Sunday 21 October 2018

Avebury: Ancestors, Ghosts, Poppets, Oracles & Rites

Next Saturday, 27 October, I will be at The Henge Shop in Avebury running a workshop on poppets and signing copies of my books as part of a Samhain weekend of events at the ancient stone circle.

My workshop starts at 2pm and in it I'll be talking about the history of poppets and magical dolls as well as showing how to make one.

Everyone who comes along will be able to make a simple cloth poppet for protection based on techniques from traditional magical practises of the British Isles. No sewing is involved. The workshop is suitable for adults, teenagers and children over the age of 11 (so long as children are accompanied by their parents). The cost is £5 per person, inclusive of materials.

In the morning I will be at the shop to chat to anyone who wants to pop in and signing copies of my books Pagan Portals – Candle Magic, Every Day Magic – A Pagan Book of Days and Pagan Portals – Poppets and Magical Dolls. You can find out my about my workshop here:

There are also a whole load of other Samhain events happening in Avebury over the weekend.

On the Saturday, Caroline Mitchell will also be at The Henge Shop selling prints of her dragons as well as giving free one-card readings using her Dragon Oracle Deck. On the Sunday, Danu Forest will be signing copies of her book followed by an Ancestors and the Powers of Place Celtic shamanic workshop, starting at 2pm. The cost is £35 per person. You can find more information here:

At 1pm on October 27, there will be a Samhain Sisters Circle hosted by the Sisters of the Stones of Caer Abiri within the Avebury henge. You can find out more here:

Wiltshire Ghost Tours will be giving a talk about the equipment they use and their findings plus leading walking tours of the village and circle on the Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Avebury Samhain Labyrinth 2018 will be held on October 27. Those who want to walk the Labyrinth should meet at the Cove for a 7pm start. If you want to join in weaving the web around the Labyrinth, arrive at the Cove for 6.30pm to get prepared. More details here:

The Henge Shop will be able to give more information about most of these events, you can call 01672 539229, visit the website or email The shop is at Avebury, SN8 1RF.

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