magic

Thinking About – Inheriting Magical Items/Paraphernalia

I've been in the recording studio all week working on the Y Mabinogi project. The good news is that it's been an amazing three whole days and it's moving along very nicely, but I thought I would pull my head out of the headphones and type a blog post with

Spells and Charms

It was the Anderida Gorsedd camp this past weekend. Me and Cerri started the camps back in 2003 and our intent was to create space that focussed on magic and community. There were a lot of camps that had various workshops and rituals, but with Anderida camps we chose a

A Little Spring Ritual

Spring is here. The time between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice is my favourite time of year. There is so much change and life seems to be literally pushing itself back into existence after the darkness of the Winter months. I know, I know, for quite a few

Aleister Crowley, The Golden Dawn, and their Influence on Modern Paganism.

So what do we think about when we visualise the word Magic? When we see it floating within our inner vision what lays beyond? I guess it depends somewhat on the spiritual path we are walking. For some it will mean delusion, trickery, a flirtation with dark forces. For others

Divination – Do I Really Want to Know?

We had our Anderida Gorsedd moot this past Monday. Always an interesting night where we pick a topic and pass the talking stick (well, a beer mat actually) around with each person offering their opinions and experiences. On Monday we spoke about divination, and in particular, do we really want

Thinking About: Magic and its Role in Modern Paganism

Last night at our local moot we discussed 'magic and its role in modern Paganism'. It was a fascinating night and once again it has caused me to ponder a change I've seen over the years. When I first became aware of my path Wicca was the dominant tradition and

It’s a boy, no a girl, no – It’s a film!

On the 30th April 2011 the cast and crew gathered in a woodland in Sussex to begin filming Sprit of Albion, the Movie. Before we did anything else we held hands in a circle and asked for the blessings of the Spirits of the Land and of the Old Ones to

The Blessings of the Wheel

I love the way our Pagan Wheel of the Year works its magic. It lies at the very heart of my spiritual life and I'm sure, like many other Pagans, the more I have worked with it, the more my own life has changed to reflect the turning of the

The Strength of our Roots help hold the Tree

I've heard it said that a tree doesn't benefit from having its roots dug up, and this is true, but every now and again I feel the need to take stock and look back at what brought me to the Path in the beginning. To make sure that my roots

Anderida Gorsedd Spoils of Annwn camp

The theme of this year's Anderida Gorsedd Autumn camp was the Taliesin poem The Spoils of Annwn. From Friday night through to Sunday midday around 80 people worked with the powers and hidden mysteries of this poem that has been attributed as the origin of the Arthurian Grail Quest. On

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