|Mrs Darley’s Pagan Whispers:
Celebration of Pagan Festivals, Sacred Days, Spirituality and Traditions
of the Year
Author: Carole Carlton
THE FIRST IN THE 'MRS DARLEY' SERIES OF BOOKS
Have you ever longed to walk barefoot in the winter snow, greet the summer solstice dawn with drums and honeyed toast or experience the pure magic of May Eve? Then this book is the answer to your quest.
Carole Carlton takes you on a seasonal journey of self-discovery, just as she experienced whilst living on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, next door to the delightfully eloquent, yet rather mysterious Mrs Darley.
Mrs Darley’s Pagan Whispers provides you with a detailed description of the eight major Pagan festivals as they fall chronologically throughout the year. Each celebration leads you further into Mrs Darley’s magical world and invites you to experience the wisdom of the ancients within a modern setting.
Carole Carlton brings the important days of Pagan traditions together by exploring the cycle of seasonal celebrations with relevant dates. Alternate names, the folklore that has become associated with it throughout the ages and any closely associated festivals and origins are detailed, as well as how they were once celebrated.
Each festival having subsections designed to engage the reader in didactic, experiential and experimental learning, whilst simultaneously transporting them to a world of mystery and magic. Suggests a Pagan dedication, which can be performed inside or out with minimal preparation, to help the reader experience some aspects for themself.
Mrs Darley’s Pagan Whispers is full of thought-provoking stories, which describe some of the experiences the author encountered during her time in Cornwall. All involve her once next-door neighbour, Mrs Darley, a delightfully eloquent, yet mysterious lady of a certain age. This provides an insight into how Mrs Darley encouraged her to become involved in each occasion.
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THE SECOND IN THE MRS DARLEY SERIES OF BOOKS
Moon Mysteries: A Celebration of Moon Lore and Magic
The follow on book to ‘Mrs Darley’s Pagan Whispers’, each chapter is littered with poetry and thought provoking ‘Moonlight Tales’, involving the charismatic Mrs Darley and a selection of her fascinating friends as they impart their lunar knowledge to the author. Finally, the book invites the reader to encounter a Divine essence beneath the beauty of a moonlit sky.
Mrs Darley’s Moon Mysteries is a
celebration of all aspects of the Moon, from her phases and movement, to
her influences both on the earth itself and those who live upon her. Her
history, geology, myths, legends and effectiveness in magical workings
are explored as each chapter unfolds. Explores the myths, legends and folklore
that have, over millennia, become associated with the Moon as well as its
place in literature and sacred texts.
THE THIRD IN THE 'MRS DARLEY' SERIES OF BOOKS
Author: Carole Carlton
Publication date: 06.July.10
The third in the Mrs Darley series of books. If you have ever ventured into a raging sea, warmed your hands by a mid winter fire, planted fragile seedlings in the rich dark earth or balanced precariously on the edge of the wind, then you will understand the magical power of the elements that bless our natural world.
To have an understanding of the four classical elements of air, fire, water and earth is to have an appreciation of what is essential in order to survive on our beautiful planet. To have an understanding of the mysterious fifth element of ether or Divine Spirit is to have an appreciation of the sanctity of life.
This book is a celebration through poetry and prose of these sacred elements and the way in which they shape our lives. Throughout the book, the wise Mrs Darley and a selection of her intriguing friends share their knowledge and often unworldly experiences with the author as she continues to journey along her own spiritual path.
Carole Carlton is a lecturer, writer and author in many aspects of complementary medicine and ancient spirituality. She can be contacted via her web site at www.arcanus.co.uk.
FROM PUBLISHER BELOW
Carole Carlton is director of a company which provides training in complementary medicine and currently lectures around the world. She also runs workshops and correspondence courses on Pagan related topics. She can be contacted via her web site at www.arcanus.co.uk or follow her blog:www.mrsdarleyspaganwhispers.blogspot.com
Born in Wolverhampton in 1960, Carol was taken to Cornwall on holiday and this is where her love affair with the county blossomed. Formerly a banker, Carol moved to Cornwall in 1991, where she found herself living next door to the eccentric Mrs Darley, who dramatically affected her life. Qualifying as clinical hypnotherapist and going on to run her own complementary health practice, Carole is now director of Insight Natural Health Ltd, a company which provides and teaches complementary healthcare in the UK, South East Asia and the Middle East.
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