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Steve Andrews out and about

In February, Moon Books author Steve Andrews was at the Wellfield Bookshop for a signing. Wellfield is a proudly independent bookstore located in Roath, Cardiff and you can follow them on Twitter – https://twitter.com/WellfieldBooks1   Steve (pictured above) was at Wellfield to promote his title Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets. This Pagan Portal combines herbalism with

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Steve Andrews out and about

In February, Moon Books author Steve Andrews was at the Wellfield Bookshop for a signing. Wellfield is a proudly independent bookstore located in Roath, Cardiff and you can follow them on Twitter – https://twitter.com/WellfieldBooks1   Steve (pictured above) was at Wellfield to promote his title Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets. This Pagan Portal combines herbalism with

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Favourite methods of divination

We asked how people prefer to approach divination, and the answers were fascinating… Julie Brett: I like nature itself or what I call “oracle walking”. Also oracle cards and home made ogham. Kate Large: Tarot for me. I got into it as a teenager, so it feels so familiar: just picking it up moves me outside my

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Old Gods New Druids

An excerpt from Robin Herne’s excellent book, Old Gods New Druids. We cannot discuss the Druids without also exploring the Celts themselves. Who were these tribal peoples who have captured the imaginations of so many people today? A widely held theory, favoured by historians like Dr Anne Ross, holds that, at some point in the

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Indie Shaman reviews

Shamanism Books is a website owned by Indie Shaman, a small ethical independent UK based organisation. Moon Books author Yvonne Ryves is a regular contributor to the Indie Shaman magazine, and they are very generous about reviewing Moon Books titles. Here’s some of the latest reviews… Merlin: Once & Future Wizard By Elen Sentier “Fascinating,

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Videos from the online Imbolc Festival

The awesome Pagan Federation disabilities team ran another online festival for Imbolc. Here are the contributions from Moon Books authors. Mabh Savage: The Anxious Witch: Maintaining a Group Connection   Robin Herne on being sociable   You can find the rest of the online event here – https://www.facebook.com/PFDisabilities/ or pick it up on the twitter feed here

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For the love of trees

The Climate Coalition’s latest ‘Show The Love’ campaign launched this February. It’s all about showing our love for nature and raising awareness of climate change. On the 12th February, many people will be wearing, making and sharing green hearts. So here’s a green heart by Nimue Brown. I asked Moon Books authors what their favourite

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Books for Bards

What is a modern Bard? The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids describes it in this way: “The Bardic stream is not simply a body of knowledge we once possessed and which we attempt to regain – it is a spiritualised mode of artistic creative consciousness which is dynamic and living – the future holds

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Steve Andrews out and about

In February, Moon Books author Steve Andrews was at the Wellfield Bookshop for a signing. Wellfield is a proudly independent bookstore located in Roath, Cardiff and you can follow them on Twitter – https://twitter.com/WellfieldBooks1   Steve (pictured above) was at Wellfield to promote his title Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets. This Pagan Portal combines herbalism with

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By Wolfsbane & Mandrake Root

New for February, this fascinating title from Melusine Draco, exploring poisonous plants and their medicinal uses. A large number of poisonous plants have beneficial uses in both domestic medicine and magic. Needless to say, when utilising a toxic plant in magic, we are adding certain extra deadly or potent energies into the mix and it

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Clear and Present Thinking

Normally, we don’t promote books we aren’t publishing, but this is an exceptional book for exceptional times, so we thought you should know about it. Clear and Present Thinking, by Brendan Myers, is going to second edition, with the intention of adding more contributors. It is a a free college-level textbook in logic and critical thinking.

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Not A Dream

In November, Moon Books author Sheena Cundy was a winner in the WUPR Pagan Music Awards. Sheena is part of the band Morrigan’s Path – readers of her novel, The Madness and The Magic will know that The Morrigan features there too. Musical and literary creativity overlap with her Paganism. The track ‘Not a Dream’ won

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New for December – Merlin: Once and Future Wizard

Elen Sentier’s very personal look at Merlin. Bestselling author Elen Sentier looks at Merlin in history and mythology and considers his continuing relevance for people today. Best known as the wizard from the Arthurian stories, Merlin has been written about for well over 1000 years and is considered to be both a magical and historical figure.

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Indie Shaman reviews

Shamanism Books is a website owned by Indie Shaman, a small ethical independent UK based organisation. Moon Books author Yvonne Ryves is a regular contributor to the Indie Shaman magazine, and they are very generous about reviewing Moon Books titles. Here’s some of the latest reviews… Merlin: Once & Future Wizard By Elen Sentier “Fascinating,

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Rachel Patterson Reviews

Here’s a set of review quotes from Kitchen witchcraft author Rachel Patterson. Rachel blogs regularly, and often takes the time to support other authors by commenting on their books.     The Coarse Witchcraft Trilogy “This book is not only truly funny – it had me laughing out loud and shaking my head in despair

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Melusine Draco considers Revealing The Green Man

A good book on this subject has been a long time coming … and using recent archaeological and historical discoveries Mark Olly reveals the development and existence of the Green Man and what his image represents to humankind – “an almost lost dark religious thread running throughout time and still underpinning the very supports of

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Rachel Patterson Reviews

Rachel Patterson is the author of many fine Kitchen Witch titles here at Moon Books – you can find out more about her work here – http://www.moon-books.net/authors/rachel-patterson Alongside writing books, Rachel also has a blog which updates frequently. She’s a generous reviewer of other people’s books. The following are quotes taken from her blog reviews. Ariadne’s

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The Druid Shaman

This review was originally posted on Philip Shallcrass’s blog as part of a much longer piece. It’s re-posted here with his kind permission. You can read the entire article here. Philip is a contributor to the anthology This Ancient Heart. Books offering sound, practical introductions to native British traditions have been available since the early

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