Maandelijks archief: november 2014

The Underworld in the Basque Mythology

The concept of the Underworld is to be found in many cultures and their myths. In Basque mythology it is believed that there are vast regions inside the earth, where rivers of milk flow; but they are unreachable for men as long as they live on the surface. Lees verder

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Volle maan van de Klif

Eén keer per jaar beklim ik de Westerveldse Bult (de voormalige vuilstort van Zwolle) om daar mijn verhaal te doen, mijn dank uit te spreken en mijn wens voor het komende jaar uit te spreken of hulp te vragen. Lees verder

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The Underworld

Hallowe’en is the turning point, the ‘bringing back to the essence’, at which we celebrate the dying of the old year and the conception of the new year, or the reaffirmation of life. It involves the descent into the Underworld. In virtually all the mythologies there is an underworld, a place in which we are often judged and purified and after a period of rest, resurrected. Lees verder

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Review: The 2015 GBG ‘Year and a Day’ Calendar

Since 2010, the GBG ‘Year and a Day’ calendar project has shared photos, news clippings and quotes from Gerald Gardner and the early High Priestesses. The 2015 issue offers some photos you have not seen before. Lees verder

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Review: Ameth – The Life and Times of Doreen Valiente

A sizeable picture of this remarkable lady, full of interesting details of Doreen’s life and ideas and with some interesting images. Lees verder

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Review: The Witches’ Herbal

Guide to the subject of magical herbalism in three parts: a concise history, a comprehenisve A-Z herbal and plant glossary and British trees. Lees verder

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Review: Witchcraft in Yorkshire

Facsimile of the 1973 book which was an early effort by one of the first publicly announced practitioners to contribute to a fuller picture of the witch, and of witchcraft. Lees verder

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Reviews: Beyond the Broomstick

For no particular reason we have never published reviews of this booklet by our own Morgana before. Better late than never! Now the book is available in several languages. Lees verder

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Review: Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland 1500-1800

This historical study of witchcraft trials and demonology in early modern Poland goes behind the trials to discover narratives of the accused people (women). Lees verder

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Review: When a Pagan Prays

Part research, part an experiential tale of what happened when Druid Nimue Brown started to explore prayer as a personal practice. Lees verder

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