Friday 15 December 2023

Resolving Resolutions: Rounding the Wheel of the Year

It's mid-December and time to start looking back at the plans I made at the start of the year. 

In January I blogged with a list of 10 New Year Resolutions I hoped to achieve in 2023. Between now and the end of the month I'm going to review  how I did with each of them. Today I'll start and I feel like looking at the last resolution first. It was this:

"Launch my book Pagan Portals - Wheel of the Year with talks, workshops and other events"

Rounding the Wheel of the Year is my 5th book in the Pagan Portals series, published by Moon Books. It goes into the history behind seasonal folklore, annual customs and modern pagan traditions as well as offering practical suggestions for celebrating the turning of the year. Here's the description:

"Every month is full of magic, each day has its own energy, and the seasons rotate as part of the cycles of nature. Pagan Portals - Rounding the Wheel of the Year looks at ways to honour each month with folkloric customs, herb and plant lore, traditional crafts, spells, visualisations, and pagan rites that go beyond the eight festivals of Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltane, Summer Solstice, Lammas, Autumn Equinox, Samhain, and Winter Solstice. The wheel of the year turns smoothly, it doesn’t bump over eight cogs, and that’s the meaning of the title of this book. Inside these pages you will find the history behind some much-loved folklore and modern pagan customs, as well as practical suggestions for ways to celebrate the turning of the year."

The book was officially published in October and I launched it with these events:

My publisher also created that lovely advert at the top of this page. If you want to find copies of Rounding the Wheel of the Year, you can order them via Moon Books, via Amazon, or get them in person at the College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Pl, South Kensington, London SW7 2EB, and at Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BS (or order online).

Next year, on Tuesday 27 February 2024, I'll be giving an online talk called The Magic and Folklore of Springtime via the College of Psychic Studies. It starts at 7pm, with a recording available later. Tickets are £16 non members/£14 members, You can find out more here:

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