Books from TDM Publishing

TDM Publishing was launched in 2014 as a small, independent publishing house based in Adelaide, South Australia that focuses on producing well researched books that also include and represent the Southern Hemispheric Pagan community. 

The first of these books was the reprinting of Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats after a larger publishing house within Australia was not able to found after the original 400 self-published copies were sold out within nine months of its November 2012 printing.

Dancing the Sacred Wheel provides an in-depth look at the myth and folklore associated with each of the eight sabbats (seasonal festivals) observed within modern Paganism, but also discusses way of creating specific rituals and observances that acknowledge each seasonal "gateway" when the local environment is reflecting something completely different.  While written primarily for the Southern Hemisphere, the author sets about to challenge the reader, regardless of which hemisphere they reside, to draw inspiration from their own local environment when wishing to create a "Wheel of the Year" that is completely unique to them.

Dancing the Sacred Wheel was republished by TDM Publishing in June 2014 and expanded to contain some 292 pages.  The third edition is now available through Lulu as well as all Amazon affiliated online stores in both paperback as well as ebook format.


The second book that TDM Publishing was involved with was In Her Sacred Name: Writings on the Divine Feminine.  Consisting of some 214 pages, this book was a collection of expanded essays that focused around the concept of the Divine Feminine, the Goddess that Frances Billinghurst had written for the long standing but no longer published magazine, Insight.  These Goddesses came from many diverse cultures that included Egyptian, Greek, Celtic, African and Mesopotamian.

:: Discover the Sacred She as found within cultures including Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Celtic, African and ancient Mesopotamian.
:: Learn how to (re)establish a deeper connection with various aspects of the Goddess in the 21st century.
:: Honour the Divine Feminine through the construction of altars and shrines.
:: Engage in meditations and learn how to perform specific rites (including a full moon rite).
In Her Sacred Name was published by TDM Publishing in October 2014 and is internationally available through Lulu as well as all Amazon affiliated online stores in both paperback as well as ebook format.


September 2015 saw the release of the third book by TDM Publishing as well as the first anthology edited by Frances Billinghurst, Call of the God: An Anthology Exploring the Divine Masculine within Modern Paganism.  Consisting of some 290 pages, this book showcases an array of various essays, poems, invocations and artwork of the Divine Masculine, the God, and how he is depicted amongst various Pagans around the world. 

Some of the contributors to this anthology include Michael Howard (editor of The Cauldron who passed through the veil shortly after release of the anthology), Pete Jennings (past Pagan Federation president and author of many books), Anna Franklin (author of 30 books and decks including The Pagan Ways Tarot and The Sacred Circle Tarot), Tony and Candia McKormack from British Pagan band Inkubus SukkubusShauna Aura Knight (mixed media artist and author), Polly Lind (New Zealand based tapestry artist), Peter Coughlin (writer of poetry, fiction and non-fiction), and Patrick Larabee (artist and author of Whisperings from the Void).

Call of the God was published by TDM Publishing in September 2015 and is internationally available through all Amazon affiliated online stores in both paperback as well as ebook format.


A Wytch's Circle
While on the surface A Wytch's Circle may appear similar to 13 Lessons in Magick, Wicca and Witchcraft as it will be designed as a training manual for solitary practitioners who are interested in establishing for themselves a "solid foundation" upon which they can seriously explore the magickal arts, the specific difference is the focus is largely on what is perceived as "modern" Wicca from a "traditional" perspective.  

Drawing from my experienced and practice as a High Priestess initiated into a traditional lineage, A Wytch's Circle is actually based on my own personal Outer Court course that I provide to potential students who are interested in a more "traditional" approach to how Wicca used to  be (without breaking any of my initiatory oaths).

Release date: July 2019
Available through Lulu


The next four projects to be released by TDM Publishing will include:
:: Contemporary Witchcraft: Foundational Practices for a Magickal Life is designed to be an introduction to the foundational practices contained within contemporary witchcraft for the serious seeker (neophyte) who may be somewhat dissatisfied with the modern interpretation of Wicca;
:: the long awaited book, Encountering the  Dark Goddess that will draw upon research and personal experience that Frances has undertaken in hosting similar themed workshops since 2006;
:: Magick, Wicca and Witchcraft, the 13 lectured correspondence course on magic, witchcraft and modern contemporary witchcraft that Frances designed and ran from 1999 until 2010; and
:: Into the Great Below, that details her own personal journey with breast cancer which took her into the Underworld where she came face to face with its mighty ruler, the Sumerian Goddess Ereshkigal.