DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 92 – Alchemy

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 92 Voice of the Land – Cephalodidge – http://jcaudwell.wix.com/cephalodidge Talk on Alchemy – Jeff Echu eo ar Mare – Emain – https://emianpaganfolk.bandcamp.com Newgrange – Clannad – http://www.clannad.ie DruidCast theme – Hills they are Hollow – Damh the Bard – http://www.paganmusic.co.uk For more information on the Druid tradition – http://www.druidry.org Direct download

From my METAL past

I was in a heavy rock band in the mid-late 80s called Targa. We had a typical 80s glam look and played music in the vein of Motley Crue, with melodic influences by other bands out at the time like Dokken (with a good dose of the heavier incoming bands like Metallica). It was a

The Power of Initiation

I was sitting alone in a darkened room. It was the Spring Equinox 1995. Outside, somewhere in the house, I could hear movement. I’d chosen this. I kept reminding myself that I had chosen this. Born June 16th 1965 and my whole life had been leading to this moment. Soon I would be initiated as

For my Great Grandfather Today

For my Great Grandfather Private Ernest Charles Lelliot 1882-1915. Died battle of Loos. The Soldier by Rupert Brooke If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England

New Lyric – Living Traditions

It feels absolutely right to post this latest lyric from my new album on the day after bonfire night. Stepping outside under the moon last night, hearing the fireworks, tasting the smoke in the air, in an atmosphere of chaos was as amazing as ever. Our bonfire night is very Samhain. Some don’t like it,

And the Wheel Turns

So Samhain, the festival at least, is done for another year. It was an odd one here in the south of England. The 31st and 1st were the warmest ‘Hallowe’ens’ on record with 21 degree temperatures. It was strange being outside in a T shirt for Samhain, but the trick or treaters had a lovely

Returning to the Earth

Following on from my most recent post I find myself thankful for the dark evenings. This is unusual for me. Anyone who has been reading my blog for a while will know that I’m a child of Summer. That my heart sings when I feel that first warmth on my skin in early Spring, and

Drink from the Overflowing Glass

In July 2013 I wrote a blog post called Is ‘Busy’ the new ‘Fine’? Just a little reflection on the way our modern lives have been filled, and over the past few weeks I’ve been exploring this topic a little deeper. I’ve been looking at how I spend the priceless minutes of my life –

Druidcast – A Druid Podcast Episode 91

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 91 Wicker Man – Spiral Dance – www.spiraldance.com.au Interview with Kristoffer Hughes (www.kristofferhughes.co.uk) by Philip Carr-Gomm (www.philipcarr-gomm.com) Samhain – Jana Runnels and Kat Brown – http://sacredhome.co.uk/welcome.html Long Black Curl – Tuatha Dea – www.tuathadea.net DruidCast theme – Hills they are Hollow – Damh the Bard – www.paganmusic.co.uk For further information on the Druid tradition – www.druidry.org

A Horned God with no Horns?

At Beltane the Horned God is lover, in full antler, Lord of the Wildwood, but it is actually around Samhain that the stags are at their prime, not Beltane. Have we placed that role upon Cernunnos and Herne? We actually know very little about the former, and Herne is deeply associated with the Wild Hunt. It

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