Hail! Mother EPONA Great Horse Goddess of my heart, ride swiftly and gather the lost souls unto You, You who hold the keys to the other-world. Enfold them all in your loving embrace, You who are the Mother of the world. Ancient One of the distant plains, Take thy kinfolk home, Let their spirits forever […]
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 […]
We recently announced the publication of Dark Mirror: the Inner Work of Witchcraft. Here’s what a few of our reviewers had to say about it.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
And many more, with voices made.
To differentiate between the players.
And ‘Is it my line?’as we try
Two people to make all voices cry
In a Midsummer nights dream.
I stood at the edge of Llyn Tegid, the cauldron of Cerridwen, in the absolute freezing cold, the icy winds beating the spray onto my face, and this feeling that I wanted to just stop time, because no matter how long I had, it wasn’t enough. As I stood there, I could hear echos of […]
This Article is about the Gaulish Horse Goddess Epona, written for the Centre For Pagan Studies by Elaine Hindle The name Epona comes from Iron Age Gaulish. The word Epos means horse in Gaulish and derives from a proto-Indo- European root Gaulish: “os’ is the male ending and ‘a’ being the female ending. Personal names […]
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 […]