Archive for February 2018

As Two Labeled Others in the Lobby of Pantheacon…

Feb 24th, 2018 | By

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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WOW Air is NOT so Wow!

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By

By Imelda Almqvist Twice a year I teach in the U.S. I usually take a direct flight from London to Philadelphia. Earlier this month I needed to get myself from the East Coast to Stockholm instead and things got a lot trickier. My husband found some affordable flights with Wow Airlines: from London to Newark

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Dartmoor: Wild Magic & Nwyfre

Feb 21st, 2018 | By

If you’ve read my other monthly blogs for Moon Books, you might remember my very first post about Orkney and Walking in Wild places? I received several positive comments asking if I could continue the theme of wild places and walking. So on this cold rainy February afternoon, I thought I would share an autumnal

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Feminist Witchcraft

Feb 20th, 2018 | By

What Is Feminist Witchcraft?: Defining My Terms Susan Harper, PhD  Most of the time, when someone refers to me as a feminist, the word they follow it up with is not “Witch.” (The word they choose does rhyme with “Witch,” however.) In fact, I find that people are somewhat confused when I refer to myself as a “Feminist

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Sacred Spirit Festival

Feb 20th, 2018 | By

The Sacred Spirit Festival http://www.worldsacredspiritfestival.org is held every year in February, in the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, an international festival of  Sufi sacred music. The Sufis were originally a mystical sect who broke away from mainstream Islam in protest against the rules and regulations that bound the religion to the detriment, they felt, of inner

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Inviting The Wild

Feb 19th, 2018 | By

There is a Wild Woman in me. For a long time, she has been buried, beneath uncomfortable roles and uncertain acceptance. I knew her fleetingly as a teen, as a twenty-something. She called to me from the Earth on Lammas day and sang sweet songs through the trees as they greened in Springtime. I came

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