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Know your onions on traditional weather lore

Nov 19th, 2018 | By

In folklore, onions can be used to predict whether the winter ahead will be harsh or mild. They are also a traditional ingredient in some folk remedies to help combat common winter ailments. In the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic, I wrote this entry for today about onion folklore: A traditional weather proverb

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Honour the Goddess Pomona on Apple Day

Oct 21st, 2018 | By

October 21 is National Apple Day in England. In the Pagan world of Ancient Rome the festival of Pomona, Goddess of the Apple Orchards, was also about this time of year. In the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic, I wrote this entry for today: Apple Day: This annual celebration of apples and orchards

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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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Remember Victims of Violence at the Hungry Ghost Festival

Sep 5th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic

Today is the Festival of Hungry Ghosts. In the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic, Janet Boyer wrote this entry about the festival for 5 September. Janet also suggested lighting incense as an offering for those who have met a violent or tragic end. She said: On the 15th day of the 7th lunar calendar,

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Poppets & Magical Dolls – a big thanks to everyone!

Aug 31st, 2018 | By
Poppets and Magical Dolls

By Lucya Starza Today I got a lovely email from Moon Books: “Congratulations! Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls is now published.” I’m delighted that my new book is finally out on shop shelves and available to order online. However, I would not have got this far if it wasn’t for the help of

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Learn about candle magic and poppet magic in London

Aug 14th, 2018 | By

By Lucya Starza In September I will be giving a workshop on candle magic and talking about poppet magic at two lovely pagan shops in London. Here are the details: Thursday 6 September: Candle Magic Workshop. I am running an evening workshop based on my book Pagan Portals – Candle Magic at Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street,

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Aug 9th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic with flowers and crystals

Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This annual event to honour the indigenous people of the world was inaugurated in 1994 and is observed on 9 August every year. It is a time to consider the issues and problems faced by indigenous people, who have frequently found their lands, customs and beliefs

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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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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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Poppet Magic – workshop and book signing in London

Jul 1st, 2018 | By
Poppets and Magical Dolls

Treadwell’s Bookshop in Bloomsbury, London, is offering a double dose of poppet magic on Saturday 14 July. First I’m teaching a mini-workshop called Poppets in Practical Magic. After that I’ll be signing copies of Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls at the very first launch event for my new book. The book signing is completely

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