Archive for November 2017

Magical food: Chocolate

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
magical chocolate rachel patterson

Magical food: Chocolate (Theobroma cacao) Now where do I start?  I have to tell you I take my writing job seriously and I do a huge amount of research…this particular subject took some time…and involved a lot of practical investigation… Chocolate is made from the cacao bean with a combination of cocoa solids, cocoa butter,

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Dark/Light – Two Sides of the Same Coin Or a Projection of Ourselves? The Start of a Few Thoughts on the Gods….

Nov 30th, 2017 | By

For today, I thought I would tackle the old “light versus dark” argument. To get that started, I wanted to utilize a quote from someone that I cherish a great deal. She was the very first Moon Books author that I read. She is also one of the most awesome Druid Priests that I have

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Reviews for Identity and the Quartered Circle

Nov 29th, 2017 | By

Published in 2013, Identity and the Quartered Circle is an eclectic Wiccan discussion of the search for identity through the power of a cast circle and the four directions. Author Dorothy Abrams draws on her considerable teaching work – something she’s done since the 1980s and as a co-founder of the Web PATH centre. From casting

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What Is Divination?

Nov 28th, 2017 | By

What Is Divination? The classic definition of divination is to foretell the future. Fortune telling, augury, and prophecy are often used interchangeably with the word divination. However, foretelling the future is but one aspect of divination. Many use divination to uncover past events, as well as those of the present. In that case, divination is

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Sacred Trees

Nov 28th, 2017 | By

By Angela Paine   When Odysseus returned from Troy after a 20 year absence, he found his ageing father planting trees around his home. Odysseus asked, “Why, being now so far advanced in years, would you put yourself to the fatigue and labour of planting that which you are never likely to enjoy the fruits?”

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Welcome to Divinators – A Divination Blog by Janet Boyer

Nov 28th, 2017 | By

Hello and welcome! I’m thrilled to be a part of the inaugural group of writers here at Moon Books Blogs. I wanted to introduce myself to you in case you weren’t familiar with my work. The super-short version is that I’m the author of Back in Time Tarot (Hampton Roads), Tarot in Reverse (Schiffer Books)

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Fairy Queens – Introduction

Nov 27th, 2017 | By

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first installment of my new work in-progress ‘Pagan Portals Fairy Queens’.  This month I’ll be sharing the introduction to the new book, where we get to know the concept behind ‘Fairy Queens’, cover some basic etiquette for dealing with fey royalty, and share a basic journey to meet with

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Pagan art videos

Nov 27th, 2017 | By

Some of the Moon Books authors are distinctly arty folk. Here are some videos for you to enjoy that are full of art. From Laura Perry, this video is full of illustrations from her Minoan Tarot Deck. If Minoan style art calls to you, you might want to check out her book, Ariadne’s Thread.  

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Thoughts on Ritual – Group and Solo

Nov 26th, 2017 | By

Ritual has never been a major piece of my daily practice. A lot of that comes from being intimidated by the knowledge that others had, during my early years as a Pagan. People called the quarters with no script in hand. Their words flowed naturally. The chants and songs done during the ritual were well

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The Crows with White Feathers

Nov 26th, 2017 | By

We see them every day now. I don’t know when they moved in; or maybe they’ve always been around and we just never noticed them until recently. Three huge, adult crows who always hang around together, hopping along the grass verges outside the local council building. I saw a meme recently that said ‘If you’ve

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