Archive for April 2016

The Bard and the Bardic Tradition

Apr 29th, 2016 | By

By Kevan Manwaring As we celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Swan of Avon, William Shakespeare, who died on his 52nd birthday, April 23rd, 1616, it is timely to consider his other epithet: The Bard. For many people this is probably their only association with the term. It originally denoted one of a tripartite caste in ‘Celtic’

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Featured Book – Carry the Rock

Apr 27th, 2016 | By

As an apprentice to a Toltec shaman, Jessica attains what many seekers long for, but during the process her decision as an apprentice surprises even her. Jessica D. Rzeszewski pursued Toltec shamanism as a spiritual path for fifteen years while maintaining her day job as a counselor to military folks and their families in Hawaii.

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Academic authors

Apr 25th, 2016 | By

One of the things we’re very proud of at Moon Books is the fact that our authors really know their stuff. We have writers whose long experience as active Pagans gives them terrific insight. We offer a lot of books that come from personal experience and experimentation, and also we offer books that are rich

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St George: Our Turkish Dragonslayer

Apr 23rd, 2016 | By

By Kevan Manwaring (Storyteller and author of Turning the Wheel: seasonal Britain on two wheels) It is lonely being a dragon in England. Most of your kin have been killed off by knights eager to prove themselves and win the hands of maidens. Many a local hero wants to make his name for being a

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Dark Journeys and reader responses

Apr 21st, 2016 | By

It’s always exciting when a reader responds to a book. Seeing someone take your work and act on it, is a powerful affirmation for the author – it’s a reason to keep thinking and writing. Most authors are not making vast sums of money from their work, and aren’t motivated by the royalty payments. What

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Your Magical Nature

Apr 19th, 2016 | By

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 faith and work organically

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Living in the Wild

Apr 17th, 2016 | By

By Hearth Moon Rising We need the tonic of wildness – to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to

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Georgia through its folk tales

Apr 15th, 2016 | By

An excerpt from Georgia Through its Folk Tales, by Micheal Berman One day a crowd of people set out from the town to go shopping in the great city of Mtskheta and offer sacrifices to their god Armazi. St. Nino went with them, and when they had got to the city of Mtskheta they stopped by the Bridge

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Pagan Planet at PF Wessex

Apr 13th, 2016 | By

On the 9th of April, the Pagan Federation Wessex district held its annual conference, at Whitminster, Gloucestershire. It was a great day out… Ian Chandler, founder of the charity PaganAid talked a bit about what this charity is all about. Ian contributed to Pagan Planet with an inspiring piece about his charitable work. That’s Ian

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Arty authors

Apr 11th, 2016 | By

Several of our Moon Books authors are also fantastic artists. Yvonne Ryves  recently finished a Colour Pencil Certificate with the London Art College. Her blog offers an insight into the way a picture progresses, so do have a look at how this beautiful piece developed-yvonneryvesart.wordpress.com/ Yvonne is the author of Shaman Pathways – Web of Life.

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