Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Working Magic in the Southern Hemisphere

Last week, I took part in Moon Con 21, a two day online event organised by my publisher, Moon Books, where a number of authors shared insight into their personal spiritual practices, thoughts and yes, their books.  

On the Sunday, I was joined by two other Australian based authors, Julie Brett (author of Australian Druidry) and Jane Meredith (author of Journey to the Dark Goddess, Aspecting the Goddess and Aphrodite's Magic).

A recording of our discussion can be found here:

Recordings of all the other interviews and panels can be found on Moon Book's YouTube channel or Facebook page.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Getting Ready for MoonCon

In our current COVID effected world, one positive side is that fact that for the last year a lot of events have moved on line as a substitute, which means that people all around the world are able to access such events.  

I was involved in my first online event in July last year with the wonderful Australian astrologer, Kim for her Witch: Radiant + Rooted podcast.  Since that time I have been involved in a number of international "events" that I probably would not have had the opportunity to attend physically.

Next weekend I will be involved in another online event, this time something that the publisher of my latest two books, Moon Books, are organising - MoonCon21 - that will be involve two days of talks, panels and Q&A live sessions with a whole host of Moon Book authors on Moon Books' own FaceBook page.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Submission Call to Mark the 10th Anniversary

I realised the other day that next year, 2022, will mark the 10th anniversary since I self-published my first book, Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats.  Only 400 copies were released in the initial printing, all but two copies sold out in only nine months.  In June 2021, after updating and expanding the original manuscript to some 292 pages, I released the second, and a subsequent third edition through print-on-demand platforms.

In preparation for the 10th anniversary  of Dancing the Sacred Wheel next year, I thought it is about time to not only update my continual study with respect to working with the traditional eight sabbats that form the "Wheel of the Year", especially from a Southern Hemispheric perspective, but to offer the opportunity to anyone else who has been working at re-visioning working with the sabbats to contribute.

Having already edited an anthology in the form of Call of the God: An Anthology Exploring the Divine Masculine within Modern Paganism, I am now officially putting out a call for submissions for an anthology focusing around working through the seasonal year that may differ from the traditional wheel with its eight festivals. 

If this is something that you would like to take part in, more information can be found here.  At this stage, submissions will close in November 2021.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Breaking Time Barriers on This Old Witch

Did you know energies flow differently in the southern hemisphere?

Join This Old Witch hosts (E. Massey and Alexander Cabot) along with author Frances Billinghurst (me) as we break time barriers and discuss what it means being a witch in Australia.

Breaking the debate of initiated and non initiated Witches.

You can watch the whole interview here. Warning: It does go on for over two hours (just).