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News and Hounds: Australia Edition

Western Australia: Combined Covens Participates in PrideFest WA Last month, Perth-based non-profit Pagan social group Combined Covens participated in PrideFest, Perth’s LGBTQI+  arts, culture and community festival for the second year running. Queensland: Author Sandra Greenhalgh Announces Druid Wisdom Oracle Cards Both ancient and modern Druid practices are the inspiration for this new deck of… Continue reading News and Hounds: Australia Edition

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Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.03: AWC 2018 Special

We flew to the other side of the country for the Australian Wiccan Conference in September and it was BRILLIANT. So much so that the night it finished we held off face-planting our beds until we’d recorded this. Music this month is by David Rivett. Thanks again to Tree, Kundra, Combined Covens and our special… Continue reading Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.03: AWC 2018 Special

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Folklorist Shares the Untold Story of Australian Fortune Teller, Mary Barrell

AUSTRALIA – An academic has recently pieced together the story of Mary Barrell, which is among the earliest documented cases of Witchcraft and fortune telling in the country. Historian and folklorist Dr David Waldron made the discovery when conducting research in Victorian-era newspapers. He found letters to the editor spanning over three decades. Read more… Continue reading Folklorist Shares the Untold Story of Australian Fortune Teller, Mary Barrell

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Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.02: Floating on a Biscuit at the Bottom of the World

This month we’re joined by Sarah Morgan of the Belgrave Pagan Hillsmeets as we wrap up our bumper review of Thorn Mooney’s Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide, discussing covens, outer courts, initiations and more! Our featured song this month is by those gods of Pagan rock, Spiral Dance. (Click on the episode cover image to… Continue reading Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.02: Floating on a Biscuit at the Bottom of the World

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Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.01: Keen Beans

Blast off! We begin our review of Thorn Mooney’s Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide, using it as an anchor for discussions on covens, initiation, lineage and hierarchy within a Traditional Wiccan framework along the way. This episode also includes spiffy music from Matt Chapman. (Click on the episode cover image to listen!)

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Generations

As two of my favourite writers have recently pointed out, there seems to be a whole other generation of witches on Instagram. These digitally native, aesthetically driven, spooky young witch-folk practice a kind of Craft that is almost unrecognisable to me, and probably for you, too. And it's a weird feeling. Young'uns These instagrammers are… Continue reading Generations

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Druids Down Under organise a national gathering for 2018

This month I moved from my usual columnist role into that of news journalist over on The Wild Hunt. Here is my very first offering: SYDNEY — Australian eclectic Druid group Druids Down Under is set to host its first national event in the Pennant Hills this weekend. The gathering will include workshops, musical performances,… Continue reading Druids Down Under organise a national gathering for 2018