Yvonne Aburrow

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Yvonne Aburrow has been a Pagan since 1985 and a Wiccan since 1991. They have an MA in Contemporary Religions and Spiritualities from Bath Spa University (UK), and live in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. They have written four books on the mythology and folklore of trees, birds, and animals, and two anthologies of poetry. Their most recent books are "Dark Mirror: the inner work of witchcraft" and "The Night Journey: witchcraft as transformation", with revised and expanded second editions published by the Doreen Valiente Foundation in association with the Centre for Pagan Studies in 2020. They blog at Dowsing for Divinity. ...more

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Yvonne Aburrow I don't really have a summer reading list, because I read books all year round. I am currently reading "Calculating God" by Robert J Sawyer, and recen…moreI don't really have a summer reading list, because I read books all year round. I am currently reading "Calculating God" by Robert J Sawyer, and recently re-read the excellent "The Years of Rice and Salt" by Kim Stanley Robinson. I also want to get the rest of the Neanderthals series by Robert J Sawyer.

I might re-read "The Handmaid's Tale" and "American Gods".

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All Acts of Love & Pleasure...

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The Enchanted Forest: The M...

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Magical Lore of Animals

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The Endless Knot

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Many Names

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Memories of Art Quester

My dear friend Art Quester is gone. I can’t believe that he’s gone. He was so full of life. Brilliant artist, utterly magical being, and so much fun to be with.

I first met Art in 1987 during my first year at the University of Lancaster when I worked at the Three Mariners pub (I think it is the Carpenters’ Arms again now). I was involved with the Sealed Knot battle reenactment society and he founde

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This is an amazing book. Cherie Dimaline’s writing will grab you and not let go. The characters are unforgettable, the story is raw and atmospheric and gripping. The love of Joan and her family is a beautiful thing. The underlying politics and cultur ...more
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This was an excellent exploration of the concept of alternate history and time travel. It’s gripping, the characters are believable (for the most part) and when the action really gets going, it is unputdownable. There were a couple of things that wer ...more
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“The patriarchal/kyriarchal/hegemonic culture seeks to regulate and control the body – especially women’s bodies, and especially black women’s bodies – because women, especially black women, are constructed as the Other, the site of resistance to the kyriarchy. Because our existence provokes fear of the Other, fear of wildness, fear of sexuality, fear of letting go – our bodies and our hair (traditionally hair is a source of magical power) must be controlled, groomed, reduced, covered, suppressed.”
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“Paganism is more of an attitude of mind than a fixed creed. It is always tempting to ask, “what do Pagans believe?” but a better question is “what do Pagans do?”
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“Let my worship be within the heart that rejoices,
for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
Therefore, let there be beauty and strength,
power and compassion, honor and humility,
mirth and reverence within you.”
Doreen Valiente, Charge of the Goddess: The Mother of Modern Witchcraft

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
Madeleine L'Engle

“you have to be careful with the stories you tell. And you have to watch out for the stories that you are told.”
Thomas King, The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative

“Or, if you want the positive but somewhat callous view, you might wish to describe Christianity as the gateway drug to supply-side capitalism”
Thomas King, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America

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