Yvonne Aburrow and Bob Houghton chat about magical tools and how they have developed over time. From the first lunar calendar to the latest crystal wand, humans have always used tools in their magical practices. We will consider why we need magical tools, and look at the development of magical tools through the ages, from […]
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.
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 […]
I was inspired to write a blog about my personal and also our coven’s feelings and love for the Great Mother Goddess, or “Magna Mater” after re-reading the excellent book, “Evoking the Primal Goddess” by William G. Gray. Many of the points Gray makes in his book match up with what I have discovered of […]
During the Occult-boom of the 1960s, in America, two individuals stood out amongst the rest: Sybil Leek of the Horsa Covenant and Anton LaVey of the Church of Satan. (1) Unless you were heavily involved already in the Occult community, no one read or cared who Gerald Gardner was, nor who Ray Buckland was at […]
This interview was conducted by Richard Levy for the Centre For Pagan Studies in February 2018 1 – Could you tell us a little about how you got started in Wicca and why you were drawn to it? I grew up in a haunted house with family members who were both aware of, and interested […]