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Melusine Draco

Melusine Draco

Mélusine Draco originally trained in the magical arts of traditional British Old Craft with Bob and Mériém Clay-Egerton. She has been a magical and spiritual instructor for over 20 years with Arcanum and the Temple of Khem, and writer of numerous popular books on magic and witchcraft. Her highly individualistic teaching methods and writing draws on ancient
sources, supported by academic texts and current archaeological findings.

 

This problem came to me from a pagan couple who are members of CoS: “The past year has been an horrendous one for my family with serious illness, financial worry, personal upsets and coping with an aging parent.  Apart from the ongoing health problems, my partner and I seem to have the problems sorted but thought we’d like to carrying out a thorough cleansing of ourselves on a psychic level.  Any suggestions?”  SBW (Wembley)

 

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    What is CoS? It isn't defined in this post or in your bio here on the site. Thanks!

 

 

This thought came into my head as I was looking at the cover of Traditional Witchcraft for Field and Hedgerows and since it’s been a while since the cover picture was chosen, I’d forgotten what that image represented.   The scene is a long distance shot across a field with a lone tree silhouetted against an orange sunset.  There is a mist rising from a hidden stream and we are about to enter what we know as ‘owl light’ or twilight – perhaps the most magical time of the day.

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Taking a break from the hurricane-lashed Glen with its river in full flood, mountains capped with snow and giant trees ripped out by their roots, I crossed the ridge behind our cottage and dipped down into Tipperary Town for a quiet lunch and a potter around the shops.  Even in the sheltered streets the wind was still strong enough to take the breath away, but having been marooned without electricity, broadband or mobile phones for four days it made a welcome change to see other people around.

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    Melusine Draco says #
    How great to hear from someone who was part of that famous Sunday 'school'. Unfortunately everyone seems to have lost touch since
  • Jeremy Crawford
    Jeremy Crawford says #
    I read the book "Coven of the Scales" about Aliester "Bob" Clay-Egerton and his wife, Miriem. I used to meet with them at Mark Ton

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“Most of the books I read concentrate on the Goddess, and often ignore the God altogether ... I understand traditional witchcraft is more god-oriented.  Are there any easy ways of connecting with ‘Horned God’ energy?”  SBW (Ayrshire)

 

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 Martha Gray, author of Grimalkyn: The Witch’s Cat, talks to prolific esoteric author, Melusine Draco, about Life, the Universe and Everything.

 Having caught up with Melusine Draco in her mountain lair, it isn’t difficult to see why the spirit of the landscape has such an impact in her writing.  As Michael Howard of The Cauldron wrote, she was an initiate of the late Bob Clay-Egerton’s traditional Coven of the Scales and has been a practicing occultist, magical teacher and writer on esoteric subjects for over twenty years.  And as fellow esoteric author, Alan Richardson, observes: “Melusine Draco, as her name suggests, has long been plugged into the powerful currents of traditional witchcraft and ritual magic. She is one of the real ones ...”  

Surprisingly, the lady herself is not the stereotypical High Priestess and is refreshingly down to earth, as the tone of her books reveals.  “I can’t be doing with all the posing and posturing and it was something that Bob [Clay-Egerton] would have quickly knocked out of us if we’d tried to adopt it.  He was a past-master at deflating monstrous egos and always went straight for the jugular if anyone showed signs of being precious.”  In fact, speaking from experience, meet her at any pagan conference or workshop and you won’t find any outward or give-away traces of witchiness at all.

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“What is the best way to introduce young children and teens to the ‘witch world’ without too much emphasis on the magic/ritual side of things?”

 

Many years ago, my friend and I passed those long, hot summer days of childhood roaming the surrounding fields and hedgerows. Then, we could disappear for hours, discovering the treasures of the season and enjoying the closeness of a silent companionship. Some sixty years and hundreds of miles apart, we still share those memories of knowing where to find the first flowerings, and close encounters with birds and animals of the hedge bank.  “Do you remember …” frequently crops up in letters and telephone conversations to recall to mind some indelible memory of a bank of spring celandines; the glimpse of a hunting stoat snaking through the undergrowth near the ruined barn; Easter violets; the chatter of nesting hedge sparrows, or more correctly ‘dunnock’, who often play foster parents to the cunning cuckoo.

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    gary c. e. says #
    thanks for your post here- have you ever heard the saying; "where the woodbine twineth". ?

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