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."
Who is Mrs Darley ?
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.
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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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