Archive for January 2017

Clear and Present Thinking

Jan 31st, 2017 | By

Normally, we don’t promote books we aren’t publishing, but this is an exceptional book for exceptional times, so we thought you should know about it. Clear and Present Thinking, by Brendan Myers, is going to second edition, with the intention of adding more contributors. It is a¬†a free college-level textbook in logic and critical thinking.

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Signs of spring

Jan 29th, 2017 | By

There’s a strong association here in the UK between snowdrops and Imbolc. Snowdrops tend to flower around the festival, although they can show up much earlier in sheltered spots. A tiny white flower that will, sometimes, push its way up through the snow, it seems almost too fragile to be the first flower at the

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Seeking spiritual growth

Jan 27th, 2017 | By

This March, there will be an ongoing online event, open to everyone, and free. Explore Practicing apart together with the Kitchen Witch Hearth Guardian team & the Elders. Further details will be available here:

Seasonal inspiration for Pagans

Jan 25th, 2017 | By

It’s not unusual for Pagan books to include something on seasonal celebrations, but what they have, and whether it will be what you were looking for isn’t always obvious. Here are some insights into celebratory material in Moon Books titles. ¬†A Modern Celt by Mabh Savage looks at each of the points of the Wheel

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Elen Sentier’s book migration

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By

Unlike swans, books don’t normally get the urge to overwinter somewhere else, their migrations are rare! We’re delighted to announce that two of Elen Sentier’s books have moved from other publishers to join her considerable list here at Moon books. (Find all of Elen’s books here –¬†¬†) Gardening with the Moon & Stars brings biodynamics

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When is Imbolc?

Jan 21st, 2017 | By

By Nimue Brown Wikipedia will cheerfully tell you, should you ask, that Imbolc is the 1st of February and the beginning of spring. Of course the calendar dates are a bit confused by the long term historical calendar slippage that then led to the 15 day shift and the Gregorian calendar of 1582 with its

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A new author for 2017

Jan 19th, 2017 | By

As you might expect, the majority of the new Moon Books titles for 2017 come from authors who have published with us before. However, we’re delighted to announce the coming of the first book from new author Julie Brett. Julie Brett is passionate about reawakening the magic of the Australian landscape. She is also passionate

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Gods of portals

Jan 17th, 2017 | By

‚ÄúGods of Portals, Life Transitions and Liminal Spaces‚ÄĚ, presentation by Imelda Almqvist at “Threshold”, the annual conference of The Gatekeeper Trust, November 2016. Imelda Almqvist teachea shamanism and sacred art. Although based in London, she teaches internationally. Imelda‚Äôs sacred art courses take place in the fertile space where art meets shamanism. Imelda pioneered a shamanic

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The Art of Storytelling

Jan 15th, 2017 | By

This is an excerpt from Georgia Through Its Folktales by Michael Berman Storytelling is as old as humankind. Long before stories were recorded, they were entrusted to storytellers. Why did our ancestors tell stories? Historians believe storytelling was used for a number of purposes: to teach history, to settle arguments, to make sense of the

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Madness, magic, music and film

Jan 13th, 2017 | By

Sheena Cundy, author of The Madness and the Magic is also a fabulous songwriter and fronts the band Morrigans Path. In this gorgeous video, music and fiction meet… You can find out more about The Madness and The Magic here –¬† Buy the paperback –¬†Amazon US¬†Amazon UK¬†Hive¬†Indiebound Buy the ebook –¬†Amazon US¬†Amazon UK¬†Hive¬†Indiebound