Archive for November 2014

Tree Calendar, first month

Nov 30th, 2014 | By

by Elen Sentier   1st Month: 25 Dec–20 Jan Ailm: Scots Pine – Sun-Return The Scots Pine is about rebirth, Sun-Return, the winter solstice when the sun is reborn. The goddess gives us the words I am the womb of every holt. The seed falls into the womb from the ovary and the spark of

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Author spotlight: Melusine Draco

Nov 28th, 2014 | By

Mélusine Draco is an incredibly prolific author of Pagan books. She originally trained in the magical arts of traditional British Old Craft with Bob and Mériém Clay-Egerton. She has been a magical and spiritual instructor for over 20 years with Arcanum and the Temple of Khem, and writer of numerous popular books here at Moon

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Hekate: a devotional – chapter three

Nov 26th, 2014 | By

At The Gates of Death By Vivienne Moss Death is but a Gateway to Life…. Trees stand almost bare, their limbs reaching for the last remnants of the Sun’s warmth as a silvery frost blankets the land. The cold November air runs its icy fingers across my cheeks, sending shivers of delight through my body.

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Druid Myths

Nov 24th, 2014 | By

By Nimue Brown   There are all kinds of myths about Druids. Most of them come from the way in which Revival Druids and historians from the 1700s onwards represented, and misrepresented Druidry. If you picture a Druid in your head, the odds are he’s a beardy old chap in a white robe, mistletoe in

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Moon Poets – a review

Nov 22nd, 2014 | By

By Nimue Brown   Reviewing poetry is something I find tricky – poetry is inherently a lot more personal and subjective than other forms. With non-fiction you can say ‘this is solid’ or ‘this is full of dodgy logic’ with confidence, but a poet either speaks to your heart, or they don’t. And if they

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Pagan fiction

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

Moon books is best known for our great array of Pagan non-fiction titles, but we do have the occasional piece of fiction in the mix. Hannah Spencer’s The Story of Light and Robin Herne’s A Dangerous Place and Nevill Drury’s The Shaman’s Quest are all works of Pagan fiction published by Moon Books. You can’t

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Year of the Goddess – Cerridwen

Nov 18th, 2014 | By

In the world around us everything appears to being dying; the leaves are almost gone from the trees, it’s getting colder and the days are getting shorter.  We’ve just celebrated Samhain, a festival where we honour our ancestors and one which marks the end of the Celtic year. The time of Autumn and the reign

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Ritual Animal Slaughter: The Global Embarassment of Pagan and Polytheist Communities.

Nov 16th, 2014 | By

by David Salisbury I knew what my week would be like as soon as I noticed that animal ritual slaughter was the “buzz” topic of the month in the Pagan blogosphere. Every time this comes up again, I see the same tired excuses used to justify the ritual murder of animals. People against these practices

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Special ebook offers on some classic titles

Nov 14th, 2014 | By

All titles below are 99p or 99c until the end of November. A great offer on some true classics of Pagan writing.   Looking for an unusual and engaging book that opens up ideas around spirituality and religion, personal authenticity and religious organization? The e-book version of Diary of a Heretic this month on Amazon. It’s

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The Warrior’s Call – uniting Pagans against fracking

Nov 12th, 2014 | By

a guest blog by Hilde Liesens Have you heard The Warrior’s Call? On 28th September 2013, the Warrior’s Call went out to Pagans across Albion, and throughout the world. It was a summons to all pagans of good intent to join together to work against fracking.  And so I found myself taking part in a

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