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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 60 Summer 2017

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Comment – Tunnel Vision – the plans for Stonehenge
News – Archaeologists discover earliest-known sacred sit still in use; mapping Britain’s folklore; Odinists claim churches; vandalism at Clava Cairns.
Feature – The Magic of Hares
Article – Purgatory Fields- by Eric Fitch
Feature – Merrivale Ritual Complex
Article – The Giant’s Grave
Reviews - Witchcraft – A Hereditary Tradition by Jon Dathen; The Way into Faerie  by Rae Beth
Folklore Diary  – Your guide for the next quarter


Merry Meet Issue 58 Autumn 2016








Comment – Pagan Heritage post-Brexit
News – Barge Inn under threat; Narrow escape for Kersey Puddingstone; Neolithic Temple at Ness of Brodgar; Dark Age Palace at Tintagel
Article – Following the Old Dog – the West Country’s 4th ‘Oss by Mark Norman
Feature – The Treasures of Whitcombe
Article – Crowley at Piccadilly
Article – Burrow Mump
ReviewsDoreen Valiente, Witch by Philip Heselton; Black Dog Folklore  by Mark Norman 
Folklore Diary & Events – Your guide for the next quarter


Merry Meet Magazine Issue 57 Spring 2016









Comment – Pagan Heritage Destroyed
News – Dave Swarbrick obituary; giant beer censored; English Heritage ‘vandalism’ at Tintagel; Police warning on Solstice at Avebury
Article – Following the Old Oss
Article - The Songline of LLeu, by Laurence Main
Feature -The Fairlop Oak
Article – Paganism in the Workplace, by Lee Smith
ReviewsKing Arthur’s Camlan by Laurence Main; The House of Susan Lulham  by Phil Rickman 
Folklore Diary & Events – Your guide for the next quarter

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 56, Winter 2015/16


Comment – Dorchester Archaeology Saved (for now); Merry Meet in Shops
News – Michael Howard (1948-2015); Terry Pratchett (1948-2015); Mystery Bronze Age Enclosure in Devon; Anglo-Saxon Leechbook Remedy Kills MRSA; Peterborough’s Pompeii
Article – Abbotsbury Garland Day
Article - Fate and the Norse Gods by Eric Fitch
Feature - In the Footsteps of a Wizard – John Cowper Powys in Dorchester
Article – Baring Gould’s Chairs
Article – The Devil’s Quoits
ReviewsThe Lost Book of Fleams by Kate Aimson; Friends of the Dusk  by Phil Rickman 
Folklore Diary & Events – Your guide for the next quarter

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 55 Winter 2015



Comment – Stonehenge – Should exclusion be reintroduced?
News – ITV commissions Merrily Watkins Drama, Glastonbury temple licensed for weddings, Tarr Steps featured on new stamp, Traces of new stone avenue found at Avebury.
Article – Woden and England, by Eric Fitch
Article - Campaign to save Dorchester’s archaeology
Feature - The Lost Stone Circles of Dorset Part 3
Article – The legend of the dog Gelert
ReviewsListening to the Stones by Beatrice Walditch; Night After Night  by Phil Rickman 
Folklore Diary & Events – Your guide for the next quarter

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 54 Autumn 2014



Comment – Archaeology and Commerce – a Case Study
News – Stonehenge survey; Ancient Sethian Magical Papyrus Translated; Norfolk Doorstop was Offering to the Gods; Pagan Blue Plaques.
Article – An Old Mummer at the Chequers, Wheeler End
Article - King Arthur, Warlords Wizardry, History and Prophecy 
Feature - The Lost Stone Circles of Dorset Part 2
Article – The Twelve Days of (a Dorset) Christmas
ReviewsWassailing – Reawakening an Ancient Folk Custom  by Colin & Karen Kater; The Shortest Day – A Little Book of the Winter Solstice by Karen Kater; Mumming Plays in Hardy’s Wessex by Jerry Bird
Folklore Diary & Events – Your guide for the next quarter

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Merry Meet Magazine issue 53 Summer 2014



Comment – Of Bombs and Bees
News – Ancient Welsh Yew; Austin Osman Spare Portrait Mystery; Gardner gets Blue Plaque
Article  – The Angels of Mons
Article  – Montem Mound
Article  – Midsummer Hemp Custom
Feature – The Lost Stone Circles of Dorset Part 1
Reviews  – Ameth – The Life and Times of Doreen Valiente by Jonathan Tapsell;  Pagan Britain by Ronald Hutton
Folklore Diary & Events – Your guide for the next quarter

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 61 Winter 2018

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Comment – Merry Meet is Changing
News – Archaeological ‘Bad Practise’ in Somerset; Roman ‘Healing Dog’ found in Gloucestershire; Yorkshire Woodhenge Discovered; Possible Human Sacrifice in Somerset
Feature – Thomas Hardy’s Ghosts                                                                                                             Song – Yuletide in a Younger Time
Feature – The Devil’s Den                                                                                                                                   Article – Montem Mound Update by Eric Fitch
Article – A Maiden’s Grave
Article – The Giant’s Grave                                                                                                                                 Poem – The Paphian Ball by Thomas Hardy
Reviews - Pagan’s Progress – a Ge-Ography Primer by Michael Dames; A Dance with Hermes  by Lindsay Clarke
Folklore Diary  – Your guide for the next quarter

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 38 Autumn 2009



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



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



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



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



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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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 33 Summer 2008



Comment – What Gloom & Doom?; One For the Birds; Rapturous
News – Stonehenge Vandals Damage Heelstone; Sussex Chieftain’s Grave; Did the Romans Restore Stonehenge?; Shave the Monkey Reform; New Weymouth festival; Lammas Festival; Bikers Vandalise Hill-fort
Article – Jack-in-the-Green
Feature – The Magical Tradition – The Elfin Knight
Article – The First Pagan Revival
Article – The Nine Stones, Dorset
ReviewsThe Gods Within by Jean Williams & Zachary Cox; Firechild: The Life and Magic of Maxine Sanders; Lost Islands by Kevan Manwaring; The Cauldron Born (CD) by Damh the Bard
Feature – Sacred Sites in Danger
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 32 Spring 2008



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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