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Poppets and Magical Dolls – an excerpt

Aug 3rd, 2018 | By

Out this August, is Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls, by Lucya Starza.  this book explores the use of dolls for spellwork, witchcraft and seasonal celebrations and offers a history of and a practical guide to the uses of poppets and magical dolls in sympathetic magic. Here’s an excerpt from the introduction: “The title of this

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Divination: By Rods Birds and Fingers – an excerpt

Aug 1st, 2018 | By

Divination is only a small part of a witch’s stock in trade, and although a basic introduction to the subject can be learned from books, proficiency will only come through vigorous practice. This proficiency comes through the discovery of certain secret matters by a great variety of means, correspondences, signs and occult techniques. Before a

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Plastic free July with Julie Brett

Jul 31st, 2018 | By

Over July I’ve been participating in #plasticfreejuly. People have been doing it in various ways, some making a pledge to take fabric bags to the store, some not purchasing any single use plastics, but I thought I’d take it a step further and try my best to bring zero plastic into our home over the

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An extract from Traditional Witchcraft for Fields & Hedgerows

Jul 29th, 2018 | By

For a witch the magical energies of Traditional Witchcraft for Fields and Hedgerows differs quite considerably from Traditional Witchcraft for Woods and Forests because whereas the woods have been part of our landscape since the beginning of time, fields and hedgerows are a relatively recent innovation. It therefore stands to reason that the witchcraft of

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Lunar eclipse

Jul 27th, 2018 | By

By Nimue Brown I remember my first lunar eclipse. I was a teenager, and I sat on the doorstep of my grandmother’s house to watch the moon. She came out intermittently to see how things were progressing, but I watched the whole thing, very earnestly. My main memory of the experience is of how much

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Songs of protest with Steve Andrews

Jul 25th, 2018 | By

Steve Andrews has two books published by Moon Books – Herbs of the Northern Shaman, and Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets. Herbs of the Southern Shaman will come out in April 2019. Steve is also a bard, using his voice to stand up for the planet. Here are two of his songs… Give

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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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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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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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