Posts Tagged ‘ urban ’

Brendan Howlin Video

Jul 20th, 2018 | By

In this video, Moon Books author Brendan Howlin talks to Legalise Freedom about urban Druidry   Brendan Howlin is a Druid grade member of the order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD). He has been a Senior International Tutor for Bards and Ovates for 14 years, and Science Correspondent for Touchstone, the journal of OBOD

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What is an Ovate?

Jul 15th, 2018 | By

According to the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD), “In ancient times an Ovate was a prophet, seer, healer and diviner. In modern times, an Ovate is one who studies or practices herbalism, healing and divination within a Druidic context, or who has entered the Ovate level of training within a Druid Order.” You

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Excerpt from The Urban Ovate

Jun 26th, 2018 | By

Pagan Portals – The Urban Ovate, continues the process started by Brendan Howlin in The Handbook of Urban Druidy by moving deeper into the life of an urban ovate. “So now that you have learned to be present in your life, what next I hear you ask? How can I enrich my life even more

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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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Snowfall and Sunshine

Dec 12th, 2017 | By

I’m more of a Moon Gal. Always have been really. I think all womyn are, generally speaking. So imagine my surprise when I woke this morning to the big bright sun shining on what’s left of the snow that fell over the weekend and gasped at the beauty of it all. Blinding, certainly, but sunlight

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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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New for November – The Urban Ovate

Nov 7th, 2016 | By

Pagan Portals – The Urban Ovate, continues the process started by Brendan Howlin in The Handbook of Urban Druidy by moving deeper into the life of an urban ovate. This is a handbook of psychological Druidry, and an ideal text for anyone studying on the OBOD course. Author Brendan Howlin is a mentor for The

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The Urban Ovate, reviewed

Sep 19th, 2016 | By

A review from Dr Frank Malone…  Druid Mirth Over the last couple of years I have much enjoyed the Pagan Portals series from Moon Books. They are very brief introductions to a wide range of topics. Usually around eighty pages, they can theoretically be read in one sitting. I would not recommend that though. The

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Urban Nature Mystic – equinox reflections

Oct 22nd, 2015 | By

September – Autumn Equinox, or the Trick in Finding the Green By Rebecca Beattie The trick to being an Urban Nature Mystic, for me, is in finding walks that are the right length. Some footpaths are a bit of a tease; they give you a glimpse of the kind of untamed nature you are looking

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Books for Urban Pagans

Sep 30th, 2015 | By

As a nature based religion, books on Paganism can seem to assume that you’re living in wilder or more rural places with access to plants, creatures and landscapes. The reality is that most western people are not rural. Moon Books offers three books explicitly for urban Pagans. The Handbook of Urban Druidry by Brendan Howlin Druidry

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