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Regulars Editor’s Letter by Aurora Sothis 1 Sacred World by Jennifer Murphy 2 News by Sarah Kerr 3 President’s Letter by Sarah Kerr 4 50th Anniversary update by Sarah Kerr 5 Herbalism by Val Thomas 10 Environment by Tom Hibbert 20 Children and Families by Hannah Semple 22 The Kitchen Witch by Rachel Patterson 28 The Quiet Revolution with Nimue Brown 45 Reviews 47 Old Dotty Reflects… 53 Features Interview with Dan Coultas by Sam Cruickshank 6 Artist's Corner by Seán Ryan 8 Healing 101 by Sarah Kerr 12 Five Crystal Exercises for the Summer by Ari the Oak Witch 14 Druid Herbal Medicine by Angela Paine 17 The Importance of Myth by Tom Richards 24 Sexual Dynamics in the Circle by Melusine Draco 32 Isis: Great of Magic, She of 10,000 Names by Olivia Church 35 Human Sacrifice – A Part of British History? by Elisa M Gray 38 Myths and Magic in the Landscape of Wales by Halo Quin 41 Lugh, God of Many Skills by Morgan Daimler 43

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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@ We reserve the right to abridge content and edit for style, grammar, clarity and accuracy. The editor’s decision is final. For advertising, email pd.publisher@ Issue 221 submissions deadline: 9th August 2021. 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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