Monthly archives: August, 2018

Making a local connection

wyldwood, wyld witch, rachel patterson

For me, it is about connecting to the land around you.   I don’t live in a tumble-down cottage in the middle of the woods (seriously none of the takeaways deliver…), I do in fact live on the edge of a city.  But the land around me and beneath my feet is ancient.  It has a house on now (obviously) and had dwellings on it before, going back for a very long time.  And the land holds those memories.  There is not only the element of earth beneath our feet but also the history of our ancestors.


Sacred Beasts: The Wolf

Perhaps the most evocative of animals within Paganism, and one that either captures the heart, or leaves it full of dread, is the wolf. For some a symbol of wild power and freedom, for others an agent of darkness and……


A Focus on Deity: Taranis, the Thunderer

Photo of dramatic clouds and lightning by Felix Mittermeier on Unsplash

In the first of our series of articles to focus on deities within Paganism, I examine the thunderer. It is my intention to set a mood in which we can journey through time as we meet, engage with and learn about this powerful divine being which sits at the head of many ancient pantheons.

Now come……


Interview with: Inkubus Sukkubus

Herne talks with Candia and Tony of Inkubus Sukkubus as they prepare to release the final album in the Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder trilogy. They talk about……


Interview with: Hendrika van As – Pagan Pride UK: Anglia

Logo for Pagan Pride UK: Anglia

Pagan Pride is the UK’s largest, free Pagan event and has been running for nine years in Nottingham. This year the organisation has begun expanding to new locations and 2018……


Book Review: Black Dog Folklore by Mark Norman

Cover of the Paperback edition of Black Dog Folklore By Mark Norman © Troy Books

Barghest, Bear Ghost, Old Shuck, Old Ben… The Black Dog!

I have always been fascinated with the various stories of spirits that inhabit the British Isles, but among them all, the Black Dog has been the spirit that has captured my attention so completely. Mark Norman’s book “Black Dog Folklore” has given me far more information……