MRS DARLEY’S PRACTICAL PAGAN MAGICK
 
 

The crafting of magick is often a mysterious and bewildering process, particularly for the lone practitioner who has little access to formal training. ‘Mrs Darley’s Practical Pagan Magick’, investigates the reasons behind, and the practicalities of, circle casting, the use of ritual tools, the calling of the Gods, the making of talismans and the chanting of charms.

Throughout this, the sixth book in the series, Mrs Darley continues to draw the author deeper into her magickal world as she shares her version of old cottage magick. There are however certain aspects of Mrs Darley’s life which have long remained hidden and which, throughout the book, she is called upon to confront. In so doing, she is tempted to use magickal techniques which unsettle the author, proving that we all have a shadow side – even Mrs Darley.
 
 
The book launch of
'Mrs Darley's Practical Pagan Magick'
at the beautiful
Goddess House, Glastonbury
hosted by the lovely Bee Helygen (left)





 
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REVIEWS

This is the latest offering in the Mrs Darley seies by Carole Carlton. This sixth outing is a lovely gentle introduction and instruction on what she calls 'cottage magic'. It provides insight and explanation of various aspects of the craft, such as definitions of magical principles, different types of magic, the use of tools and an exploration of magical ethics.
Written in an autobiographical style, the book covers the perspectives of master and novice in depth. Each chapter explains a magical theme in a story format and is inetrwoven with real life examples of how such magic would have been traditionally used in the wider community, such as making the crops grow or finding a new house.
The relationship between the two characters develops significantly, with a shadow side of Mrs Darley being shown. I shall say no more, except that the book ends with the two main protagonists more equal than previously. This is a very accessible, easy read and is excellent for someone just starting out on the path, or for anyone who is interested in knowing more about it. It is also useful for more experienced practitioners as a handy summary guide.
The Mrs Darley stories are a gentle and highly enjoyable read not just for their clear definitions but also the quality of the storytelling. Please Carole, let us hear more from the inimitable Mrs Darley soon!
Pagan Dawn Magazine Lammas 2016


I have never read a Mrs Darley book before although I have heard good reports from people who have. So I had high expectations for this book before I even started. It is a hard book to classify, partly a story and partly a practical reference and although that sounds like an unlikely mixture I am glad to report that it works really well. The country cottage environment gives the book a suitably old witchy feel, and the information it gives is excellent too. Each chapter reveals more of Mrs Darley's beliefs and practices and every one includes factual sections that blend seamlesly into the storyline. Many Pagan text books are heavy reading, this one is a joy to read, drawing you into the story and teaching you a host of facts about the practical use of magick. I will definitely read the next one in the series which is about the highest recommendation anyone could give a series. This is a great book. It is entertaining and will also teach you about practical magick. If you find traditional pagan or magickal factual books too much, just want to read a good entertaining pagan story, or even both, then this is the book for you.
Children of Artemis Magazine book review . Issue 26 June 2016


Yesterday I finished the book and I was in tears. It's like meeting up with a friend and finding out what has been going on. I wanted to make that phone call so they could be together. The poems are wonderful. The way you talk about each subject and how you bring in the wonderful stories with Mrs Darley is magickal. I definitely didn't want to put the book down. I have learned so much again with one of your books, and one being that witchcraft can be different for everyone. I have always had this thought that I didn't want to have to follow the craft word by word but by thoughts that came in to my head. I have always had so many questions that I needed answering such as why is there so much different advise about the same thing. It can really get quite confusing. I feel now that as long as I have grounded and protected my self and with positive intention I can go my own eclectic path with more peaceful mind. I so wish we could spend an afternoon chatting and having the experiences you had. Thank you so much and so looking forward to the next book.
Mel S. 25 May 12:00


Oh Mrs Darley, you keep getting better and better. Practical Pagan Magick is my favourite............so far!!
Some thought provoking poetry to, "The Labyrinth" is a particular favourite.
I have enjoyed all of  the Mrs Darley series and keep dipping back in to  them. Carole Carlton, more Mrs Darley please! 
Annette T. 15-6-16

Wow, thank you....thank you....thank you for writing Practical Pagan Magic. I have just finished it and adored it. I loved the part about the Goddesses and about supression and Mary Madalene, it makes so much sense......Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and your knowledge.
Nicky 11-7-16

This is just a quick email to let you know that my friend read your book in 2 days and loved it. She is starting to read it again at a slower pace this time. She felt it was easy to read and explained clearly how the Pagan beliefs are put into practice enabling her to absorb it more. She loved reading about the casting of the circle etc - just shows how much she would enjoy your workshops! I am trying to leave mine to read on my holidays later in the month - if I can wait that long. 
Mavis.H. 5-5-16

 
I’ve really enjoyed your book. Interesting about the magic of circles, my own interest being the Bronze Age stone circles. Maybe the Bronze Age village shamans were doing there own magic in them!
Marion B.13-5-16

 
Thank you for sending book so promptly. I love the arts and crafts fonts, they give a magical feel to the book. This is the best one yet - I really hope that you have started your next book.
Linda O.18-5-16


 

 
SEPTEMBER 2017

The full September moon - The Harvest Moon - occurs on the 6th of the month and brings us a beautiful golden orb, whilst  the new Wine moon is born on the 20th. The Wine moon was considered by the ancestors to be blessed by the gods and  beneath which prophecies were made for the dark times to come.
The Autumn Equinox occurs on the 22nd at 21.01BST and is the time when day and night are of equal length, after which, we begin the descent into the darkness as quieter times beckon.
From the 9th, the Piscid meteor shower is on view, albeit there are only around 10 meteors per hour on view. It does however, continue throughout the month and into October too.
May the season of Autumn bring you peace and abundance as the Earth's harvest bears its final fruits.