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DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 119

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 119 Seven Gypsies - Stick in the Wheel - http://www.stickinthewheel.com Deep Awake - Presented by Timothy Freke at AnderidaFest 2017 - http://timfreke.com The Devil & the Feathery Wife - Mike Gulston - http://www.rowengulston.co.uk OBOD on social media - Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/druidry. Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/druidry. Damh the Bard on social media -

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: DruidCast|0 Comments

Y Mabinogi – Welcome, Arawn

Every Monday morning I have a ritual. I go to my studio/workspace, light some incense, sit quietly, then shuffle a Tarot deck asking the question, "What are the trends I should be aware of in my life this coming week?" I continue to shuffle the deck, focussing on the question until it feels right, I

Initiation and the Power of Transformation

Initiations can often be very powerful experiences. I was initiated into the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids on the Spring Equinox of 1995, having joined the Order in April 1994. I hadn't rushed in. I wanted to be sure I had found my home. I remember the night well. The ceremony was a powerful experience,

The Pagan Community – A Survivors Guide

So you've found this wonderful thing called Paganism. You might be called to explore a particular path, be that Wicca, Witchcraft, Asatru, Druidry or Shamanism, or you might just want to go with the flow of the eclectic and take stuff from all over. There are magazines, courses, physical groups, online groups, moots, festivals, open

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 118

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 118 Seal Woman’s Lament - Kate Fletcher and Corwen Broch - http://ancientmusic.co.uk Federkleid - Faun - http://www.faune.de I go to a Church of Trees - Arthur Hinds - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/arthurhinds Witches Rune - S J Tucker - http://sjtucker.com Song of Wandering Aengus - Sharon Knight - http://www.sharonknight.net The Fowler - Kate Fletcher

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: DruidCast|2 Comments

The Hermit – A Story Part 1

The alarm dragging him slowly from sleep. Hit the snooze button. Relax. But ten minutes later there it is again, the programmed, electronic buzz that, every day, forces him from sleep into semi-consciousness. Throw back the covers. It's the only way to be sure that seductive snooze button remains unpushed. It's grey again. The day

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Fiction|Tags: , , , , , , , , |21 Comments

See you in 2017!

I’m going to take a proper break over the Yule/New Year festive season so whatever you’re doing, have the most amazing time, and I’ll see you refreshed and renewed early in 2017. Thank you for all of your support and love over the past year – it’s been an amazing adventure and here’s to more new

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|4 Comments

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 117

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 117 For Winter - Pilgrim - https://www.facebook.com/pg/pilgrim.official Song for Suibhne and Pica Pica - Kate Fletcher and Corwen Broch - http://www.ancientmusic.co.uk Euphoria and Pandemonium (Cybersank Edit) https://www.facebook.com/killingjokeofficial/ To Be Pagan - Dancing Hare - http://www.dancinghare.co.uk Dakota Pipeline - Cernunnos Rising - http://cernunnosrising.com DruidCast Theme - Hills they are Hollow - Damh

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Thinking About – Sovereignty and Monarchy

A couple of weeks ago me and Cerri watched the new Netflix series The Crown. It tells the story of the early years of Queen Elizabeth II, with wonderful performances from the cast, and some of the back stories were real eye openers to me. I had never properly realised that, with the abdication of

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: History, Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , |19 Comments

A Dream Come True

In 1978 my parents dropped me and my friend off outside the Brighton Centre to see our first ever live concert. It was Thin Lizzy on their Black Rose tour. Our seats were on the left side balcony and I will never forget my first encounter with live rock music. Phil Lynott was a magical

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: music, News|Tags: , , , , , , |16 Comments
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