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Author news for January

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By

We’re very excited to announce that Elen Sentier will be on a panel at Southbank Centre 21st Jan, talking about shamanism with Philip Shallcrass and others. More details can be found here – https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/119289-how-be-shaman-searching-meaning-indigenous-religion-2017   Lucya Starza will be running several workshops on candle magic and scrying by candlelight in London in the new year. Her candle

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Elen Sentier Interview

Nov 15th, 2016 | By

Elen Sentier lives in the back of beyond in the Welsh Marches with her partner and her cats, and understatedly refers to herself as a writer of magic, mystery and romance as well as being an accomplished practitioner of British shamanism.  Here she talks to Melusince Draco … Firstly, and before anyone starts squawking and

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Featured Book – Celebrating Planet Earth

Jul 17th, 2016 | By

Celebrating Planet Earth, a Pagan/Christian Conversation Celebrating Planet Earth, a Pagan/Christian Conversation explores the similarities and differences between these two paths. It will appeal to Pagans and Christians and students interested in making connections and bridging the divide. Issues are discussed from an academic view point with practical emphasis on personal spirituality and ritual practice.

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Circles of Meaning, Labyrinths of Fear – an excerpt

Jun 15th, 2016 | By

Circles of Meaning, Labyrinths of Fear, By Brendan Myers The twenty-two relationships of a spiritual life and culture – and why they need protection. This excerpt is taken from early in the book… The Labyrinth of Fear Our world is utterly saturated with fear. We fear being attacked by religious extremists, both foreign and domestic. We

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Tree Calendar – 5th Month

Mar 31st, 2015 | By

5th Month: 15 Apr – 12 May Saille: Willow Willow is the tree of boundaries. She is Brighid’s tree who, in Welsh, is called Ffraid. Brighid is a fire goddess; she has three faces – blacksmith, healer and poet. As Briga, she is the patron of warriors who are guardians of boundaries both in the

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Author inspiration: Cat Scramble

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

by Elen Sentir Places like this feed me. It’s autumn, we’ve been out gathering chestnuts for dinner and have a whole rucksack full now dumped in the car and decided to go for a walk up Cat Scramble. The walk got its name from the pony of one of the Acklands who loved this place

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WItchcraft Today – 60 Years On… The Seax Tradition

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By

When it was first published in 1974, Raymond Buckland’s The Tree: The Complete Book of Saxon Witchcraft introduced a new tradition and influenced the future of Wicca throughout the world. Buckland was a young Englishman already in his twenties when Gerald Gardner published Witchcraft Today and, later, The Meaning of Witchcraft. Despite this, Buckland did

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Chapter Nine – Hospitals and Heaven

Feb 6th, 2014 | By

By the time the vet arrived on the scene, Ronnie was coming round under a blanket. Poor Sophia wasn’t sure if this was a good thing or not. It was pretty clear to her what the problem was and she knew that Ronnie could see too, although how much she’d remember – after falling so

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January Poems

Jan 13th, 2014 | By

My name is Hennie van Geel. I am a Dutch man, 56 years of age, married, father to 3 adult sons, grandfather to 2 granddaughters. I have always been a Pagan, I only discovered that there was a word for it in the ’80ies. I am a Druid of the Order of Bards, Ovates and

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What is “Real”?

Nov 1st, 2013 | By

All of our perceptions of reality are based upon – or extrapolated from – the product of our five physical senses. The general paradigm is “if I can see it, touch it, taste it, hear it or smell it – it must be real.” The problem with this paradigm in a shamanic context is immediately

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