Contents REGULARS 4 Sacred Sites 6 President’s letter and PF contacts 7 Volunteer focus 8 News 14 Your letters 15 The Quiet Revolution 23 A Spark of Awen 30 Health 38 Reviews 46 The Kitchen Witch 48 Herbalism 56 Pagan Moon 62 Band interview 64 Old Dotty FEATURES 10 Pagan Symposium 13 20 years of Pagan Dawn 16 Through the Veil: Contacting the Ancestors at Samhain 20 Ethics and Pantheism 24 From the depths: The art of Austin Osman Spare 28 Wassailing 31 Fracking reader survey 36 Druid gathering 43 Artist Focus: Claire Dean 50 The Goddess Macha
Cover art: ‘Alas’ by Günel Akhundlu. Visit http://www.facebook. com/SolArt.Az This page, clockwise from top: ‘Faery Hares’ by Claire Dean; Glastonbury Sanctuary photo by John Awen; ‘The Bewildered Bacchante’ by Austin Osman Spare, courtesy of Caroline Wise.
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52 The Glastonbury Sanctuary 54 Pagan Burial 57 The Elder Pagan 59 Fête des Fous
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