Posts Tagged ‘ Kevan Manwaring ’

The Secret Commonwealth

May 15th, 2018 | By

Moon Books author Kevan Manwaring (The Way of Awen, Turning the Wheel) has just launched a site exploring the life and work of Robert Kirk. Here’s a bit from the site explaining Kirk to those unfamiliar with him: “The Reverend Robert Kirk (1644-1692) is a fascinating, but problematic figure within folklore studies. He has probably

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Inside the wheel

Dec 27th, 2017 | By

Here’s a little bit of seasonal philosophy from Kevan Manwaring’s Turning the wheel. This is an excellent book which explores seasonal celebration in the UK – it’s a lovely mix of folklore, paganism and personal experience. “I walked a full circle around Solsbury, considering how Yule means ‘wheel’. I came to the turf maze cut

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Silbury Hill Field Notes

Nov 25th, 2017 | By

In Turning the Wheel, bard on a bike Kevan Manwaring explores seasonal celebration in the British landscape. November finds him at Silbury Hill… Silbury Hill (Field Notes) The circle of the sun is shining down as I sit on my ‘time machine’ (Triumph Legend, 2001) looking at Silbury Hill (2400 BCE), sipping a cup of

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Seasonal Wild Sleeping

Sep 17th, 2017 | By

In Turning the Wheel, Bard and author Kevan Manwaring spends a year exploring the British landscape, seasonal festivities and folklore. Here’s an early September moment and some notes on wild sleeping… Feeling I had honoured Boreas, I went to the ‘Hermit’s Cell’, the remains of a roundhouse nearby: a low circular enclosure of stones, with

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Autumn of your life

Aug 15th, 2017 | By

When we talk about the seasons in a Pagan context, we often tie them to life stages, as we see the patterns of our existence reflected in the wheel of the year.  As we move into late summer and turn towards autumn, this time of year has particular resonance with middle age. We may start

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Traditional activities for July

Jul 9th, 2017 | By

July is a month that doesn’t have a wheel of the year festival in it, and in terms of folklore and seasonal activities can seem a bit empty. However, poke around a bit, and there are all kinds of small scale local things to be found outside of the famous festivals… Here’s a July excerpt

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Cheese rolling for Pagans

Jun 7th, 2017 | By

Cheese rolling is one of the longstanding folk traditions of Gloucestershire, UK. Here’s a description of the event taken from Kevan Manwaring’s Turning The Wheel: “Every year in late May a group of (mostly) strangers throw themselves down a steep hill in pursuit of a round of cheese. The now famous cheese rolling that takes

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Out and about with Kevan Manwaring

May 19th, 2017 | By

Moon Books author Kevan Manwaring has two titles with us – The Way of Awen, and Turning the Wheel. He’s a longstanding champion of the bardic path, and of course traditional bardcraft means performance. He’s written at length on his blog about the relationship between performance work and his writing – Kevan will be out

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Videos from the online Beltain Festival

May 9th, 2017 | By

The PF disabilities team have been running online festivals for a year now! It’s something Moon Books authors have been supporting. The Girl on Wheels by Siusaidh Ceanadach   Relationships, with Robin Herne   Bone of our Bone – ancestral relationships with Kevan Manwaring    

Padstow May Day

Apr 25th, 2017 | By

Wondering what to do for May Day? Here’s an excerpt from Kevan Manwaring’s Turning The Wheel… There is no better place to be in England on May Day than Padstow in North Cornwall, where every May 1st for many years (no one knows exactly how long it has been celebrated here, but it is probably

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