Posts Tagged ‘ Mabh Savage ’

Celtic Witchcraft Chapter 8

Jun 10th, 2015 | By

By Mabh Savage Splendid Poison Celtic Triad- Three occasions for one to speak falsehood without excuse: to save the life of one who is innocent, to keep the peace among neighbours, and to preserve the Wise and their crafts. Left: A stone near Killala, County Mayo, with Ogham writing upon it. Image courtesy of Wikimedia

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Jack and the Queen: The Maypole

May 1st, 2015 | By

by Mabh Savage Just before the spring equinox my best friend and I went away to Nottinghamshire. On our way back from a delightful trek around Sherwood forest, we stopped in a tiny village called Wellow. Wellow consists of a few houses, a couple of very old, very nice pubs and standing proud in the

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Celtic Witchcraft Chapter 7- Between Cauldron and Club

Apr 14th, 2015 | By

By Mabh Savage Celtic Triad- There are three things that are never at rest in anyone: the heart in working, the breath in moving, and the soul in purposing. Every witch has their tools. Some may have shelves filled with crystals, ornaments and herbs. Some may have nothing but a piece of clothing that has

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Blood in the Spring

Apr 3rd, 2015 | By

By Mabh Savage The woman at the door is trying to push a pamphlet into my hand. I deftly avoid this and politely ask her what it’s about. ‘It’s your personal invitation to the memorial of Jesus Christ’s death.’ Genuinely, for a brief moment, I think ‘Gosh, an anti-Christian group!’ Then I remember Easter, and

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Alban Eilir: Time of the Hare

Mar 21st, 2015 | By

by Mabh Savage Anyone can celebrate the Equinox. Why? Because it’s not a religious celebration; it is an astronomical certainty. The Earth will change position so that the Sun appears to hover over the equator, making night equal day; light equal dark. Of course, this year, that’s not quite true. Throwing down the gauntlet to

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Celtic Witchcraft Chapter 6

Feb 18th, 2015 | By

By Mabh Savage Wild Spirit Animals and magic: it’s an association as old as the hills. Modern media portrays the witch and her familiar; normally a cat, but often a bird, a toad or similar. Sadly, in the witch trials of the 16th and 17th century, it was normal for a close relationship with a

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News for February

Feb 2nd, 2015 | By

Mabh Savage is in the latest edition of Brigid’s Fire magazine wherein she talks about Brigid as Lady of Song. She also has a herbal column in Pagan Pages and has co-hosted a global group writing a ‘Song for Hekate’ which was completed this new moon just gone with the Covenant of Hekate. Members all across the world

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Celtic Witchcraft, Chapter Five

Dec 18th, 2014 | By

by Mabh Savage An Elemental Thing… Magic, and therefore witchcraft, is intrinsically intertwined with the elements. In most western traditions, we look to the four ‘classical’ elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. These are often associated with the respective cardinal points of the compass: north, east, south and west. In Wicca and associated paths,

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Colour me Red (and Black and White…)

Oct 24th, 2014 | By

We’ve examined how to feel the turn of the world around us. Now it’s time to look at some of the detail. Let’s get a bit closer to the magic surrounding us every day. Colour is a fundamental part of our modern world, used in signs, warnings, adverts, clothes and more to send a multitude

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Moon Book folk and the Pagan Federation

Sep 28th, 2014 | By

At more than forty years of age, the Pagan Federation is a highly influential, longstanding Pagan organisation. With its network of moots and activists, rare is the longstanding Pagan in the UK who hasn’t had some contact with them over the years. It will come as little surprise then, that many Moon Books authors have histories

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