Poison Pen Letters to Myself

From a dark mind to a light heart, a poetical journey of emotional and spiritual self-discovery through the years. 
Poison Pen Letters to Myself

Front cover of Romany Rivers’ book Poison Pen Letters to Myself. Published by Moon Books, 2014.
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This is Romanys’ first compilation of poetry and prose. The book chronicles a very personal journey through the years overcoming severe bouts of depression and consequently creating a more holistic and spiritual lifestyle. The chapters Red Letters, Return to Sender and Addressee Unknown reveal periods of depression and anxiety; anger and healing; and acceptance and spiritual growth. The words in these pages were not written for mass consumption. They were not artfully crafted for reading aloud in dim rooms to a soundtrack of clicking fingers and Parisian style applause. They were not intended as political statements or a way of reaching other wayward wandering souls. Over the last two decades they were poured, purged, scribbled and spat onto scraps of paper, napkins, backs of hands, into empty pages and blank spaces of other books. At times of sorrow, frustration, confusion, acceptance and joy these words made sense of the minds muddled meanderings. Within these pages you will find heart breaking, heart healing honesty that crosses the divide and touches the souls of others.


Poison Pen Letters to Myself is published by Moon Books, release date 30th May 2014.


The Woven Word: A Book of Invocations and Inspirations

A creative compendium of invocations, inspirations and blessings for the novice or adept to design personal, unique and magical rituals.


The Woven Word coverThis pagan publication is a tome of poetry and prose designed for rituals, festivals and celebrations. Working with deities, Romany has chronicled invocations and evocations for many Gods and Goddesses, and created clear and crafty quarter calls, circle castings, celebratory prose and meditations. Ritual is broken into its component parts allowing for easy reference and personal adaptation, and the additional correspondences information benefits the creation of unique rituals and celebrations. Created for use by both solitary practitioners and covens, sample rituals are also provided for seasonal celebrations and life events. Learn to weave words of power into every act of magic and celebration.

Romany’s personal experiences as a High Priestess give this book an enlightened view of the use of poetry in ritual, whilst her skills in classes, courses and workshops create a solid, practical foundation. Pagans, Priests and Priestesses, initiates new to the Craft, RE teachers and students, and anyone who loves Romany’s poetry will thoroughly enjoy this latest work.

The Woven Word is published by Moon Books, release date 31st of October 2014.


Collections, Community Books and Anthologies:

Witchcraft TodayWitchcraft Today – 60 Years On (Published by Moon Books)

In the sixty years following the publication of Gerald Gardner’s Witchcraft Today, new paths have appeared, and older ones emerged out of the shadow of repression and illegality, to express with a new and more confident voice their beliefs and practice, and share, with a steadily growing audience, their knowledge, their certainties, their questions and their vision. This book is a celebration of some of the many paths that Witchcraft/Wicca has taken and of the journeys that people have embarked upon.

“Sixty years after the publication of Witchcraft Today, we have seen Gerald Gardner’s vision grow and evolve as it spreads around the globe. Witchcraft Today – 60 Years On is a fitting tribute, bringing together authors from different paths within the Craft, each with a unique contribution and insight to inspire those who are practising, teaching, and strengthening Wicca today and for the generations to come.” ~ Dr Vivianne Crowley, Faculty of Pastoral Counseling and Chaplaincy, Cherry Hill Seminary


Naming the GoddessNaming the Goddess (Published by Moon Books)

Naming the Goddess is written by over eighty adherents and scholars of Goddess and Goddess Spirituality, and includes contributions from Selena Fox, Kathy Jones, Caroline Wise and Rachel Patterson. Part 1 is a series of critical essays focusing upon contemporary Goddess issues. Part 2 is a spiritual gazetteer featuring over seventy Goddesses.

“Naming the Goddess is an amazing combination of the practitioner’s voice alongside the scholar, while addressing many of the important issues within Goddess Spirituality today. Within the pages of Naming the Goddess, Goddess Spirituality comes of age as it manages to strike a healthy balance between honoring the old beliefs yet reclaims the Divine Feminine in a more contemporary context for modernity. Great new voices carrying the torch for understanding and embracing The Great She for the future of our world!” ~ Karen Tate, author of Walking an Ancient Path, Goddess Calling and Voices of the Sacred Feminine.

“This collection of writings is so rich and diverse, it could be of interest to anyone seeking the essence of the divine, whether polytheist, pantheist, monist, or otherwise, and whether their principle understanding of deity is gendered female or otherwise. Indeed perhaps it is in that very diversity, in the cracks of divergence, that the sacred is most potent, accessible and enthralling.” ~ Emma Restall Orr, author of Kissing the Hag, Living With Honour and The Wakeful World.


Moon PoetsMoon Poets (Published by Moon Books)

In this slim volume you will find six diverse Moon Books poets from across the USA and UK. We are delighted and immensely proud that Tiffany, Robin, Lorna, Romany, Martin and Beverley have honoured Moon Books by sharing their work and allowing us to publish this anthology.





Potnia: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Demeter (Published by Bibliotheca Alexandrina)

The Queen of the Sky Who Rules Over All the Gods: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Bast (Published by Bibliotheca Alexandrina)

Pagan Planet: Being, Believing & Belonging in the 21st Century (Published by Moon Books, release date TBA)


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