Archive for August 2012

Medicine for the Soul

Aug 25th, 2012 | By

Book review: Medicine for the Soul by Ross Heaven Although it states on the cover that this is a book on Shamanic healing, you can actually come to it without any previous knowledge of Shamanism and come out at the end – if you follow its instructions and work slowly and thoroughly through its exercises

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Stalking the Goddess

Aug 25th, 2012 | By

Stalking The Goddess by Mark Carter is not a book to be taken lightly or to be read as a fill-in.  This book deserves your attention as Mark Carter has tried to do the near-impossible and unravel a book that has long been thought of as a Pagan Must-Have.  The White Goddess by Robert Graves

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Pagan Portal – Hedge Riding

Aug 13th, 2012 | By

This book follows on from Harmonia’s Hedge Witch book and gives an insight into Hedge Riding.    Harmonia shares what hedge riding is with meditations, visualisations and pathworkings to help you along.  She also goes into detail on the three realms. Her section on animal and spirit guides is good and she shares her own

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Pagan Portals – Hedge Witchcraft

Aug 13th, 2012 | By

This little book has all you need to know about the basics of Hedge Witchcraft.  Harmonia starts by introducing us to what Hedge Witches do, how they connect with nature and the spirit of a place, it also introduces us to ritual tools and familiars. It then goes on to describe the Celtic festivals of

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Aug 6th, 2012 | By

Debi Wolf Reeves www.debiwolfreeves.co.uk I picked up an old Om Yoga magazine (September 2011) last night, one that I picked up at the Yoga show in London last year. I always seem to have a pile of magazines to get through and I had not got around to reading this one. Also, living in a

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Pagan Portals have arrived!

Aug 6th, 2012 | By

We’ll be publishing our first four Pagan Portals this year with more to come in early 2013  August 31st – Hedge Witchcraft, Harmonia Saille… Learning by experiencing is about trusting your instincts and connecting with your inner spirit.  August 31st – Hedge Riding, Harmonia Saille… The hedge is the symbolic boundary between the two worlds

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Neil Young, Pocahontas and Me

Aug 6th, 2012 | By

To the wise they are the ambrosial hours, the still moments before dawn when you awaken and use the silence to direct your mind to the contemplation of God, truth, salvation. Quiet time, study time, life examined, cosmic me time, a one-to-one with the Creator as the shallowness of your transient reality gives way to

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Q&A With Melusine Draco

Aug 6th, 2012 | By

Two questions that often crop up at magical workshops concern the desire to become a healer and how to recognise omens.  In answer to both questions, I am going to allow my Arcanum students to answer on my behalf because their responses (taken from recent lessons) are simple, straightforward and pure common sense … Following

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The Shaman’s Quest

Aug 4th, 2012 | By

Most books that I get to review are about magic, or paganism, or druidry. Most stories are just stories. I read this book in one sitting, and it left me with the hairs standing up on the backs of my arms. I’m not a shaman, but apparently I know enough about three of the four

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Spiritual Wisdom from the Altai Mountains

Aug 4th, 2012 | By

This is a fascinating insight into the spiritual and folk wisdom of the Altai people of southernSiberia, written by an author who has lived there all his life and knows his subject inside out. The translation is sensitive and nuanced, and it is clear that Joanna Dobson put a great deal of work into getting

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