Archive for October 2015

New from Moon Books – This Ancient Heart

Oct 30th, 2015 | By
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This Ancient Heart: Landscape, Ancestor, Self Bringing together leading spiritual and academic thinkers in order to explore the threefold relationship between landscape, ancestor, and self. 13 authors explore the threefold relationship between the landscape, the ancestors and ourselves. By focussing upon the essentials that shape Pagan and Heathen identity, this book reveals the connective pathways

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Seasons of the dead

Oct 28th, 2015 | By
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By Nimue Brown Halloween looms. All Hallows Night, all Souls Night is the day before All Hallows Day, or All Saints Day. It’s an important moment in the Catholic Christian calendar. That it’s the same night as the Celtic festival of Samhain probably isn’t a coincidence. But then, with 365 days in a year and

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Trees of the Goddess – Ivy

Oct 26th, 2015 | By
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By Elen Sentier Ivy Ivy’s name, Hedera helix, comes partly from the ancient Greek word, helix, meaning to twist and turn, to spiral, and ivy does this so beautifully. It’s not a parasite; its short, root-like growths which form the climbing stems are for support only; its own root system is below ground and supplies

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New this month: Irish Polytheism

Oct 24th, 2015 | By
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Irish Reconstructionist Polytheism is an often misunderstood path, but it is one with great richness and depth for those who follow it. This short introductory book touches on the basic beliefs and practices of Irish Polytheism as well as other important topics for people interested in practicing the religion using a Reconstructionist methodology or who

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Urban Nature Mystic – equinox reflections

Oct 22nd, 2015 | By
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September – Autumn Equinox, or the Trick in Finding the Green By Rebecca Beattie The trick to being an Urban Nature Mystic, for me, is in finding walks that are the right length. Some footpaths are a bit of a tease; they give you a glimpse of the kind of untamed nature you are looking

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Your Magical Nature

Oct 20th, 2015 | By
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Your Magical Nature By Sheena Cundy Discover & Develop the Witch in You   The beauty of a work in progress, especially here on the blog, is that nothing is set in stone and anything can change if it needs to. As magic is all about change, I am willing to take a leap of

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A day in the life, a bit woolly headed

Oct 18th, 2015 | By
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By Hannah Spencer Trying to write in the company of several hundred sheep is not ideal. Or on second thoughts, perhaps it is. My writing fits round my day job on a dairy sheep farm, where I spend several hours each day milking my woolly charges. And it’s during this time that most of my

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Moon Bard, October

Oct 16th, 2015 | By
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October …… season of mists and first frosts. The sights of winter begin to surround us.  AUTUMN LEAVES. Red against the green, Blood of summers dying days, Given back to earth.  FROST. Frost. Softer than a breath, This silver sighs away Beneath a warming touch, Leaving A tear to trace across each leaf, That it

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A day in the life of a disorganised Druid

Oct 14th, 2015 | By
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By Nimue Brown There are no typical days. It suits me better that way; I don’t get on with too much structure. In term time, some of my day is shaped by when the lad goes to school and comes home, and I’m passably regular about meals, but that’s it. As a self-employed person, I

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Urban Nature Mystic

Oct 12th, 2015 | By
Rebecca Beattie, author of Nature Mystics

By Rebecca Beattie I grew up in the wilds of Dartmoor. Right up on the high moor where it frequently blows a gale and rains sideways, and the moor wears a cloak of mist as its everyday winter coat. I loved it there, but there was always a part of me that longed for adventures,

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