Archive for August 2015

A Few Days on Dartmoor

Aug 30th, 2015 | By

By Elen Sentier I’m just back from a few days with friends on Dartmoor where I got in a couple of wonderful walks. For me, there is absolutely nothing that feeds me more than walking – alone – in a wild place where all you can hear is the wind and the grasshoppers, and the

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REVIEW – Herbs of the Northern Shaman

Aug 28th, 2015 | By

REVIEW – Herbs of the Northern Shaman by Steve Andrews A Guide to Mind-Altering Plants of the Northern Hemisphere By Elen Sentier As a northern shaman myself I was delighted when I found this book. Here in Britain we’ve been in hiding for so long that most people have forgotten our tradition – and our

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Plants and herbs for Pagans

Aug 26th, 2015 | By

Herbs of the Northern Shaman, by Steve Andrews Herbs that can be used to affect the mental state of the consumer, as well as for their healing properties, have been a part of cultures and sub-cultures all around the world ever since our early ancestors first started experimenting to find out what various plants could

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Pagan Aid

Aug 24th, 2015 | By

      Pagan Aid is a new Pagan charity – It has Greywolf, and PF President Mike Stygal on it’s board of trustees, and a vision for changing the world, quite simply. From their website: Our beautiful, sacred Mother Earth is under attack. Her forests are being cleared. Her minerals are being plundered. Her

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Moon Bookers out and about

Aug 22nd, 2015 | By

Here’s Ellen Evert Hopman with a Green Man, at a Ren faire not so very long ago. Ellen has a book coming out with us soon – its a really exciting project, and we’re delighted to have such a high profile Druid come and work with us. While we’re happily name dropping, watch you for

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Candle Magic

Aug 20th, 2015 | By

There’s a Pagan Portal in the offing on candle magic, by fabulous Lucya Szachnowski. Outside of Moon Books, Lucya is well known for her Bad Witch’s Blog, inside Moon Books she is much loved for her editing skills and attention to detail. One of the big moments in the creating of a book, is sorting

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Pagan fox poetry

Aug 18th, 2015 | By

My Kind of Animal by Nimue Brown   Curled nose to tail To catch the fleeting sun A little bliss, oblivious To rattling train passing Only you, tree roots, warmth. Another russet cousin More miles away than fox feet run Pauses mid field to stare At our loud, metallic progress. I stare back, amazed. No

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New for August – Pagan Dreaming

Aug 12th, 2015 | By

Mixing the pragmatic and the spiritual, Pagan Dreaming goes far beyond the standard dream dictionary to offer instead a range of ways for making dreaming a meaningful part of your spiritual life. Exploring symbolism, the physical implications of dreaming, dreaming as learning and problem solving it then places the spiritual dimension of dreams in a

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Moon Bard – August

Aug 10th, 2015 | By

August …. Time of first harvests and the quickening of winter’s return … of ancient magics and the dying of things.      LAMMAS. This path leads To the fields of rippling gold;   The summer lands Of mouse and wren, Must now go down Before the scythe, To make the bread To break in

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The Antlered Goddess of Britain

Aug 8th, 2015 | By

By Elen Sentier Long ago and far away in space-time ice covered the Earth. It would feel strange to us now, we who live in a warm time when snow only comes for a few weeks in winter, if at all. In northerly climes like Scandinavia, parts of Russia, Canada and America, snow may come

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