Archive for July 2018

Calling in the quarters

Jul 23rd, 2018 | By
kitchen witch, rachel patterson, art of ritual, calling quarters

Calling in the quarters   Calling in the elements, calling the quarters, calling the Guardians of the Watchtowers, calling the Elementals – so many names!  But essentially we are calling upon the four elements from the four directions to join us in ritual and to lend their power, energy and protection.  These might be in

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Mirror magic for the feast day of Mary Magdalene

Jul 22nd, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic

Today is the Feast of Mary Magdalene, who is a Christian saint but is also honoured by many pagans as a symbol of the divine feminine. In the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic, Dorothy Abrams wrote this entry for today, 22 July. She also offered a suggestion for some mirror magic to help

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Brendan Howlin Video

Jul 20th, 2018 | By

In this video, Moon Books author Brendan Howlin talks to Legalise Freedom about urban Druidry   Brendan Howlin is a Druid grade member of the order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD). He has been a Senior International Tutor for Bards and Ovates for 14 years, and Science Correspondent for Touchstone, the journal of OBOD

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Diary of a Heretic excerpt

Jul 18th, 2018 | By

Mark Townsend’s Diary of a Heretic shares the Pagan adventures of a Christian priest. It’s a great book for anyone exploring Christio-Pagan spirituality or anyone curious about interfaith. As Mark studied Druidry with The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, it’s also an interesting read for OBOD students. Here’s the prologue: “Roughly fifteen years ago

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The first copies of Poppets and Magical Dolls go on sale

Jul 16th, 2018 | By

By Lucya Starza Here’s a photo of me signing copies of my latest book Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls at a launch event at Treadwell’s last Saturday. The book isn’t officially published until August, but Moon Books arranged for some early copies to go on sale at the central London bookshop in time

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Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms

Jul 16th, 2018 | By

NEW BOOK RELEASE! So the very lovely publishers Moon Books, having already released a book or thirteen of mine have given me my very own series, a Kitchen Witchcraft series. The first book in the series is called ‘Spells and Charms’ – and will be released on 27th July 2018 (although you can pre-order). The

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What is an Ovate?

Jul 15th, 2018 | By

According to the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD), “In ancient times an Ovate was a prophet, seer, healer and diviner. In modern times, an Ovate is one who studies or practices herbalism, healing and divination within a Druidic context, or who has entered the Ovate level of training within a Druid Order.” You

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The Witch and Her Strength

Jul 15th, 2018 | By

Strength isn’t about who can roar the loudest. It’s not about who can be the biggest bully. It reminds me of a story I heard as a child. The wind was arguing with the sun that he could make a little boys jacket come off first. The wind blew with all his might and the

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The Gift and Growing Things

Jul 14th, 2018 | By

 To me, summer is a busy time at home mainly because my family have an allotment. Although I love to walk the land – it’s intrinsic to me as part of my spiritual connection, (which no doubt you may have read in previous blogs,) another way I relate to the spirit of the place is

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New authors at Moon Books

Jul 13th, 2018 | By

We’ll have two new authors joining Moon Books early in 2019 – their books are already well into the production process. Lady Haight-Ashton is a Third Degree Gardnerian High Priestess, a Third Degree Cabot Witch within the Cabot Hermetic Temple and a Priestess of Selket (also Lilith and Hecate) within the Fellowship of Isis where

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