Archive for August 2013

Chapter Four ~ The Hermit and the Thin Blue Line

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

Ronnie came out of hiding at last. After Mother’s early morning antics in the garden, her bedroom had been a much needed bolt- hole. Thanks to a good sleep, the pounding head had gone but she still had that horrible sick feeling and remembered she hadn’t eaten since yesterday. Within seconds of leaving her bed

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How do you stay faith-full when the world is falling apart?

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

I have been following a Wiccan path for 15 years now, but it is only been in the last five years that I have become part of groups and become a “high priestess” of my own group and had my own “patron” Goddess. Being Wiccan has never been the easiest path to follow, having to

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August Poems

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

Martin Pallot: I’ve been writing poetry since the early eighties, mainly inspired by myth, folklore, nature and my pagan beliefs. August…..beginning of the harvest season…..time of the completion of cycles and, of course, the beginning of new ones, and a reminder too of those things which are constant.  Again, a mixed bag this month.  Hope you like

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Sin

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

When I was in Iraq, I had the rare opportunity to visit this ziggurat of Ur, and led by a local guide. It is one of the best preserved, and dedicated in honor of the moon god Nanna also known as Sin. Also nearby happens to be the early home of Abraham, patriarch of Israel.

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Pagan People – Nimue Brown talks to Dorothy Abrams

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

Dorothy Abrams, known as Anemone Webweaver in the magickal community has practiced and taught Witchcraft, paganism, and core shamanism since 1984. Co-founder of the Web PATH Center, a pagan church and teaching center near her home in Clyde, New York, USA, Dorothy has served as priestess and teacher weaving the Web of community among local

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August

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

Well m’dears, another month has passed us by. July has been a blaze of golden glory. Such wonderful summer weather, the likes of which have not been seen since 1976. Day upon day of blue skies, we became complacent and soon began to moan it was too hot and yet just a few weeks before

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Blessings and Abundance Ceremony

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

When we reach a point in our lives where for one reason or another, we find that nothing is moving for us, we are usually being given time to be still and reflect. There is a real blessing in being given any space and time and it was because of the recognition of this that

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The Elements, Part 3: Fire

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

August, beloved High Summer, and our elements series continues, most appropriately, with Fire. As you know, the five basic elements – Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit – are common to many Pagan traditions. As the August Sun beats down on us, we follow our circular trail to a landing place in the South, the

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Falling

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

Falling, failing, breaking, bruising, cracking, loosing. Don’t we hate those words. How much we try to avoid them. Whether it’s a primary school classroom where getting things wrong feels like being naughty, or a would be business tycoon TV show where failure is a swear word, we constantly pick up the message that we must

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Heathen Prayer?

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

What do you think of when you think of the word, ‘prayer’? Perhaps you envisage a person piously kneeling in church, or even rocking at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem? Maybe you even think of the Muslim with a prayer mat, or the Sufi worshippers swirling in their billowing robes? But what about Pagans and

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