Archive for November 2016

Exmoor with Elen Sentier

Nov 30th, 2016 | By

Elen Sentier’s teaching work often takes her out to Exmoor. The beautiful photos in this blog came from Elen Sentier, Julie Wood, Jackie Stewart and Fiona Dove.                     Find out about Elen Sentier’s books here – Find out more about the 5 day Exmoor workshop here –

Dark Goddess Books

Nov 29th, 2016 | By

We live in challenging times, so perhaps it is little wonder that so many readers are finding a need to connect with Dark Goddesses, or dark aspects of The Goddess. Hekate: A Devotional – Vivienne Moss Hekate, Queen of Witches and the Shadow-Lands, haunts the pages of this devotional bringing magic and enchantment into your

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Pagan Poetry – Into Grey

Nov 27th, 2016 | By

  Through the gentler weeks, Leaves falling like fat raindrops Death a cheerful swirl Creating gaudy carpets.   Bright autumnal skies darken, Washed out, snow threatens, Morning mist, bleak rain days Grey upon grey.   Grey upon gold, Fallen leaf glory worn Reduced to sludge Trampled to oblivion.   Life becomes death Becomes life again.

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A Day in the Life of Dorothy Abrams

Nov 25th, 2016 | By

This witch wakes up between 6 and 8 in the morning by force of habit. I’ve been retired since I was 55, that is 13 years, and I still wake up early. The cats and my husband are to blame. Today was like all the others. I lay in bed for a while reading the

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A Dark Gathering in Boscastle!

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By

Elen Sentier looks back at a fantastic Samhain gathering… Wow! What a happening! Old folk traditions came together at Boscastle in North Cornwall on Saturday 29th October this year and the results were completely magical. Three Morris sides came to give us their dancing, music and songs – Beltane Border Morris from Dartmoor, Wytchwood from

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A Day in the Life of… Nimue Brown

Nov 21st, 2016 | By

I shared my fairly chaotic working and living pattern when we did days in the life last year – There are things that first post doesn’t say – that I was not reliably taking a day off each week, that I was pretty much always tired, always in pain, short of creative ideas and

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Inside Pagan Planet

Nov 19th, 2016 | By

Pagan Planet: Being, Believing & Belonging in the 21st Century. A book of inspiration, full of the real-life stories of Pagans who are walking their talk. Politics, activism, and the ever evolving non-dogmatic potential of Pagan practice, explored in an array of ways. This is a community anthology, and there are many voices in it.

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A Day in the Life of … Melusine Draco

Nov 17th, 2016 | By

On reflection life is good and it’s not everyone who can live the witch’s dream of retiring to a small, isolated cottage in a river valley in the shadow of a wild mountain range.  Since I’m country born and bred, it’s more like returning to my roots but life’s rich tapestry has certainly had its

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Elen Sentier Interview

Nov 15th, 2016 | By

Elen Sentier lives in the back of beyond in the Welsh Marches with her partner and her cats, and understatedly refers to herself as a writer of magic, mystery and romance as well as being an accomplished practitioner of British shamanism.  Here she talks to Melusince Draco … Firstly, and before anyone starts squawking and

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A day in the life of… Mabh Savage

Nov 13th, 2016 | By

The average day is very different based on whether there’s a school run or not, so let’s think about a school holiday day, where I don’t have to go to the day job and there’s no frantic scrabbling for uniform! I get up whenever my six-year-old boy wakes me up. Despite adoring the sunrise, and

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