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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 Issue 67 Midsummer 2020

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News & Comment – Strange times; A silent Beltane; Doll Tor vandalised; Chieftain and shaman graves found Discoveries
Feature – Roche Rock and the Legend of Jan Tregeagle
Article – ‘And one by one dropped the revellers’ – Dancing with the Devil in Poe, Hardy and M.R. James by Dr Tracy Hayes
Article – Amr’s Tomb by Eric L. Fitch
Article – A Dorset Harvest Home

 

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 66 Imbolc 2020

MM 66 CoverNews & Comment – A Climate of Activism; Plea to record tree graffiti; Second Pocklington chariot burial found; Bluestones being robbed; Iron Age grave discoveries
Article – The Dragon of Christchurch
Feature – Dorset Fairy Folklore
Article – Lundy Rocks
Article – Kartof the Fiddler
Reviews - Christmas Frolics – The Mellstock Band; Beauty of Blackmore – John Blackmore
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Merry Meet Issue 65 Midsummer 2019

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News & Comment – May Day Madness; 2019 Lammas Festival cancelled; Hunters Moon Morris bow out; Vandalism at West Kennet
Article – A Holloway in Dorset
Article – Magnis Roman Town, Alfred Watkins & Folklore
Feature – Thomas Hardy’s The Return of the Native
Article – Midsummer Fires
ReviewsA Little Celebration of the Green Man by Karen Cater
Folklore Diary  – a four monthly guide

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Merry Meet Magazine Issue 70 Midsummer 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 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 61 Winter 2018

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Contents:

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

 

Merry Meet Magazine Issue 60 Summer 2017

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Contents:

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

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Contents:

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 54 Autumn 2014

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Contents:

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

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Contents:

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 51 Winter 2013/14

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Contents:

Comment – Badger Nonsense
News – Museum of Witchcraft Changes Hands; New Stonehenge Visitor Centre; ‘Princess’ Burial near Windsor; Hill Fort Threatened; Sad End for Hardy landmark; Mesolithic Art Discovered in Wales
Article – Mumming and Rioting in Dorset 1828-30
Feature – Cornish Mermaids and Medieval Church Imagery
Article – The Witch of Endor, by Eric Fitch
Article – The Duke of Monmouth’s Spell Book
ReviewsHedge Witchcraft and Hedge Riding by Harmonia Saille; The Burning Path by Kevan Manwaring; Paranormal Purbeck by David leadbetter
Folklore Diary & Events – Your guide for the next quarter

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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 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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