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Author: Moira

Yule Open Ritual for all

Yule Open Ritual for all

Yule celebration and ritual Open Ritual – yourself, your children, dog/cat/friend/grannie included Bring … drums, candles, incense, wellies, picnic, rugs, chairs, food and drink to share, chants, poems for the season… Expect – an interactive ritual, mead, labyrinth, feasting and friendship Cost – Ritual is completely free but 50p donations to my costs are very welcome to ensure I can keep on doing this. Dress – whatever you like, robes, fancy dress, jeans,raincoat, gloves Meet at 2pm on time at…

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Witchfest!

Witchfest!

This year I’ve been invited to give a talk and have a book signing session at the amazing Witchfest International. I will be speaking on the subject of Independent Witchcraft – Exploring how independent, eclectic witches can develop covens or solitary practice complete with initiations and training. Ritual, magic, path-working, dancing, drumming, tears and laughter – it’s all there waiting for you! Independent witchcraft is for anyone who can’t find or doesn’t want to follow the Wiccan route – come…

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Spell Craft Workshop

Spell Craft Workshop

A practical introduction to witchcraft spell working,- find out how to work spells in a witches circle using natural energy to create powerful healing, candle magic, charm bags and talismans. Saturday 12th November 1.00 pm till 3.30pm Advance bookings £13 phone Spirit Gifts to Book: 01623 237600 Venue: Spirit Gifts, Tuxford Road, Ollerton (Notts)

Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh

It’s that time of year once more when nature shows off in all its splendour and abundance. Crops are growing up well in the fields just down the road from my house and the forest is full of bird song, brambles, flowers and budding berries. In days to come there will be foraging trips for making wines, cordials, jams and chutneys while my friend’s front garden is full of chammomile flowers and her greenhouse plants are thriving from the sunshine…

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Pagan Etiquette – Guidelines for Happy Events!

Pagan Etiquette – Guidelines for Happy Events!

Pagan Etiquette for Oldies and Newbies The pagan and witchcraft community used be pretty small but over the last thirty years or so has grown to be a large and vibrant community with hundreds of events, open rituals, festivals, conferences and moots popping up all over the country. With this increase in the numbers of people organising and attending events, there are usually at least a few who are very new to it all and taking their first steps on…

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Beltane

Beltane

Just six weeks ago we celebrated the spring equinox with friends and families in the chilly March wind and here we are already approaching the start of summer. Beltane has always been a turning point in the Wheel of the Year for me and although I often say I don’t have a favourite among the Sabbats, if I did, it would be Beltane.

Witchcraft and Wicca, Living Witchraft and The Witch’s Journey.

Witchcraft and Wicca, Living Witchraft and The Witch’s Journey.

Witchcraft and Wicca Magazine. I am delighted to say that I will have an article on being a crafty witch published in the forthcoming edition of the magazine, Witchcraft and Wicca, (Children of Artemis)complete with a few photographs of my Goddess poppets and the aura and space cleansing sprays I make. The Witch’s Journey has had incredibly high praise from one of the UK’s leading witchcraft organisations, the Children of Artemis.

Imbolc

Imbolc

Today marks the pagan festival of Imbolc, The snow has mostly cleared and the first shoots of new growth is breaking through the ground, the sun shines down through frosty branches and we gather in the woods to celebrate the end of winter. The Goddess Bridgid/Bride/Brighit is a blacksmith, a midwife, a healer and poet and a young, maiden Goddess of light and laughter and joy. Today we honour Her as the Calleach of winter returns to her cave and…

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Goddess Poppet Knitting Pattern

Goddess Poppet Knitting Pattern

I have often downloaded knitting patterns for free from the internet and some of them have been superb. In return I’ve now done one of my own. I’ve been making these Goddess dolls for years – most of my female friends have one in their home somewhere. The idea behind the doll is to create a unique poppet that can be a representation of the Goddess for your altar – knitted in different colours and decorated for each season or…

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