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Wicca, a modern religion in an old robe

Morgana looks at the impact of cultural influences and how Wicca has developed in Europe over the last 50+ years. Lees verder

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Review: The Liminal Odyssey

This ‘Interfaith’ journey of meetings and encounters with many other people, is also a reference guide describing the 12 skills outlined throughout the book. Lees verder

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Review: The Golden Bubble

A book of inspiring pathworkings and rituals rooted in Jean’s experience of humanist psychology, Paganism and the natural world.  Lees verder

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Celebrating 25-YEARS PFI /Pagan Federation International.

From a district of PF in 1997, PFI became an Affiliated Organisation of PF. In 2005 the PFI Foundation (Stichting) was established in the Netherlands and officially became a legal entity in its own right. An overview of its history in photos. Lees verder

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Death – by Dave Bracey

If we did not die then there would be no imperative to do anything now, since we would have Eternity to complete it. Life would not be worth getting out of bed for. Lees verder

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Gerald Gardner and Indonesian influences

Gerald Gardner lived in Malaysia where he compiled a book on ’the Kris and other Malay weapons’. Morgana shares experiences of her visit to Indonesia, and what she has learned about the Kris and indigenous practices. Lees verder

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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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