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The Story of Tales from the Crow Man

Ok, I apologise. I was looking through some of my old blog posts looking to write a few more Story of the Song posts when I saw that I had also started a Story of the Album series, got up to The Cauldron Born back in 2014, then stopped! How

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: music, Story of the Song|Tags: , , , , , , |7 Comments

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 113

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 113 Morning Glory - Silver on the Tree - https://www.facebook.com/Silver-on-the-Tree-163128267196135/ Patapan - Heathens All - https://www.facebook.com/heathens.all/ Interview with John Ahearn by Philip Carr-Gomm Dragons - Space Goats Fhir A Bhata - Fiona Davidson - http://www.ceilede.co.uk Fearie Folk - Jabberwocky Noon of the Solstice - Spiral Castle

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: DruidCast|0 Comments

Thinking About – Childhood Adventures

Yup. Feeling a bit nostalgic today and this old advert is about as nostalgic as it gets. I was thinking about the places I used to go when I was a child. It seemed that I could walk just a few minutes and I'd find some wild place. Sometimes a

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Nature, Story|12 Comments

Y Mabinogi – Annwn

It's time to turn my gaze towards the Otherworld. The subject of the next song in Y Mabinogi is Annwn. Pwyll steps through the portal into that Otherworld, in the guise of Arawn, a King of that land. This is the point when the next song is sung. As with

In Sync with the Wheel

I stood in circle on the flat hill just below the Long Man of Wilmington yesterday with about 60 other people to celebrate the first harvest of Lughnasadh. The Weald stretched out below and the land was a tapestry of green and gold, whilst a combine harvester moved its way

Y Mabinogi – A Story of Invocation

I was at an OBOD camp back in 1997. It was a Samhain camp and the evening was cold, crisp and the sky was clear. The camp was on a farm far away from the big towns of the South West so the stars shone bright above. All day we

Y Mabinogi – Just Listen!

In May Cerri and I went on a working holiday to Wales and immersed ourselves in the land from which the tales of the Mabinogion grew. I wrote about the trip in a couple of blog posts just after: Here and Here During that time I wrote the script of the

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 112

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 112 Elves and Fireflies - Solana - http://www.solanamusica.com Interview with William Ayot (http://www.williamayot.com) by Philip Carr-Gomm (http://www.philipcarr-gomm.com) I Wish I Were a Tree - Bran Cerddorion - http://www.paganbran.com Hippie Pocket - Ginger Doss - http://www.gingerdoss.com DruidCast theme - Hills they are Hollow - Damh the Bard

10 Minutes of Calm

I wrote an article some time ago called Is Busy the New Fine? It came from noticing the change in the answer people gave to that wonderful British small-talk question, "How are you?" For years the standard answer I heard was "fine" (unless the person being asked realised that I

By | July 12th, 2016|Categories: Meditation|Tags: , , , , , |9 Comments

The ‘End times’? What? Really? Again?

There's a lot of noise at the moment. It can be hard to hear the Voice of Nature amongst all of the shouting voices. As I read the news this morning I was informed about all of the 'uncertainty' in the financial markets. Property plans shutting down, investors feeling concerned,

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