Gives me great thrill to say this- 2 of my books are now on Amazon Kindle 🙂
Although one was published by pdf/ website in May’12, this is a bigger thrill, but I feel less of a fuss so far (probably because am putting finishing touches to 3 more..that will be uploaded within a week or two – and am holding back on the celebrations!)
It’s not what it seems.. I started working on some of these last year (November’11)..and yet before I could finish one, I was inspired to work on the next…(ah, the Creator’s curse…too many ideas, as opposed to the Writer’s block.. which is no progress..and I’ve been in that forest for over 15-20 years).
So, here are the 2 that have come out already…awaiting full `launch publicity’
Hallowee’en Guide for Pagan, Parents, Teachers & Journalists – an e-Book by Mani Navasothy (ISBN 978-0-9560746-6-9 Awakening Publishing). Just published online in pdf forms in website Witchcraft and Magic This will be available on Amazon’s Kindle platforms (ipads, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle HD ) very shortly. It contains graphics that some platforms allow.
Currently this book is FREE 100% to download. Just go to my Witchcraft & Magic website, opt-in (subscribe) with name & reliable e-mail, and a link will be sent to you where you can download this immediately. After 48 hours, it will be available via Amazon Kindle, and the FREE download will be removed!
So Why have I written this short guide ? (32 pages+)
Here’s what I said in the Amazon platform:
“Halloween- ancient pagan festival marking celtic New year and remembering Ancestors! Pagans, Wiccans & Witches celebrated Samhain in private rituals – at homes or in quite woodlands. The Christians moved their All Hallows day from 13th May to 1st November in 834 in an attempt to Christianise this deep pagan festival.But now, Halloween has become a popular party festival all around the World. Television & movies glamorizing Witches, Werewolves and sexy broody teen-vampires have all added to the increase of people’s interests in Witchcraft, Spells and magic…and Halloween!
But with it, we see an increase in tabloid stories & smear campaigns aimed at Pagans & Witches. Parents are worried about the `evil’ of Wicca on their kids; Teachers are wondering how to teach the subject that is fast becoming part of religious education.
This Guide sets the records straight! It gives adequate details, history, related concerns, background to Wicca & Witchcraft and even some of the popular symbols of paganism. Pagans, Parents, Teachers & all types of Journalists will find this short Guide to be an invaluable first port of call.
Mani Navasothy, brought up as a Hindu in Sri Lanka, living in the UK for over 25 years, has written this guide from personal experience of Paganism, Wicca & Witchcraft to be helpful to all.”
If you like to know the Chapters/ Content of the e-Book, here it is:
Contents (“Halloween Guide” by M Navasothy. 2012)
1. Halloween & Samhain – Origins, Traditions & Ritual Practises.
2. What is Paganism?
3. What is Wicca & Witchcraft?
4. Truth about Masks, Brooms, Cauldrons & Pumpkins
5. Playing with Spells & Psychic Child concerns
6. Party season: Commercial, Media & Social Trends of Halloween
7. Witches, Werewolves & Vampires: Icons on TV & Films and their effects on people.
8. Christian Concerns: Satanism, Devil worship & Human Sacrifices.
9. Pagan Protests: Discriminations against Witches and Witchcraft.
Appendix 1: Paganism
Appendix 2: Major Pagan Festivals
Appendix 3: Pagan Symbols & Ritual Tools
Appendix 4: Wicca & Witchcraft
Appendix 5: Websites
If you do download the book, and have a read, I’l be interested to know what you thought…as am sure there’s always more room for making it better. That way, if the media or other religious people get twitchy about witchy things, we’ll be ready..:-)