Posts Tagged ‘ magic ’

Standing and not Falling – an excerpt

Jun 25th, 2019 | By

Here’s an excerpt from the introduction to Lee Morgan’s sorcerous primer – Standing and Not Falling… My first teacher was hardline about a lot of things. It was his belief that you couldn’t practise witchcraft, or any type of occultism for that matter, if you were suffering from mental illness or addiction. Like many purists

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Magic is a Hard, Gritty Thing (Part II)

Oct 6th, 2018 | By

Last month, I wrote about what everyday magic looks like and how magic demands hard work to manifest things.  This month, I offer you a more poetic exploration of the same themes: I asked for a new life. In return, I had to bury my seed so deep in the earth it kissed Hell.  It

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Magic Is a Hard, Gritty Thing (Part I)

Sep 8th, 2018 | By

With my book coming out in just a few short months, I’ve decided to write a few blog posts exploring the heart and soul of Everyday Enchantments, my writing life, and my life life: Everyday Magic. This is the term I use to explore the mysticism inherent in our daily lives, the sacred simple pleasures that heal the soul, and the radical

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Aug 9th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic with flowers and crystals

Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This annual event to honour the indigenous people of the world was inaugurated in 1994 and is observed on 9 August every year. It is a time to consider the issues and problems faced by indigenous people, who have frequently found their lands, customs and beliefs

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The first copies of Poppets and Magical Dolls go on sale

Jul 16th, 2018 | By

By Lucya Starza Here’s a photo of me signing copies of my latest book Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls at a launch event at Treadwell’s last Saturday. The book isn’t officially published until August, but Moon Books arranged for some early copies to go on sale at the central London bookshop in time

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Poppet Magic – workshop and book signing in London

Jul 1st, 2018 | By
Poppets and Magical Dolls

Treadwell’s Bookshop in Bloomsbury, London, is offering a double dose of poppet magic on Saturday 14 July. First I’m teaching a mini-workshop called Poppets in Practical Magic. After that I’ll be signing copies of Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls at the very first launch event for my new book. The book signing is completely

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Excerpt from Aubry’s Dog

May 21st, 2018 | By

Aubry’s Dog, by Melusine Draco, is a practical and essential guide to using canine magical energies. Aubry of Montdidier was murdered in 1371, in the forest of Bondy. His dog, Dragon, showed a most unusual hatred to a man named Richard of Macaire, always snarling and ready to fly at his throat whenever he appeared. Suspicion

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Honeysuckle: A Flower for May

May 20th, 2018 | By

What a sweet name, conjuring images of bees and summer and jewel-like flowers dripping with nectar, while butterflies gorge themselves on the sugary goodness. According to, honeysuckle is a Beltane flower, which makes sense as I remember the intricate blooms beginning to open in my grandparents’ yard around this time of year. We would

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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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Magical Things I Did This Beltane

May 16th, 2018 | By

Magic comes to us all in different ways, from a whisper on the wind to the greatest transformative experience. This Beltane was a relatively quiet affair with family, so today I’m reflecting on how magic came to me this May Day. These are the things that changed me in ways big and small, or simply

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