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.
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 (3rd edition) is available through Lulu and all Amazon affiliated online stores in both paperback as well as e-book format.
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, African, Mesopotamian and Celtic.
:: 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 is available through Lulu and all Amazon affiliated online stores in both paperback as well as ebook format.
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.
Contributors 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 Sukkubus, Polly Lind (New Zealand based tapestry artist), and Patrick Larabee (author of Whisperings from the Void).
Call of the God is available through all Amazon affiliated online stores in both paperback as well as ebook format.
The Witch's Circle
Initially written to accompany the training course of the same name, this book provides the reader with a degree of insight into the practices of foundational information with respect to contemporary witchcraft. From this starting point, they can confidently take what they require in order to enhance their own personal practice in a manner what best resonates to them with respect to a number of different magical techniques and ritual workings.
Whilst the material contained within this book is written for the Southern Hemispheric perspective, it teaches the student regardless of where they reside, how to open themselves to the sacred Mysteries that are found within contemporary witchcraft. Also included in this book are foundational ritual foundational rituals found within ceremonial magic and the qabalah.
The Witch's Circle is available through Lulu and all Amazon affiliated online stores in both paperback as well as ebook format.
A Little Book of Wicca
Consisting of some 50 pages, this short yet concise guide to Wicca (contemporary witchcraft), is the perfect introduction to this earth-centric spiritual belief.
Commencing with a brief history of how Wicca came into being, it also covers the common beliefs and ethics found within Wicca, the perception of a dual deity (a God and a Goddess), sacred days and seasonal festivals, as well as information specifically to the Southern Hemisphere that is often overlooked in other books. A glossary containing some of the more commonly used terms is included as well as a recommended reading list.
A Little Book of Wicca is a perfectly priced introduction book for anyone interested in learning more about Wicca, or to being used as a guide to be given to family and friends in order to explain what this earth-centric spiritual belief is truly about.
Cost: $15.99 (includes postage within Australia) available direct from TDM Publishing.
The following books are expected to be available from late 2020 to mid 2021:
:: On Her Silver Rays: Moon, Magic and Myth of the Queen of Heavens and the Starry Skies: A collection of moon related information including working with the various phases of the moon, mythology and much more.
:: Magick, Wicca and Witchcraft: Designed as a training manual, this book is the updated and enhanced version of the 13 lecture correspondence course that Frances wrote and ran from 1999 until 2010 through the Temple of the Dark Moon for solitary practitioners who are interested in establishing for themselves a "solid foundation" upon which they can seriously explore the magical arts from a contemporary witchcraft (a more "traditional" style of Wicca) perspective.
:: A Year with the Goddess: This book draws inspiration from the sacred Goddess lore teachings, activities and numerous rituals presented through The Goddess House from 2006. This information will be placed within an easy to follow yearly guide that will enable the reader to gain a deeper connection with the Great Goddess, the Sacred She, through her sacred festivals and seasonal rites.
:: Into the Great Below: A no holds barred account of Frances's personal journey with breast cancer that took her into the Underworld where she came face to face with its mighty ruler, the Sumerian Goddess Ereshkigal and the importance that her spiritual path played.