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New Pagan Books

Here’s a list of recent Pagan releases – not reviews, but blurbs taken from author and publisher websites. if you have a book you’d like including, do get in touch.

Pagan Portals – By Wolfsbane & Mandrake Root

by Melusine Draco

A large number of poisonous plants have beneficial uses in both domestic medicine and magic. Needless to say, when utilising a toxic plant in magic, we are adding certain extra deadly or potent energies into the mix.

Buy the paperback – AMAZON US AMAZON UK HIVE INDIEBOUND

Buy the ebook – AMAZON US AMAZON UK HIVE INDIEBOUND

 

The English Runes: Secrets of Magic, Spells and Divination

By Suzanne Rance

You may be familiar with Runes, an old European lettering system. They can be found widely in literature and film; however, these Runes are usually the Elder Futhark. What people are less aware of is that the English have their own Runes, steeped in the heritage of an ancient land. Runes rooted in the culture of the early English and whose sound is part of the birth of the English language. Discover The Old English Rune Poem and, through this, find out more about the lives of the early English and their runes.

Buy on Amazon

 

The Minoan Tarot

By Laura Perry

Many Tarot decks come with a tiny booklet that offers snippets of meaning about each card and maybe a layout or two. The Minoan Tarot, in contrast, comes with a full-size, full-length book (176 pages) that describes the artwork and the meaning of each card in depth. It also includes detailed instructions for several layouts (including one designed just for this deck) as well as a Minoan Fool’s Journey, Elemental Journeys, and background information about Minoan culture and art.

Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and other Amazon platforms as well as other good online bookstores.

 

The Naked Witch (A Wendy Woo Witch Lit Novel Book 1)

By Wendy Steele

fiction: Lizzie Martin’s new boss has asked her to ‘bare all’ and become more corporate.

For Lizzie, swapping paisley for pin stripe is like asking a parrot to wear pea hen.

She has to choose between her job and her integrity, cope with an unexpected stay in hospital, monitor her fourteen year old daughter’s latest crush, continue seeking the truth about her father’s death and juggle two new men in her life.

There is hope though.

At the bottom of the garden is a little wooden shed that Lizzie calls Sanctuary. Within its warm and welcoming walls, Lizzie surrounds herself with magic…

Find it on Amazon

New Pagan Books for December 2016

These are not book reviews, information on titles comes from author and publisher pages. We like to feature books written for and by Pagans, and books of likely interest, do get in touch if there’s something you’d like shared here.

Growing with Gratitude: a poetic journey of healing, by Janey Colbourne.

Gratitude is a most powerful force for healing. Whether it brings physical healing or not, it can be truly transformative in our lives. This book is the story of a healing journey told in poetic form. Janey shows us how her cultivation of gratitude transforms her experience of disability. Gratitude for the simple things in life carries her through the challenges of chronic illness and helps her to find the courage to face surgery. It is possible to find the source of inner healing, irrespective of the state of our physical health, and we can begin with the daily practice of gratitude. This book is intended to inspire you on your own path. Look around and see the gifts you have. The more you look the more you see, and the more you will create.

Buy from Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Growing-Gratitude-Poetic-Journey-Healing/dp/1539833100/

 

Pagan Portals – The Urban Ovate. The Handbook of Psychological Druidry by Brendan Howlin.

Presenting Druidry in an easy-to-understand way, making the concepts open to everyone. Pagan Portals – The Urban Ovate, continues the process started by Brendan Howlin in The Handbook of Urban Druidy by moving deeper into the life of an urban ovate.

Buy online – Amazon US Amazon UK Hive Indiebound

 

Hopeless Maine – a graphic novel by Tom and Nimue Brown

(yes, this is one of mine!) A young experimental occultist, a witch, strange magic, uncanny creatures, crows, and a haunted island. It’s the perfect book for the goth in your life, for the young Wiccanette, and anyone who still has a lingering desire to be Wednesday Adams (guys included).

More here – http://www.slothcomics.co.uk/hopelessmaine.html

 

Pagan Portals – Pan, by Melusine Draco.
Dark Lord of the Forest and Horned God of the Witches. Historical, mythological and magical insight into the god Pan.

Buy online – Amazon US Amazon UK Indiebound

 

 

 

 

 

Gods & Goddesses Colouring Book

Take a journey across the pantheons of the world and allow your creative energy to flow, colouring in images and mandalas for some of the most interesting and inspiring deities.

Buy online – Amazon US Amazon UK Indiebound

New Pagan Books for November

Recently released Pagan titles – the details for these books are taken from author and publisher sites and are not reviews.

The Spirit of the Hedgerow by Jo Dunbar

Since the beginning of human history, our ancestral roots and those of the hedgerows have been intimately entangled. Now, often forgotten amongst the hedgerows, the ‘wild weeds’ still offer amazing medicinal opportunities, delicious sources of food and fascinating legends of our past. Many of the secrets of our history lie hidden in the stories of these plants. Our ancestors, living in harmony with the cycles of nature, knew how to prepare wild food, prepare remedies, make protective talismans and so much more. But we have lost our connection with the magic of nature…

Find the book on amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spirit-Hedgerow-Jo-Dunbar/dp/1910027162

 

The Goddess in America, an anthology

An anthology with contributions from nineteen writers, The Goddess in America is a book that identifies the enduring experience of Goddess Spirituality through a four-part discussion focused on the Native Goddess, the Migrant Goddess, the Goddess in relation to other aspects of American culture (Feminism, Christianity, Witchcraft etc.) and the Goddess in contemporary America.

Ebook – Amazon US Amazon UK Indiebound

Paperback –  Amazon US Amazon UK Hive Indiebound

 

The Broken Cauldron, by Lorna Smithers

At the centre of ancient British mythology stands the cauldron: the womb of Ceridwen, Old Mother Universe, symbolising inspiration, wisdom and rebirth. What happens when it lies shattered, the universe fragmented, the world out of kilter? These questions, for a post-modern age imperilled by global climate change and endless warfare, were posed by my deity, Gwyn ap Nudd, a ruler of Annwn and a guardian of the cauldron. In this fragmentary collection of essays, stories and poems, which seeks to mirror the broken cauldron, I present my response.

Buy the book here – https://lornasmithers.wordpress.com/publications/the-broken-cauldron/

New Pagan Reads

Recently released Pagan titles… let us know if you have a book you want to share!

Please note these are not book reviews – content for this post has come from publisher and author websites.

Shamanic Plant Medicine – San Pedro: The Gateway to Wisdom, by Ross Heaven. Named after Saint Peter, the gatekeeper to Heaven, San Pedro is used by the shamans of the Andes in ways similar to ayahuasca and for similar reasons and effects. Its close relative, peyote, is employed by the shamans of Mexico and its modern chemical equivalent, Ecstasy, has become a popular rave culture means to trance and bliss states.

More about the book here – http://www.moon-books.net/books/shamanic-plant-medicine-san-pedro

The Bed, by Laura Perry – When she buys an antique bed, Liz gets more than she bargained for: not just the furniture but also the ghost of its former owner plus the nefarious beings who are out to get him, even in the afterlife. When those beings turn their gaze toward Liz, she has to rely on her own courage – plus the magical tools in an antique trunk – to dig her way out of trouble. Because she certainly can’t rely on her best friend, who thinks she’s going crazy, or her family, who all have problems of their own.

Laura Perry is best known for her work on Minoan Paganism. As a fiction author her work is very much about magical realism.

More about The Bed here – http://www.lauraperryauthor.com/the-bed

 

Pagan Portals – The Cailleach, by Rachel Patterson. The Cailleach – goddess of the ancestors, wisdom that comes with age, the weather, time, shape-shifting and winter. Within the pages of this book Rachel Patterson gives the reader an introduction to the mysteries, myths, legends and magic of the ancient hag goddess The Cailleach, drawing upon ancient legends, stories told and her own experiences.

More about the book here – http://www.moon-books.net/books/pagan-portals-cailleach

 

When we Are Vanished, by Nimue Brown. Horrified by computers powering war, finance and government, the techies hid their tracks — then turned off the world. Silicon-based computers stopped working overnight, their silence transforming everything. Then came cellulose tech — unpredictable, with something akin to a mind of its own. Epona, Lin, Col and Loz, researchers in the new technology, stumble upon some alarming results. Does this explain why people have been vanishing? How badly broken is this reality?

When We Are Vanished is a speculative, eerie, funny, counter-culture novel about time travel, paradoxes, and the nature of consciousness. It’s also something of a Druid apocalypse, from an author whose non-fiction titles cover a range of Druid and Pagan subjects.

More about the book here – http://snowbooks.com/products/62388?variant=5508640705

New Pagan titles

Here’s a free read to kick off this month’s Pagan book news – Bodelia’s Anguish – a short FREE fantasy story from SD Stevens The fury of a goddess betrayed is about to be unleashed on those she once loved.

Find it on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Kobo

These are not reviews – book information is taken from author and publisher sites. Pagan authors writing Pagan books are welcome to contact The Pagan and The Pen for inclusion in future roundups.

New from Moon Books – Arc of the Goddess, a month by month approach to working with the wheel of the year, from Rachel Patterson and Tracey Roberts.

http://www.moon-books.net/books/arc-goddess

 

 

Labrys and Horns, an introduction to modern Minoan Paganism, by Laura Perry.  Journey to the magical land of Minoan Crete, whose gods and goddesses are still very much alive today.

http://www.lauraperryauthor.com/

 

 

The Witch’s Book of Power, by Devin Hunter.  Published by Llewellyn, this book digs deeply into the roots of what makes a witch powerful.

https://www.llewellyn.com/

 

 

 

Valkyries, selectors of heroes: their roles within Viking & Anglo Saxon mythology and beliefs. Written by Pete Jennings, this book brings together the historic sources to explore what and who the Valkyries are.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Valkyries

 

 

Fairycraft, by Morgan Daimler. Published by Moon Books, this is an in-depth manual for practicing Fairy Witchcraft including theology, fairy lore, rituals, holidays, and magical practices.

http://www.moon-books.net

 

 

The Avalonian Oracle, by Jhenah Telyndru. Woven from threads of Welsh mythos, British legend, and Celtic Druidism, The Avalonian Oracle is a transformational journey through the sacred landscapes of Britain and a gateway to the Holy Island of Avalon. 46 beautifully illustrated cards guide seekers through an inspired reconstruction of the path of the Celtic Priestess.

http://www.avalonianoracle.com/