Interview : Black Insignia

    I am a hunter of unique and unusual things that thrive in the shadows. Most days, I retreat from my hunt unsatisfied. But there are times when I happen across something so wonderfully out of the ordinary that I pull my shoulders back and howl. It was handmade jewellery business Black Insignia that… Continue reading Interview : Black Insignia

Fires In The North

Please support my new project Fires In The North.   It was a common belief in Native American culture that the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) were the reflections of huge fires in the distant North. ‘Fires In The North’ is an on-line magazine which celebrates the North through multiple creative channels. Alongside the magazine, there… Continue reading Fires In The North

The Enchanted World:Night Creatures – Book Review

 ‘Most people chose to sleep when daylight faded.’ I seem to recall owning a mass of these Time-Life books as a child, but where they’ve disappeared to is sadly another story. The book I am writing about here was a gift a couple of years back, and came from one of the finest bookshops in… Continue reading The Enchanted World:Night Creatures – Book Review

A Review Of Werewolves: The Occult Truth By Konstantinos

‘Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers at night may become a wolf when the wolf-bane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.’  - Ancient gypsy saying.   When I was first developing the idea of setting up Wyrd Words & Effigies as a blog, one of my main objectives… Continue reading A Review Of Werewolves: The Occult Truth By Konstantinos

Review of Hex Magazine (Issue 1)

Giving a voice to the modern heathen household I came across this fantastic, bi-annual, print publication after a long, long search through other, mostly mediocre journals and blogs, and what a find. I’m so glad I persisted. It’s like when a walk on the beach in the rain turns into a really special occasion. When… Continue reading Review of Hex Magazine (Issue 1)