Who is Mrs Darley ?
 

 The light of the moon shone intermittently in the November sky as I sank beside the roaring fire in Mrs Darley's cottage. "Listen," she whispered and pointed towards the window. "Whenever the wind blows from the east and the wind chimes dance in the moonlight, there is magic in the air."

Those words were magical to me then and still remain so as they became my invitation to step into the void and begin to explore my own spirituality within the confines of an ancient Cornish landscape.
Upon moving to Cornwall in 1991, I became bewitched by its enchanting timeless beauty, which captured my heart and holds me still. Brooding and mysterious, the south-eastern edge of Bodmin Moor provided the wild backdrop against which the introduction to my magical training and love of nature began. It was here, through the often bizarre, yet strangely compelling guidance of Mrs Darley, that I began to experience my own connection to the universe and the forces of nature. I became aware of the existance and polarity of a Divine female and male presence both within the landscape and within myself.

Mrs Darley was a delightfully eloquent yet mysterious lady of a certain age, whom I was lucky enough to have as my Cornish next door neighbour and, along with a selection of her enlightening yet often eccentric friends, taught me about life, love and magic , opening new vistas of awareness within which I could come to know myself.

The Mrs Darley series of books, follow my journey of self discovery, whilst uncovering the myth legend, history and science behind many fascinating subjects.

Please follow the drop down menu links at the top of the page for individual book titles  and a full description of contents.


1. Mrs Darley's Pagan Whispers: A Celebration of Pagan Festivals, Sacred Days, Spirituality & Traditions of the Year
2. Mrs Darley's Moon Mysteries: A Celebration of Moon Lore & Magic
3. Mrs Darley's Pagan Elements: A Clelebration of Air, Fire, Water, Earth & Divine Spirit
4. Mrs Darley's Pagan Healing Wisdom: A Magickal Journey of Healing through the Senses
5. Mrs Darley's Pagan Paths to Magick: A history of Persecution and the Secrets of Divine Magick
6. Mrs Darley's Practical Pagan Magick - A Seeker's Guide to Making Magick

 


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January 2019

With the festive season past, our thoughts turn to the new year, healthy pursuits and the awakening of nature from her winter slumber. This is what the custom of January Wassailing is all about. The word means 'good health' or 'be whole' and this is what we wish for ourselves and each other. In addition this is the time when we sally forth into our orchards to awaken the apple trees, to chase away the dark spirits of winter and to bless them as the year opens up. If you don't have access to an orchard, place an apple somewhere you can dance around it, make lots of noise, have a drink of apple juice or cider and enjoy.
On the 4th in the heavens, the Quadrantids meteor shower becomes visible, whilst on the 6th we welcome in the new Wolf Moon along with a partial solar eclipse. This Moon waxes full on the 21st where we will also be able to witness from the UK a total lunar eclipse between 2.37GMT and 7.48GMT. Worth setting your alarm around 5am to see it in its totality. It is also a supermoon, so definitely a sight not to be missed.
Planets visible this month include Mars in the evening sky and Venus, Jupiter and Saturn in the morning sky from mid month.
May the increasing light bring you many blessings and Wassail.