Thinking About – Science and Religion

There are a few discussions happening on Facebook about science and religion and whether they can exist together, or whether science will make religion/spirituality redundant. I’m very happy that many of the born-again Atheists that, after reading The God Delusion, went on evangelical campaigns to convert the world to Dawkinsism seem to have backed off

AnderidaFest 2015 – 31st January

On Saturday 31st January we will be holding the 4th AnderidaFest at Southwick Community Centre, Southwick, West Sussex. I love helping organise this event. The venue is beautiful and perfect for a conference-style gathering, and this year, once again, we have a top notch lineup. I know it’s only a week and a half away but

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 94

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 94 Fire – Shibaten – Interview with Joanna van der Hoeven – by Philip Carr-Gomm – Druidry and the Young Adult – Jonathan Woolley – Boatman – The Levellers – Viking Party Polka – Asynje – Brighid – Damh the Bard – DruidCast theme

Thinking About – Labels

I’m a modern Druid. What does it bring to mind when you read those words? Do you have an image of what that is, the kind of things I like, the way I behave, what I wear, who I am? Some would say that I have just ‘labelled’ myself, but have I really? I would suggest

Thinking About – What makes a site sacred

Since the Spring Equinox of 2000 the group I help facilitate, the Anderida Gorsedd, has held open rituals at the Long Man of Wilmington in Sussex. Eight rituals a year, rain, snow or sunshine for 15 years. 119 rituals held under the watchful gaze of that hill figure. Some Pagans questioned why we chose that

Thinking About – Christian Druids

Following on from yesterday’s post about the Forest of Druidry I’ve seen a number of posts on Facebook, including a comment on my page post, asking how there can be such a thing as a Christian Druid. I started to reply on the Facebook thread, but the post became a little long, and I wanted

The Forest of Druidry

Some years ago I remember the Druid community going through a phase where, the moment anyone made the suggestion that they were a Druid, someone was pretty much guaranteed to either a) ask them to prove it, or b) justify why they should be considered one. Sometimes those questions were polite, and at other times they

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 93

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 93 Solstice Bells – Jethro Tull – Interview with Mara Freeman – Winds of October – Peter Mayer – Interview with Penny Billington – Interviewed by Philip Carr-Gomm – Lament of the Sea Queen – Love Street – DruidCast theme – Hills they are Hollow – Damh the Bard – For

What a Year – and time for a break

At the weekend I played my last gig of 2014 and what a year it has been. 27 weekend gigs, and many more mid week shows, a monthly podcast, seven open rituals with one remaining, two Anderida camps, an Anderida conference, two OBOD gatherings including the big OBOD 50th Anniversary in the Summer, blog posts,

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