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I need to start writing shorter descriptions if I want to get through all of these! Here are the books I acquired that came out this summer.
Magical Gardens – written 15 years ago by the late and great Patricia Monaghan, a couple years ago she contacted me to see if we’d be interested in releasing a revised and updated anniversary edition. Of course I said yes! This book is a treasure, and if I ever have a yard, I will use this book to design an enchanted garden – maybe Bast’s Cat Garden, maybe Kuan-Yin’s Garden of Mercy, maybe the Sorcerer’s Secret Garden
This last weekend I drove from Southern California to Las Vegas where I gave workshops on experiencing past lives and techniques of Tantra at the Well of the Moon shop. I'd like to thank Vicki and all of the people there for their kindness and generosity. I'd also like to thank all of the people who attended and made both workshops a success…and lots of fun!
While I was there—doing double duty as an acquisitions editor for Llewellyn—I had a chance to meet with two authors. The first was a potential author who has unique approaches to magick for children, teens, and adults. I originally met her at the Las Vegas Pagan Pride day I attended a few months ago. We talked about the book
Today we sadly mark the passing of Patricia Monaghan, author of several books, including the recent reissue of Magical Gardens. We are grateful to her life lived and her words that will continue live on through her many books. One of the leaders of the contemporary earth spirituality movement, Patricia Monaghan spent more than 20 years researching and writing about alternative visions of the earth. Throughout her career, Patricia's work dealt with issues of spirituality, especially women's spirituality. She was an avid gardener with a large organic garden, orchard, and vineyard that she tended with her husband, Dr. Michael McDermott.
Some of our staff here at Llewellyn worked closely