Books

Reviews for Ariadne’s Thread

Jul 21st, 2017 | By

Ariadne’s Thread by Laura Perry explores Minoan Paganism and how it can be drawn on for modern Pagan practice. Queen’s Sword recently reviewed Ariadne’s thread alongside the Minoan Tarot set that Laura created. They said: “he book is a combination of a cultural reference book and one ritual-script for Pagans. If you’re a Pagan, a

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The Woven Word – voice and magic

Jul 17th, 2017 | By

An excerpt from Romany Rivers’ The Woven word: In one of the major creation myths of Ancient Egypt the God Ptah thought the world in his mind and then created it by speaking magickal words or hekau. The power he used was called heka, which represents as well as the God of that name, the

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The story behind Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living

Jul 11th, 2017 | By

By Melusine Draco Every book has a story behind the story of how it came to be written. It may be about a life-long passion, a personal journey, the need to share an experience or knowledge. It may have been fermenting in the brain for years, or sprung fully formed from a blinding epiphany. Whether

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Featured author – Kenn Day

Jul 7th, 2017 | By

Moon Books author Kenn Day is a professional Shaman, Author and Teacher, with over 30 years of experience, offering in-depth training in the Post-Tribal Shamanic teachings, as well as healing sessions in person and remotely. There’s information about his ongoing shamanic work on his website – http://www.shamanstouch.com/ Here’s a video of him talking about Post tribal shamanism

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The Crane Bag – new for July

Jul 3rd, 2017 | By

An introduction by Joanna Van Der Hoeven to the ritual tools and practices found in the Druid tradition. Held deeply within Celtic mythology, the crane bag is both a symbol of sovereignty, as well as an item containing the ritual tools of the Druid. With the proper use, it can further the Druid in working

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Author news for July

Jul 1st, 2017 | By

  The Pagan Federation are hosting an online disability festival on the 30th July, watch out for Moon Books authors there. Rachel Patterson will be talking this time. Rachel has also started a new weekly blog ‘A Witch’s Garden’ featuring excerpts from one of her books – a different plant from her garden each week and

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Reviews for A Modern Celt

Jun 25th, 2017 | By

Here are some of the things reviewers have been saying about Mabh Savage’s first book – A Modern Celt. “A Modern Celt is my favorite kind of pagan book: one that makes historical traditions and sources relevant for the modern reader. Mabh Savage has turned out a useful work that will resonate with anyone interested

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Merlin: Crossing Thresholds

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By

By Elen Sentier This June I did a very experiential workshop based around my latest book, Merlin. I’ve worked with Merlin all my life, and my parents before me, so I know him well. And I know that thresholds can be tough, confusing and difficult places I’ve crossed enough during this lifetime to have great respect for

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Ancient Pantheons for Modern Pagans

Jun 19th, 2017 | By

Here’s a selection of books written about ancient Pagan religions specifically for the modern Pagan practitioner. Rather than being straight history books, they give insights into how we, as modern pagans can take inspiration from the past and have it make sense in our lives. Ariadne’s Thread provides a window into the spirituality, culture and daily

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Invoking Animal Magic – excerpts

Jun 17th, 2017 | By

Here’s a powerful little tale from Hearth Moon Rising’s Invoking Animal Magic: Once she was a spritely Lass who brought the joy of spring, but now she was Cailleach, she was old. As she hobbled to church that sunny morning, she spied berries, sweet berries that in her childhood she loved. The Cailleach picked the

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