Posts Tagged ‘ ancestors ’

Celebrating the Ancestors

Nov 3rd, 2018 | By

  The Journey We battled our way past the hordes of zombies and demons racing down the street towards us as we started our trek to Tout Quarry for the Clan Dolmen Samhain ceremony. Fortunately for us they were only interested in what lay behind the welcoming doors along Wakeham. We were wrapped up well

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What is Remembered, Lives: Practices of Devotion

Oct 20th, 2018 | By

de·vo·tion /dəˈvōSH(ə)n 1. love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause. 2. religious worship or observance. If what is remembered, lives, then remember I must. At this Samhain time, I take inventory of how I have cared for my dead — how I have faltered and how I have been present. As there

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Remember Victims of Violence at the Hungry Ghost Festival

Sep 5th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic

Today is the Festival of Hungry Ghosts. In the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic, Janet Boyer wrote this entry about the festival for 5 September. Janet also suggested lighting incense as an offering for those who have met a violent or tragic end. She said: On the 15th day of the 7th lunar calendar,

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Ancestor of Place

Dec 31st, 2017 | By

By Imelda Almqvist Without our ancestors we would not be here. – This is a very simple truth, but one we forget or gloss over in Western society. For indigenous or tribal peoples the honouring of ancestors is at the very heart of of community life. Without the gifts and blessings of our ancestors we

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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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Books of Ancestry

Mar 27th, 2017 | By

The ancestors – however we are moved to envisage them – are an important part of the spiritual world of many Pagans. Ancestors are also a complicated, challenging lot! Most modern Pagans have generations of Christian ancestors behind them. Not all of us feel a connection with our immediate blood ancestry, some of us are

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New for March – Whispers from the Earth

Mar 6th, 2016 | By

This March we are delighted to introduce Taz Thornton. Taz is a shamanic healer, workshop leader and crafter of sacred ceremonial items, including rattles, medicine bags, dance staffs, medicine jewellery and the ‘Shaman Stones’ personal guidance system. The first review we had in for Whispers from the Earth compared the writing to Rudyard Kipling. You can

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New from Moon Books – This Ancient Heart

Oct 30th, 2015 | By

This Ancient Heart: Landscape, Ancestor, Self Bringing together leading spiritual and academic thinkers in order to explore the threefold relationship between landscape, ancestor, and self. 13 authors explore the threefold relationship between the landscape, the ancestors and ourselves. By focussing upon the essentials that shape Pagan and Heathen identity, this book reveals the connective pathways

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Seasons of the dead

Oct 28th, 2015 | By

By Nimue Brown Halloween looms. All Hallows Night, all Souls Night is the day before All Hallows Day, or All Saints Day. It’s an important moment in the Catholic Christian calendar. That it’s the same night as the Celtic festival of Samhain probably isn’t a coincidence. But then, with 365 days in a year and

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