Archive for June 2015

Nature rituals

Jun 30th, 2015 | By

By Nimue Brown When I first came to Druidry, I studied the wheel of the year with great enthusiasm, and spent a number of turns really working with those eight festivals. However, the more time I spent on it, the more uneasy I became. There were so many aspects of life, nature and experience that

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Danni Niles reviews

Jun 28th, 2015 | By

Danni Niles is a Pagan reviewer with a youtube channel. Some of her channel is about book reviews but she has an array of videos including topics like Ritual in Druidry and gender language around deity. Recently, Danni has given a glowing review to our new Pagan Portals title Sacred Sex and Magick She’s also

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Against Dream Interpretation Books

Jun 26th, 2015 | By

By Nimue Brown Dream interpretation books are a likelihood on any MBS bookshelf, and have been for decades. I encountered my first such book as a child, and was greatly interested in it. Other ones came to me after that and I started to notice that while a few symbols are fairly constant, there was

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Solstice, and midsummer

Jun 24th, 2015 | By

Halo Quin writes… This solstice was the first in years that I didn’t get up to greet the sunrise. Winter or summer. Did I fail as a witch? Did I do it ‘wrong’? Far from it. I stayed up long into the night enjoying the magic, connecting with the cauldron of transformation that has been

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Mystery at Midsummer, Minoan Style

Jun 21st, 2015 | By

By Laura Perry Mystery plays were a big part of life in the ancient world, when people’s seasonal work was punctuated throughout the year by sacred festivals of all sorts. What on earth is a mystery play? It’s not a whodunit, like a modern murder mystery. In the case of mystery plays, the word takes

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A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Food

Jun 20th, 2015 | By

This month we have a new title for you written by Rachel Patterson. Following on from her other massively popular Kitchen Witch books… A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Food. Food is magical, not just because of the amazing tastes, flavours and aromas but also for the magical properties it holds. The magic starts with

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In the Light of the Summer Solstice

Jun 18th, 2015 | By

As we stretch our arms out towards the time of greatest light, the spirits of summer sing deep within our souls.  The owl’s cries are shortened in the receding darkness, and the crows stay up late and rise early, calling above as they make their way to and from their destinations on their daily commutes. 

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New Druid Magazine

Jun 16th, 2015 | By

We’re delighted to pass on the news that a new Druid magazine has launched in America.  The magazine is available as a pdf from the website. You can also find them on Facebook  and twitter. “Druid Magazine, the new OBOD member publication for the Americas, will cover topics of interest to our American Druid community.” For

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Life at Moon Books

Jun 14th, 2015 | By

By Nimue Brown Moon Books started life at O Books – a broadly spiritual publisher that took on a few Pagan titles many moons ago. I knew O Books as a book reviewer, and when Trevor Greenfield decided to set up Moon Books as a Pagan imprint, I was really interested. It took me a

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Sacred Sex and Magick

Jun 12th, 2015 | By

New from Moon Books this month – an anthology project led by Dorothy Abrams. The members of the Web PATH Center, a pagan church and spiritual community in Lyons, NY, wondered what would happen if they wrote a book about sex. The book needed to be spiritual. It needed to be sexy. It needed to

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