Book review: Bird Therapy

Harkness, Joe. Bird Therapy. Unbound, 2019. "Stripping back my senses to engage with the simplistic beauty of nature has fostered an intrisically mindful approach to every moment spent outdoors. These times of connection and reflection have given me opportunities to understand myself and my thoughts in non-judgemental and restorative environments" - Joe Harkness. Bird Therapy... Continue Reading →

Book review: Queer Magic

Prower, Tomas. Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around the World. Llewellyn, 2018. As it's Pride Month, it seems a good time to do a review of Queer Magic, a book which takes you on a journey around the world and across the centuries to explore the intersection between LGBT+ people and magical practices... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Wisdom of Birch, Oak and Yew

Billington, Penny. The Wisdom of Birch, Oak and Yew: Connect to the Magic of Trees for Guidance and Transformation. Llewellyn, 2015. Penny Billington is one of the most experienced, knowledgeable and interesting Druids I have had the pleasure to meet. Her Druidry is a magical blend of down to earth practicality and thoughtful philosophy, which... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Path of Paganism

Beckett, John (2017). The Path of Paganism: An experience-based guide to modern Pagan practice. Woodbury, MN, Llewellyn Publications. John Beckett is an OBOD and ADF Druid and has years of experience not just studying and writing about Paganism, but living it daily, and it shows. His blog, Under the Ancient Oaks on Patheos, is one... Continue Reading →

The Wind in the Willows

"With his ear to the reed stems he caught, at intervals, something of what the wind went whispering so constantly among them." - Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows. There are some books which stay with you. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame was in a way my introduction to Paganism, not... Continue Reading →

Book Reviews

Something I hope to become a regular feature here on the site is reviews of books I've read on a Pagan or similar theme, including ecology, science, mythology, poetry and more. I've heard it said that if Christians are "people of the book" then Pagans are "people of the library" and it's true that we... Continue Reading →

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