Archive for September 2018

Forest Bathing

Sep 29th, 2018 | By

I have been doing a lot of walking in forests recently. Where I live the ‘forests’ have very limited species, consisting of a lot of quick growing pine. This I am sure has its place but for me forests should be home to many varieties of native trees and so when I am in need

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In the footsteps of Dion Fortune (part 2)

Sep 25th, 2018 | By

There is a very material link to Dion Fortune at the foot of Glastonbury Tor. In 1924 she established a sanctuary for pilgrimage and magical work in an old orchard there, close to the Chalice Well. Chalice Orchard, as she named the site with its cluster of hastily-erected huts, was at the heart of her

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Magical food: A honey jar spell

Sep 25th, 2018 | By
rachel patterson, kitchen witch

Magical Food Spells You can incorporate food into lots of spells; most people have food of some sort during ritual anyway so bring it into your spell work. Most of us at one time or another eat magical food without evening know it, we eat specific foods at celebrations such as wedding or hand fasting

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Moon Books partners with Wyldwood

Sep 24th, 2018 | By

Moon Books are delighted to announce our new partnership with Wyldwood. Recently re-launched, Wyldwood is a Pagan internet radio station offering a unique blend of radio shows and streamed music specifically for a Pagan audience. Wyldwood broadcasts 24/7, no matter where you are on the planet, or what time of day, Wyldwood Radio is there

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Harvesting Shadows and Sunlight

Sep 23rd, 2018 | By
Keli Tomlin 'Autumn Equinox: Harvesting Shadows and Sunlight'

The Sun is behind us, the dark lies ahead, Come now the Winter, set the Summer to its bed. Time now to harvest, to reap and to store, Gather up your harvest and step through the door.   As the darkness and light settle into balance for the Autumnal Equinox, I walk with an eye

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Fighting the Post-Equinox Blues with Scraps of Happiness

Sep 23rd, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic

It is easy to feel sad now that the nights are really drawing in. In the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic, Mabh Savage wrote this entry for September 23, with a magical suggestion to help beat the post-Equinox blues: For some, the Autumn Equinox can be jarring realisation that summer is over and

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Autumn Equinox and Accepting the Dark

Sep 22nd, 2018 | By

The following is an excerpt from A Modern Celt: Seeking the Ancestors by Mabh Savage The equinoxes are moments of pure balance; day equals night; light equals dark. Nothing outweighs the other; nothing has an advantage. Symbolic of peace, tranquillity and calm, but also the feeling of hanging in the balance, the calm before the

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Magical baking basics

Sep 21st, 2018 | By
rachel patterson, kitchen witch

These are some really easy basic recipes that you can add your own flavourings and herbs to, adding in your own magical intent.  They also work well for the feasting at rituals.  Taken from my book A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Food. Sweet Biscuits Use this base recipe and add in any herbs or

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The Goddess at Magh Tuireadh

Sep 20th, 2018 | By

The following is an essay I wrote regarding themes in the story of the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh.  I found a lot of Goddess-related themes in the story, so I thought it would be appropriate to post here.  A version of the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh can be found here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/cmt/cmteng.htm. The story

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Weekly Preparations: Setting the Space for the Sacred

Sep 16th, 2018 | By

Preparing for my week used to include checking my calendar and writing up a new To Do list. And, to be fair, I still do both of those tasks. But what’s newer to my weekly preparation is recreating space for the sacred relationships in my life. Tending my altars While I don’t always go around

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