Archive for February 2018

My Green Heart

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

The #showthelove campaign is close to my already green heart. Climate change is real, it’s happening, and people need to be engaged. Making a green heart was just one way of showing solidarity with all the other people, not just in the UK but around the world, who are dedicated to making a difference. It

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The Goddess also hunts

Feb 27th, 2018 | By

In Her most familiar guise, the classical goddess Diana appears as the huntress. More often than not, She is portrayed as a lithe and athletic young woman, carrying her bow in one hand and accompanied by her hunting dogs. Yet in our modern age this is an aspect of the Goddess that is rarely recognised,

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Mother Earth to Earth Mother

Feb 27th, 2018 | By

Evidence of a belief in a goddess energy has been found during archaeology digs throughout Europe and Asia unearthing tens of thousands female figurines, mostly large breasted and big bottomed headless statues that is believed to represent the Mother Goddess dating from around 23,000BC to the end of the Stone Age about 4,000 years ago.

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A Legacy of Druids Excerpt

Feb 27th, 2018 | By

In this excerpt from A Legacy of Druids, Ellen Evert Hopman talks a bit about her background in Druidry and her purpose in collecting interviews with Druids from around the world. “The Druid path honors the spirits of nature and I have been passionate in my defense of the natural world as well. I have

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Elf caps and seasonal Paganism

Feb 26th, 2018 | By

By Nimue Brown For some years now I’ve been exploring alternative approaches to the wheel of the year. I find the focus on the 8 festivals doesn’t work for me – representing as they do some rather big shifts in the seasons. As a depressed person, I often find the shift into spring difficult, as

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As Two Labeled Others in the Lobby of Pantheacon…

Feb 24th, 2018 | By
TommyElf aka Tommy Van Hook

So, the first day at Pantheacon (Friday afternoon), I was walking past the coffee shop located near the lobby. Along the windows, there are various tables where folks can sit and chat. As I am walking along, I noticed two gentlemen dressed in suits, drinking their coffee, and looking at the various Pagan folk walking

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The Magic of Hops

Feb 24th, 2018 | By

Each year, the International Herb Association chooses an Herb of the Year. The decision is made by the horticultural committee and is based on what they consider the plant’s superior attributes in at least two out of three areas: culinary, medicinal, and decorative. For 2018, they have selected Hops, an excellent herb in all three

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Contributors to Witchcraft Today 60 Years On

Feb 24th, 2018 | By

Witchcraft Today is an anthology that was published by Moon Books in 2014, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Gerald Gardner’s seminal work, Witchcraft Today. In the sixty years following the publication of Gerald Gardner’s Witchcraft Today, new paths have appeared, and older ones emerged out of the shadow of repression and illegality, to

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Chapter 3 – Nicnevin

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By

Having met the Queen of Elfland in the previous chapter, now let’s take a look at Nicnevin who some say is the Queen of the Unseelie Court. The Unseelie are the less benevolent and more dangerous court, but Nicnevin is also strongly associated with witches and besides her title of Queen of the Unseelie she

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Sugar Jar Spell for a New Home

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By
sugar jar spell, rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Sugar Jar Spell for a New Home   If you are looking to move house this sugar jar spell could help things along. Find a photo of the house you want to move into or a picture of your ideal home if you haven’t found one yet and write your family name over it, place

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