Posts Tagged ‘ Minoan ’

A Minoan ritual for the end of August

Aug 11th, 2017 | By

The framework of the Modern Minoan Paganism calendar follows the (already familiar) solstices and the equinoxes, since it’s obvious from building alignments at the temple complexes, tombs, and peak sanctuaries that the ancient Minoans held them sacred and had festivals and rituals on those dates. But there are a couple of bits that aren’t found

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Reviews for Ariadne’s Thread

Jul 21st, 2017 | By

Ariadne’s Thread by Laura Perry explores Minoan Paganism and how it can be drawn on for modern Pagan practice. Queen’s Sword recently reviewed Ariadne’s thread alongside the Minoan Tarot set that Laura created. They said: “he book is a combination of a cultural reference book and one ritual-script for Pagans. If you’re a Pagan, a

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Laura Perry: Finding My Path

Apr 23rd, 2017 | By

It’s been quite a roundabout path that has finally brought me to Modern Minoan Paganism. My first “Aha!” moment occurred during a high school art history class, when my teacher showed us a photo of the Bull Leaper fresco from Knossos. I remember getting goosebumps and having something “click” in the back of my mind.

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The House of the Double Axe

May 21st, 2016 | By

An excerpt from Laura Perry’s book on Minoan spirituality: Ariadne’s Thread When we think of Crete, among the many images that come to mind is the famed labyrinth, the maze Theseus encountered in his heroic adventure to defeat the Minotaur. But this superficial depiction of the tale of the goddess Ariadne and her initiate reveals only the surface of

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Arty authors

Apr 11th, 2016 | By

Several of our Moon Books authors are also fantastic artists. Yvonne Ryves  recently finished a Colour Pencil Certificate with the London Art College. Her blog offers an insight into the way a picture progresses, so do have a look at how this beautiful piece Yvonne is the author of Shaman Pathways – Web of Life.

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Christmas with Dionysos

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By

By Laura Perry You’ve probably seen those memes that depict the many deities whose birthdays coincide with Christmas and whose attributes are startlingly similar to Jesus’. Please understand, I have no quarrel with Jesus, though I could do without some of his followers. He is one of a long line of gods who remind us

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Mystery at Midsummer, Minoan Style

Jun 21st, 2015 | By

By Laura Perry Mystery plays were a big part of life in the ancient world, when people’s seasonal work was punctuated throughout the year by sacred festivals of all sorts. What on earth is a mystery play? It’s not a whodunit, like a modern murder mystery. In the case of mystery plays, the word takes

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