Posts Tagged ‘ Lucya Starza ’

Poppets & Magical Dolls – a big thanks to everyone!

Aug 31st, 2018 | By
Poppets and Magical Dolls

By Lucya Starza Today I got a lovely email from Moon Books: “Congratulations! Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls is now published.” I’m delighted that my new book is finally out on shop shelves and available to order online. However, I would not have got this far if it wasn’t for the help of

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Moon Books – New releases this month -Book Reviews to Keep You Entertained.

Aug 16th, 2018 | By

August is here, which means I am taking a break from my regular blog posts for the next two months. I know you are probably a little disappointed (I am writing this with my facetious face on.) But please be assured that I shall return with a vengeance from October onwards including a glimpse of

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Poppets and Magical Dolls – an excerpt

Aug 3rd, 2018 | By

Out this August, is Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls, by Lucya Starza.  this book explores the use of dolls for spellwork, witchcraft and seasonal celebrations and offers a history of and a practical guide to the uses of poppets and magical dolls in sympathetic magic. Here’s an excerpt from the introduction: “The title of this

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Summer Celebration with Lucya Starza

Jun 23rd, 2018 | By

Moon Books author Lucya Starza shares her thoughts on summer and celebration…. What festivals will you be attending/celebrating over the summer? Lucya: I’m not going to any public pagan camps this summer. I’m going away in August, but I want to spend the summer concentrating on my personal work and writing another book. I’m not

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Candle Magic for the Solstice Eve – A London Workshop

Jun 1st, 2018 | By
Candle Magic

On Solstice Eve I’m running a practical workshop on candle magic at Treadwell’s Bookshop. This is a wonderful time to charge and enchant our own magical flames on the night before the longest day of the year. As well as teaching how to do candle spells, I’ll be talking about ways to honour the season

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My Stall at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Conference

May 16th, 2018 | By

As an author, it is a rather wonderful feeling when you realise that you have enough books published to have a stall at a conference all to yourself. OK, it was a tiny stall, but nevertheless it was just for my books. The stall was at the annual conference of the Museum of Witchcraft and

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May the 4th Be With You! – Star Wars Day and the Jedi Faith

May 4th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic

Today is Star Wars Day – named for the pun on the words for the date May the Fourth sounding a bit like the phrase “May the Force be with you”. It is primarily a day for fans of the media franchise to celebrate their love of the movies with Star Wars-themed events and activities

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London Esoteric: A Weekend of Strangeness and Magic

Apr 12th, 2018 | By
Brompton Cemetery

To celebrate Walpurgis Night – or Witches’ Night as some like to call it – Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation are hosting London Esoteric. This two-day festival of events focusing on the weird and wonderful includes talks, workshops and concerts in the restored chapel at London’s Brompton Cemetery. Telepathy, secret societies, LSD, theremins and a

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Every Day Magic: How to use birch sap or birch water

Mar 24th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic with flowers and crystals

Birch sap, sometimes called birch water, can be tapped directly from birch trees at this time of year. It is a clear, slightly sweet liquid that can be drunk fresh or fermented. It has to be tapped at the end of winter and the start of spring, before the new green leaves bud. Make a

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Candle magic and traditions for Imbolc and Candlemas

Jan 29th, 2018 | By
Pagan Portals - Candle Magic

Imbolc, the pagan festival in early February, is often celebrated by lighting candles. The Christian festival at this time of year is called Candlemas and is also associated with candles. Here is an extract from Pagan Portals – Candle Magic about traditional and modern ways of honouring the season: Imbolc/Candlemas Pagans celebrate the first stirrings

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