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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 48 Spring 2012

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Contents:

Comment – More chalk hill figure vandalism
News – New Exhibition in Dorset – Sacred sites & Hares; Maria Cunningham 1958-2012; Mulfra Quoit Fire; Museum of Witchcraft latest; Puddingstone Restored; Druid Meteorite in Wiltshire
Feature – Lord Dunsany’s The Blessing of Pan
Article – Shape-shifters’ Tales by Michael Berman
Article – The Agglestone – ‘a theme of antiquarian conjecture’
Article – Music in the Wicker Man
ReviewsTurning the Wheel by Kevan Manwaring; Treasure of the Silver Web by Marian Green
Folklore Diary & Events

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 47 Winter 2011-12

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Contents:

Comment – The Great British Pub
News – New Evidence on Stonehenge; Pendle Ruin is not Witches Cottage;
Dartmoor Monument revealed; Priddy Circles Arrest; Bronze Roman Cockerel Found;
Glastonbury’s Holy Thorn Killed by Vandals
Article – The Devil & St Pancras (legends of Widecombe)
Article – Well May Ye Bear! – Wassail Chants
Article – Speen Holy Well
Article – The transformative Power of the Wind by Michael Berman
Reviews Ritual by David Pinner; Children of Cain by Michael Howard; The Secrets of Pain by Phil Rickman; Green Men & White Swans by Jaqueline Simpson
What’s On – Your guide for the next quarter

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 46 Autumn 2011

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Contents:

Comment – Sacred Sites and Responsibility; Right-wing Pagans
News – Priddy Circles Damaged; Cultural Olympiad Vandals; New Kent Henge;
The Rodborough Horestone; Intact Viking Ship Burial Found; Winchester Witch Bottle
Article Heedless William’s Stone
Feature – Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Lolly Willowes
Article – The Mother’s Malison by Michael Berman
Article – Martinmas
PoemA Last Look Round at St Martin’s Fair by Thomas Hardy
ReviewsChildren of the Nephilim by Gillian MacDonald; Spirit of the Hare by Karen Cater; Raison d’Etre by Dave Swarbrick
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 45 Summer 2011

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Contents:

Comment – Uncomfortable Bedfellows
News – Penwith Megaliths Endangered; Eastbourne Lammas Festival Anniversary;
Anti Pagan protest Fails; Silbury’s Twin Mound Confirmed; Dr Dee Opera
Article – The First Eastbourne Lammas Festival
Article – Poxwell Stone Circle
Article – The Soul Captivation of King Henry, by Michael Berman
Short StoryThe Death of Pan by Lord Dunsany
ReviewsAncient Stones on Old Postcards by Jerry Bird; Becoming Pagan by Ty Jamie Coxon; The Museum of Witchcraft – A Magical History by Kerriann Godwin
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 44 Spring 2011

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Contents:

Comment – May Day Madness; nuclear Madness
News – Neolithic Sweat Lodge; Wittenham Clumps Centenery; Stonehenge to be laser Scanned; Pagans in the Census; New Book by Merry Meet Editor
Article – West Kennet Long Barrow
Article – The Devil’s Bridges
Feature – The Magical Tradition: Childe Rowland
ArticleEdwardian Stoneseekers
ReviewsA Dreaming For the Witches by Stephen J Yeates; West Kennet Long Barrow by Peter Knight; Sport & Play by James Findlay
What’s On – Your guide for the next quarter

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 43 Winter 2010/11

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Contents:

Comment – Legal recognition (of Paganism); Access to Sacred Sites
News – Stonehenge Lottery Funding; Hedges return to Glastonbury Tor; BBC Halloween Coverage; Welsh Standing Stone/Astrological Chart; Portable Antiquities Scheme Saved; Police Handbook – How to Arrest a Witch! New Stonehenge Theory
Article – At the Turning of the year – New Year Traditions
Article – Logan Stones
Feature – The Magical Tradition: The Bells of Paradise
Poem The Face by Ruth Francis-Foster
ReviewsWhere Science and Magic Meet by Serena Roney-Dougal; Wiccecraeft by Sinead Spearing; Hardcore English by Barry Callaghan
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 42 Autumn 2010

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Contents:

Comment – Biblioclasts; The Pope’s Visit
News Stonehenge path; Avebury Improvements; Hengistbury Head; Church Returns
Roman Altar; Sacrificial Burials in Carshalton; 10th Lammas Festival
Article – Thomas Hardy’s Stonehenge
Article – The London Stone
Feature – The Magical Tradition: King Orfeo
Short StoryAt the Crossroads
PoemThe Ghost by Charles Baudelaire
Reviews – Beyond the Book of Shadows by Lynden Clarke; The Cornish Witch-Finder by Jason Semmens; Modern Wicca by Michael Howard
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 41 Summer 2010

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Contents:

Comment – Stonehenge;
News – Sites at Risk; Pagan Police; Avebury Reburials; Tenth Lammas Festival; Cornish Crosses Microchipped
Article – Groveley, Groveley and all Groveley: Oak Apple Day in Wishford
Poem At the Gates of Dawn by Snoe White Absinthum
Article – The Giants of Clifton
Article – Winterborne Abbas – The Nine Stones, by Laurence Keen
Article – A Wandering Minstrel I: The Medieval minstrel in folklore
Reviews – Wicked Enchantments – A History of the Pendle Witches by Joyce Froome;
Westminster Abbey Chapter House by Mortimer & Rodwell; A Glastonbury Romance
Revisited
by WJ Keith; The Secret Land-Origins of Arthurian legend & The Grail Quest by Broadhurst & Heath; Outlandish by Press Gang (CD)
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 40 Spring 2010

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Contents:

Comment – Anti-science and Belief
News – Dark Age Mercia; Discoveries at Stanton Drew; Stonehenge Research; Pagan Groups Consulted on Reburials; Boscastle Museum Reopens; Cheese Rolling Tradition Threatened
Article – A Most Egg-cellent Time of the Year – Easter Traditions
Article – Some ‘Disputed’ Stones–  the Corscombe Megaliths, Toller Hoar Stones and the Toller Porcorum Font (a Roman Altar?)
Article – A Brief Guide to Spellworking, by Peter Nash
Feature – The Magical Tradition: Widdecombe Fair
ReviewsMysteries by Chrissie Derbyshire; The Language of Birds by Dale Pendell; The Bones of Avalon by Phil Rickman; Georgia Through Its Folktales by Michael Berman and Ketevan Kalandadze
What’s On – Your guide for the next quarter

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 39 Winter 2009-10

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Contents:

Comment - Good Riddance to the Noughties; Merry Meet 40 Not Out!
News - Winter Solstice at Stonehenge; Eastbourne Bonfire Revival; James Findlay – New Young Folk Hero; Cissbury Ring Campaign; Bluestonehenge; Pagan Lap Dancing (?)
Poem - Winter Solstice by Sylvie Tavares
FeatureThe Magical Tradition: The Boar’s Head Carol
Article – Leigh Mizmaze
Article – Bless This House – Apotropaic Magic
Article – Cord Magic, by Peter Nash
ReviewsThe Well Under The Sea, by Kevan Manwaring; Defences Against the Witches Craft by John Canard
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 38 Autumn 2009

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Contents:

Comment - Because We Are Too Many; Potter & The Lunatic Fringe
News - New Witch of Wookey; Ancient Spirits Bless Metal-Detectorist; 1st Dorset Medieval Festival; Bronze Age Sauna in Somerset; Decapitated Vikings in Dorset; Saxon Burials in Kent; Eastbourne Lammas Festival; Atlantis Bookshop Snubbed; Ley Triangles
Feature - The Magical Tradition: The Astrologer
Poem – Mabon, by Ruth Francis-Foster
Article – Set in Stone – The Rollright Legends
Poem – Hymn to Gaia, anon. 2nd Century CE
ReviewsBlood & mistletoe: History of the Druids in Britain by Ronald Hutton; Grimoires: A History of Magic Books by Owen Davies; Welsh Witches and Wizards by Michael Howard
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 37 Summer 2009

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Contents:

Comment – Slow Motion Disaster; The Valiente Archive
News – Museum of British Folklore on Tour; Hampshire Ceremonial Complex; Peat moors Centre; Dorset Medieval festival; 1st Bard of Caer Dur; museum of Witchcraft Mystery Exhibit; Green Man Books mail order ends
Article – Thomas Hardy’s Druid Stones
Poem By the Runic Stone by Thomas Hardy
Article – The Filly Loo
Feature – The Magical Tradition – Lady Margaret
Short Story The Three Oaks, A Fable
ReviewsA Pathway Through The seasons, by Rose Blakeley; Weymouth & Mr Punchby Judith Stinton; Covensense by Patricia Crowther; As I Carelessly Did Stray (CD) by James Findlay
Feature – Sacred Sites in Danger
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 36 Spring 2009

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Contents:

Comment – News With Bells On!; Ancestral Bones
News – Peat moors Centre to Close; Merry Meet Website Launched; Landscape of Memory; Dorset Medieval Festival; Recession Hits Archaeology; Morris Film Lacks Distributor
Article – The Changing Face of the Green Man
Article – Ghosts Among the Stones – Fernworthy Stone Circle
Feature – The Magical Tradition – The Lambton Worm
PoemsGrowing Time and Eostre by Ruth francis-Foster
ReviewsWitch – An Autobiography by Rochelle Moore; English Holy Wells – A Sourcebook by Jeremy Harte; Landscape of Memory by Jerry Bird; The Persian ‘Mar Nameh’ by Payam Nabarz and SH Taquizadeh
Feature – Sacred Sites in Danger
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 35 Winter 2008-9

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Contents:

Comment – Bones of Contention; A Road to Nowhere
News – Portable Antiquities Scheme Saved; Axe Hoard ‘gift to the Gods’; Dorset Rescue Dig Uncovers Rich Pagan Heritage; Portland Stone Circle in Dorchester Garden; Ancient Woodlands Under Threat; Merry Meet – The Book
Article – Here Come I! The Curious World of Mummers
Short Story The Red Lock
ReviewsTo Dream of the Dead by Phil Rickman; A Sorcerer’s Tale by Alec Ryrie; The Mysteries of Mithras by Payam Nabarz; The Chemical Wedding (DVD)
Feature – Sacred Sites in Danger
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 34 Autumn 2008

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Contents:

Comment – Preserve or Restore; Hadron Hysteria
News – Storm Brews Over HEATH; Giant Has Facelift; New Museum Archaeological Fund; Birmingham Bans Pagan & Atheist Websites; Devil’s Quoits Ride Again; Dorset Archaeological Awards; Bardic Chair Revived in Dorchester
Article – Nine Men’s Morris
Article – The Broad Stone, Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset
Feature – The Magical Tradition – The Song of the Wandering Aengus
ReviewsA Spark in the Void by Apawaae; The Green Hedge Witch by Rae Beth; Dowsing For Cures by Wilma Davidson; A Touch of Pagan by Deborah Maudlin; Witch Jar by Kelvin I Jones; Divine Comedy of Neophyte Corax and Goddess Morrigan by Payam Nabarz; Play Something we all Know (CD) by Porvari
Feature – Sacred Sites in Danger
What’s On

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