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Spring. It’s here. Honest Guv.

Spring. It's here. Honest. The Equinox is just a few minutes away. I've always thought of the Solstices and Equinoxes as the beginning of the seasons, with the Fire Festivals being the height. So to me Spring begins today, and Beltane, with it's verdant greens and fertility associations, is the height of Spring. People sometimes

Thinking About – Celebrancy

As a movement grows and matures it seeks to firm the foundations of its community, and one of the ways it can achieve this is by re-introducing lost rites of passage, and reclaiming those that have remained, but have seemingly lost their way. In the secularised West our rites of passage have been chiselled down

The Pagan Community – A Survivors Guide

So you've found this wonderful thing called Paganism. You might be called to explore a particular path, be that Wicca, Witchcraft, Asatru, Druidry or Shamanism, or you might just want to go with the flow of the eclectic and take stuff from all over. There are magazines, courses, physical groups, online groups, moots, festivals, open

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 subject and focussed everything upon

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 lazily across one of the

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 of you Winter is your

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 it will mean a beautiful

Why am I Still a Druid?

I'm not a writer on the Patheos network but I regularly read the blog posts from the writers on their Pagan channel. They recently asked these writers to write an article saying why they were still a part of their religious/spiritual path. Every now and then it's good to ask these questions of ourselves so I

The Old Bearded Man

The Old Bearded Man stands crooked in the fields. Born at the time of the Winter Solstice he has felt love, and has been loved. Now his beloved stands before him, the razor-edge of her sickle catching the light of the Summer Sun. They stand like this for some time - remembering their Journey together

Thinking About – Perfection and Wholeness

When I was searching for a spiritual path the idea of perfection wasn't something that influenced my choice. I guess if it was I would have chosen Buddhism over Druidry and Paganism. Self-development is obviously a life-long quest and we learn throughout our lives, but the quest and idea of perfection as the ultimate goal

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