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

Tales from the Road – Touching the Past

We left Hallstatt in the rain and saw a very different view as we took the boat across the lake and made our way back to the tiny train station. Hallstatt looked just as beautiful in the mist and rain. The lake and mountains like an ever changing painting. As ever the Austrian train system was

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 90

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 90 A Celtic a Creation a Story – Damh the Bard – www.paganmusic.co.uk Walpurgisnacht – Faun - www.faune.de Interview with Simon Costin – www.museumofbritishfolklore.com Interview with Professor Ronald Hutton – www.en.wikipedia.org/Ronald_Hutton Interviews conducted by Philip Carr-Gomm – www.philipcarr-gomm.com The Folly of Fracking – Cernunnos Rising – www.cernunnosrising.co.uk Taimse im Chodladh –

The Story of The Cauldron Born (Part 1)

The journey from Spirit of Albion to The Cauldron Born was an intense one. People often talk of the difficult third album, but my third album was made up of new songs, and re-recordings of songs I had written in the late 1990s, so it wasn’t that difficult at all. It was my fourth album that

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