Posts Tagged ‘ Melusine Draco ’

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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Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living

May 11th, 2018 | By

Spring might be just around the corner but for all those pagan folk living in towns and cities it might seem a long way off if we don’t know how to look for it. Weekends are a constant battle with family commitments, domestic chores and socialising. It’s no wonder that the urban witch has little time or

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The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery – The definitive guide to the mysterious, the magical and the supernatural Compiled by Mélusine Draco I’m often asked which of all my books has given me the most satisfaction and I can say without hesitation it would be The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery which I’d compiled over the years for

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Excerpt from the Dictionary of Mystery & Magic

Apr 8th, 2018 | By

  This excerpt is taken from the introduction to Melusine Draco’s magical dictionary: “Every good reference book is both a product and a reflection of its time. The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is not just another compendium or dictionary of occultism: it is a jumping-off point for further research. Here, the reader will find

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Reviews from Melusine Draco

Dec 10th, 2017 | By

Melusine Draco has been reviewing books that she considers relevant for students of British Old Craft. Here’s some of the Moon books titles that she’s identified… The Healing Power of Celtic Plants, by Angela Paine. “It is often said that Magic is a blend of Science and Art and ‘Healing Power of Celtic Plants’ is

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The 32 Days of Yuletide

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By

An extract from Have A Cool Yule: How to survive (and enjoy) the Mid-Winter Festival. It is unwise to lay down the law over the exact number of days required to celebrate the pagan Mid-Winter Festival, but needless to say it renders the seasonal song The Twelve Days of Christmas redundant. By the time the

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Excerpt from Have A Cool Yule

Nov 11th, 2017 | By

Towards the end of the year the internet is full of pagan postings bemoaning the fact that they hate Christmas. How all the pagan meaning has been profaned and announcing that they will be holed up in solitary misery until all the commercially decadent festivities are over – all of which sadly demonstrates a complete

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New for November – Have a Cool Yule

Nov 5th, 2017 | By

Christmas is not reliably a happy time for Pagans. As planet-lovers, the gross consumption, the waste of food, the gifts bought to be thrown away can be deeply depressing. There’s also the lingering feeling that this used to be our festival and that we lost it/ had it taken from us. Although in fairness, the

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The story behind Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living

Jul 11th, 2017 | By

By Melusine Draco Every book has a story behind the story of how it came to be written. It may be about a life-long passion, a personal journey, the need to share an experience or knowledge. It may have been fermenting in the brain for years, or sprung fully formed from a blinding epiphany. Whether

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Author insights – Melusine Draco

Mar 17th, 2017 | By

When did you first realise you wanted to write? When I was still in secondary school and was told by the career’s officer not to talk stupid. She suggested I went to work for British Rail instead! What was your first book? My first novel was ‘Whittlewood’ in the modern horror genre, which was published

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