Book Reviews

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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Sigil Witchery, a review

Jan 17th, 2018 | By

It may seem strange to read a review of a book from one publisher on another publisher’s blog. Moon Books is not the only Pagan publisher out there, thus they cannot possibly publish every book worth reading. Llewellyn has been in the biz a lot longer. Even with several years of tripe and not-so-well-edited books

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Circles of Meaning, Labyrinths of Fear

Jan 10th, 2018 | By

Brendan Myers has written a selection of very fine books exploring philosophical subjects from a Pagan perspective. He’s a very accessible author tackling big ideas in entirely digestible ways. In this video, he talks to Nadiya Shah about his book Circles of Meaning Labyrinths of Fear: The twenty-two relationships of a spiritual life and culture –

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Reviews for Reclaiming Civilization

Dec 3rd, 2017 | By

Published in August 2017, Reclaiming Civilization asks what civilization is, and is it a good thing? It’s a name for the most glorious of humanity’s monuments and cultural achievements; yet it also speaks of the conquests, oppressions, and empires which make their glory possible. In this book, philosopher Brendan Myers explains the essence of civilization,

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Reviews for Identity and the Quartered Circle

Nov 29th, 2017 | By

Published in 2013, Identity and the Quartered Circle is an eclectic Wiccan discussion of the search for identity through the power of a cast circle and the four directions. Author Dorothy Abrams draws on her considerable teaching work – something she’s done since the 1980s and as a co-founder of the Web PATH centre. From casting

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