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Welcome to Mrs Darley's Blog

This blogspot has been created especially for those who wish to share their ideas and thoughts about the natural world as the year turns and the ancient Pagan festivals that were once celebrated by our ancestors.

Poetry, prose craft work, ancient cure craft and general thoughts and feelings on how the change in the weather and seasons makes you feel are all encouraged and welcomed.

Mrs Darley was my once next door neighbour when I lived amongst the wilds of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall back in the early 1990's. Her charismatic ways and unending wisdom lead me on a journey of self discovery as I spiralled ever further into her magical world.

She has since become the central character in the 'Mrs Darley' series of books.

Mrs Darley's Pagan Whispers

Mrs Darley's Moon Mysteries

Mrs Darley's Pagan Elements

Mrs Darley's Pagan Healing Wisdom

Monday, 23 July 2012

Secrets of Divine Magick

For those who stand outside of the occult world the thought of magick is dark- evil even, whilst for others it holds a certain allure and fascination. Afterall who wouldn't be tempted to chant a spell, wave a magick wand and have all their dreams come true- but can it really be as easy as that?
In truth, magick consists of hard work and the mastery of many hard won skills, which only come after both practice and dedication. In our 'let's have it all now' society, this often proves to be a path too far and only those who have the tenacity and will to continue will actually reap their magickal rewards.
Many speak of white and black witches or white and black magick, but magic is a neutral force it is simply the intent of the practitioner which makes it one thing or the other.
'Mrs Darley's Pagan Paths to Magick' explores the underlying priciples of magick which help us to understand not only the ebb and flow of daily life, but also shine a little light on the secrets which unerpin the very essence of creating Divine Magick.
'Mrs Darley's Pagan Paths to Magick' is available for pre release order on Amazon and is due for publication on the 2 August.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Birth of the Wort Moon

At 5.24am on the 19 July, the Wort Moon will be born into the heavens and the stagnant energies which have plagued us for sometime will begin to move.
The Celts referred to this moon as the wort moon because it was under this moon that the sweet infusion of malt (wort) was combined with yeast to make beer. This was due to the fact that the warm weather would produce just the right conditions for fermentation to take place.
It was also beneath this moon that the Celts would note the movement of the heavens and predictions would be made for the forthcoming year.

Read more 'Mrs Darley's Moon Mysteries'

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Mrs Darley's Pagan Paths to Magick

Many people are aware of the horrific period of history which saw the relentless persecution of witches, but few realise the reasons that underpin the witch hunts and the fact that they differed from country to country. Even the methods of torture and execution varied greatly, as it was left up to individual regions, especially in Europe, to determine the fate of those accused.
'Mrs Darley's Pagan Paths to Magick' which is due for release in August, explores in detail this terrifying period of history and illustrates how fear and greed can distort the thoughts of those with once rational minds.
Now avaiable to pre order on Amazon

Sunday, 1 July 2012

July's Heavenly Nights

Here we are entering the second half of the year and yet so far our view of the sky at night has been quite limited due to the vast cloud cover, but perhaps the skies will clear enough to allow a glimpse of the two meteor showers that come into our orbit later this month.
On the 28-29 the Delta Aquarids shower displays around 20 meteors per hour, travelling relatively slowly and will be best viewed in the east after midnight, although the full moon will affect viewing to a degree.
On 29-30 the Capricornid show will appear. These again are slow meteors, but are differentiated by their yellowy brightness and can often produce wonderful fireballs. Again view after midnight in the east.
Also on view this month are several planets, namely Mercury which can be seen now in the west after sunset. Venus is visible early in the morning (2.30 ish) and is at its greatest brightness on the 9th, low in the north east, whilst on the 15th the moon will pass in front of Jupiter in what is known as a 'grazing occulation' between 2.45 and 3.15am.
Here's to clear skies. Enjoy.