Tag Archives: Stonehenge

Merry Meet Magazine Issue 71 Samhain 2021

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News & Comment – The Magic of Science; Oceanus in Hampshire; Rude Man of Dorset’s Test Results bring Surprises
Article – The Bideford Witches
Article – Merlin & Morgana – THe Myth and the Magic
Article – The Celtic Prayer of Women
Feature – Pan in Neo-Pagan Fiction 1880-1918 part 1
Article – A Dorset Wishing Well
ReviewsThe Wheel of the Year Tarot by Yvonne Muckle; Gods,  Ghosts and Goblins – Folklore and Beyond by Eric Fitch

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 69 Imbolc 2021

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News & Comment – The end of Trumpism; Vandalism at Somerset Long Barrow; Plastic Age Hillfort; Stonehenge’s Acoustics
Article – Bindon Abbey – The Boy Monk and the Water Nymph
Article – Gobannus- the Celtic Smith God
Feature – William Sharp, Fiona MacLeod & Victorian neopaganism
Article – Some Holy Wells in Dorset Part 2
ReviewHelp the Witch by Tom Cox

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 68 Samhain 2020

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News & Comment – Tunnel Vision – Stonehenge; Campaign to pardon witches; HS2 witch graffiti; Sutton Hoo era cemetery found; New Forest circle investigated
Article – Gwen Ffrangçon-Davies, Thomas Hardy, Rutland Boughton and The Immortal Hour
Feature – Is Cadbury Camelot?
Article – Riding the Skimmington
Article – Some Dorset Holy Wells (part 1)


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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 63 Samhain 2018

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News & Comment – Myth and Reality; Stonehenge’s Welsh Connection; Bumper crop for archaeologists
Article – Dorchester’s Ghosts
Article – Wayland’s Smithy
Feature – Woodbury Hill Fair
Feature – Revd R.S. Hawker – the Mystic of Morwenstow
Reviews – Revealing the Green Man, by Mark Olly; Bees vs People, Chris Slade
Folklore Diary  – a four monthly guide

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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

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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

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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
Reviews – Listening 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
Reviews – Wassailing – 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 52 Spring 2014

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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 42 Autumn 2010



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 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 23 Winter 2005-6



Comment – The State we’re In
News – New Light on Stonehenge; Folk on the Net; Silbury Mound Repairs; Witchcraft Museum; Witch Doctored in time for Halloween; Quote of the year (by Brian Eno).
Song Christmas Time is Pagan
Article – Saints & demons – an Incomplete History of Carnival Giants
Short StoryThe strong-room
FeaturePagan Songs No. 6: Tom of Bedlam
ReviewsExplore Fairy Traditions by Jeremy Harte; Labyrinth by Kate Mosse; Treasure Island by Nick Harper (CD); Seahenge by Charlie Watson
What’s On

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 19 Winter 2004-5



Comment – Incitement to Hatred; Pagan Heritage
News – Witchcraft Museum Resurrected; Puppet museum Closes; Sussex Sheela-na-gig Destroyed; Dee’s Scrying Crystal Stolen; Tally Ho! The unspeakables get a Ban!
Article Mother Ludlum’s Cave & Cauldron
Article – Paganism – the Natural Religion of a Sceptic?
Short Story – The Sea Witch
FeaturePagan Songs No. 2: The holly & The Ivy
Reviews – Stonehenge by Andy worthington; Fifty Years of Wicca by Fred Lamond; The Long Woman by Kevan Manwaring; 
What’s On

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