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My Stall at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Conference

May 16th, 2018 | By

As an author, it is a rather wonderful feeling when you realise that you have enough books published to have a stall at a conference all to yourself. OK, it was a tiny stall, but nevertheless it was just for my books. The stall was at the annual conference of the Museum of Witchcraft and

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May the 4th Be With You! – Star Wars Day and the Jedi Faith

May 4th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic

Today is Star Wars Day – named for the pun on the words for the date May the Fourth sounding a bit like the phrase “May the Force be with you”. It is primarily a day for fans of the media franchise to celebrate their love of the movies with Star Wars-themed events and activities

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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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Every Day Magic: Dancing in the April Showers

Apr 5th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic with flowers and crystals

I have to admit, my garden is a bit of a mess at the moment. The early spring weather has been so grim I haven’t felt like leaving the house to tidy it up. What’s more April is renowned for being a month of rain. But, when the sun does shine, it is good to

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Every Day Magic: How to use birch sap or birch water

Mar 24th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic with flowers and crystals

Birch sap, sometimes called birch water, can be tapped directly from birch trees at this time of year. It is a clear, slightly sweet liquid that can be drunk fresh or fermented. It has to be tapped at the end of winter and the start of spring, before the new green leaves bud. Make a

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London workshop on poppets and dolls in folk magic

Mar 1st, 2018 | By
Poppets and Magical Dolls

I’m running a practical workshop called Poppets in Folk Magic at Treadwell’s Bookshop in London on Saturday 17 March. The class runs from 1pm to 3pm. All materials are supplied, it is only £20 per person and you get to make and take home a magical doll you have created in the workshop to help you

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Self Love Magick for Valentine’s Day and Every Day

Feb 14th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic

Even if you don’t have a partner on Valentine’s Day, you still have someone to love – yourself! Here is some wonderful Self Love Magick by Irisanya. It is the entry for today, February 14, from the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic. While it might be Valentine’s Day, remember that love transcends time

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Candle magic and traditions for Imbolc and Candlemas

Jan 29th, 2018 | By
Pagan Portals - Candle Magic

Imbolc, the pagan festival in early February, is often celebrated by lighting candles. The Christian festival at this time of year is called Candlemas and is also associated with candles. Here is an extract from Pagan Portals – Candle Magic about traditional and modern ways of honouring the season: Imbolc/Candlemas Pagans celebrate the first stirrings

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Resolve to enrich your spirit a little every day

Jan 1st, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic

At the start of every year I make not just a single New Year Resolution – I make at least 10. That way, I find, I usually achieve at least some of them. Even if I don’t quite do what I planned, at least I have usually thought about my goals and taken some slight

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Learn Candle Magic in Central London

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
Candle Magic

Lucya Starza writes… I’m running a workshop on practical candle magic at Treadwell’s Bookshop on Sunday 14 January 2018. The class runs from 1pm to 3pm, all materials are supplied, it is only £20 per person and you get to take an enchanted candle or two home with you. The candle magic workshop covers material from

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