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Of Feathers and Fur

Posted by Kahli Scott on

If you’re a practitioner of magic or other esoteric arts, chances are you feel a deep connection to the animal world. You might have a ‘familiar’ or have found your animal spirit guide, and you probably watch out for powerful animal omens in nature, like crows in certain numbers and cats crossing your path. We’re huge animal lovers here at Dragonspace. Some of you might remember our dear old familiar, Harry the black cat who was as much a member of staff as we were! Many of the treasures in our little shoppe pay tribute to the animal world, be...

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Divination at Dragonspace

Posted by Kahli Scott on

Abacomancy, geloscopy, haruspicy, cleromancy, floriography...It might all sound like a foreign language, but it’s actually just the tip of the iceberg that is the wonderful world of divination. Cultures all over the world have practiced divination for centuries. While often considered to be ‘fortune-telling’, divination is much more multifold and complex. In essence, divination is a means of gaining subconscious insight into a present challenge or situation. This insight might then affect the way you see your future path laid out, or the actions you take, hence the connection to prophesy and fortune-telling.     There are almost countless kinds of...

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Magical Arsenals

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In honour of our exciting new replica weaponry collection - including famed pieces from Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and the Legend of Zelda - we thought the time was ripe for a spotlight on magical arsenals and the mighty menacing weapons found within them. While the worlds of myth and legend are full of wonder and delight, they don't come without an element of danger, too. Most of our favourite epic heroes and heroines have a battle to face, and often that battle involves a weapon of some kind, be it a gleaming blade, formidable hammer or...

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Beltane Blessings!

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Today is a day for raging bonfires and promising summer pastures, flower garlands and bright ribbons. Today is May 1st, halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Today is what many of you will know as ‘Beltane’, the Celtic fire festival of fertility and high spring.   The Celtic year is traditionally split into two halves - the dark and the light. Samhain (celebrated at the end of October/beginning of November, and associated with the modern-day Halloween) heralds the beginning of the ‘dark’ part of the year. Beltane, celebrated now, heralds the ‘light’. There were many colourful rites...

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A Dragonspace Bestiary I

Posted by Kahli Scott on

It's impossible to venture into the world of myth and fantasy without encountering creatures that you wouldn’t find in a regular zoo. Our little shoppe obviously gets its name from one of the greatest - the fantastic fearsome dragon, of course. From selkies to basilisks, centaurs to fairies, elves, unicorns and everything in between, it’s interesting to note that even the weirdest of magical creatures seem to have at least one toe (or horn, or wing), dipped in reality. Mythical creatures tend to be hybrids or marvellous mutations of real-life animals, which explains how they came to be a staple...

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