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 →

Friday Foraging 15

A snuffle in the undergrowth - is it a badger? A fox? Nope, just me with another Friday Foraging! In no particular order, here we go: Country Living magazine has a feature on "Witch markings", those strangely beautiful graffiti sigils found in medieval and early-modern barns, churches and rural buildings: 6 things you need to... 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 animism of tidying up

"The first thing I do when I visit a client's home is to greet their house. I kneel formally on the floor in the centre of the house and address the house in my mind...I ask for help in creating a space where the family can enjoy a happier life. Then I bow." - Marie... 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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