image of Irish girl on horse, with extract of prayer to GoddessEpona

Invocation to Epona December 18/2020

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 […]

Yvonne Aburrow at Wayland's Smithy

Interview with Yvonne Aburrow – Her books Dark Mirror and The Night Journey

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Horse Goddess Called “Epona”

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 […]

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 […]