier

Elen Sentier has been posting some fantastic folklore articles over at http://elensentier.co.uk/ – here’s a taster and some insights! 3 Kings Night “You might be thinking, “What’s she doing, doing a christianny thing? Thought she was a pagan through-n-through!” Well, I am indeed pagan, of the land …  but this is not a christianny thing. Like

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Rebecca Beattie, author of Nature Mystics

Videos from Rebecca Beattie

Rebecca Beattie is the author of Nature Mystics The Literary Gateway to Modern Paganism (find out more here). She’s a regular contributor to online Pagan events, and has set up a youtube channel for her talks. Self Care for Worn Out Carers     Making Magical Baths You can find her other videos here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3f1GPaPagvg937LiviZXWQ

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Books of Runes

Enigmatic and powerful, the runes offer a Pagan practitioner many different ways of working. We have three titles that explore just some of the options. Just Add Blood, by Kennan Taylor is a book directed toward healing and personal development. Just Add Blood is an introduction to the use of the Anglo-Saxon runes. It serves as

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Author news for January

We’re very excited to announce that Elen Sentier will be on a panel at Southbank Centre 21st Jan, talking about shamanism with Philip Shallcrass and others. More details can be found here – https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/119289-how-be-shaman-searching-meaning-indigenous-religion-2017   Lucya Starza will be running several workshops on candle magic and scrying by candlelight in London in the new year. Her candle

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Not A Dream

In November, Moon Books author Sheena Cundy was a winner in the WUPR Pagan Music Awards. Sheena is part of the band Morrigan’s Path – readers of her novel, The Madness and The Magic will know that The Morrigan features there too. Musical and literary creativity overlap with her Paganism. The track ‘Not a Dream’ won

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New for December – Merlin: Once and Future Wizard

Elen Sentier’s very personal look at Merlin. Bestselling author Elen Sentier looks at Merlin in history and mythology and considers his continuing relevance for people today. Best known as the wizard from the Arthurian stories, Merlin has been written about for well over 1000 years and is considered to be both a magical and historical figure.

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New for December Gods and Goddesses of Ireland

Pagan Portals – Gods and Goddesses of Ireland. A Guide to Irish Deities from Morgan Daimler. Reviewing the book, Patheos Pagan website said: “Morgan Daimler definitely has a touch of magic about her. Everything she writes is consistently excellent. This new release in the Pagan Portals is no exception.” You can read the entire review

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Author News for December

New book release details will be out over the coming week, in the meantime, here’s what the Moon Books authors have been up to, and some things to watch out for during December. Rachel Patterson and Cat Treadwell were speakers at Witchfest (Sat 26th November). We should have a video of Cat’s talk to share

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New for November – Moon Books Gods & Goddesses Colouring Book

Nurture your creative energy as you travel across the pantheons of the world in this first adult colouring book from Moon Books. This is a creation from the Patterson household. On her blog, Rachel Patterson explained the process: “What actually transpired was our 15 year old daughter Emma creating 48 beautiful drawings, my husband Pete

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Book Reviews

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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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The Druid Shaman

This review was originally posted on Philip Shallcrass’s blog as part of a much longer piece. It’s re-posted here with his kind permission. You can read the entire article here. Philip is a contributor to the anthology This Ancient Heart. Books offering sound, practical introductions to native British traditions have been available since the early

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Rayna Noire reviews

Rayna Noire is an author and a historian. She writes Pagan fiction, and she generously reviews Moon Books titles. Here are some snippets from recent reviews… Revealing The Green Man: “As a historian and archaeologist, he explains how the Green Man is rooted in ancient history. We can find his image peering out at us

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