Archive for February 2016

Pagans, festivals and leap years

Feb 28th, 2016 | By

By Nimue Brown It’s a leap year, and tomorrow we have an extra day in February.  We owe this to the Romans, with some fine tinkering from the Gregorian reform of 1582. The solar year doesn’t quite divide neatly into days, just as the lunar month doesn’t quite fit neatly with solar years. Both solar

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Youtube Pagans

Feb 26th, 2016 | By

Here’s a little film from Rachel Patterson on how to make loose incense – And if you enjoy Pagans on Youtube, do look up Nimue Brown on The Wheel of the Year –  or Robin Herne with a short Story about standing Stones – You may also want to look for #ytpaganchallenge which will bring up

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Moon Books study opportunities

Feb 24th, 2016 | By

All of our books can be studied alone, but if you want to take it a step further, many of the authors offer further ways of studying with them. For some time now, Rachel Patterson and Tracey Roberts have been sharing Arc of the Goddess material through this blog. Arc of the Goddess will come

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Why bad reviews can be a really good thing

Feb 22nd, 2016 | By

By Nimue Brown I wear a lot of hats relevant to this topic. I write books, I review other people’s books, and I send out review books on behalf of Moon Books. We all want to write, publish, read the perfect book that is exactly what everyone was looking for. That book has never existed,

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Study with Melusine Draco

Feb 20th, 2016 | By

Melusine Draco is the author of a very popular traditional witchcraft series – books exploring traditional witchcraft for fields and hedgerows, for the seashore, for woods and forests and urban living, alongside a number of other excellent books. If you want to take your traditional witchcraft studies that bit further, here are some options for studying

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Let’s Talk about Pagan Children

Feb 18th, 2016 | By

Siusaidh Ceanadach has been Pagan for over twenty-five years. She’s brought that experience to a series of books for Pagan children. Or perhaps more accurately, for Pagan parents and other adults dealing with Pagan and potentially Pagan children, who might want to buy these books for a child, or use them as a basis for

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Study with Jane Meredith!

Feb 16th, 2016 | By

Jane Meredith is the author of the fantastically popular title Journey To the Dark Goddess, and also of another wonderful title – Aphrodite’s Magic. Both books can be used independently as the basis of action, ritual and transformation. You can read them for interest to good effect as well! Realms of the Dark Goddess in

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Reflections on Imbolc and the Promise of Spring

Feb 14th, 2016 | By

By Rebecca Beattie Imbolc seemed to have come earlier than usual to the city this year. On Christmas day I was walking with my thick winter coat tied around my waist, dressed only in a t-shirt, sweating with the effort of pulling my feet out of the thick, viscous mud that sucked them down. The

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Arc of the Goddess – Fresh new February

Feb 12th, 2016 | By

February always feels like the start of the turning point, although it is not spring yet February sees the beginnings of new growth and even (hopefully) a few sunnier days.  And of course the beginning of February brings the festival of Imbolc which is traditionally sacred to the goddess Brighid.  This is the month where

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Pagan Planet people – Thea Prothero

Feb 10th, 2016 | By

There were a lot of wonderful contributors to the Pagan Planet anthology – last month’s new title from Moon Books – so we’re still profiling the many writers who shared their experiences and inspiration… Thea Prothero, lives in the Southern England, but her heart belongs in Cornwall and the West where her ancestors hail from,

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