Archive for August 2014

New for September

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
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  Moon Books has two new Pagan titles for September 2014… Naming the Goddess is written by over eighty adherents and scholars of Goddess and Goddess Spirituality, and includes contributions from Selena Fox, Kathy Jones, Caroline Wise and Rachel Patterson. Part 1 is a series of critical essays focusing upon contemporary Goddess issues. Part 2

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Tools of Air (and Fire)

Aug 26th, 2014 | By
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by Nikki Starcat Shields What type of witchy tools are on your altar? Do they reside there as symbols of their particular element, or do you use them frequently? Or are you more likely to grab a tool from everyday life and use that for your spells and rituals? In this series of posts, I’ll

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Celtic Witchcraft chapter 2: Stepping Stones

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

By Mabh Savage Celtic Triad: Three candles that illumine every darkness: truth, nature, knowledge. In magic we look to the elements, the directions and spirits among many, many other things, as a way to quantify and understand the universal energies we are harnessing. In Wicca and other ritual based on a similar foundation, the cardinal

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Sharing author inspiration

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By
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Moon Books authors sharing places that inspire them…  This is a view of Long Island Sound from Harkness State Park in Connecticut USA. I find this location very inspiring because it is such a liminal spot. I love to stand where the earth and sea meet and look out at the sky and just let

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Grainne

Aug 20th, 2014 | By
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During these hot and humid summer days our minds are on the strength of the sun and the warm rays beating down on us.  It’s the time of year for sunny holidays, family BBQs and summer weddings.  So when I picked up my oracle deck to do a reading for the coming month the most

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August poem

Aug 18th, 2014 | By
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by Lorna Smithers         Grasshopper Party I stepped through a puddle one day and lost a Wellington boot at a giant green grasshopper party. They thought it was such a hoot!   I joined their ring with a skip and hop that barely cleared the grass. My feet would not dance to

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The never resting sea

Aug 16th, 2014 | By
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By Melusine Draco We’re all familiar with the old adage that a picture paints a thousand words and the original photograph chosen for Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore was a beautiful, sun-kissed day with gentle waves rolling on to the beach.  This was not, however, the view I personally have of the sea and after

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Morgan Daimler Interview

Aug 14th, 2014 | By
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I’ve been aware of Morgan for a while now, mostly via our publisher, Moon Books, and through the medium of Facebook. As Druids go, we’re a long way apart, but that can cause fascination… she’s a very busy person exploring a lot of ideas, and her creative explosion in the last year or so has

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Writing in a tribe

Aug 12th, 2014 | By
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By Nimue Brown No book happens in isolation. All authors are shaped by their backgrounds, communities, friends, peers, by who they read and how they were taught. I think this is especially true in modern Paganism, where our relationships with peers and teachers can really define us. Support from established authors gives new writers a

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Author blogs

Aug 10th, 2014 | By
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Waiting impatiently for the next book? There are a great many places you can keep up with your favourite Moon Books authors… Melusine Draco writes a column at www.pentaclemagazine.co.uk and at Witches and Pagans. Nimue Brown’s Alternative Wheel takes a non-standard monthly look at the seasons.  She shows up intermittently on Patheos,  writes for Pagan Dawn and

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