Tomorrow, Saturday 8 September, at 2pm, I will be reading from my new book Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls at Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London SE9 6SH. Do pop in and say hello if you are nearby - it will be lovely to see you!
The event is completely free. Although there will be some copies of my book on sale there and I will be happy to sign copies, you are under no obligation to make a purchase.
Here is a description of Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls from publisher Moon Books' website:
Poppets are dolls used for sympathetic magic, and are designed in the likeness of individuals in order to represent them in spells to help, heal or harm. The word poppet comes from the Middle Ages in England, originally meaning a small doll or child, and it is still in use today as a name of endearment. The term is older than the phrase ‘Voodoo doll’. Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls explores the history of poppets and offers a practical guide to making and using them in modern witchcraft. It also covers seasonal dolls, from Brigid dolls, used in celebrations for the first stirrings of spring, to fairy dolls enjoyed in tree-dressing at Yuletide. Other topics covered include spirit dolls, ancestor dolls and dolls as representations of mythological beings and creatures from folklore.The book is in a similar style to my earlier book, Pagan Portals - Candle Magic. Both are designed as introductions to traditional aspects of practical magic and teach a range of techniques for effective spellwork.
For further details about the book reading and signing, contact Shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk, call 0208 850 7803 or visit www.facebook.com/WiccaMoonEltham/