Archive for January 2013

February

Jan 28th, 2013 | By

I have the privilege of living in the Highlands of Scotland in a small cottage up in the brae’s with the wide blue of the Moray Firth to my left and snow capped mountains to my right. I can sit in the window and be bathed in golden sunlight while watching the rain being blown

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Feather Magick

Jan 27th, 2013 | By

The element of Air…the wind in our hair, the sun on our lips, the call of birds we hear with our eyes closed, to magnify all the other senses.  And with those calls, we feel the magick; we feel the power; we know how to direct the energy of the feathered creatures into our daily

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The Grail; Relic of an Ancient Religion – Chapter 1

Jan 26th, 2013 | By

1 – The Waste Land  … there is an Unknown Country lying beneath the places that we know, and appearing only in moments of revelation. Hilaire Belloc THE YEAR is 1984.  A-Level French.  We’re reading Tueur sans Gages. Bérenger, a nondescript Everyman, is being shown around the Radiant City by the Architect, who also happens

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What is Paganism?

Jan 26th, 2013 | By

Welcome to Moon Books’ revamped blog site!  With so many wonderful new titles coming out every month, I hope that this little blog edition and subsequent columns can really add to the beautiful diversity that is modern Paganism. But what is Paganism today? The term, pagan, is from the Roman paganus, meaning one who lived

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Reinventing Witchcraft

Jan 26th, 2013 | By

Witchcraft in its many forms has gone through a great deal of transformation over the ages, both in its public image and the actual practice itself. What once was a role of secluded bone readers and wild root workers is now taking a seat at the table of larger spiritual conversation. Throughout history the witch

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A Progressive Priest and the Earth Mother!

Jan 25th, 2013 | By

It was a  collision of opposites, a coming together of Christian and Druidic imagery, a meeting of male and female symbolism within a rich and meaningful rite of passage. The phallic sword’s sharp end dug into my shoulder blade and jagged stones pierced my knees. The discomfort was intense and my heart pounded as I

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February Poems

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

Tiffany Chaney is an artist and writer residing in North Carolina, USA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts   in creative writing from Salem College and is Founding  Editor of Recto Verso Review, serving as Art Editor of Thrush Press. Her poetry collection Between Blue and Grey (2012) can be requested at any book retailer or purchased at Amazon.com.

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Pagan People – Nimue Brown talks to Nevill Drury

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

Dr Nevill Drury was born in Hastings, England, but has lived most of his life in Australia. A former editor of the holistic journal Nature & Health, he holds a PhD from the University of Newcastle and has written widely on the Western esoteric tradition, visionary consciousness and shamanism, as well as on contemporary art.

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February

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

I don’t know what it is about February but I have never liked it. Nothing has ever happened to me in February, it has never harmed me in any way that I am aware of, but it is the only month that I actively dislike. Now if that seems a bit unfair, on what is

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Old Gods in a Modern World

Jan 19th, 2013 | By

Living in a modern world while seeking to connect to the Old Gods can present some unique challenges, particularly from a reconstructionist point of view. Since reconstruction is based on the idea of basing our modern practice on what we know about what our ancestors believed and did this can lead to some difficulties in

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