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Regulars Deputy's Editor Letter by Cherry Sterne 1 Sacred World 2 Vice President’s Letter by Krys 4 Pagan Federation News by Alan Lester 5 Children and Families by Hannah Semple 8 Environment by Tom Hibbert 14 Practically Pagan 44 Reviews 48 Old Dotty Reflects 53 Features Healing, A Poem by Chris Roe 2 Memories of Trees by Earth Mother Nature Lover 6 Abnoba by Ryan McClain 10 Seashore Inspiration – The Mermaid by Linda Lunan 12 Inspirational Sleep - Part II: Burial Chambers by Karen F Pierce 16 Turning to our Ancestors in Times of Depression by Terence Ward 19 Poetic Prose: ‘Evening Room’ and ‘Sounding’ by David Sparenberg 22 Valkyries: Servant or Master? by Sif Brookes 24 Demeter: Healing the Mother Wound by Robin Corak 27 What to Do if You’re Not Doing a Ritual by Sylvia Rose 30 The Gift of Clairsentience: Finding Empowerment as an Ultra-Sensitive Being by Dina Saalisi 32 Hekate and Samhain by Frances Billinghurst 35 Turning Inward for Winter – a Modern Pagan’s Guide by Samantha Cruickshank 38 Colouring Meditation by Claire Valentine 41

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Pagan Dawn is published by the Pagan Federation, ISSN No 1357-5147. Please send enquiries, letters and review books to: Pagan Dawn, BM Box 7097, London, WC1N 3XX, UK. Submissions: Original artwork, photos, articles on the PF’s work, polytheism, philosophy, esoteric arts or folklore, to pagandawn@paganfederation. We reserve the right to abridge content and edit for style, grammar, clarity and accuracy. The editor’s decision is final. For advertising, email Submission deadlines for forthcoming 2023 issues: 7th November (Imbolc), 6th February (Beltane), and 7th August (Samhain). Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in Pagan Dawn by writers are not necessarily those of the Pagan Federation or its officers. All articles/artwork remain the copyright of the author/artist. The Pagan Federation retains typographical copyright on all content typeset by Pagan Dawn, the Pagan Federation, or its staff. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced, except for short passages for criticism or review, without written permission from the publishers.

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