Archive for April 2018

Inside Paganism 101

Apr 14th, 2018 | By

Paganism 101 is an introduction to Paganism written by 101 Pagans! A rather neat take on the 101 book, we though. When you’re picking up an anthology, it’s good to know who wrote what, so, here’s the rundown… A number of authors who came to us through this community project have since gone on to

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Magical Food for Happiness & Peace

Apr 13th, 2018 | By
magical food, happiness, peace, kitchen witch, rachel patterson

Magical Food for Happiness & Peace We lead such busy lives now that sometimes finding that sense of peace, balance and happiness is a bit of a trial.  I love to cook and eat, in fact heading into the kitchen for me is a way to relax and feel happy.    The foods in this section

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The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery – The definitive guide to the mysterious, the magical and the supernatural Compiled by Mélusine Draco I’m often asked which of all my books has given me the most satisfaction and I can say without hesitation it would be The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery which I’d compiled over the years for

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The Witch and The Emperor

Apr 12th, 2018 | By

This is the guy I want as my co-worker for sure! He knows what he is doing and he does it well. We get each other. I admire his ability to resolve a problem. He is calm, cool and collected. He’s totally got it going on. When stuff isn’t falling apart, we have great conversation

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The Iron Druid

Apr 12th, 2018 | By

The Iron Druid by Dr. Frank Malone   Kevin Hearne signing my copy of Scourged at the Doylestown Bookshop in Pennsylvania I am aware that not all Druids know of the American author, Kevin Hearne.  He is a former high school English teacher living in Colorado.  This week saw the publication of his book Scourged

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London Esoteric: A Weekend of Strangeness and Magic

Apr 12th, 2018 | By
Brompton Cemetery

To celebrate Walpurgis Night – or Witches’ Night as some like to call it – Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation are hosting London Esoteric. This two-day festival of events focusing on the weird and wonderful includes talks, workshops and concerts in the restored chapel at London’s Brompton Cemetery. Telepathy, secret societies, LSD, theremins and a

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Brighid the Riveter: Is Brighid a Smith?

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

I am a little late on March’s submission because I ran into a scarcity of material that took my research in an interesting and unexpected direction. A Word on Gender Roles My anthropology background tells me that gender roles can vary widely from culture to culture, and even from subculture to subculture and family to

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A Ghost Story involving the Ancestor of Place

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

  By Imelda Almqvist Last night my husband came out with some interesting statements about ghosts: “Ghosts are very positive because they enrich our lives and they weave together past, present and future”. My best guess is that most people will not share his perspective! In January 2018 I wrote a blog titled Ancestor of

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Air and witchcraft

Apr 10th, 2018 | By

  I am the little whirlwind The subtle dance of dried leaves Swirling elemental magic Around the feet Of unseeing shoppers, Spinning giddy over lawns, Playing with last autumn’s leavings. A small turbulence causing trouble, Breezy enchantment For those who will.   I am the whirlwind to whip The roofs off cloud castles Spin you

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Excerpt from the Dictionary of Mystery & Magic

Apr 8th, 2018 | By

  This excerpt is taken from the introduction to Melusine Draco’s magical dictionary: “Every good reference book is both a product and a reflection of its time. The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is not just another compendium or dictionary of occultism: it is a jumping-off point for further research. Here, the reader will find

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