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Stephen R. Covey

The Book of English Magic – An Interview with Philip Carr-Gomm

June 27th, 2009

‘The Book of English Magic’ – An Interview with Philip Carr-Gomm

The Book of English Magic, published in June 2009, by one of England’s oldest publishers, John Murray, offers a sweeping survey of the story of magic from prehistory to the present day, offering Things to Do, Places to Visit, Resource Guides, Interviews with Contemporary Magicians, Biographies, Maps and Appendices. Listen here to a 20 minute interview with Philip by Damh the Bard, made for the Druidcast podcast earlier this month.

Plant Whisperers

June 27th, 2009

From The Times online 20 June 2009

The Prince of Wales was right all along. Plants really do like it if you talk to them.

What he did not know is that they prefer to hear a woman’s voice. . . These are the conclusions of a month-long study by the Royal Horticultural Society into the effect of the human voice on tomato plants.

More than two decades after the Prince exposed himself to ridicule for saying it was “very important” to talk to plants and that “they respond”, horticulturalists at Wisley believe his hunch was correct….

Read full article here.