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On mother! – A Film for Druids

Aug 31st, 2018 | By

I finally got around to seeing the movie mother! starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, which premiered last autumn. I had since then been planning to see the Darren Aronovsky film after reading an interview with the writer- director in which he referred to the film as an intentionally “allegorical work”. I watched the film

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Is Evil Necessary?

Aug 30th, 2018 | By

Is ‘evil’ necessary to highlight ‘good’? In a week where my friends’ social media posts are making me stop and think, a friend posted this comment: “If you had no ‘evil’, then you’d have no reference for ‘good’.” I found myself disagreeing vehemently. Evil suggests something that is totally reprehensible. Actions that are so deeply

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Rune Drum Video: Warning Trees About Logging

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By

  Earlier this year a shamanic teacher colleague in the US gifted me a large drum. The drum and I flew across The Atlantic together and it expressed a strong preference for living and working with me in Sweden, not in London (where I spend more of my time as my children attend school there).

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In the back of the book

Aug 22nd, 2018 | By

On a recent visit to the mega-chain bookstore, I picked something up on a whim about magical practices and female empowerment, finding your voice and your fierceness, stuff a person sometimes needs reminding about. Back home, I noticed that the purchase included the promise of access to an online community of women, working for collective

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Learn about candle magic and poppet magic in London

Aug 14th, 2018 | By

By Lucya Starza In September I will be giving a workshop on candle magic and talking about poppet magic at two lovely pagan shops in London. Here are the details: Thursday 6 September: Candle Magic Workshop. I am running an evening workshop based on my book Pagan Portals – Candle Magic at Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street,

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The Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality: Speak the Truth

Jul 31st, 2018 | By

One of the cardinal rules of Witchcraft is know when to keep silent. However, I believe that the inverse is also true — Witches have to know when to raise our voices. And as any good magician worth their salt knows, to have something’s name is to have its power. I feel like the fourth

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Call Myself Back to Myself: Wholeness & Holiness

Jul 27th, 2018 | By

In this time of retrograding planets and full moon energy and a total lunar eclipse, I’ve been feeling pulled and called forward and toward. Something. Like a moth to a flame, I find myself stepping toward the crack in the earth and the shaking of the soil. Almost running to the place where all is

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The Witch and Her Strength

Jul 15th, 2018 | By

Strength isn’t about who can roar the loudest. It’s not about who can be the biggest bully. It reminds me of a story I heard as a child. The wind was arguing with the sun that he could make a little boys jacket come off first. The wind blew with all his might and the

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The Gift and Growing Things

Jul 14th, 2018 | By

 To me, summer is a busy time at home mainly because my family have an allotment. Although I love to walk the land – it’s intrinsic to me as part of my spiritual connection, (which no doubt you may have read in previous blogs,) another way I relate to the spirit of the place is

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My Current Life Status is Lacking The Chariot

Jul 8th, 2018 | By

The truth is I don’t really feel like the Chariot tonight. Some days, I just lack that, I got this attitude. And instead I sit on the couch with a bag of potato chips watching Big Brother on TV, while internally wondering if there is anyone out there who can hypnotize me not to eat

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