Archive for December 2013

A Thanksgiving Reading I’ll Never Forget

Dec 18th, 2013 | By

The Ruin card represents wonderful connections to the distant past. Sometimes things we need to show our appreciation for, sometimes reminding us of the love of those who have gone before us, or the wisdom they can still share with us. It may also invite us to delve into some shadowy corners of our family

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Hibernating

Dec 18th, 2013 | By

After a very long, warm summer and autumn in Ireland the north wind is finally upon us. This week the last of the leaves are starting to come down and I’m spending many hours at work clearing them up (they make great leaf-mulch compost). Despite the abrupt shortening of the days as we move ever

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The Grail; Relic of an Ancient Religion – Chapter 11

Dec 18th, 2013 | By

11 – Saints and Stones Le corbeau dit:- Oiseaux chantez! Vous n’avez rien à regrettez:  Vous mourûtes en ces campagnes, Mais nous, si loin de la Bretagne.  Breton Song THE CRISIS came at the confluence of a river.  The future of Britain hung in the balance, teetering on the shoulders of a battered band of

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A Modern Celt – Mabh Savage

Dec 12th, 2013 | By

A Modern Celt – Seeking the Ancestors Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter One: From Here to Eternity – The Children of Danu Chapter Two: Turning the Wheel – The Seasons and Celebrating Them Chapter Three: Magic – The Craft of the Fae Chapter Four: Taming the Wild – Celts and their Creatures Chapter Five: Inspiration from

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Where the Hawthorn Grows

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

Where the Hawthorn Grows: An American Druid’s Reflections Morgan Daimler Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1 – Beliefs and Practices Chapter 2 – Gods and Spirits Chapter 3 – Holy Days and Celebrations Chapter 4 – Honoring Life Passages Chapter 5 – Celtic Magic Chapter 6 – Community Chapter 7 – Miscellaneous Thoughts Conclusion –

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Ariadne’s Thread

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

Ariadne’s Thread Awakening the Wonders of the Ancient Minoans in our Modern Lives Table of Contents List of Illustrations Preface Introduction Part One: Work, Play and Worship in Ancient Crete Chapter 1: A Brief History of Crete Chapter 2: Daily Life in Ancient Crete Two Sides of One Coin Life in Town High Style Chapter

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Shaman Pathways – Web of Life

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

Shaman Pathways – Web of Life Web of Life is a new way of looking at and working with ancient knowledge, which makes it immensely practical and useful for people now. Exploring the mysteries but also the great pragmatism of the medicine wheel in a number of different cultures Yvonne distils its essence and brings

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Chapter Seven ~ Brandy Comes Before A Fall

Dec 8th, 2013 | By

Ronnie needed time to think. She found herself cycling back from the stables the long way home with thoughts going round as fast as the pedals. It would have been therapeutic if she hadn’t felt so sick, but at least she felt like she was getting somewhere in her head… maybe. Dad always said that

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Nature Mystics: Mary Butts

Dec 8th, 2013 | By

Mary Butts is by far the most controversial subject of this series. Despite her being relatively unknown to the wider public, in more recent years more academic (and some esoteric attention) has been directed towards Butts. Her work has been undergoing somewhat of a critical and occult revival, which many believe is overdue after so

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Winter is…

Dec 8th, 2013 | By

Winter, the trees stand bare. Snow covers the ground. A secret message, just for me to share. It died on the breeze, not making a sound. Blunted by the whitewash. Reinforcing my desire. Whisper leaves, the story told. The urge to feel and enquire. The winter wolves are coming. I would love to be there.

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