The Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak between 11.00pm and 4.00am today (12th August) and also for the next couple of nights. Julia saw two meteors last night so here's hoping for a clear sky! The shower will be visible in both northern and southern hemispheres. Happy sky watching!
New Titles Signed Recently
We are really delighted to announce the signing of several major new titles including exciting new titles from Nigel Jackson and Michael Howard:
The Image of the Temple: Martinism, Theosophia & Mystical Freemasonry of the 18th Century by Nigel Jackson, revealing esoterica hitherto unpublisherd in English
THE WITCHES’ GRAIL In Myth, Magic and the Mysteries by Michael Howard. The extract we've seen so far looks unique, informative and inspirational - just what we'd expect from Michael. More news to follow!
The Monsters of Loch Ness by Malcolm Robinson. Malcolm is a world renowned authority on the longstanding and continuing Loch Ness mystery. This major new book gives incredible detail on this and other similar mysteries.
News from Auton Farm
Many people ask how the place is doing so here are the latest news bits from the farm: The collection of animals continues - our latest additions are 2 rescued male ducks and a rescued ginger cat - making 8 cats in total. Sadly we've had to make the decision to only keep a few pet ewes now, but our fields are now being grazed by a local flock of various mixed old breeds and we still seem to be helping out with them even though they're not ours! A massive tree came down in a storm a while ago and we'll be offering some amazing natural ivy stems/branches which would make wonderful additions to an altar, or just a mantlepiece decoration.
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Jack Gale's inspirational new book Holda, Queen of Ice and Fire has only been available for just over 2 weeks, but has already had a great review for Pagan Dawn - see the review below, and on the Witchvox site alone has lready been viewed well over 17,000 times!
Ralph Harvey's latest book The Good People, The Faerie Folk - Exploring the World of Faerie, Its Legends Folklore and Origins is in print. Originllt Ralph wasn't convinced about faeries, however following a mystical experience in Ireland he and his late wife Audrey began investigating the world of faerie and became firm believers.
Walking the Faery Path by Michella Lunare is now available. It is almost shamanic in its approach and Julia described it as 'simply joyous'.
The Book of Faery by Michael Howard completes a run of new faery books.
We recently signed The Monsters of Loch Ness by Malcolm Robinson, a leading expert in mysteries and the paranormal. The book is huge and we are hoping to have it ready in late summer.
Further new titles from Levannah Morgan, Michael Howard and Nigel Jackson are also lined up.
Conferences and Markets
We will also be at The Witches Market in Glastonbury in October and at Witchfest in November. We have had stalls at several events this year nd all have gone very well, it is always great to actually meet and chat with customers.
Help with Gifts
Having had wrapping requests from a number of customers we've decided to offer free wrapping on books bought as presents. Just select the item 'Gift Wrap' in the Special Order category of our online catalogue and we'll do the rest. We can also dispatch books to a different address without an invoice in case that helps.
Pete Jennings, a leading expert on the Northern Tradition, has reviewed 'Holda' for Pagan Dawn:
Holda, Queen of Ice & Fire by Jack Gale. Capall Bann Publishing:
I last saw Jack Gale a couple of years ago, and I remember chiding him to ‘get that blinking book out!’ After many years he finally has, and what a corker! We have had hints along the way via the occasional lecture or article, but this is the whole story so far. Blending Heathenism and multi-dimensional Runes in with Chaos and Psychic Questing to give a real many layered feel to his extensive explorations, this work is likely to be referred to by many people in time to come. Local topography, the writings of Jacob Grimm, pathworking and communal magic making also feed into this very personal yet easily accessible study of an up until now lesser known Goddess. I enjoyed the stories of how Pagan artists, poets and musicians added to his long experience of getting to know Holda, and his suggested ways of working that never insist you have to do it a particular way. He gives full credit to the others who contributed along the way and brings out the connections with the Wild Hunt and Mother Goose admirably. .... This book was definitely worth waiting nearly twenty years for!
This Cunning Craft – a review of ‘A Witch’s Mirror’
Whether you follow something called Traditional Witchcraft, or prefer a style of Craft more accurately described as Wicca A Witch’s Mirror by Levannah Morgan is a profoundly inspiring book. This slim volume documents the practical witchcraft of one of the most intellectually rigorous and experienced magickal practitioners I know. This book is at once grimoire, a Still room book and autobiographical account of magick in action. There are sections devoted to the arts of making spirit houses, moon, sea and mirror magick, and many crafts that the skilful witch (or whatever variety) should be familiar with. There’s lots to do here – DIY tips that don’t cost the earth and indeed reverence it (or better, ‘Her’) in a gently yet passionately heart-felt way.
Levannah gives us something of her back story, her youth in the wild places of the British Isles and while she avoids any mention of her academic credentials, she does talk about her teacher Hereward Wake, one of the early Gardnerians. But Traditional Crafters shouldn’t switch off at this point by any means. Though this is Levannah’s lineage this book is worlds away from the formalised seasonal celebrations of the Farrar’s and their literary inheritors. Spellcraft in all its forms is very much in evidence, this is very much an operative witchcraft. Her other major teacher was Cecil Williamson, the founder of the original Museum of Witchcraft.
This book also serves, in my view, to dissolve the apparent divides in the witch-identifying community. The deeply animist or panpsychic approach of A Witch’s Mirror shows how much witchcraft is about an attitude to the world. It demonstrates that stylistic details – of whether one chooses to celebrate eight or nine seasonal festivals, to spell coven in the usual way or to opt for the more obscure ‘cuveen’ – are quite superficial matters. Levannah tells us of her craft, and invites us to get involved, with clear instructions and an open-ended approach that allows us to discover our own individual creativity. We’re not being told what to do here, or even what is supposedly the best (or oldest, or most innovative) way to undertake this or that practice, instead we’re encountering the wisdom and generous spirit of a skilled practitioner and knowledgeable teacher.
This book manages to be both a beginners text and a book which I firmly believe will also inform and inspire the experienced. More than that it manages to carry the heavy, mysterious scent of witchcraft within it without kowtowing to that modern habit of binding esoteric tomes in bat vellum.
An extraordinary text that is both a source book for jam-making and a guide to the spirit realm, A Witch’s Mirror will be a valuable addition to any magical library.
Review from The Blog of Baohomet run by Julian Vayne
New Titles coming soon:
Under the Mystic Moon by Linda Louisa Dell
Journeys to the Spirit Tree by Leonie Coles
The Green Lady by Philip Kane. It's taken longer than he hoped to finish this follow-up to The Wildwood King, but the result of all his work and inspiration has produced a wonderful book of Goddess stories, old and new.
New titles now available:
Sky Crash Throughout Time - A Continued Investigation Into The Rendlesham UFO Crash is now available. Detailed information on this major case invloving government cover-ups on a major scale. Written by Brenda Butler, the original investigator into the case, and Philip Kinsella.
Angelic Candle Magic by Michael Howard
Jan McDonald's 'Crone Moon - Reaching Out to the Wise One Within'. Jan's writing will be known by many of our customers from her excellent 'Cottage Witchcraft' and 'Mary Magdalene Lost Gospel, Lost Goddess'
Up and Down the Tree - Exploring the Nine Worlds of Yggdrasil by Runic Joh. Anyone who has enjoyed his first book, Book of Seidr, will welcome this excellent new title. It is a bigger format than many of our books and still came to a very packed 450+ pages. Orders can be placed now for immediate despatch as soon as the books arrive. £16.95
Intimations of Angels by Natasha Hoffman, detailing real angel experiences of both the author and others. £10.95
A Witch's Mirror - The Art of Making Magic by Levannah Morgan is now available presenting practical, experienced, very real earth magic and craft. It has had excellent reviews from Pagan Dawn, The Cauldron and a number of other magazines and web sites £9.95
Crone Moon by Jan McDonald
The God Tree by Janis Fry
We Are All Born Mediums by Lee and Deborah Rees
Angelic Candle Magic by Michael Howard
Wood Wisdom by Catherine H. Watling
Genuine Witchcraft Is Explained - The Secret History of The Royal Windsor Coven and the Regency' by John of Monmouth, Leader of The Regency - All those interested in Tubal Cain, previously unpublished Robert Cochrane papers, The Royal Windsor Coven and The Regency will find this book fascinating.
Spirit Knife, Soul Bone by Crow Swimsaway PhD - Shamanic Healing
Anecdotal Evidence by Crow Swimsaway PhD - Highly readable story of the life and experiences of an internationally noted shamanic practitioner, teacher and author. Includes experiences and insights into many cultures which makes the book a truly enjoyable and fascinating read. Shaman, raconteur and chef are among the attributes of this fascinating author.
A Medium's Tale by Jenny Martin - the life and experiences of a renowned medium
Gift by Elizabeth Francis £12.95
Through Our Eyes - The Spirit of Joseph Merrick - The Elephant Man - Lives On by Roger Darrock, Jonathan Barker, Stephen Howe and Corinne Goudifa
The Crystal Workbook by Ali Maq Peregrine £9.95.
Labelled A Witch - Trusting My Psyche Saved Me From Breast Cancer by Lyn Cherise
The Essential Guide To Psychic Self Defence by Tylluan Penry £15.95
Invisible Fire: Inner Dimensions of Western Gnostic & Theurgic Tradition'by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold
One Coven's Way by Amerghin - see the Witchcraft & Wicca category
A Circle of the Ancestors by Crow Swimsaway - see the Shamanism category £11.95
Somerset Faeries and Pixies - Exploring Their Hidden World by Jon Dathen. Real experiences related by the people they happened to and their families in interviews with Jon Dathen £9.95
The Magical Properties of Plants - And How To Find Them by Tylluan Penry - see Herbs category - available now. Launched at Witchfest International, this book had a tremendous response from visitors, especially those attending Tylluan's talk which was so popular that the stewards had to turn people away - there wasn't even standing room. It was the most successful launch at a conference since we started in 1993
Interviews with two of our authors, Chris Thomas and Philip Kinsella, have just been held with a web radio - links are as follows:
New Titles Launched since Catalogue 16
Secret of the Ages - The Discovery of the Holy Grail by Claire Nahmad and Margaret Bailey - see Grail Category
Believe - A Ground-Breaking Theory Which Bridges the Gap Between the Psychic and UFO Phenomena by Philip Kinsella
Project Human Extinction - The Ultimate Conspiracy by Chris Thomas with Dave Morgan
Dreamtime by Linda Louisa Dell- very far more than a dream dictionary!
Walking te Tides by Nigel Pearson £15.95
The Mystical & Magical World of Faerie by Ralph Harvey £12.95
Aphrodisiacs - Aphrodite's Secrets - Sexuality, Sexual Dysfunction, and a History and A-Z of Aphrodisiacs by Linda Louisa Dell
Seeking the Green by Tylluan Penry £12.95
The Wizard’s Way To Wealth - With Benefit To All and Harm To None by Ian Edwards £9.95
Celts: Masters of Fire - The Evolution of Weapons and the Celtic Nations by Marian Pearce Ill. by Poppy Palin £9.95
Shamanic Links - A comprehensive Foundation Foir Modern Shamanic Practice by Adam Bear £17.95
Treading the Mill - Practical CraftWorking in Modern Traditional Witchcraft by Nigel Pearson - an excellent practical work. £13.95
Greenways - A Witch’s Diary of Festivals and Changes by Carolynn Clare Townsend £7.95
Lyblác Anglo Saxon Witchcraft by Wulfeage, with foreword by Raymond Buckland. A somewhat overlooked tradition and its associations with our English occult and heathen past. Practical and enlightening.
Reaching For the Divine - How To Communicate With Your Spirit Guides and Loved Ones on the Other Side by Philip Kinsella £10.95
Heathen Paths - Viking and Anglo Saxon Beliefs by Pete Jennings - a detailed excellently researched and inspired book on Norse and Anglo Saxon tradition Paganism £14.95
Nature’s Children - Celebrating The Seasons in a Pagan Family by Rachel Mayatt £7.95
The Human Soul by Chris Thomas £12.95 The latest in the Journey Home series
Company of Heaven by Jan McDonald £9.95. An excellent book on working with angels.
'Celebrating Nature' by Gordon McLellan. It's been a long wait for this one, but well worthwhile. Gordon's brilliant style and boundless enthusiasm and creativity shine from the pages. £14.95
Spirit of the Runes - Introducing Ken Sticks, A Brand New form of Divination, by Susan M. Phillips (author of 'A Book of Dowsing & Divining' and 'Healing Stones' and co-author of 'Pagan Feasts'). £10.95
"When I'm Sixty-Four" - 1001 Things To Do At 60+ by Chris Foote Wood £9.95
Witchcraft, Magic, Myth and Mystery and... Not Forgetting Fairies by Ralph Harvey £14.95
The Witching Path by Moira Stirland £10.95
Paganism For Teenagers by Jess Wynne £7.95
Understanding Spirit Guides by Dilys Gater £8.95
The Seer's Guide to Crystal and Gem Divination by Gale Hallaran £11.95
Healing the Heart of Addiction, 1861632681 £11.95
Teach Yourself The Psychology & Astrology of Human Relationships, Mavis Klein, 1861632835 £13.95
Celtic Tree Ogham by Mark Graham & Heather Buchan £13.95
The Magic & Mystery of Trees by Teresa Moorey £9.95
Women of Power by Jaq D Hawkins £9.95
The Witches Heart by Elaine Smith £11.95
Mary Magdalene, Lost Goddess, Lost Gospels by Jan McDonald £10.95
Numerology by Elen Sentier £9.95
Somerset Cider Cider Folklore and Customs by Jon Dathen £8.95
Understanding Flower Spirits by Paul Gater £8.95
Solitary Eclectic Witchcraft by Liz Pilley £8.95
Yoga and Pregnancy by Zaira Ghezzi £10.95
Pulling Myselves Together by Dilys Gater £7.95 - see the healing page for a full description
Understanding Star Children by Dilys Gater £9.95
Conversations With the Genius Loci by Barry Paterson £13.95
'The Universal Soul' by Chris Thomas £12.95
Sun, Moon and Stars by Sheena McGrath £12.95
'Maria Callas and I, - Sound Healing - Living A Duet For Mankind' by Helena Hawley £15.95
The Monsters of Loch Ness by Malcolm Robinson
Tarot Dreams and Meditations by Xanna Chown ISBN 1861632983. Xanna writes a tarot column for Prediction magazine and her book takes an experienced, fresh approach to tarot.
Inner Brilliance - A Guide to Crystal Healing by Gale Hallaran ISBN 186163 2908