Archive for June 2016

Authors and books

Jun 29th, 2016 | By
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Much as we like putting faces to names, its also good to put faces to books. So, here are some authors with their work… Rachel Patterson with two of her most recent books, The Art of Ritual, and The Cailleach.       Morgan Daimler with her Pagan Portal on fairy witchcraft.   Lucya Starza

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Featured book – Essays in Contemporary Paganism

Jun 27th, 2016 | By
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Published in 2013, this Moon Books anthology features twelve Pagan writers from across the globe, offering a unique perspective on Paganism today in both its theoretical and practical aspects. The essays are as follows… 1. Evolving the Spirit, Gregory Michael Brewer 2. Connecting Past and Future: Modern Reconstructionist Druidism, Morgan Daimler 3. A Modern Celt: The

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Online Solstice Event

Jun 25th, 2016 | By
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The Pagan Federation’s Disabilities team ran their second online event for the summer solstice 2016. It’s been enthusiastically supported by Moon Books authors. If you didn’t join in with the event live, you can find all of the videos in the twitter feed – https://twitter.com/PFDisabilities or on Facebook although the further after the event you read this post,

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Pagan Poetry – Time and water

Jun 23rd, 2016 | By
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Time and water   Flowing from before to after Ever changing, Ever the same Time and water Seeking the infinite.   Time and water magic, Wear away sharp edges, Curve pebbles into forms Forgiving to hand and foot.   Time and water erase The certainties, the shapes Carry away the debris Soften the remains  

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Midsummer

Jun 21st, 2016 | By
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By Elen Sentier Going down, going down going down … The sun rises to his highest arc in the sky and then stands still, meaning appears to rise at the same point on the horizon for three days. Then his arc diminishes as he begins the journey down into the belly of the Earth. The Earth is bright, fecund,

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Bee Goddesses

Jun 19th, 2016 | By
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Summer is well and truly underway in the UK and the warm, sunny days have brought out a variety of stunning butterflies, insects and most importantly the busy bumble bees. The humble bumble has been revered for thousands of years and should be just as significant to us today. Honey was sacred and considered the

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The Goddess In America

Jun 17th, 2016 | By
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The Divine Feminine in Cultural Context An exploration of Goddess Spirituality in American history, herstory and culture. An anthology with contributions from nineteen writers, The Goddess in America is a book that identifies the enduring experience of Goddess Spirituality through a four-part discussion focused on the Native Goddess, the Migrant Goddess, the Goddess in relation

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Circles of Meaning, Labyrinths of Fear – an excerpt

Jun 15th, 2016 | By
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Circles of Meaning, Labyrinths of Fear, By Brendan Myers The twenty-two relationships of a spiritual life and culture – and why they need protection. This excerpt is taken from early in the book… The Labyrinth of Fear Our world is utterly saturated with fear. We fear being attacked by religious extremists, both foreign and domestic. We

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The Dragon Tree

Jun 13th, 2016 | By
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The strange Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco) which grows in Tenerife and the Canary Islands, is a herb governed by Mars, according to ancient herbalists like Nicholas Culpeper. The astrological and planetary rulers of herbs have corresponding characteristics to look out for. For example, Mars was the god of War, so herbs governed by the Red

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PF London conference 2016

Jun 11th, 2016 | By
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    We’re delighted to announce that a number of Moon Books authors will be speaking at this Pagan Federation event… Philip Shallcrass (Contributor to This Ancient Heart) Cat Treadwell (A Druid’s Tale, Facing the Darkness) Rebecca Beattie (Nature Mystics) Lucya Starza (Candle Magic) For more details about the event and to book tickets, visit http://london.paganfed.org/conference-2016/