Category: history

A Visit from Ratatoskr

This beauty was in my garden first thing, calmly surveying her surroundings and ignoring my cat who was clumsily stalking her. I’m fairly sure this is a female; the males usually have a much bushier tail. In Norse mythology the squirrel Ratatoskr is actually…

Friday Reads

Here is my ‘To Read’ or ‘To Read Again’ list for 2017. A Mystic Guide to Cleansing and Clearing by David Salisbury. I’ve read this already but am looking forward to revisiting some of the chapters when I have a bit of a clear out…

The first Pagan Pages of 2017

Merry Meet! January’s Pagan Pages is live, with articles from Saoirse about life change, info from Shiron Eddy about the Crystal Flourite and Raushanna’s Tarot Talk, which covers the King of Swords. My Notes from the Apothecary remains seasonal by talking about holly, and…

Apperley Bridge Marina- Open Day

Apperley Bridge Marina in West Yorkshire held a fantastic open day yesterday, to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the Leeds Liverpool canal. Kirsten Savage, my sister and wonderful cover artist for Pagan Portals: Celtic Witchcraft, joined me at a small small selling my book,…

Notes from the Apothecary: Lavender

Cerne Abbas: A Very Naughty Boy

   Facebook blocked me from promoting my piece which had an a image of the Cerne Abbas Giant on. So I sent this to Facebook: “I’m dismayed my advert has not been approved. It has been marked as having ‘adult’ content; please can you…

Celtic Witchcraft

If you’ve ever wondered how witchcraft is still thriving in our modern world, go and have a read of the first chapter of my new book, Celtic Witchcraft. It’s available to view for free on the Moon Books Blog.

Headingley LitFest: Stories from the War Hospital

  It’s Friday the 21st March, just after the Equinox. There is an odd camaraderie at New Headingley Club, between Leeds Rhinos rugby fans about to head off to cheer on their team, and LitFest fans here to listen in contrasting silence to Stories…

Hekate and Poseidon

Fascinating article showing the similarities and associations between Hekate and Poseidon here.

Jimmy Nelson-Before They Pass Away

You must see these gorgeous pictures of tribes from around the world. Absolutely stunning:   http://www.boredpanda.org/vanishing-tribes-before-they-pass-away-jimmy-nelson/  

Circle

Following today’s prompt of Circle, this poem is about building Sentry Circle at Lenthor Farm Circle we dreamed Seen in a haze “One of these days…” We banished that phrase Circle we saw In places we’d been That made us feel keen To make…

Review of A Modern Celt by Laura Perry

Laura Perry took the time out to review my book, A Modern Celt. Have a look what she thought here…