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Merry Meet Magazine issue 52 Spring 2014

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Contents:

Comment – Of Angels & Baguettes – public art and ancient sites
News – Stonehenge was ‘London of the Mesolithic’; Ancient Iron Rod was Viking ‘Witch Wand’; Farewell to Freya; ‘New’ Dartmoor Stone Circle Uncovered; Scottish ‘Wishing Tree’ Investigated.
Article  – A Holy Sea-fort St Catherine’s Chapel, Dorset.
Poem  – The Old Witch-Hare
Feature  – John Cowper Powys’s A Glastonbury Romance
Article – Who was Saint George?
Reviews  – Of Sirens and Centaurs: Medieval Sculpture at Exeter Cathedral by Alex Woodcock; The Magus of Hay by Phil Rickman; Lord of the Silver Hand by Gerald Killingworth; The Witches’ Herbal by Michael Howard; The Ceremony of May  by Rose & Garry Blakeley (CD); The Liberty to Choose by James Findlay, Bella Hardy, Brian Peters, Lucy Ward (CD)
Folklore Diary & Events – Your guide for the next quarter

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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 32 Spring 2008

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Contents:

Comment – Heritage scrapped & Ignored; Beating the great god of Consumption
News – Druid’s Board Game found in Essex; Heaney Speaks Out on Tara; Nectan’s Glen for Sale; Revd Chris Horseman; Road Threat to Rollrights; Ritual Swan Sacrifice in Cornwall
Article – The Horned God in Britain – A short history
Article – Stanton Drew
Feature – Pagan Songs No. 14: – Hal An Tow
ReviewsMarco & the Blade of Night by Thom Madeley; Popular Magic: Cunning Folk in English History by Owen Davies; Holy Wells in Britain by Janet Bord; Inventing Witchcraft: A Case Study in the Creation of a New Religion by Aiden A Kelly
Feature – Sacred Sites in Danger
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 31 Winter 2007-8

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Contents:

Comment – Stonehenge: What Now?; F4J Vandals; Silbury Hill
News – Rollright Vandalism; Megalithic Art at Tara; Ancient Pagan Shrine in Rome; EFDSS Wins lottery Grant: Lammas Festival 2008
Poem – Shaman, by Alison McLeay
Feature – Pagan Songs No. 13: – The Somerset wassail
Article – The Whittlesea straw Bear
Article – Maumbury Rings: The Evolution of a Sacred Site
Feature – Sacred Sites in Danger
Short Story – Nighthawks
ReviewsThe Fabric of sin by Phil rickman; Ogham Sketchbook by Karen Cater; Solstice at Stonewylde by Kit Berry; Entranced by the Goddess by Sudha Chandola; Descents of Memory: The life of John Cowper Powys by morine Krisdottir; Explore Vampires by Bob Curran
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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 30 Autumn 2007

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Comment – Heritage Under attack; bio-Fuels Disaster for Wildlife
News – Stonehenge Tunnel Ditched; Ritual serpent Discovered; long Man Protest; Nine Ladies Saved; Eastbourne Lammas Festival; Elizabeth St George;
Article – Ostara – A Celebration, by Kevin Lane
Article – Who Is the Long Man?
PoemThe Long Man of Wilmington by Doreen Valiente
Short Story – A Small Slice of Heaven
Feature – Sacred Sites in Danger
Feature – Pagan Songs No. 13: – Juniper Gentle & Rosemary
ReviewsCelebrating Nature by Gordon MacLellan; Paganism for Teenagers by Jess Wynne; Marco’s Pendulum by Thom Madeley
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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 29 Summer 2007

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Contents:

Comment – Save Our Sacred Sites; Banksy’s Insult to Stonehenge; double-edged Sword
News – ‘Born Again’ teacher Loses Discrimination Case; Stonehenge Anthem; Pagans targeted; Ritual Sussex Horse Burial; Avebury Solstice; The Lewes Arms; Silbury Progress
Artwork – The World Tree by David Lee Thomas
Article – A Can of Worms: Religious Involvement in Schools
Article – The Hill of Tara
Feature – Pagan Songs No. 14: George Collins
Article – Knowlton Henge
ReviewsThe Druids by Ronald Hutton; The Rough Guide to Climate Change by Robert Henson; The Magus of Stonewylde/Moondance of Stonewylde by Kit Berry; Explore Alchemy by Cherry Gilchrist; Howls of Imagination: Wolves of England by Paul Williams; Songs of Witchcraft and Magic by The Museum of Witchcraft (CD)
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 28 Spring 2007

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Contents:

Comment – Last Gasp of the Climate Change Deniers; Ancient Sites: Conserve or restore?
News – Roman Silbury; New World Morris; Wayland’s Smithy Massacre; Boscastle Museum; Lammas Festival Indoors; Maumbury Open Ritual
Article – The Goddess Andred and her Legacy
Feature – A Peaceful Proposal, by Kevan Manwaring
Article – Hetty Pegler’s Tump & Nympsfield Long Barrow
Feature – Pagan Songs No. 11: Thomas the Rhymer
ReviewsThirteen Moons by Peter Knight; The Witching Path by Moira Stirland; Witchcraft, Magic, Myth & Mystery… and Not Forgetting Faeries by Ralph Harvey; Explore Dragons by Richard Freeman;West Country Witchcraft by Gillian MacDonald & Jessica Penberth; Phantom Black Dogs in Latin America by Simon Burchell
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