Archive for August 2018

Herbs of Mars

Aug 25th, 2018 | By

Some of the herbs associated with the planet Mars, are the dragon tree, and tobacco. In this video, Moon Books author Steve Andrews explains why the dragon tree is associates with Mars.   And here’s a photo of tree tobacco, which is also associated with Mars.               Find out

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Rune Drum Video: Warning Trees About Logging

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By

  Earlier this year a shamanic teacher colleague in the US gifted me a large drum. The drum and I flew across The Atlantic together and it expressed a strong preference for living and working with me in Sweden, not in London (where I spend more of my time as my children attend school there).

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Chapter 9 Working With the Fairy Queens

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By

Having gotten to know more about several of the Fairy Queens and possibly having made some initial efforts to contact them and get to know them, we will now take some time to look at further methods of connecting to the Queens. This is not in any way required, of course, and there is nothing

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Owl Light

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By

Owl illustration and poem by Nimue Brown   Owl light, as we slip silently towards The end of day and sun comes soft and subtle, A honey kiss on leaf and Cotswold stone, Gilding the final hours, even as shadows Curve into valleys and stretch out long, Comfortable limbs, their backs to these hills And

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Choosing an Animal Familiar

Aug 22nd, 2018 | By

Maybe it’s my hillbilly roots, but I’ve always thought an animal being fed and cared for by a human should earn her keep. My first shelter adoptee, a grown tortie hybrid, was chosen because she had claws and I needed to deal with a rodent problem. The first few weeks she did nothing but eat

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In the back of the book

Aug 22nd, 2018 | By

On a recent visit to the mega-chain bookstore, I picked something up on a whim about magical practices and female empowerment, finding your voice and your fierceness, stuff a person sometimes needs reminding about. Back home, I noticed that the purchase included the promise of access to an online community of women, working for collective

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Dedication Ritual

Aug 21st, 2018 | By
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Dedication Ritual   If you have chosen to walk the path of witchcraft (or druidry, or any pathway at all really) you may want to do a self dedication.  I did this myself many years ago just as a way of making a commitment not only to the gods but also to myself.  It doesn’t

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Lughnasadh Magic

Aug 19th, 2018 | By

Lugh found himself and his troops pinned down behind a rock by the disintegrating ray shooting from the single eye of the Fomorian king, Balor. Every time the giant opened his eye, his gaze would crumble great chunks of the stone barricade that Lugh and his men hid behind. He had to act fast; or

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Herbs of Mercury

Aug 19th, 2018 | By

Ancient herbalists associated different herbs with different astrological bodies. In Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets, Steve Andrews explores those association. here are two examples of plants associated with the planet Mercury… Fennel                   and lavender



Old Gods New Druids – an excerpt

Aug 17th, 2018 | By

Old Gods, New Druids, by Robin Herne, offers a series of twenty humorous and informative lessons that can be used for group or solitary study and is ideal for people interested in Druidry and the Pagan spirituality of ancient Britain and Ireland. Here’s an excerpt: The word Druid conjures up all sorts of images. For

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