Archive for January 2018

#wakethewitches Review of “Witch” by Lisa Lister

Jan 31st, 2018 | By

“I didn’t decide to become a witch. I remembered I was one.” Witch, Lisa Lister I’ve been following Lisa’s work for a while now. Her first two books, Code Red and Love Your Lady Landscape are really good reads and I’ve recommended them a number of times to people feeling out of tune with their

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Jaipur

Jan 31st, 2018 | By

Everyone is hustling to buy, sell or make a fast buck in Jaipur, city of diamonds, gemstones, gold, silver, spices and silken cloth, with its merchants, traders, importers, exporters, its fabulous palaces, surrounded by gardens with fountains, where the rich, famous and beautiful party all night with champagne, in a city that has grown and

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Dancing with the Goddess

Jan 30th, 2018 | By

Dancing with the Goddess – Demelda Penkitty ‘There are no mistakes in Circle Dancing – only variations’ In July last year (2017) I made my first tentative steps down a path that was to change my life. I discovered circle dancing! Now anyone who knows me would most probably laugh at the idea of me

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Divorcing a real witch

Jan 30th, 2018 | By

Published in 2014, Diana Rajchel’s Divorcing A Real Witch went on make the list for “oddest book title of the year”, in the lineup for the Bookseller magazine’s annual award highlights 2015. “She does not judge nor preach, but speaks here with both pragmatism and honesty; she feels like a friend talking to you –

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Gratitude for Death

Jan 30th, 2018 | By

 By Imelda Almqvist  Gratitude for Death Our youngest son Brendan published a book in 2014, when he was 9 years old.  He loved nothing better than writing and drawing. His big dream was to be a published author.  On his ninth birthday received a big box for a present: full of copies of his own

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To be Chosen

Jan 30th, 2018 | By

When I was a young girl, I always had the feeling of being watched. I didn’t know who it was or what was happening, I just knew that I was not alone and that someone was in the room with me. I couldn’t see them, but I could feel the change in energy. The first

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Candle magic and traditions for Imbolc and Candlemas

Jan 29th, 2018 | By
Pagan Portals - Candle Magic

Imbolc, the pagan festival in early February, is often celebrated by lighting candles. The Christian festival at this time of year is called Candlemas and is also associated with candles. Here is an extract from Pagan Portals – Candle Magic about traditional and modern ways of honouring the season: Imbolc/Candlemas Pagans celebrate the first stirrings

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Brigid: Another Pledge

Jan 29th, 2018 | By

Every year, I celebrate Brigid instead of Imbolc. In Reclaiming, that’s what we do. It’s what we’ve done. And it’s what will continue on, I’m sure. And every year, I will step into a trance or guided meditation, reflect about what I’ve accomplished over the previous year and then start to form another pledge for

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Moon Books at the Enchanted Market

Jan 28th, 2018 | By

The Enchanted Market is a place of magical market stalls with pagan spiritual and hand crafted goods. Fantastic live music all day and into the evening, workshops, thought provoking speakers , healers, tarot and angel readers. Running on the tenth and eleventh of February, at Garth Hill College, Bull Lane ,Bracknell, Berks RG42 2LN this is an event featuring

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Dark Night of the Soul

Jan 27th, 2018 | By

In his book ‘Worlds in Collision’, first published in 1950 by Russian born Immanuel Veliscovsky, the eminent Doctor states that at some point in the past the planet Venus came into close contact with our planet, putting huge forces on the Earth that caused catastrophic earthquakes and biblical floods that destroyed much of the known

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