Book Reviews

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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Reviews for A Mystical Guide to Cleansing and Clearing

Sep 11th, 2017 | By

Spiral Nature have just reviewed David Salisbury’s Mystical guide to Cleaning  and Cleaning “I would recommend A Mystic Guide to Cleansing and Clearing to anyone who is just starting on their journey. I would also recommend it to people who have trouble with the cleansing aspect of the work as a way to help them find new

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Reviews for This Ancient Heart

Aug 17th, 2017 | By

From Christine Cleere – “From words taking a deeply spiritual and religious perspective through to ones affirming a more scientific perspective, every essay in this collection is equally thought provoking and well written. For anyone seeking to understand and deepen their relationship with landscape and the ancestors (and who amongst us shouldn’t be doing that!)

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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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Reviews for Bard Song

Jun 9th, 2017 | By

Bard Song is a collection of poetry, mostly in medieval Welsh and Irish metres, and reflections on the nature of the Bard in early Celtic society and the role of poetry within modern Druidry and polytheism generally. Author Robin Herne is a poet, storyteller and modern Druid, “Robin’s dedication to the Old Gods shines throughout

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