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Time For Magic

A Shamanarchist’s Guide to Radical Change through the Wheel of the Year by Jamie Reid, Stephen Ellcock, Philip Carr-Gomm

Publisher: Watkins Publishing, 11 June 2024 UK 02 July 2024 USA
in hardback

“A dazzling, detailed, vibrant exploration of the life and work of iconic artist Jamie Reid . . . much like the man himself, Time for Magic is visionary, vibrant and thoroughly thought-provoking.”
Joanne Owen, Love Reading
“Inclusive, provocative, energising and positive . . . brave, bold, and challenging, there is a sense of wonderment in our natural world and hope for the future. A vibrant, powerful and impressive book.” – Liz Robinson, Love Reading Star Book and Liz Pick of the Month

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Punk meets Druidry – a cool and timely exploration of the pagan Wheel of the Year, and the first trade edition of Jamie Reid’s art in years. The art is selected and introduced by Stephen Ellcock, and Philip Carr-Gomm writes about the seasonal celebrations and how we can live better through observing them.

Time for Magic is a stunningly beautiful guide to the eight seasonal festivals of the Wheel of the Year: the four solar festivals – the equinoxes and solstices – combined with the Celtic crossquarter festivals Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain. These festivals are observed by practising pagans, including Druids and Wiccans, witches of all sorts, and by very many people who, while not being pagans or witches, have an interest in connecting with nature and old ways of being. This is a completely new and super classy take on the topic, including incredible art by cultural icon, iconoclast, environmentalist and honorary Druid Jamie Reid, as well as information on his great-uncle George Watson Macgregor-Reid, the Chief Druid who was responsible for putting Stonehenge at the heart of the summer solstice celebration.

The art (a mix of Jamie’s drawings, paintings and photographs, plus old photos of Druid ceremonies and other archive material) is curated by Stephen Ellcock, who also provides an introduction giving an overview of Jamie’s work. Philip Carr-Gomm writes about the Wheel of the Year, how it came about and how it can help us find a new way of being in this era of climate crisis.

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