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Yvonne Aburrow at Wayland's Smithy

Interview with Yvonne Aburrow

An interview with our latest author, Yvonne Aburrow, whose new book, Dark Mirror: the Inner Work of Witchcraft is available for pre-order from the Doreen Valiente Foundation online shop. Emlyn:       What inspired you to write these second editions of your earlier works? Yvonne:      I had written more articles in the same vein as the […]

Dark Mirror: the Inner Work of Witchcraft, by Yvonne Aburrow

Dark Mirror – the inner work of witchcraft

This is a book about how to relate your witchcraft practice to everyday concerns; living comfortably in your body; how to be at peace with yourself so you can help others. It is about the inner work of ritual: what happens on an inner level while the outer forms of ritual (gesture, movement, and speech) are going on. It enables you to develop more effective rituals by thinking about how ritual works.

Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton

The Triumph of the Moon

by Ronald Hutton We were honoured to have Ronald Hutton at our inaugural event at the Centre For Pagan Studies in 1995. At that time Ronald had been working on this book for a while and his presentation was based on work towards the book, which he had already decided to give the title “The […]

Newsletter 2020 Beltane to Midsummer Season

  GREETINGS FROM THE CENTRE FOR PAGAN STUDIES! We’re writing today with an update on the fast-approaching season of online “Kitchen Table Talks” and we’re very excited to announce the speakers and talks for the first block in the list. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to send us a proposal – we literally wouldn’t have […]

Pan for Doreen by Marc Potts

Building Bridges Between Different Practices & Traditions of Witchcraft By Thorn Nightwind

Building Bridges Between Different Practices & Traditions of Witchcraft By Thorn NightWind Horsa Tradition & Sacred Pentagraph Tradition “The most unexplained fact about witchcraft today is that it is a religion with a serious schismatic problem; there are almost as many causes for dissension here as in the Protestant faith.” -Sybil Leek, 1971. One of […]

The Powers of Witch Blog post #2 of 3

For part #1 please visit here Let’s start by dispelling the romance or fantasy, this is not going to be a list of powers from a dungeons and dragons manual or from a list of superhero powers. Though I feel this is another thing often not gone into too much. This is because as in […]

Labyrinths in the Sand

It started with just one word…”labyrinth” I was drifting off to sleep, in that liminal space between wakefulness and that delicious surrender to sleep, when I heard it “Labyrinth!” I had been having a late-night ‘messenger’ online talk with my partner-in-paganism, Willow Moon.  She was on a mission to learn about Cerridwen, and all things […]