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F E ATURES 9 Pagans and Lockdown 14 Beyond Samhain: Pagan

Family Winters 16 Ogham: Respecting an

Ancient Alphabet 18 The Shamanic Witch 21 Cornish Legends: Giants,

Mermaids and Fairies 24 A Druid’s Pilgrimage - A

Pagan Actor’s Perspective 28 Pleasure Magic and the

Divine Feminine 31 Thoughts on the

Importance of Celebration for the Environment 32 Everyday Paganism: Nine

Ways to Make your Daily Routine more Pagan 34 Playing with Dolls 37 Importance of Interfaith

Wo r k 44 Creative Corner 46 Pagan Portals: The

Sacredness of Landscape

REGULARS 4 Sacred World 6 President’s Letter 7 Letters 8 News 10 Megaliths 12 Environment 13 Quiet Revolution 26 Leyhunting 38 The Kitchen Witch 42 Herbalism 48 Reviews 51 Old Dotty




MOON PHASES (all times are local at Stonehenge) Phase Date Time Sat, Oct 31 14:49

Sun, Nov 15 05:07 Mon, Nov 30 09:30

Mon, Dec 14 16:17 Wed, Dec 30 03:28

Wed, Jan 13 05:00 Thu, Jan 28 19:16 Thu, Feb 11 19:06

SABBATHS Samhain/Halloween Oct 31 Winter Solstice/Yule Dec 21 Candlemas/Imbolc Feb 1

Issue 217 Contributors Nimue Brown Samantha Cruickshank Maria DeBlaissie Cynthia Dickinson Old Dotty Mélusine Draco Luke Eastwood Elisa M Gray Tom Hibbert, The Wildlife Trusts Moira Hodgkinson David (Dylan) Knight Laurence Main Jan Malique Terence Meaden Rachel Patterson Marc Rhodes-Taylor Lynn Rishworth Mabh Savage Val Thomas Claire the Witch Crafter Artist Helen Woodsford-Dean

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