Archive for May 2015

New release: Celebrating Planet Earth

May 28th, 2015 | By

Releasing on May 29th 2015, Celebrating Planet Earth, a Pagan/Christian Conversation is an anthology bringing together the writing of Pagan and Christian thinkers. Celebrating Planet Earth, a Pagan/Christian Conversation explores the similarities and differences between these two paths. It will appeal to Pagans and Christians and students interested in making connections and bridging the divide. Issues

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Diversity in Paganism

May 24th, 2015 | By

By Nimue Brown Pagans come in many shades and shapes. There are atheists, monotheists, animists, polytheists, and other interesting labels ending in ist. There are folk like me who don’t really know, and don’t have any clarity of belief, but are in love with the planet and the wild things and find Paganism the best

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On Sliabh an Iarainn

May 22nd, 2015 | By

Poetry by Robin Herne On Sliabh an Iarainn   Mists parted, the Gods they came, Iron Mountain their rest. Cloud-piercing light bore claim In Danu’s name, thus quenched quest.   Summer’s start, blossoming may, Season of the unsheathed sword. Claim of Land led to the fray On Midsummer’s day lost lord.   King’s reach shortened,

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Pagan Community

May 20th, 2015 | By

The balance between working and volunteering in the Pagan community is often unclear. So much that happens is not run for profit, and much that has a monetary aspect tends not to be making anyone a lot of money.  How we treat each other can so easily be informed by whether we think the other

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New: The Book of Destiny

May 18th, 2015 | By

Releasing on the 29th May 2015, The Book of Destiny offers traditional wisdom and answers to your questions… The Book of Destiny is a divination tool, incorporating common sayings with their meaning, a focus word, an image and a message for the reader. There are 111 messages all based on the original divination but in

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Melusine Draco reviews

May 16th, 2015 | By

Mélusine Draco’s highly individualistic teaching methods and writing draw on historical sources supported by academic texts and current archaeological findings; endorsing Crowley’s view that magic(k) is an amalgam of science and art, and that magic is the outer route to the inner Mysteries. Author of several titles currently published with John Hunt Publishing including the

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Working with Power Animals

May 14th, 2015 | By

Working with animals is a feature of a number of traditions – perhaps most obviously the witch’s familiar and the shaman’s spirit guides. Many Pagans find a strong affinity with specific creatures, that can shape a sense of self and define what a person does in their life. How do you go from a sense

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Tree Calendar – Blackthorn and Hawthorn

May 13th, 2015 | By

6th Month 15 Apr – 12 May By Elen Sentier Two Goddesses –Ceridwen & Blodeuwedd This month we have the two thorn trees, the black and the white. They are two faces of the goddess – the Hag in the blackthorn and the Maiden in the whitethorn. In the Celtic tradition Ceridwen is the Hag

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Cover Story – Journey to the Dark Goddess

May 12th, 2015 | By

The map for this journey to the Dark Goddess exists in ancient myth. Weaving the stories of Inanna, Persephone and Psyche with self-enquiry and sacred ritual we learn to journey internally, creating maps in our darkest places and return enriched, integrating our deepest understandings. Meeting the Dark Goddess we see a mirror of our own

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Magic at the edge of sleep

May 10th, 2015 | By

By Nimue Brown Altered states of consciousness fascinate me. I learned way back in my teens that sleep deprivation causes me to hallucinate – bouts of insomnia, and the craziness of weekend festivals have taken me accidentally on strange journeys a few times now. Music and dance are so ecstasy-inducing for me that I never

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