Archive for April 2017

Valborgsmässoafton – Walpurgis Night – Witches’ Night  April 30th

Apr 30th, 2017 | By

By Imelda Almqvist Valborgsmässoafton 2012 på Skansen   (Uppsa Kulle, Södermanland – Sweden, Easter 2017)   Valborgsmässoafton is more commonly known as Valborg or Walpurgis Night. That is the English translation for Walpurgisnacht (the Dutch and German name for the night of April 30th). In Germanic folklore this night is also known as the Hexennacht

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Archipelago of Hope

Apr 29th, 2017 | By

By Mabh Savage This year I’m honoured to be participating in the Pagan Federation Disabilities Team Online Beltane Festival. I’m pretty sure this one marks one year exactly since I became involved with the online festivals, and it’s really brought it home to me why they are so important. Pagans, like all people, on all

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Win a copy of Merlin: Once and Future Wizard

Apr 27th, 2017 | By

Elen Sentier originally put this on the wall of her Merlin page over on Facebook, we’re sharing it on… It was just before Midwinter that Pagan Portals – Merlin: once & future wizard came out. It was a different write for me to most of my other books, the closest is Elen of the Ways

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Padstow May Day

Apr 25th, 2017 | By

Wondering what to do for May Day? Here’s an excerpt from Kevan Manwaring’s Turning The Wheel… There is no better place to be in England on May Day than Padstow in North Cornwall, where every May 1st for many years (no one knows exactly how long it has been celebrated here, but it is probably

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Laura Perry: Finding My Path

Apr 23rd, 2017 | By

It’s been quite a roundabout path that has finally brought me to Modern Minoan Paganism. My first “Aha!” moment occurred during a high school art history class, when my teacher showed us a photo of the Bull Leaper fresco from Knossos. I remember getting goosebumps and having something “click” in the back of my mind.

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Seasonal alternatives for Pagans

Apr 21st, 2017 | By

Recently we had a blog about wildflowers and Beltain here at Moon Books, and you can expect some seasonal posting around the festival. However, it’s good to explore alternatives, and ahead of her first release with us this year, Julie Brett is most certainly doing that. Julie is an Australian Druid developing an approach to

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Writing in Goa

Apr 19th, 2017 | By

Moon Books author Angela Paine has been travelling while working on her new book… Conditions were not ideal. The room where I used to stay had vanished, demolished to make way for the construction of a new house, the building of which continued while I was there, not there but next door, where I found

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Stalking the Goddess

Apr 17th, 2017 | By

Mark Carter’s Stalking the Goddess is a companion book for Robert Graves’ The White Goddess. It makes sense of this often challenging, sometime impenetrable text. Here’s an excerpt from early in the book… Graves’s ancient matriarchy, which worshiped a mother goddess, the associations of the moon to women, the seasons and reincarnation, the twin gods

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Flowers and Beltain

Apr 15th, 2017 | By

By Nimue Brown For me, woodland flowers are as much a part of Beltain as the more traditional hawthorn flowers. I grew up on the Cotswold edge, where in May, the beech woods have a carpet beneath them of bluebells, wild garlic, and my absolute favourite – the wood anemone. The photo with this blog

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Featured author Romany Rivers

Apr 13th, 2017 | By

Romany Rivers is a poet, artist, Pagan Priestess and co-founder of Moon River Wicca in England.  Romany is well known for her work in the holistic health community as a Reiki Master/Teacher and Tarot Reader, and moved from the south of England to Canada with her husband and two children to pursue dreams of a sustainable,

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