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Daughters of Sin

May 20th, 2019 | By

  The universal power of dominant feminine energy that our Stone Age ancestors revered as the Great Mother became split in two with the arrival of the patriarchal Bronze Age that followed. Mother Goddess nurtured and protected humanity who saw themselves as part of the fertile nature they existed in and not apart from it

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A Book for the Goddess

Feb 18th, 2019 | By

  It has been a season since I last had time to write a blog, between Samhain and Imbolc, or three complete moon cycles. It is a time of death and rebirth, when an idea or thought is transformed into existence into the physical realm, a world of constant change, of emotions and feelings that

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The anniversary of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck

Dec 14th, 2018 | By

Today is anniversary of the publication of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck. It is the most influential tarot deck design and the talented artist who drew the images, occultist Pamela Colman Smith, was a woman of colour. Geraldine Beskin of The Atlantis Bookshop in London wrote this entry in the Moon Books community book Every Day

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Planet Zoo

Nov 28th, 2018 | By

The Garden of Delights A blog with a difference for you this month. Is it a work of fiction with elements of fact, or a work of fact with elements of fiction? You decide.   Hundreds of thousand years ago Earth was a paradise planet teeming with life, a sacred temple of the solar system.

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Quia Ergo Femina: My Journey to the Goddess

Nov 22nd, 2018 | By

My parents began taking me to church as soon as I was old enough to go, which is to say, from the time of my christening onward.  I grew up in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, which was somewhat more relaxed toward Communion than the Catholics but still had a lot of rules to

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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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Signposts at Samhain

Nov 15th, 2018 | By

I waited beneath the Yew, its bedraggled branches still somehow providing shelter from the sudden rush of rain. The car park before me and the park behind seemed empty and not for the first time I wondered whether I was doing the right thing; whether these outdoor GATHERings were sustainable in the face of determined

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Pretty Land But It Can Kill You…Memories of Iceland

Nov 15th, 2018 | By

Well, it has been a while and quite a lot has happened in my life. Some of it awesome, some of it mundane, some of it not so great. For the last five to six weeks I have been dealing with a bout of pneumonia which included an eight-day stay in the emergency room. That

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Celebrating the Ancestors

Nov 3rd, 2018 | By

  The Journey We battled our way past the hordes of zombies and demons racing down the street towards us as we started our trek to Tout Quarry for the Clan Dolmen Samhain ceremony. Fortunately for us they were only interested in what lay behind the welcoming doors along Wakeham. We were wrapped up well

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In the footsteps of Dion Fortune (part 4)

Nov 2nd, 2018 | By

We were heading towards home after our visit to Brean Down, but via a bed and breakfast stopover at a country pub nestled somewhere in the wilds of Wiltshire. Which, as it turned out, is situated a mere four miles or so from Avebury. This meant, obviously, that a visit to the Avebury stone circle

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