Archive for December 2016

Pagan resolutions for 2017

Dec 31st, 2016 | By

From Nimue Brown The world needs us more urgently than ever. If you were wondering about possible New Year’s resolutions, here’s some suggestions. Stand up for truth, honesty and honour and reject the notion that ‘post-truth’ is acceptable. Stand up for the planet and those who live on it. Vote, petition, protest, campaign in any

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Crafty Recycling: Make Your Own Oracle Deck

Dec 29th, 2016 | By

By Lucya Starza The days between Yule and the New Year are traditionally good for making predictions about the future. There are those who say that to do this you need special equipment, such as a tarot or oracle deck, and have studied what all the symbols are officially supposed to mean. I disagree. Fortune

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Pagan at midwinter

Dec 27th, 2016 | By

There are so many things a Pagan might celebrate at midwinter, and so many ways in which to do it. Whether your drawn to Stonehenge, New Grange or another ancient site, celebrating the rebirth of the Sun, or the fight of the oak and holly kings, or still dreaming in the darkness with the Cailleach,

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Winter festival videos

Dec 23rd, 2016 | By

Below are videos Moon Books authors made for the Pagan Federation Online Midwinter Festival 2016. You can follow the PF Disabilities Team on twitter –  Or find the events on facebook. A Story About the Longest Night from Siusaidh Ceanadach   Ankles and Self Care from Nimue Brown   Mabh Savage – The Anxious Witch   Telling tales with

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Happy Solstice!

Dec 21st, 2016 | By

There are a great many festivals around the darkest time of the year. Whatever your path, and whatever you’re celebrating, we wish you peace and joy in it.    

A Day in the Life of Yvone Ryves

Dec 19th, 2016 | By

I usually wake up around 8am either with the changing light, or the radio coming on if I’m very tired. Once awake I like to pull back the curtains and look into the garden to see if there are any visitors. Depending on the time of year there might be hares, kitens, rabbits, pigeons or

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Seasonal Celebrations

Dec 17th, 2016 | By

Looking for inspiration for a seasonal festival? Many Pagan books have some content relating to seasonal practice and celebrations, but here are two that are very much focused on celebrating the seasons: Arc of the Goddess is unusual in that it takes a month by month approach to celebrating the wheel of the year, rather

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12 flavours of Yule

Dec 15th, 2016 | By

Bring some kitchen witchcraft into your seasonal celebrations this year with inspiration from Rachel Patterson. The 12 Days of Yule series began on the 10th of December… “On the first day of Yule my Coven gave to me…sprouts…” Sprouts might not seem an obvious source of foody magic, but they have properties to be reckoned

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Brendan Howlin makes the news

Dec 13th, 2016 | By

Moon Books author Brendan Howlin is a scientist and Druid. He’s recently been making waves in the news with what The Express has called “one of the biggest technological advancements in years.” Working as part of a team, he’s been involved in developing high density supercapacitors with implications for hundreds of everyday appliances. Rapid charging

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Folklore and Paganism

Dec 11th, 2016 | By

By Nimue Brown It doesn’t help us at all as modern Pagans that the early folklorists had some curious ideas about folk. As far as I can make out (and I’m no scholar) collectors and commentators on British folk customs went out amongst the ‘natives’ with much the same kind of superior, colonial attitude that

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