Book Reviews

The Doctor and the Daoine Maith

May 31st, 2019 | By

Whovian Druids may be unaware that there is a Doctor Who adventure involving the Good Neighbours: Autumn Mist by David A. McIntyre (1999, BBC Books). I recently finished reading it for the first time. The book features the Eighth Doctor, as portrayed by Paul McGann on television, radio, and on licensed audio dramas produced by

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The Urban Ovate

Apr 4th, 2019 | By

Over the last couple of years I have much enjoyed the Pagan Portals series from Moon Books. They are very brief introductions to a wide range of topics. Usually around eighty pages, they can theoretically be read in one sitting. I would not recommend that though. The books I have read in the series have

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Reviews for Ross Heaven’s The Way of the Lover

Aug 29th, 2018 | By

Published in September 2017, Ross Heaven’s The Way of the Lover combines medicine wheel teachings of ‘The Path of The Heart’, with the poetry and hidden teachings of illumination within the words of the great Sufi love poet, Rumi. It explores the questions that concern every man and woman: What is True love? How can I

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Moon Books – New releases this month -Book Reviews to Keep You Entertained.

Aug 16th, 2018 | By

August is here, which means I am taking a break from my regular blog posts for the next two months. I know you are probably a little disappointed (I am writing this with my facetious face on.) But please be assured that I shall return with a vengeance from October onwards including a glimpse of

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The Essential Compendium of Irish Deities

Jul 9th, 2018 | By

One of my favourite offerings from Moon Book’s Pagan Portals series is Morgan Daimler’s Gods and Goddesses of Ireland: A Guide to Irish Deities (2016). There are certainly other texts that present Irish deities within the context of greater Celtic culture. (E.g., the excellent and scholarly Celtic Myth and Religion by Sharon Paice McLeod, which

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Reviews for Pagan Dreaming

Jun 24th, 2018 | By

Blogger Siobhan Johnson said of Pagan Dreaming, “I found a lot of new information in this book, but because of Nimue’s clarity and breezy writing style, Pagan Dreaming was a joy to read” You can read the full review here. Shamanism Books said “Pagan Dreaming is a book chocked full of wisdom and immensely readable; written

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The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery – The definitive guide to the mysterious, the magical and the supernatural Compiled by Mélusine Draco I’m often asked which of all my books has given me the most satisfaction and I can say without hesitation it would be The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery which I’d compiled over the years for

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The Iron Druid

Apr 12th, 2018 | By

The Iron Druid by Dr. Frank Malone   Kevin Hearne signing my copy of Scourged at the Doylestown Bookshop in Pennsylvania I am aware that not all Druids know of the American author, Kevin Hearne.  He is a former high school English teacher living in Colorado.  This week saw the publication of his book Scourged

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The Sea Priestess

Mar 17th, 2018 | By

The Sea Priestess is the title of a highly acclaimed novel, self published in 1938 by Dion Fortune. The protagonist of the story is a mild mannered gentleman and lonely bachelor, Wilfred, who meets Vivien, a veiled priestess who presents herself as a wealthy heiress in search of a seaside property. Wilfred becomes instantly enchanted

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#wakethewitches Review of “Witch” by Lisa Lister

Jan 31st, 2018 | By

“I didn’t decide to become a witch. I remembered I was one.” Witch, Lisa Lister I’ve been following Lisa’s work for a while now. Her first two books, Code Red and Love Your Lady Landscape are really good reads and I’ve recommended them a number of times to people feeling out of tune with their

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