Fire in the Green

Jun 20th, 2018 | By

She runs, dancing, leaping, never still. She leaps streams and swings herself around huge oak trees. She shimmies up a birch, shimmers, disappears only to reappear in the water rat ripple chasing minnows down the beck. She laughs like a waterfall; endless, falling, shattering silence and once you see past the ethereal beauty, dangerous and

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What are you doing for Summer Solstice / Alban Hefin?

Jun 20th, 2018 | By

  I am never sure what will happen at Summer Solstice / Alban Hefin as although ahead of there day itself, I often have great ideas about what I might do, something often happens and I end up spending it alone and in the rain at that. As an OBOD Bard I took my guide’s

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Watch the ferns on Midsummer Eve and look for fairies

Jun 20th, 2018 | By

Traditional English folklore says that if you watch the ferns on Midsummer Eve and collect the seeds that fall at exactly midnight, you can use them to render yourself invisible. Actually, ferns don’t produce seeds – they have spores – but maybe spores have the same effect. Mind you, if you want to try it

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Rosehip, Nettle leaf and Devil’s Claw root improves Knee Osteoarthritis

Jun 18th, 2018 | By

By Angela Paine. In Germany people use Rosaxan: rosehip fruit puree and juice concentrate, nettle extract and devils’ claw root extract (medAgil Gesundheitsgesellschaft mbH; Friedrichshafen, Germany) to treat knee osteoarthritis. More’ and team carried out a placebo-controlled randomised, double blind study to see how well Rosaxan worked to improve symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. They found

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If you’re being called to shamanism, please take care

Jun 17th, 2018 | By

By Taz Thornton – originally posted on Facebook. Those who know me will know my heart lies as much with shamanism as it does with my empowerment work and that, very often, the two intertwine. Shamanism is in my blood, in my heart, in the air that I breathe. It isn’t something I pick up

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Crystal spells

Jun 15th, 2018 | By
crystal spells, spells and charms, rachel patterson

Crystal spells Crystals have long been believed to hold magical powers. Although I don’t believe they were used in folk magic very much they are extremely popular today.  Each crystal has its own unique and individual magical property and that can be tapped into for your spell work.  Whether you just sit and hold a

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You are never too old to follow your dreams

Jun 13th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic with flowers and crystals

June 13 is the birthday of Gerald Brosseau Gardner (1884–1964), the founder of modern Wicca. I also take this day as a reminder that you are never too old to take up a new challenge, because Gerald Gardner did not become a famous and influential pagan figure until after his retirement. In the Moon Books community

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Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore

Jun 12th, 2018 | By

I often wonder about some of the people who read my books and who have no compulsion in making scathing comments about the content. I don’t expect everyone to like my style, which can often come across as slightly abrasive, but I don’t appreciate being insulted or belittled by those with scant experience in the

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Writing a spell: Where to start?

Jun 8th, 2018 | By
spells and charms, rachel patterson

Writing a spell: Where to start? So, you’ve decided to go ahead and cast a spell, where do you start?  Here are some basic guidelines to help you write your first spell. Purpose What you need to decide first is what the purpose of you spell is but also have you covered all the other

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The Hidden Goddess – Chapter 3 – The Two Wives of Adam

Jun 6th, 2018 | By

Looking into the enraged eyes of Adam, she finally understood.  He would never perceive her as his equal though they had been born of the same clay, molded by the will of God in His own image.  But she would not be caged.  Not even in Paradise.  Defiance flared up within her as she brazenly

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