Every child matters. Today is Orange Shirt Day, the day of remembrance for Indigenous victims of the residential schools (which ran from the 1870s to 1996). Many children in them died of tuberculosis, hunger, abuse, and neglect. Sexual and physical abuse was rife.Continue reading
Month: September 2020
How to write a coven enquiry letter
So you’ve read a book or two about Wicca, and now you’re looking to find out more, maybe join a coven. So you look on the Mandragora Magika group-finder page, and you find a group that you’re interested in.
So now you’re ready to write an inquiry letter to the coven. After you have read their entire website and any blogposts they have linked to from their site, of course.Continue reading
Books I read in September 2020
Philip Heselton’s new book on the New Forest Coven; a book on folkloric witchcraft; and an epistolary novel about people who love books.Continue reading
The tree in summer
Following up on my previous post about the tree outside my window, here are some photos of the tree in the summer.
I realized that the reason I didn’t take pictures of the tree last summer was because of the insect screen on the window.
Reviews of Dark Mirror
Dark Mirror: the inner work of witchcraft by Yvonne Aburrow
This is a new, revised and expanded edition of Dark Mirror, with new sections and new insights.
Available for preorder now from the Doreen Valiente Foundation shop
Interview with Eleanor Bone
Another gem from the Wayback Machine, by the same author as the obituary of Eleanor Bone that I posted previously. If anyone knows who the author is, please let me know; it seems to be by the person who founded the Occulture festival.
There are some very interesting points in the interview, such as the allegation that Gerald Gardner never received any initiations beyond first degree from the New Forest Coven.
Eleanor Bone (1910-2001)
This is an obituary for Eleanor Bone from 2001 that was archived on the Wayback Machine. I wanted to save it for posterity in case it disappears from there, so I am reposting it here. I do not know who the author is (or was). If anyone knows who it is by, please let me me know; it seems to be by the person who founded the Occulture festival.
My YouTube channel
It seems all the cool kids have a YouTube channel these days, so I’ve revamped mine and started putting regular content on it.