Southern Cunning is a journey through the folklore of the American South and a look at the power these stories hold for modern witches.
The Ritual of Writing explores the connection between writing and ritual in Pagan spirituality. Focusing upon practical tasks, it begins by helping readers create a piece of writing connected to the Wheel of the Year and honouring a seasonal festival, taking them step by step through the process. There is a key element of working with the spirit of place, wherever the reader is in the world. The book also considers other ways in which writing can inform spiritual practice, discussing elements such as poetry, non-fiction and ritual work. Practical throughout, with developmental tasks at each stage, The Ritual of Writing helps the reader build skill and confidence and to find their own writing voice.
Rewriting the Goddess
I’m excited that Andrew Anderson’s first book – The Ritual of Writing – is coming out this month from Moon Books. Partly I’m excited because I’ve already read it and know it to be really good. I’m also excited because in Andrew, we have a new Druid author with interesting ideas and I’m keen to see what he does next.
The baby leaves of spinach are yummy in salads, the larger older leaves are best cooked and frozen spinach works very well in all sorts of recipes. Another vegetable that brings heap loads of sexual energy and fertility (seriously how do we get through the day without jumping on each other?) Spinach also has a huge amount of energy and strength…just like Popeye.
Pagan Portals - The First Sisters: Lilith and Eve by Lady Haight-Ashton explores sacred femininity. In this excerpt from the book’s introduction, Lady Haight-Ashton gives us a sense of her purposes in writing this Pagan Portal.
A perennial plant that is part of the onion family, the long slender green ‘tubes’ have a very oniony taste and the purple flowers are not only pretty but edible too.
We GATHERed in the park to celebrate the Spring Equinox and I found myself, unexpectedly, “all of a tremble”. My words came out jumbled, my thoughts were uncertain and intentions and ideas that had been so clear to me before became obscured. I began to worry that those who had chosen to gather with me would be left feeling similarly confused and unsure.
A spring vegetable and a flowering perennial and we all know about the asparagus being an aphrodisiac and quite possibly because, let’s face it…this vegetable looks like a willy.