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  • About Us
  • About Us - The White Goddess
    The White Goddess: is an online resource for Pagans, Wiccans and Witches, providing in depth information on a varied range of areas.
  • About Us - About the White Goddess Site
    About the White Goddess site, what it stands for and what is objectives are.
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  • Introduction To Paganism
  • Introduction To Paganism - Introduction To Paganism
    The Introduction Section introduces words and concepts that are a central part of most Pagans. Providing definitions on what is Wicca and Witchcraft and the tools used in Magick. It explains what Magick is and how to cast a circle. It also provides information on the idea of a Goddess in a spiritual path.
  • Introduction To Paganism - What Is Magic?
    The Magicians Maxim: To Dare, To Will, To Know, To Keep Silent. Magic is the Art Of Causation.
  • Introduction To Paganism - What is a Goddess?
    What is a Goddess? A Goddess is a Divine female being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by people and is often believed to be the source of life and being and worshiped as the principal deity in various religions.
  • Introduction To Paganism - What is Wicca?
    Wicca is a Pagan/Earth-based spirituality. Gerald Gardner, a British Civil Servant, can be credited for bringing to light the religion of Wicca.
  • Introduction To Paganism - The Tools of Magic
    Traditional tools and magic paraphernalia are the props to add to the ‘theatre’ of your magic, making the magic you do a creative and symbolic act, acting as a focus and to activate the correct state of consciousness.
  • Introduction To Paganism - What is a Magic Circle?
    The Magic Circle provides a sacred and purified space in which all rites, magickal work and ceremonies are conducted.
  • Introduction To Paganism - Properties of the Magick Circle
    Properties of the Magick Circle: The energies within a magick circle are keyed in whenever the magician Calls the Quarters or Watchtowers.
  • Introduction To Paganism - Casting The Circle
    An example of a typical rite to Cast a Circle, including purification of self and sacred space and setting up of your altar.
  • Introduction To Paganism - Symbology and Correspondences
    Symbology and Correspondences: The God and Goddess, a list of symbology and correspondences.
  • Introduction To Paganism - History Of Paganism
    The revival of magic is usually taken to begin in 1855-56 with the printing of the Eliphas Levi's books The Dogma of the High Magic and The Ritual of the High Magic.
  • Introduction To Paganism - FAQ's
    The Paganism FAQs provides definitions to some common words and concepts used in paganism, including the difference between a Witch, a Wiccan. What a Druid is as well as defintions of the basic tools used in Magic.
  • Introduction To Paganism - Aleister Crowley Factsheet
    Aleister Crowley (Edward Alexander Crowley) was born 12 October in the same year as the foundation of the Theosophical Society (1875), at Leamington Spa.
  • Introduction To Paganism - Pagan Glossary
    Introduces words and concepts that are a central part of most Pagans. Providing definitions on what is Wicca and Witchcraft and the tools used in Magick.
  • Introduction To Paganism - Essential Reading List
    Essential Reading - I've complied a list of books which myself and members of the Forum have found useful for Newcomers to the Craft.
  • The Elements
  • The Elements - The Elements Of Magick
    The Four Creative Elements: the universe was divided into four basic principles, energies or elements, these being Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.
  • The Elements - The Element Of Earth
    The Element Of Earth. The basis and foundation of all the elements is the Earth. The earth is the object; subject and receptacle of all celestial rays and influences and in it are the seed of all things.
  • The Elements - The Element of Water
    The Element Of Water. Water is the cleansing, healing, psychic, loving element. It washes over us when we see our mates; supports us when we swim; gives us life when we are dehydrated.
  • The Elements - The Element of Fire
    The Element Of Fire. Fire is the creator and destroyer. It warms our homes, cooks our food, and fuels our passions. Unlike the other elements, Fire cannot exist in physical form without consuming something else. Thus, fire transforms objects into new forms: heat, light, ash, and smoke.
  • The Elements - The Element of Air
    The Element Of Air. Air is vital to human survival. Without air, we would perish. Air is the power of movement; of freshening and of intelligence. In magickal terms, Air is also the power of the mind: the force of intellect.
  • The Elements - The Element of Spirit
    Akasha is the fifth element, the binding part that runs through all matter, and it is also the collective unconscious of life-forms. The word itself is Persian/East Indian and means 'inner space'.
  • The Elements - The Metals
    Metals and their Correspondences. The Seven Noble Metals Of The Ancients. Following is a list of The Seven Noble Metals Of The Ancients and their associations with magick. These metals and the planetary and astrological correspondences are important in many aspects of Witchcraft, ranging from colour, candle, talismanic magick or just observing auras.
  • The Elements - The Months of the Year
    Origins of the Months of the Year, Magickal correspondences for the months of the year.
  • The Elements - The Pentagram.
    The Elements of the Wise and their Correspondences with The Pentagram. It is also the symbol of the perfected human being. The four elements of material creation are surmounted by the fifth Element Of Spirit, the element that links us to the divine.
  • Tables of Correspondences
  • Tables of Correspondences - Elements & their Correspondences
    Fire, Earth, Water, and Air are the four simple elements. Next come four kinds of perfect bodies compounded of the four simple elements, namely, Metal, Stone, Plants and Animals.
  • Tables of Correspondences - Colour Correspondences
    The Colours and their Correspondences. Following is a list of general colours and their associations with magick. These colours are important in many aspects of Witchcraft, ranging from colour magick to candle magick or just observing auras. This is not a complete list, rather it is a general guideline on colours and their meanings.
  • Tables of Correspondences - Days of the Week
    Days of the Week - A Magical Week, table of correspondences for the Days of the Week.
  • Days of The Week
  • Days of The Week - Monday
    The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people.
  • Days of The Week - Tuesday
    The day of Mars. This day could only ever symbolize the sheer power of the god of war! The ideal spells to be cast on this day are that of force, power war and protection.
  • Days of The Week - Wednesday
    Dedicated to the Teutonic god Woden or Odin, an aspect of the "All-Father" god of knowledge wisdom enlightenment and combat, the parallel of Hermes.
  • Days of The Week - Thursday
    Ruled by the planet Jupiter and dedicated to Thor, god of thunder and agricultural work. His parallels in various European Traditions include Zeus, Taranis, Perun, and Perkunas.
  • Days of The Week - Friday
    The day of Venus, Friday takes its name from Frigga, the Goddess of Love and Transformation. She rules the spiritual aspects of people as they manifest on the physical.
  • Days of The Week - Saturday
    Dedicated to the shadowy Anglo-Saxon god Saetere, the equivalent to the Roman Saturn, and the Greek Cronos. It is also associated with the Norns.
  • Days of The Week - Sunday
    Traditionally the first day of the week and ruled by the Sun, it personified as Helios, Apollo, Lugh, and Beli or Bel.
  • The Planets
  • The Planets - The Planets
    The Planets: The Celestial Bodies Known To The Ancients where Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The Sun and the Moon were also amongst the heavenly bodies, studied by the ancients.
  • The Planets - The Sun
    The Sun, the giver of life, plays an important role in the ancient civilisations. Many of the worlds primitive people's regarded the sun as a deity.
  • The Planets - The Moon
    The Moon. The closest astral body to the Earth, has had the most profound influences on mankind than any of the other heavenly bodies. The moon provided ancient man with their first calendar.
  • The Planets - Mercury
    Mercury is the closest to the Sun. The Ancients and modern astrologers, consider Mercury to be neutral, it is neither masculine nor feminine, positive nor negative.
  • The Planets - Venus
    Venus is the second planet from the Sun, the Ancients called Venus the Lesser Benefic, named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.
  • The Planets - Mars
    Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the seventh largest. In Roman mythology Mars was the god of war.
  • The Planets - Saturn
    Saturn is perhaps the best known and recognized astronomical object by picture. Chronos, the Greek name for Saturn, is the father of time.
  • The Planets - Jupiter
    Jupiter is fifth from the Sun and the largest. Jupiter was called the "Greater Benefic" by the Ancients, an extremely positive influence.
  • The Planets - Planetary Hours
    Planetary Hours: The Planetary Hours is an ancient system in which each of the seven days is ruled by and recieves influences from a certain planet.
  • The Wheel Of The Year
  • The Wheel Of The Year - The Wheel Of The Year
    The Wheel Of The Year. The Four Seasons are known as Solar Festivals, in that they mark a seasonal change caused by the Sun. The cross quarter days are marked by Fire Festivals and are usually celebrated as significant agricultural festivals.
  • The Wheel Of The Year - Solstice And Equinox Dates 2010 To 2020
    Solstice And Equinox Dates 2010 To 2020: Dates and times of the Summer / Winter Solstices and Spring / Autumn Equinoxes for 2010 to 2020.
  • The Wheel Of The Year - Yule - Winter Solstice
    Yule - Winter Solstice 21st Dec. The winter solstice, the rebirth of the Sun, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day, when the hours of daylight are at their least.
  • The Wheel Of The Year - Imbolc
    The Witches Wheel - Imbloc (Candlemass, Imblog, Imbole) - February 2nd. This holiday is also known as Candlemas, or Brigid's (pronounced BREED) Day. One of the 4 Celtic Fire Festivals. Commemorates the changing of the Goddess from the Crone to the Maiden. Celebrates the first signs of Spring.
  • The Wheel Of The Year - Ostara - Spring Equinox
    The Witches Wheel - Ostara - Spring Equinox - March 21st/22nd. This marks the Spring Equinox. This is the Pagan "Easter" - or rather, this is the day that Christians borrowed to be their Easter. It is traditionally the day of equilibrium, neither harsh winter or the merciless summer, and is a time of childish wonder.
  • The Wheel Of The Year - Beltane
    The Witches Wheel - Beltane 30th April - 1st May. This festival is also known as Beltane, the Celtic May Day. It officially begins at moonrise on May Day Eve, and marks the beginning of the third quarter or second half of the ancient Celtic year.
  • The Wheel Of The Year - Litha - Summer Solstice
    Litha: Summer Solstice - 21st/22nd June. The Fire Festival of Lithia. Midsummer or the Summer Solstice is the most powerful day of the year for the Sun God. Because this Sabbat glorifies the Sun God and the Sun, fire plays a very prominent role in this festival.
  • The Wheel Of The Year - Lammas
    Frey Fest/Lughnasa/Lugnasad/Lammas: This is an Irish Gaelic name for the feast which commemorates the funeral games of Lugh, Celtic god of light, and son of the Sun.
  • The Wheel Of The Year - Mabon - Autumn Equinox
    The Witches Wheel - Mabon. September 21-23. Technically, an equinox is an astronomical point and, due to the fact that the earth wobbles on its axis slightly , the date may vary by a few days depending on the year.
  • The Wheel Of The Year - Samhain
    The Witches Wheel - Samhain: Halloween - October 31st. Samhain (Summer's End) is one of our four Greater Sabbats, the highest holy day of witches. It is a cross quarter day, situated between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice.
  • The Wheel Of The Year - The Sabbats
    The Sabbats: The Four Seasons are known as Solar Festivals, in that they mark a seasonal change caused by the Sun. The cross quarter days are marked by Fire Festivals and are usually celebrated as significant agricultural festivals.
  • Herborium
  • Herborium - Herborium
    The Herborium - Herbs and Their Uses: On the next few pages you will find information about herbs and their uses.
  • Herborium - The Yew Tree
    The Yew Tree: Standing in the Conduit Court, so-called because it was the termination of the spring water supply, of Skipton Castle; stands a famous Yew tree planted by Lady Anne Cliford in 1659 after the restoration of the Castle.
  • Herborium - Meadowsweet
    Meadowsweet is common in damp woods and meadows, in fens and by riversides throughout Europe, including the British Isles. It has fernlike foliage and tufts of delicate, graceful, creamy-white flowers.
  • Herborium - Butterbur
    The butterbur is actually a member of the daisy family and grows to a height of around 70cms.
  • Herborium - Wood Sorrel
    Wood-sorrel is one of the characteristic early spring-flowering plants of the woodland floor, along with wood anemone, bluebell and ramsons. It is characteristic of old woodland, native oakwood, demesne plantations and shaded hedgebanks.
  • Herborium - Wood Anemone
    The wood anemone has a long, tough, creeping wood-stock running just below the ground. It is the quick growth of this root system that causes the rapid spread of this plant, forming huge colonies in the moist soil of woods and thickets. Wood anemone is one of the earliest spring flowers.
  • Herborium - Broom
    This tall member of the pea family blooms at its best from April to June, although there are some species that continue flowering until August.
  • Herborium - Ivy-Leafed Toadflax
    Introduced during the 1600's, a native of the Mediterranean region, into the Chelsa Botanical Gardens from Italy. It is now thoroughly naturalised to the UK, found mostly near houses, old garden walls, churchyards and cemeteries.
  • Herborium - Ramsons Wild Garlic
    Tall hairless perennial plant, with erect unbranched stem; usually found growing in large colonies. The leaves, normally 2, are upto 20cm long and are broad, pointed and long-stalked. The flowers are white star-shaped with 6 segments. It is readily identified by its strong scent of garlic.
  • Herborium - Lesser Celandine
    The whole herb is collected in the wild state, while in flower in March and April, and dried. The tubers are collected in in May and June.
  • Herborium - Rosemary
    Rosemary is one of the oldest Mediterranean aromatic shrubs in cultivation. It is still regarded as an essential culinary and medicinal herb, with an invigorating spicy flavour.
  • Herborium - Honeysuckle
    Honeysuckle: Honeysuckle is a deciduous climbing plant that grows up to 10 m high. It has white tinged with pink sweetly-scented, bell-shaped flowers that produce a sweet, edible nectar.
  • The Muse
  • The Muse - The Muse
    The Muse is a place to be inspired and let your unique voice shine through. Let the guiding spirit of the Goddess be a source of inspiration and let it enflame the passions.
  • The Muse - In Winters Eye
    In Winters Eye concerns the affectionate and mutual respect of Winter and Summer and their acceptance that one cannot exist without the other.
  • The Muse - Winter and Spring
    Winter and Spring is about the change of seasons from winter to spring and the memories and thoughts that each of each the seasons brings.
  • The Muse - Autumn Colours
    Autumn Colours is about the dazzling display that paints the land each year and celebrates the bountiful harvest this season brings.
  • The Muse - The Lighted Path
    Samhain. A magical night of the year, a night of power, when the veil that separates our world from the Otherworld is at its thinnest.
  • The Muse - Summers Thought
    Summers Thought is about the change of seasons and the Goddesses effects upon the land and how winter suddenly blooms into spring and nature comes alive once more.
  • The Muse - The Great Wonders Of Nature
    Today I bore witness to one of the Great Wonders of Nature, So beautiful a sunset, that it brought goose bumps to my skin.
  • The Muse - I
    I! is an allegory of images and thoughts concerning the endless turning of the seasons and the cyclic nature of the procession of the stars in their unending journey through time.
  • The Muse - The Dreaming
    The Dreaming was inspired by conversations with the love of my life, I just put them into words for her.
  • The Muse - The Dying Sun King
    As summer slowly slips away, the Sun God starts to pale. Nature's bounty reveals itself, in crown's of golden hues, and all bear witness to the coming of the Dark Goddess.
  • The Muse - Awake!
    Awake! was inspired by my passion for Ancient Egypt, the Mansion of the East is where the sun rises and so is a place of beginnings and rebirth.
  • The Muse - The Goddess
    The Goddess is about how the divine goddess and god can be seen in all aspects of nature.
  • The Muse - A Circle of Fire
    A Circle of Fire was inspired by a audio CD of Native American Chants and Dances.
  • The Muse - Echoes of the Dreamtime
    The Dreamtime is a beginning that never ended, and is most often used to refer to the 'time before time', or 'the time of the creation of all things'.
  • The Muse - Sadness, Love, Sadness
    Sadness, Love, Sadness is about how Love and sadness are two sides of a coin, that one does not exist without the other.
  • The Muse - The White Goddess by Birch
    The White Goddess by Birch: This was the winning poem in a competition held earlier this year. The poem was chosen as best representing The White Goddess.
  • The Goddess
  • The Goddess - Aspects of the Goddess
    A Goddess is a Divine female being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by people.
  • The Goddess - Diana - Goddess Of The Hunt
    Diana, Roman Goddess of the Hunt, her Greek counterpart is Artemis, from whom she acquires some of her aspects. On the northern shores of Lake Nemi, Diana's Mirror, in Italy, stood the sacred grove and sanctuary of the Goddess Diana.
  • The Goddess - Isis - Goddess Of The Throne
    Isis, was for almost 3,500 years, the principle Goddess of Egypt. She was the wife and sister of Osiris and the mother of Horus.
  • The Goddess - Hathor - Eye of Ra
    Hathor, was the daughter of Re, the Sun God, and was at times known as the "Eye of Re", and identified as an avenging deity in the form of a lion called Sakhmet.
  • The Goddess - Uma - Lady of the Mountains
    Uma - Lady of the Mountains is an ancient Mountain-goddess, who shows us how to balance our many aspects. Beautiful and benignly powerful, she is also known as Parvati, the consort of Shiva.
  • The Goddess - Anuket - Goddess of the Nile
    Anuket (Anqet, Anukis, Anket, Anjet) was a Goddess and personification of the Nile in Upper Egypt around the Aswan area.
  • The Goddess - Nerthus - Earth And Fertility Goddess
    Nerthus - Earth And Fertility Goddess: It was believed that Nerthus intervened in human affairs and rides through the lands of her people.
  • The Goddess - Selene - Goddess of the Moon
    Selene - The Radiant - Goddess of the Moon. According to the poet Hesiod, Selene was the daughter of Hyperion and Theia, sister of Helios, the Sun and Eos the Dawn.
  • The Goddess - Andraste - The Warrior Goddess
    Andraste - The Warrior Goddess. The patron Goddess of the Iceni tribe. Andraste is a warrior goddess, the goddess of victory. Her name means the invincible one.
  • The Goddess - Arianrhod - Goddess of the Silver Wheel
    Arianrhod - Goddess of the Silver Wheel. Celtic Moon-Mother Goddess. Called the Silver Wheel that Descends into the Sea. Daughter of the Mother Goddess Don and her consort Beli. She is ruler of Caer Sidi, a magical realm in the north.
  • The Goddess - Bat - Cow Goddess of Egypt
    Bat - Ancient Egyptian Cow Goddess. Goddess of 7th Nome of Upper Egypt known as the 'Mansion of the sistrum'. Hut, Hut-Sekhem (Diospolis Parva, Hiw) Known as the City of Sistrum.
  • The Goddess - British Goddesses
    Little is known of Coventina other than that she was a purely local British goddess of some importance. Arnemetia was a Romano-Celtic water goddess whose 'Sacred Grove' was at Buxton Springs in England.
  • The Goddess - Goddess Glossary
    The Goddess Glossary is a list of Goddesses from around the world, covering some well known and no so widely known Goddesses.
  • Moon Phases
  • Moon Phases - Moon Phases
    The closest astral body to the Earth, has had the most profound influences on mankind than any of the other heavenly bodies. The moon provided ancient man with their first calendar.
  • Moon Phases - Waxing Moon
    The Waxing Moon. Waxing Moon means the moon is getting larger in the sky, moving from the New Moon towards the Full Moon. This is a time for spells that attract, that bring positive change, spells for love, good luck, growth.
  • Moon Phases - Full Moon
    Full Moon is when the moon has reached its zenith, it forms a perfect silvery sphere in the sky. This is a time for spells that transform, increase psychic ability, for fertility spells and invocation to lunar goddesses.
  • Moon Phases - Waning Moon
    Waning Moon means the moon is decreasing in size, moving from the Full Moon towards the New Moon. This is a time for spells that banish, release, reverse. This is a time to break bad habits or bad addictions, to end bad relationships.
  • Moon Phases - New Moon
    New Moon or Dark Moon is when the Moon is directly between the Earth and the Sun and therefor hidden. This is a time of new beginnings and new undertakings.
  • Moon Phases - Blue Moon
    Blue Moon - The term 'Once in a blue moon' has come to mean something that incurs very infrequently or the second New Moon in a month.
  • Moon Phases - Names of The Moon
    The Names of the Moon - represent the changes in the seasons and emphasising the most dominant aspect of that moon or month.
  • Moon Phases - Moon Folklore
    Full Moon Folklore - Moon correspondences for the first 10 days after a Full Moon when working magic or rituals.
  • Moon Phases - Moon Magic
    The Moon is the astronomical body closest to us and, therefore, has a profound influence upon us, it is very important to choose a time when the Moon is in an astrological sign which is appropriate for your working.
  • Moon Phases - No Full Moons
    Moon Phases and Times for years when February contains no Full Moon 2001-2100
  • Moon Phases - Moon Phases Calendar
    Moon Phases Calendar displaying the phases of the Moon for a whole month.
  • The Gods
  • The Gods - Aspects of The Gods
    Aspects of The Gods: A God is a Divine male being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by people.
  • The Gods - Thoth - Lord of the Holy Words
    The most popular and enduring of all the gods, Thoth has been responsible for keeping Egyptian magic in the forefront of learning since the collapse of the empire.
  • The Gods - Anubis - Jackal Headed God of Egypt
    Anubis is the God of Cemeteries and Embalming. Anubis is normally seem as a jackal or dog or in jackal-headed human form. He is normally depicted in black, and the colour is symbolic, it represents the colour of the body after the mummification process.
  • Book Of Shadows
  • Book Of Shadows - Book of Shadows
    The Book of Shadows is arranged into four categories: Invocations, Rituals, Spells and Illuminati.
  • Invocations
  • Invocations - Salutation of the Dawn
    Salutation of the Dawn: A pagan Prayer by Marah Ellis Ryan.
  • Invocations - Charge of the Star Goddess
    Charge of the Star Goddess: Listen to the words of the Great Mother, she who of old has been called Artemis, Astarte, Dione, Melusine, Cerridwen, Diana and by many other names
  • Invocations - Invocations to the Gods
    Invocations to the Gods: Two invocations, one for the Goddess and one for the God.
  • Invocations - Beltane Chants
    Beltane Chants: Two chants for Beltane by Doreen Valiente.
  • Invocations - Invocation To Amun
    Amun was a deity in Egyptian mythology, who gradually rose to become one of the most important deities in Ancient Egypt, worshipped primarily at Thebes.
  • Rituals
  • Rituals - Consecration of Magical Tools
    Rituals that can be used for the Consecration of Chalice, Athame or Other Magical Tools.
  • Rituals - Meditation to find your Spirit Guide
    Meditation Ritual to find your spirit guide. A guided meditation to help you connect with your totem animal.
  • Rituals - The Rite of Anubis
    A short Rite to Anubis to be spoken at Sunrise or Sunset.
  • Rituals - Dark of the Moon Ritual
    A Moon Ritual that can be used on a New or Dark Moon.
  • Rituals - God Power Exercise
    This is the natural psychic energy which everyone of us has; and so has every animate and inanimate object on this planet.
  • Spells
  • Spells - Prosperity Spell
    A Prosperity Spell or money spell that can be used at one minute pas midnight on any or the cross quarter days.
  • Spells - Recipe for Gold Tincture
    Recipe for Gold Tincture that can be used to increase the power of other fluid condensers.
  • Spells - Calmimg Candle Spell
    A Calmimg Candle Spell to help release anger and negative emotions and induce calming and positive energy.
  • Illuminati
  • Illuminati - Moon and Candle Meditation
    Moon and Candle Meditation Exercises: Here are two simple Moon and Candle Meditation Exercises.
  • Illuminati - Magical Amulets
    A list of Magical Amulets, their meanings and their uses in magic and folklore. This list is quite comprehensive, but by no means complete.
  • Illuminati - Sacred Trees
    Sacred Trees: To the Celts and many other peoples of the old world, certain trees held special significance and provided a powerful spiritual presence.
  • Illuminati - Wind Magic
    Wind Magick: Invoking the winds is an ancient practice that dates back to the Ancient Greeks and possibly earlier.
  • Illuminati - Daily Magic Chart
    Herbs, woods, and colours for magickal workings. Use this chart to decide when to perform what kind of rituals (by day of the week) and what to use.
  • Divination
  • Divination - Divination
    The Divination Section covers aspects of gaining insight into the future. With sections on Astrology, the Star Signs, the Celtic Tree Astrology, Runes and Tarot, as well as an extensive list of the many different types of divination.
  • Divination - Chinese Astrology
    The Chinese Lunar New Year is the longest chronological record in history, dating from 2600BC, when the Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the zodiac.
  • Divination - Lithomancy
    The divination method using stones popular in the British Isles and Europe. Each stone supposedly has a significance of its own, and the divination is accomplished by tossing the stones and interpreting the arrangement in which they fall.
  • Divination - Divination Methods
    Divination Methods: The following is just a short list of some of the methods of Divination that have been used throughout history.
  • Divination - Beth-Luis-Nion Celtic Tree Calendar
    Beth-Luis-Nion Celtic Tree Calendar: Each month of the year is assigned to a tree in a system devised by Robert Graves in his book, The White Goddess.
  • Divination - Celtic Tree Astrology
    Tree Associations Find your birthday, note your tree, and then scroll down to find a "description" of yourself - folks say that this is relatively accurate as it is based on Celtic astrology. Author Unknown
  • Astrology
  • Astrology - Symbols in the Sky
    Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as an influence on human affairs.
  • Astrology - Aries - The Ram
    The first sign of the zodiac is Aries. In the Egyptian temple in the city of Dandara, Aries is represented by a Ram.
  • Astrology - Taurus - The Bull
    Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, is represented as a bull. In the earliest Egyptian and Babylonian, Taurus is also depicted as a bull.
  • Astrology - Gemini - The Twins
    The third sign, Gemini, is usually represented by the image of two youths or men. In the Roman zodiac, they were identified with the twins sons of Leda; Castor and Pollux.
  • Astrology - Cancer - The Crab
    The fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer has the image of the crab. It is the first water sign. This symbolism, is linked to the womb, birth, motherhood and the birth of all things.
  • Astrology - Leo - The Lion
    Leo, the fifth sign, is one of the four fixed signs, and its image of a lion has been given from the earliest times.
  • Astrology - Virgo - The Virgin
    The sixth sign, Virgo, is depicted as a young woman in the starry realms. Early Christians were quick to adapt this image, as a symbol of the Virgin Mary.
  • Astrology - Libra - The Scales
    Libra, the seventh sign of the zodiac, is shown as a woman holding a pair of scales. The 13th century Cathedral of Chartres in France, on a column to the south of the 'astrological door' is a small carving of the symbol of Libra.
  • Astrology - Scorpio - The Scorpion
    Scorpio, the eighth, is shown as a scorpion, although it may have developed from a single drawing of a serpent, having a head, many coils and a tail.
  • Astrology - Sagittarius - The Archer
    The ninth sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius, has suffered very few changes since ancient times and is depicted as a centaur about to shoot an arrow.
  • Astrology - Capricorn - The Goat
    Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac, has the image of a goat. In Babylonian symbolism, Capricorn was a horned goat with a mermaid like tail.
  • Astrology - Aquarius - The Water Bearer
    The eleventh sign of the zodiac, Aquarius, is represented by the image of a man pouring water from a large jar.
  • Astrology - Pisces - The Fish
    Pisces, the final sign of the zodiac, is normally depicted as two fish swimming in opposite directions.
  • Astrology - Star Signs and Their Elements
    Each of the 12 signs of the zodia corresponds to one of the four elements and can be either, Cardinal, Fixed or Mutable in their mode.
  • Astrology - Sign Zodiac and Constellation Zodiac
    Sign Zodiac and Constellation Zodiac: Even though the astrological sign zodiac was created with constellations as a background, it must not be mistaken for the constellation zodiac.
  • Astrology - Characteristics of the Star Signs
    The signs of the zodiac are classified in three other ways. Each is either positive "masculine", (spontaneous and self-expressive) or negative "feminine" (withdrawn and passive).
  • Runes
  • Runes - The Elder Futhark
    The origin and age of Runes is unknown, but Rune-like symbols appear as cave markings as early as, 1300bc in the late Bronze Age. Their use as an oracle for consultation probably pre-dates their use as a written language.
  • Runes - The First Aett
    The First Aett is Freyr's Aettir consisting of Fehu, Uruz, Thurisaz, Ansuz, Raidho, Kenaz, Gebo, and Wunjo.
  • General Pagan
  • General Pagan - Basics of Sumbel
    Alcohol was a prominent feature of Viking life and was particularly important to several seasonal religious festivals, of which the Scandinavians celebrated three: the first occurring after harvest, the second near midwinter, and the last at midsummer.
  • General Pagan - The Northern Traditions
    The Northern Traditions, being an essay on the beliefs and magic of Vinland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.
  • General Pagan - Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley, The Book Of Law - Cairo - 1928, Liber XV O.T.O - The Gnostic Mass - 1915, Moonchild - 1929
  • General Pagan - Dowsing
    Dowsing. A dowser walks along with a forked hazel twig held in his hands, and when he stands above running water the muscles in his hands and arms convulse and the twig bends either up or down.
  • General Pagan - Magic
    Magick, as opposed to magic the art of illusion and sleight of hand, is the Art Of Causation. Magick is a natural human ability.
  • General Pagan - Wiccan Basics - Meditation
    Meditation is one of the basic tenets of Wicca, in order to be effective in magickal work, you will need to learn to enter a state of deep relaxation, a place of calm and balance to align yourself with the natural forces around you
  • General Pagan - Meditation Techniques
    Wiccan Basics - Meditation. Meditation is one of the basic tenets of Wicca, in order to be effective in magickal work, you will need to learn to enter a state of deep relaxation, a place of calm and balance to align yourself with the natural forces around you.
  • General Pagan - The Illusion Of Time
    The Illusion Of Time - Experiencing The Now: Time changes everything, we feel the influence of time, yet what is the 'NOW'.
  • General Pagan - The Cauldron
    A cauldron or caldron (from Latin caldarium, hot bath) is a large metal pot for cooking and/or boiling over an open fire, with a large mouth.
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Egypt - Pre-Dynastic – Archaic Egypt
    The pre-dynastic period of ancient Egyptian history is the least known and the most complicated era.
  • Ancient Egypt - Women In Religion In Ancient Egypt
    Women In Religion In Ancient Egypt. The Greek historian and traveller, Heredotus states: “No woman holds priestly office either in the service of the goddess or god, only men are priests in both cases.”
  • Ancient Egypt - Heka - Magic or Meaningful Speech
    Heka - Magic or Meaningful Speech. Many European and Western Magick Traditions owe many of their origins from Arab Magicians, whose roots were based in the valley of the Nile, the 'Cradle of Magic' that is Egypt.
  • Ancient Egypt - The Benu Bird
    The Legend and History of the Benu Bird and the Phoenix. The Benu Bird is linked to that of the phoenix. Both are birds of the sun, both are self created, rather than being born from other creatures, both undergo death and become symbols of regeneration. The Egyptian sunbird is identified with Re, the Sun God.
  • Ancient Egypt - The Book of The Dead
    The Book of the Dead is the common name for the ancient Egyptian funerary text known as Spells of Coming Forth By Day. The book of the dead was a description of the ancient Egyptian conception of the afterlife and a collection of hymns, spells, and instructions to allow the deceased to pass through obstacles in the afterlife.
  • Ancient Egypt - Duality of Ancient Egypt
    This concept of duality, life and death, chaos and harmony, coloured much of the ancient Egyptian way of thinking and can be seen in the history of Egypt. If you think of the history as a series of peaks and troughs, with the peaks representing life and the troughs as death.
  • Ancient Egypt - Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs
    Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs, their history as recorded through travellers to Ancient Egypt from Roman times and their deciperment by Champollion.
  • Mythology and Folklore
  • Mythology and Folklore - Gargoyles
    Gargoyles: A grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from the gutter, especially of Gothic buildings, used as a spout to carry water clear of a wall.
  • Mythology and Folklore - Owls
    Owls - Symbology & Mythology. The word "cailleach" in the Scottish-Gaelic means old woman!, "coileach-oidhche" is the word for owl, believe it or not it means "night-cockerel"! These birds were most often associated with the Crone aspect of the Goddess. The owl is often a guide to and through the Underworld, a creature of keen sight in darkness, and a silent and swift hunter. It can help unmask those who would deceive you or take advantage of you.
  • Mythology and Folklore - Mistletoe
    Mistletoe, from the Old English misteltãn, is a parasitic plant that grows on various trees, particularly the apple tree, it is held in great veneration when found on Oak trees.
  • Mythology and Folklore - Sumerian Mythology
    The Sumerians thought that a great domed roof contained the sky, the stars, the moon, and the sun which lighted the cities beneath it; they also believed that below the earth swirled the dim netherworld, a fearsome abode of demons and the kingdom of the dead.
  • Mythology and Folklore - Unicorns
    A unicorn is a mythological creature. Though the modern popular image of the unicorn is sometimes that of a horse differing only in the horn on its forehead.
  • Mythology and Folklore - Dragons
    A dragon is a fabulous winged crocodile usually represented as of large size, with a serpents tail, so the dragon and serpent are sometimes interchangeable.
  • Mythology and Folklore - Chinese Dragons
    The Chinese dragon like the Indian Naga's, are often associated with water and rain and lakes and rivers. Chinese Dragons are divine mythical creatures that brings with it ultimate abundance, prosperity and good fortune.
  • Mythology and Folklore - Garden Of The Hesperides
    Garden Of The Hesperides. The quest for the Golden Apples was the eleventh labour of Hercules set by Eurystheus. The golden apples belonged to Zeus, king of the gods and had been given by Hera as a wedding gift.
  • Mythology and Folklore - The Wren - King of Birds
    The Wren - King of Birds. The wren has always been a King as its name in European languages indicates: Latin, Regulus; French, Reytelet.
  • Mythology and Folklore - Old Mother Shipton
    For some the name Old Mother Shipton means nothing and Britain’s most famous prophetess is a well-kept secret. Yet for others she is as well known as Nostrodamus and whose prophecies foretold many of the things we take for granted in the 21st century.
  • Mythology and Folklore - Dryads and Other Faery Folk
    Tales of Nymphs in Greek mythology and religion abound, there were revered as the spirits of specific natural features - and often were identified with the part of nature in which they dwelled.
  • History
  • History - Silbury Hill
    Silbury Hill - 4500 Year Old Megalithic Mystery. Silbury Hill, in Wiltshire, lies about one mile south of the Avebury Henge and occupies a low-lying site and except at certain points in the landscape, notably from the West Kennet Long Barrow, is barely visible. It is part of the complex of Neolithic monuments, the Avebury Circle, Marlborough Mound and West Kennet Long Barrow all being close by. It is also significant that the flattened top of Silbury Hill is directly level with the Sanctuary.
  • History - Whalley Abbey
    The Abbey of St Mary the Virgin, also known as Locus Benedictus de Whalley. was founded by Henry de Lacy, third Earl of Lincoln on the 4th April 1296.
  • History - Chingle Hall
    For many the name Chingle Hall, Goosnargh, Near Preston, will be an unfamiliar one, yet it is reputedly the most haunted house in Britain. It is believed that a total of 16 spirits haunt Chingle Hall.
  • History - Bolling Hall
    When one thinks of Bradford, instantly a large city of sprawling run down terraced houses springs to mind. However, hidden away, close to the centre of the city is Bolling Hall, a beautiful 15th century stone house, that does not fit into the general idea of the city.
  • History - The Ancient Sciences
    The Ancient Scientists. Chemistry is the study of the elements and the componds they form, thier physical and chemical properties, and the specific conditions under which they react to other elements and compounds. Chemistry provides the foundation of understanding in the other physical sciences of Physics, Astronomy and Biology. The theoretical and practical applications of Chemistry effect every aspect of civilisation, from argriculture and the arts to medicine and the eternal truths expressed in the laws of nature.
  • History - The Ides of March
    Beware the Ides of March! Said of a warning or impending misfortune and made popular in William Shakespearse's play Julius Caesar. A soothsayer tells Caesar who is already on his way to the Senate (and his death), "Beware the ides of March." Caesar replies, "He is a dreamer, let us leave him. Pass." The Roman ruler, Julius Caesar, was assassinated on the Ides of March - March 15, 44 B.C.E.
  • History - Days of the Week
    Days Of The Week - Mythology and History. The history of the days of the week is closely involved with the advancement of mankind throughout the centuries. Our present day seven day week is thought to have been developed by the Babylonians some 3000 years ago.
  • History - Origins and Place Names - Accrington
    Origins and Place Names - Accrington. Accrington home of Accrington Stanley, Nori bricks and the Accrington Pals.
  • The Tarot
  • The Tarot - The Tarot
    Tarot Cards are perhaps the most commonly known form of divination. Even if you are not a tarot user, most people are already familiar with their usage from films TV and books.
  • The Tarot - The Major Arcana
    Major Arcana: The 22 cards of the Major Arcana ("Greater Secrets") are also known as the Trumps or Triumphs, and are sometimes referred to by the French atouts or the Italian atutti or trionfi.
  • The Tarot - The Minor Arcana
    The minor arcana is the part of the deck that most closely resembles our playing cards of today. The minor arcana contains four suites, Wands, Cups, Pentacles, and Swords.
  • The Tarot - Wands
    This Suit is sometimes referred to as Batons, Maces or Sceptres and its elemental ruler is fire. The season linked to the Suit of Wands is Spring and its direction is South.
  • The Tarot - Disks
    This Suit is sometimes referred to as Pentacles, Coins, Gold or Diamonds and its elemental ruler is Earth.
  • The Tarot - Swords
    This Suit is sometimes referred to as Spades and its elemental ruler is air. The season linked to the Suit of Swords is Autumn and its direction is East.
  • The Tarot - Cups
    This Suit is sometimes referred to as Goblets or Hearts and its elemental ruler is water. The season linked to the Suit of Cups is Summer and its direction is West.
  • The Tarot - Tarot Spreads
    The following Tarot Spreads are available for readings with or without reversed cards: Life Spread, The Three Fates Spread, 5 Card Cross Spread, The Eclipse Spread.
  • The Tarot - Tarot Reading
    Tarot Reading using the Three Fates Spread, to gain insight into the emerging arc of the past, present, and future.
  • The Tarot - Tarot Card Interpretations
    Detailed Interpretations of The Major Arcana and Minor Arcana.
  • Lesson 1
  • Lesson 1 - Geographical Background
    Ancient Egypt stretches from the Mediterranean in the North to the First Cataracts at Aswan.
  • Lesson 1 - The Nile
    The Nile: It has been said of Egypt by Heredotus, an ancient Greek traveller, who wrote a history of Egypt, that 'Egypt is the gift of the Nile'.
  • Lesson 1 - Hapi
    As a water god, Hapi was a deity of fertility - he provided water, food and the yearly inundation of the Nile. He was also known as Lord of the Fishes and Birds of the Marshes.
  • Lesson 1 - Historical Overview
    The hostory of Ancient Egypt covers a 5000 year history, from the Pre-dynastic Era to the Graeco-Roman Period.
  • Lesson 1 - Egyptology Sources
    Egyptology Sources: Ancient Egypt provides a wealth of various sources for Egyptologists to study, from its monuments, artefacts, literature and human remains.
  • Lesson 2
  • Lesson 2 - Overview
    Modern day Egypt is 90% desert, however this was not always the case. During the Paleolithic Period the land surrounding the Nile valley was thick with vegettion and an abundance of animals
  • Lesson 2 - Badarian Period
    The Badarian Period is named from the site at el-Badari. It represents a period from around c5500 - c4000BC.
  • Lesson 2 - Naqada I
    Is named after the city of Naqada where many of the archaeological evidence for the period was found. It represents a period from around c4500 - c3400BC.
  • Lesson 2 - Naqada II
    After around c3400BC we begin to see a difference in the makeup of the organisation of Egypt. The small villages along the Nile and the Delta gradually over time develop into two distinct kingdoms.
  • Lesson 2 - Cultural Developments
    From Naqada II onwards there is a highly differentiated burial practice with elite burials containing large quantities of grave goods, with exotic materials such as gold and lapis lazuli.
  • Lesson 2 - Scorpion King
    Very little is actually known about the Pre-Dynastic King called Scorpion, in 1897-98 J E Quibell found a fragmented and incomplete macehead attributed to King Scorpion.
  • Lesson 2 - Questions and Answers
    Lesson One Questions And Answers
  • The Paranormal
  • The Paranormal - The Paranormal
    This section covers the paranormal, supernatural, Ghosts and things that go bump in the night. Paranormal Links, Articles and stories about ghosts, Haunted Places, Paranormal Groups, Paranormal Glossary, Ghost Walks
  • The Paranormal - Paranormal Glossary
    Paranormal Glossary: A List of Useful words, definitions, and concepts, concening the paranormal, supernatural, Ghosts and things that go bump in the night.
  • The Paranormal - Haunted Places
    Haunted Places: A list of Haunted places, Castles, Hall's and other places known to have ghosts, with a short story about the ghost.
  • Numerology
  • Numerology - An Introduction To Numerology
    Numerology is the study of numbers, and the occult manner in which they reflect certain aptitudes and character tendencies, as an integral part of the cosmic plan.
  • Numerology - Life Path Numbers
    This number represents who you are at birth and the native traits that you will carry with you through life.
  • Numerology - Expression or Destiny Number
    A number derived from all of the letters in your full birth name is called the Expression or Destiny number.
  • Numerology - Soul Urge Number
    The Soul Urge or as it is sometimes called, the heart's desire, are your inner cravings, likes and dislikes, which are usually kept private. This number denotes what you value most and suggests the nature that drives you in your daily life.
  • Numerology - Numerology Reading
    To get your Numerology Reading, please enter your full birth name (as given on your birth certificate regardless of any changes due to marraige) and your date of birth.
  • Lesson 3
  • Lesson 3 - Unification of the Two Lands
    The unification of Egypt, the uniting of the Two Lands; the Red Land and the White Land, occurred around c3100BC under the rule of the ruler of the Southern Kingdom.
  • Lesson 3 - Manetho
    Manetho was an Egyptian historian and priest from Sebennytos, in the Nile Delta, who lived during the reign of Ptolemy I.
  • Lesson 3 - King Lists
    There are several important King Lists that provide details of Ancient Egypt's Pharaohs.
  • Lesson 3 - Narmer Palette
    The Narmer Palette, a triangular piece of black basalt, found in Hierakonpolis by J.E. Quibel in 1897-98, depicts a king who name is given as Mer-Mer.
  • Lesson 3 - Narmer Macehead
    The macehead shows Narmer wearing the Red Crown of the conquered north, seated on a throne and protected by the vulture goddess Nekhbet of Hierakonpolis.
  • Lesson 3 - Questions and Answers
    Lesson Two Questions And Answers
  • Lesson 4
  • Lesson 4 - Archaic Period
    The Early Dynastic Period is a period of some 500 years or more at the beginning of what is conventionally considered as the history of Ancient Egypt.
  • Lesson 4 - Calendars
    The Ancient Egyptians used three different calendar systems simultaneously, and all are different from the one used today.
  • Lesson 4 - Dynasty 1
    Although the precise order in which the First Dynasty kings reigned is not always clear, it is usually agreed upon that Narmer was the first ruler of Dynasty 1.
  • Lesson 4 - Dynasty 2
    Hotepsekhemwy, 'Pleasing in Powers', is the founder of the second dynasty. The Horus Name (Hotepsekhemwy) was the royal titulary most important name in this period; it was received at the accession.
  • Lesson 4 - Social Structure
    Another very important change that marks the beginning of the Early Dynastic Period is the rise of urbanism.
  • Lesson 4 - Early Egyptologists
    The world might never have heard of Champollion were it not for the Rosetta Stone. He was the intellect who broke the mysterious code of hieroglyphics.
  • Lesson 4 - Questions and Answers
    Egyptology Lesson Three Questions and Answers.
  • Historic Sites
  • Historic Sites - Historic Sites and Castles
    The UK is full of Castles and Fortifications, Historic Buildings and Sites to explore. Some are large, famous and easy to find, while others are almost forgotten ruins.
  • Historic Sites - Aberdour Castle
    Aberdour Castle, Aberdour, Fife, Scotland: was built by the de Mortimor family in around 1200, for a brief time it was in the ownership of the Randolph Family before passing to the Douglases in 1342.
  • Historic Sites - Ravenscraig Castle
    Ravenscraig Castle: One of the earliest artillery forts in Scotland, it was begun for James II in 1460, Ravenscraig was one of the first castles in Scotland built to withstand cannon fire.
  • Historic Sites - St Andrews Castle
    St Andrews Castle is built on a naturally protruding headland, protected on the North and East by the sea and ditches on the landward sides.
  • Historic Sites - St Andrews Cathedral
    In 12th Century Augustian Cannons, extended St Rule's Church, all that remains today is a part of the chancel and the tower.
  • Historic Sites - Clitheroe Castle
    Clitheroe Castle: It is one of the oldest buildings in Lancashire; it may be the smallest keep in England; and it is the only remaining castle in Lancashire which had a royalist garrison during the Civil War.
  • Historic Sites - Samlesbury Hall
    Samlesbury Hall: The first Hall was built by the D'Ewyas family and situated on the bank of the river Ribble. This was destroyed by Robert the Bruce, after the battle of Bannockburn.
  • Historic Sites - Whalley Abbey
    Whalley Abbey: The outer gatehouse of the nearby Cistercian abbey, beside the River Calder. There was originally a chapel on the first floor. The Cistercian Abbey was built in 1296 & survived until dissolution in 1537.
  • Historic Sites - Bolton Abbey
    Bolton Abbey is on the beautiful estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The buildings are medieval, and are adjacent to the River Wharfe.
  • Historic Sites - Skipton Castle
    Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England.
  • Historic Sites - Knaresborough Castle
    Knaresborough Castle is situated overlooking the River Nidd in North Yorkshire. The ruins belie its importance as a royal castle, which is still part of the Queens estate in the Duchy of Lancaster.
  • Historic Sites - Pickering Castle
    Pickering Castle, Pickering, North Yorkshire: is a motte and bailey castle built by the Normans under William the Conqueror in 1069–1070.
  • Historic Sites - Helmsley Castle
    Helmsley Castle, Helmsley, North Yorkshire: was originally a wooden castle built by Walter l'Espec around 1120, it's most noticable feature are the two huge earthwork ditches.
  • Historic Sites - Scarborough Castle
    Scarborough Castle, Scarborough, North Yorkshire; is located on the large headland between the two bays of Scarborough and the only access to the plateau is via a narrow causeway of rock where the Barbican Gatehouse is located.
  • Historic Sites - Whitby Abbey
    Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, stands on the headland overlooking the town and despit it's importance is more well known for being the location that Dracula first arrives in England in Bram Stokers Dracula.
  • Historic Sites - Rievaulx Abbey
    Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, North Yorkshire: The Abbey is located in a wooded valley by the River Rye and was founded as a Cistercian Abbey in 1132 when 12 monks came from Clairvaux Abbey in France.
  • Historic Sites - Richmond Castle
    Richmond Castle, Richmond, Yorkshire: built on a cliff above the River Swale, flanked by towers and the massive 11th century curtain walls, it was to become the heart of one of mediaeval England's largest estates - The Honour of Richmond.
  • Historic Sites - Middleham Castle
    Middleham Castle, Middleham, Yorkshire: Is a Norman castle built in the 12th Century and was once home to Richard III.
  • Historic Sites - Sawley Abbey
    Sawley Abbey was an abbey of Cistercian monks, set on the banks of the Ribble in the village of Sawley, Lancashire.
  • Historic Sites - Gawthorpe Hall
    Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Lancashire is an Elizabethan House on the banks of the River Calder, designed by Sir Charles Barry. It was the family home of the Shuttleworths for over 300 years.
  • Historic Sites - Levens Hall
    Levens Hall, Kendal in Cumbria, is a Manor House built around a Pele Tower on the Banks of the River Kent. The Hall is currently home to the Bagot family.
  • Historic Sites - Kendal Castle
    Kendal Castle, Cumbria, is a late 12th century earth ringwork and bailey fortress situated on a mound-like hill, known as a drumlin.
  • Historic Sites - Oakwell Hall
    Oakwell Hall is an Elizabethan Manor House dating back to 1538, but decorated in 17th century style with period furniture.
  • Historic Sites - Turton Tower
    Turton Tower is a manor house in Chapeltown in North Turton, Borough of Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, England. It is a scheduled ancient monument and Grade I Listed building.
  • Historic Sites - Rufford Old Hall
    Rufford Old Hall, Rufford, Lancashire. Built in about 1530 for Sir Robert Hesketh; it was the home to the Heskeths for 500 years.
  • Book Reviews
  • Book Reviews - Magus Of Stonewylde
    Magus Of Stonewylde, Stonewylde Series Book 1. This is the first title in a series of five. Stonewylde is an alternative community, a vast country estate hidden away in Dorset and enclosed behind high boundary walls.
  • Book Reviews - Magic In Ancient Egypt
    Magic In Ancient Egypt: Dr Geraldine Pinch, a supervisor of lectures on Egyptology for the faculty of Oriental Studies, Cambridge, provides a clear insight it all aspects of Egyptian magic and its fundamental place among the ancient Egyptians.
  • Book Reviews - Masks of Misrule By Nigel Jackson
    Masks of Misrule: Horned God and His Cult in Europe by Nigel Jackson. This book takes a look at the Horned God in the Traditional Witchcraft of Britain and Europe.
  • Book Reviews - Crystal Enchantments by DJ Conway
    Crystal Enchantments by DJ Conway: An extensive book on crystals and rocks, their history, folklore, healing energies and their magical powers.
  • Book Reviews - Light from The Shadows By Gwyn
    Light from The Shadows By Gwyn: An inside account of traditional witchcraft as it is practised today by several covens and clans across Britain and how it compares with modern Wicca.
  • Book Reviews - Utterly Wicked By Dorothy Morrison
    Utterly Wicked By Dorothy Morrison: Hexes, curses and other unsavory notions. A realistic, thoughtful, honest appraisal of what is often perceived as the less savory side of magic.
  • Book Reviews - The Crystal Bible By Judy Hall
    The Crystal Bible: Two essential guides on the covers the practical and esoteric properties crystals, including spiritual, mental, psychological, emotional and physical effects, and in crystal healing.
  • Book Reviews - The Craft of the Wild Witch by Poppy Palin
    The Craft of the Wild Witch by Poppy Palin: Evocative and compelling, Craft of the Wild Witch reveals how to practice a form of witchcraft that is both wild and free.
  • Book Reviews - Aromatherapy An A-Z By Patricia Davis
    Aromatherapy An A-Z By Patricia Davis: The most comprehensive guide to aromatherapy ever published.
  • Book Reviews - Practical Magic by Marion Green
    Practical Magic by Marion Green. Seeks to inform people of the ancient skills of hand and mind which are once more being examined and perfected all over the world.
  • The Pendle Witches
  • The Pendle Witches - The Pendle Witches
    The Pendle Witches: The trials of the Pendle witches in 1612 are among the most famous witch trials in English history.
  • The Pendle Witches - A Wonderfull Discoverie
    A Wonderfull Discoverie: The Lancashire Witches 1612-2012. The exhibition commemorates the 400th Anniversay of the Pendle Witch Trials.
  • Autumn Equinox 2014
  • Autumn Equinox 2014 - Autumnal Equinox
    Autumnal Equinox: Observations of a seasonal change. As the Autumnal Equinox aka Mabon, aka Harvest Home arrives the day and night are of equal length.
  • Autumn Equinox 2014 - Tree Lore The Alder
    Tree Lore - The Alder: is a medium sized, short-lived tree growing to a height of up to 30 metres.
  • Autumn Equinox 2014 - Make Your Own Journal
    Make Your Own Journal: I thought I would do something different this time round so I have done a how to on making a wraparound journal.
  • Autumn Equinox 2014 - Luds Church
    Luds Church: Where it is said that the hero of the Arthurian romance slew the Green Knight, symbol of death, rebirth and fertility.
  • Autumn Equinox 2014 - Wadjet - Goddess of Lower Egypt
    Wadjet - Goddess of Lower Egypt. Cobra Goddess of Buto in the Nile Delta, preserver of royal authority over Northern Egypt.
  • Autumn Equinox 2014 - The Stars In Our Eyes
    The Stars in our Eyes: Humankind is defined by our insatiable quest to know and understand what is around us.
  • Autumn Equinox 2014 - Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Oracle
    Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Oracle. A review of the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms cards and book by Colette Baron-Reid and illustrated by Jena DellaGrottaglia.
  • Autumn Equinox 2014 - Autumn Equinox
    Autumn Equinox: a revelation about balance… at the equinox… a time of celestial balance!
  • Autumn Equinox 2014 - 100 Days of Nature
    100 Days of Nature Part 1: The idea behind the project was to take one photograph a day for 100 days.
  • Winter Solstice 2014
  • Winter Solstice 2014 - Tree Lore - The Oak
    Tree Lore - The Oak: Quercus robur is a large deciduous tree, with circumference of grand oaks from 4m to 12m.
  • Winter Solstice 2014 - Epona
    Epona, Star Baby, and Me: Epona, the Celtic goddess of horses and riders, is always depicted in the presence of one or more horses.
  • Winter Solstice 2014 - Oracle of Visions
    Oracle of Visions. A review of the Oracle of Visions cards and book written and illustrated by Ciro Marchetti.
  • Winter Solstice 2014 - Nekhbet - Goddess of Upper Egypt
    Nekhbet is a vulture Goddess of Upper Egypt, Childbirth and Protector of Pharaoh, she was originally the patron Goddess of Nekhen
  • Winter Solstice 2014 - Poems of the Forest
    Poems of the Forest: A collection of poems on trees, woodlands and forests by Alwyn.
  • Winter Solstice 2014 - Yule wellbeing
    Yule wellbeing: There are many ways to boost wellbeing and enliven the senses during Yule, these ere are a few ideas.
  • Winter Solstice 2014 - 100 Days of Nature
    100 Days of Nature Part 2: The idea behind the project was to take one photograph a day for 100 days.
  • Winter Solstice 2014 - Yule Chocolate Peppermint Spoons
    Yule Chocolate Peppermint Spoons: A festive chocolate recipe that are perfect for dipping in a cup of hot cocoa.
  • Winter Solstice 2014 - Fossils In Folklore
    Fossils In Folklore: Before the mid-18th Century the origin of fossils was generally regarded in terms of superstition.
  • Winter Solstice 2014 - Aunty Strange Brews Agony Column
    Aunty Strange Brews Agony Column: If you've got and problem, and don't know where to turn, Auntie Strange Brew can help.
  • Spring Equinox 2015
  • Spring Equinox 2015 - The Devils Footprints
    The Devils Footprints: The Devil is said to have visited the Devonshire countryside one long-ago winter's night.
  • Spring Equinox 2015 - Using Essential Oils Safely
    Using Essential Oils Safely: A guide on Understanding and Using Essential Oils Safely.
  • Spring Equinox 2015 - First Aid Kit Using Essential Oils
    First Aid Kit Using Essential Oils: Many Essential oils can safely be used as an alternative treatment for minor cuts, scrapes and ailments.
  • Spring Equinox 2015 - Ginger
    Ginger: I love ginger and when looking into the healing properties of it I was absolutely amazed by what I found.
  • Spring Equinox 2015 - 2015 Year of the Sheep Feng Shui
    2015 Year of the Sheep Feng Shui: is time to focus on creating a lovely home and keeping it DE cluttered and clean.
  • Spring Equinox 2015 - Spring has Spring
    Spring has Spring: When Winter's icy fingers held us firmly in its grasp it was a time for quiet reflection.
  • Spring Equinox 2015 - The Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Cards
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