Archive for November 2015

Many wheels of the year

Nov 30th, 2015 | By
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By Nimue Brown The Wheel of the Year sounds like ‘a thing’ a single, fixed, reliable sort of construct. Which it perhaps could be if you live in the bit of Northern Europe the wheel of 8 festivals is based on and experience average weather conditions. Despite living in the zone, I don’t find my

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Where do you feel most at home as a pagan?

Nov 28th, 2015 | By
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This question sparked an incredible array of answers from Moon Books authors. It’s a lovely illustration of the diversity in Paganism, the absence of single ‘right answers’ and I hope it also offers inspiration… Vivienne Moss: In the snow covered forest with only the sound of a babbling creek and wind whispering through the trees. Sheena

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Taking Spiritual Journeys

Nov 26th, 2015 | By
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What do we mean when we talk about spiritual journey? How much does the journey connect to a physical place, or to a journey through the landscapes of our own minds? Here are a selection of titles that express the idea of spiritual journey and landscapes, inner and outer, in an array of ways… Dance

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Featured Author: Elen Sentier

Nov 24th, 2015 | By
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Elen Sentier was born on Dartmoor and grew up on Exmoor. She now lives, with her husband, cats and a host of wildlife in the back of beyond by the river Wye, in the Welsh Marches, where she writes magic/mystery/romance novels as well as books on British native shamanism. When not writing she may be

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What makes fiction Pagan?

Nov 22nd, 2015 | By
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By Nimue Brown It’s easy to identify Pagan non-fiction. Written by Pagans, for Pagans, about some aspect of Paganism, we might argue over whether any given book is good, useful, accurate or in line with our own world views, but the Pagan-ness is seldom open to debate. Pagan fiction is a whole other can of

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New for November: The Madness and the Magic

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
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While most Moon Books title are non-fiction, we do publish some Pagan fiction, and this month we have a novel from Sheena Cundy. A dishy vicar, an unexpected grandchild and hot flushes…how will a witch like Minerva cope with one hormonal challenge after another? Minerva is a witch on a mission to beat the dreaded

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Reflections of Samhain

Nov 18th, 2015 | By
Rebecca Beattie, author of Nature Mystics

By Rebecca Beattie Not everything in Nature Mysticism is about walking. Sometimes health concerns or other factors may intervene, and being the sufferer of an acute illness or a disability does not preclude one from following the path of a Nature Mystic. Mary Webb was a lifelong sufferer of Grave’s Disease, and spent a lot

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Mystic Living Today

Nov 16th, 2015 | By
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For a while now, we’ve been sharing content with the website Mystic Living Today, who have been generous in their support. Here’s a list of Moon Books articles and excerpts you can read – links included for ease of following through.   Articles Honouring the Ancestors, by Nimue Brown. Nature Mystic – Rebecca Beattie Living

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New in November – The Heart of Life

Nov 14th, 2015 | By
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The month we welcome Jez Hughes to Moon Books, with his first title, The Heart of Life. Jez is the founder of Second Sight Healing, established in 2005 and based in the UK, a centre that offers a variety of accredited programmes of Shamanic Training and initiation from basic workshops to intensive Practitioner levels. He also

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Making Paganism Visible

Nov 12th, 2015 | By
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By Nimue Brown I grew up in a Paganish household – my parents both explored Wicca when I was a child. I understood that it was best not to talk about it, that it might not be safe to mention. There were Pagan Federation folk in my small town who did try and put a

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