Archive for September 2015

Books for Urban Pagans

Sep 30th, 2015 | By

As a nature based religion, books on Paganism can seem to assume that you’re living in wilder or more rural places with access to plants, creatures and landscapes. The reality is that most western people are not rural. Moon Books offers three books explicitly for urban Pagans. The Handbook of Urban Druidry by Brendan Howlin Druidry

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Shamanic Intensive: Celestial Journeys

Sep 28th, 2015 | By

Denise Bassile of the Web PATH Center, contributing writer for Sacred Sex and Magick is leading the autumn Shamanic Intensive at the Web October 3 & 4 2015. 9:30am-5 pm Presented by Zatira $35 for the weekend Bring your drums, rattles, journals, drinks, snacks, and lunch to share. Please pre-register by providing your name, address,

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Luke Eastwood: Druid and musician

Sep 26th, 2015 | By

Back in 1994 I recorded my first record as main performer and songwriter in a strange, psychedelic dance/dub act called Children Of Dub. This was released in 1995 and reached no. 21 in the Melody Maker UK chart. This song was called Nemesis and on the cover was some spiel I wrote about environmental destruction

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Pagan Poetry

Sep 24th, 2015 | By

A small piece by Nimue Brown…   To Robinswood Hill   All morning, the hill remained flirtatious, A hide and seek across miles of landscape. Unseen behind the forms of other hills On floodplain, obscured by trees and angles. We follow, watching for signs of presence Elusive hill, never twice the same glimpse. Re-invented by

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Spring Equinox

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By

Author Jane Meredith is Australian, and of course as the northern hemisphere celebrates the autumn equinox and the turn towards winter, the southern half of the world is heading into the spring… It’s the time of the Spring Equinox, when night equals day and the balance shifts towards the light. It’s the time of the

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Harvest Home by the Bard of Ely

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By

Harvest Home follows the Pagan calendar Harvest Home is a folk-rock song of mine that follows the Pagan seasonal calendar from the Vernal Equinox, through to Summer Solstice and onward to the Harvest Festivals. It was included on the Taffia EP on Crai Records in 2002, but it started life as a poem. The lyrics

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Autumn equinox: Golden Mornings, Sparkling Nights

Sep 21st, 2015 | By

By Mabh Savage Autumn is my favourite season. Of the more spiritually inclined of my friends, it seems this is a common opinion. I paused to wonder on this. What is it that makes autumn such a magical time for so many people? We light-heartedly mock the Americanism, ‘The Fall’, but if we think of

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A day in the life of a Celtic Witch

Sep 20th, 2015 | By

By Mabh Savage A day in the life of the writing witch is pretty much the day in a life of anyone else. I usually get up when my son comes bouncing into the room, although now the summer holidays are over I often have to drag him out of bed! ‘5 more minutes…’ he

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I saw a hare today

Sep 18th, 2015 | By

I saw a Hare today, on the M6, just north of Lymm, it was dead. It had, unfortunately, been hit by something and thrown into the central reservation to lie discarded on the edge of the road, its fur matted with blood, but the body was still intact. I could not see its eyes, yet

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On offer this September

Sep 16th, 2015 | By

Naming the Goddess e-book just $0.99 / £0.99 for September. The book includes pieces from over 80 contributors including Selena Fox, Kathy Jones and Caroline Wise. “This fabulous overview of modern Goddess spirituality includes not only 13 thought-provoking thealogical essays, but also a gazetteer of goddesses from across the globe. Written by over 85 professional

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