'The Company of Nine - An Ancient Template for Women's Magic' is a new blog post I've written, now up at https://singinghead.wordpress.com/. It looks at the ancient radition of nine women forming circles for divination, healing and magical practices. The evidence is often right there in the landscape. Rod Thorn, who runs the site, has included many other fascinating articles there on old magical traditions. He and I have also explored a few ancient sites together - here's a picture from a recent trip to the Nine Maidens stone circle at Belstone, on Dartmoor.
I’m currently hard at work, writing blogs to go out in webzines world-wide to support publication of The Circle of Nine, which is coming up fast now. Thanks to my terrific editor and publicist, I’ve got a raft of stimulating mind-body-spirit type websites to explore, and I’m having a creative time thinking up ideas to weave articles around. The first one to go live is ‘Renewing the Spirit of the Home’, about how a group of female friends helped me to restore the vitality of my house back in 2000, and have a good time into the bargain! It’s on Elephant Journal at https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/renewing-the-spirit-of-the-home/.
There’s another in the pipeline, called ‘Surviving the Reunion – Where Past and Present Collide’. I love reunions (mostly) and have become fascinated by how we share memories on these occasions. That will be on World of Psychology blog at PsychCentral.com. I’ll flag it up when it appears.
I’m also writing one about ‘Following the Female Line’, inspired by my interest in family history and the discovery that my 3 x Great Grandmother was a camp follower in Wellington’s army. And there will be an article too celebrating Women’s Circles – and explaining why nine is such a very good number to work with for women!
Photo below: women dancing Border Morris at the Bridge Inn, Topsham last night