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Astral Magic – Marsilio Ficino

In the fifteenth century Marsilio Ficino was the most active and important translator of works from Greek into Latin. His way of working astral magic included the cosmic harmony of the universe into the practice of natural magic. Lees verder

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NeoPaganism, Divine Immanence, and the Sacred Feminine

Today the NeoPagan community is deeply divided over issues of sexual identity and gender. In all this turmoil, the feminine, a term long central to who we are, is never mentioned. It is being dissolved into sex and gender. But ’the feminine’ is neither. Lees verder

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Review: Queens of the Wild

Prof. Ronald Hutton looks closely at four main figures: Mother Earth, the Fairy Queen, the Mistress of the Night, and the Old Woman of Gaelic tradition. He makes the compelling case that these goddess figures did not descend from the pre-Christian ancient world yet have nothing Christian about them. Lees verder

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Review: Baba Yaga’s Book of Witchcraft

Madame Pamita, an Ukrainian witch living in the USA, gives Baba Yaga a voice: the voice of her ancestors. Reading this book, Ishtar saw many similarities to her own practice. Lees verder

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Review: Here Be Magick – The People and Practices of the Coven of Atho

An account of ‘eccentricity and Witchcraft in the 1950s and 60s’, in the persons of Charles Cardell and Ray Howard. It explores their fascinating lives and examines their writings and relationships with other witches including Gerald Gardner and Doreen Valiente. Lees verder

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Review: The Temple Priestesses of Antiquity

Little detailed information about the Northern European Temple Priestesses has been preserved, and mostly by male writers from their own cultural perspective. The author tries to fill in the gaps by asking a lot of questions, and speculating about the answers. Lees verder

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Review: The world of Stonehenge

Book accompanying the exhibition ‘The World of Stonehenge’ in the British Museum in London. Lees verder

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Editorial – Beltane 2022

The world should be reunited in an attempt to stop the worst effects of climate change. Maybe nature religions can bring inspiration. Lees verder

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Review: The Witch’s Path

This book was born out of ’those bumps that arise throughout a Witch’s life’ and is for everyone but the absolute beginner. It deals with the basics and with more complicated subjects and gives sound advise on four levels. Lees verder

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Review: Wild Once

Vivianne Crowley invites the reader to places of wild magic, to experience what it is to open ourselves to the universe and to the myriad of energies that surround us. Lees verder

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