Archive for March 2013

Pagan Portals – Web of Life

Mar 26th, 2013 | By

From its title, you might guess that this is a New Age self-help book telling you how you should be living your life. Actually, it’s nothing of the sort. Instead, what Yvonne Ryves has written is an experiential guide to creating a personalised web (inspired by the Shamanic concept of the Medicine Wheel) that allows

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Living Shamanism

Mar 4th, 2013 | By

This is certainly unusual – a self-help book that also aims to demystify Shamanism for a Western audience. The main influence on the author has been Alberto Villoldo, who teaches in the Qero Peruvian Shamanic tradition via his Four Winds Society, and the insights she gives into his training methods and into the Qero Peruvian

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Shaman Pathways: Black horse White Horse

Mar 4th, 2013 | By

Too often in life, there are long books that should be much shorter, containing too much extraneous detail and not enough substance. This book, on the other hand, contains no waffle, padding or filler, with more substance than many a book of double its length.  ‘Black Horse, White Horse’ condenses into less than 100 pages

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Pagan Portals – Kitchen Witchcraft

Mar 4th, 2013 | By

Kitchen Witchcraft is a lovely little introduction to this area. It covers the basics, such as cleansing a space; moon phases and energies; cycles of the year; and the elements and their correspondences.  Many on pagan paths will be familiar with these ideas but since these correspondences vary and the aspects of an element which

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A Druid’s Tale

Mar 4th, 2013 | By

A Druid’s Tale is an excellent collection of essays. That said there is still a coherence which runs through it. Each chapter stands alone well as a thought provoking read, and yet the book still has the sense of being a whole, which many collected essays fail to achieve.  Cat Treadwell does a fine job

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