Friday, 17 November 2017

Pagan Eye: Cakes and Magic at The Atlantis Bookshop

Here's another photo from the launch party for Every Day Magic - A Pagan Book of Days, which took place at The Atlantis Bookshop, near the British Museum, earlier this month. It shows a copy of the book on the wonderful buffet of cakes and scones that were provided by shop owners Geraldine and Bali.

The party took place in the temple space under the main shop, which has hosted many historic meetings in London's occult history. It was where Gerald Gardner held his coven when he was in London and was where Margaret Murray introduced him to Cecil Williamson, before the two men worked together to start up the Museum of Witchcraft. I like to think that, in a small way, this book is a part of a continuing tradition of people getting together to produce magical things.

Every Day Magic, which is published by Moon Books, contains contributions from nearly 50 pagan authors and practitioners from many different traditions across the world, including Atlantis' Geraldine Beskin, best-selling pagan authors Ellen Evert Hopman, Melusine Draco, Harmonia Saille, Rachel Patterson, Caroline Wise, Elen Sentier and other Moon Books writers. I edited it and also wrote several entries. It contains 366 spells, rituals, meditations, Pagan prayers, divinatory techniques, poems to read and recipes and craft projects to try out, along with the details of festivals that take place throughout the year.

In the UK, the book probably won't be sent out to Amazon customers until November 24, which is the official publication date, but you can buy early copies of the book at The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, London WC1A 1LY. Some of the copies at the shop are signed by contributors too.
For more details email or call 020 7405 2120.

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