Archive for October 2016

Samhain inspiration

Oct 31st, 2016 | By

Samhain inspiration from Druid author Ellen Evert Hopman. Samhain, Lá Samhna, Calan Gaeof (October 31, November 11 old style) Make offerings to a sacred fire; dry herbs, whiskey, butter, ghee. Make offerings of rosemary (memories) to the fire. Leave a dish of the feast for the ancestors. Pour red wine, honey, cider or milk in

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Preparing for Samhain

Oct 29th, 2016 | By

How will you celebrate Samhain? Laura Perry offers this Ancestral Devotional: In the buzzing of the hive I hear The voices of the Ancestors. Speak to me, I pray. May your wisdom bless My work, my life. Walk with me, I pray; Bless the path I tread With every step I take. Rachel Patterson will

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Inside A Legacy of Druids

Oct 27th, 2016 | By

  A Legacy of Druids is a book of historical conversations with Druid leaders of Britain, the USA and Canada, past and present. The book is ordered into sections based on the kind of Druidry the interviewees were discussing. It’s an impressive list of contributors, to say the least. Druidry of the Spirit offers insights

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Celebrating ten years of Facing North

Oct 25th, 2016 | By

Facing North is a website reviewing spiritual and neopagan books, music and other such things of interest to our community. They are celebrating a mighty ten years of service. As a modestly sized book publisher, we at Moon Books depend greatly on the good will and generosity of reviewers in helping people find their way

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Colouring the Goddess

Oct 23rd, 2016 | By

Adult colouring books have become enormously popular of late. For the Pagan colourist, there are all kinds of added dimensions. Colouring can be a deeply meditative process. Working with an image of a deity creates the opportunity to reflect on our feelings and relationship with said deity. Its a process that invites inspiration in, and

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Goddess in America – featured author Laura Perry

Oct 21st, 2016 | By

From Laura Perry, one of the authors contributing to the Moon Books anthology The Goddess in America I’m an American, born of American parents whose ancestors have lived on this continent for well over two centuries. But my spirituality focuses largely on the Minoans of ancient Crete, half a world and three millennia distant from

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Aphrodite’s Magic workshop

Oct 19th, 2016 | By

Author Jane Meredith is running a workshop based on her book, Aphrodite’s Magic. Jane runs workshops internationally for this title and for Journey to the Dark Goddess. On this cocasion, she will be at Blue Spirit Yoga Studio, 18 Murray Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, 19th- 20th November 2016 Aphrodite’s Magic is a magical spell to

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Melusine Draco considers Revealing The Green Man

Oct 17th, 2016 | By

A good book on this subject has been a long time coming … and using recent archaeological and historical discoveries Mark Olly reveals the development and existence of the Green Man and what his image represents to humankind – “an almost lost dark religious thread running throughout time and still underpinning the very supports of

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Kevan Manwaring videos

Oct 15th, 2016 | By

Kevan Manwaring is the author of Turning the Wheel and The Way of Awen. He’s a bard, storyteller and prizewinning fiction author.                 Heartwood – a poem   White Hare     Taliesin

Inside This Ancient Heart

Oct 13th, 2016 | By

One of the great joys of an anthology is the sheer diversity of content within the covers – but in terms of deciding whether to pick up a book, that same diversity can be a bit of an obstacle. Who, exactly, is doing what? This Ancient Heart includes work from some of the leading thinkers

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