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Initiation and the Power of Transformation

Initiations can often be very powerful experiences. I was initiated into the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids on the Spring Equinox of 1995, having joined the Order in April 1994. I hadn't rushed in. I wanted to be sure I had found my home. I remember the night well. The ceremony was a powerful experience,

The Hermit – A Story Part 1

The alarm dragging him slowly from sleep. Hit the snooze button. Relax. But ten minutes later there it is again, the programmed, electronic buzz that, every day, forces him from sleep into semi-consciousness. Throw back the covers. It's the only way to be sure that seductive snooze button remains unpushed. It's grey again. The day

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Fiction|Tags: , , , , , , , , |21 Comments

And the Wheel Forever Turns

Close the door keep out the storm, Far Away, Far Away... It's nearly here. In two weeks time the major Sabbat of Samhain will arrive, bringing with it dark evenings and opening the door to the cold of Winter. Lanterns will be lit and placed in windows. Faerie Bells will ring and doors and windows

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 114

Shownotes for DruidCast 114 Wild Man - Kacey Stephensen - https://www.facebook.com/KcGuyMusic or events https://www.facebook.com/events/1818623298419767/ The Harp of Death - Omnia - http://www.worldofomnia.com Interview with Starhawk - http://starhawk.org, http://reclaiming.org and http://earthactivisttraining.org Pagan Indigenous Solidarity - http://paganindigenoussolidarity.org Frack Off - Cliff Carr - http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CliffCarr Golden Haired Queen - Kacey Stephenson - https://www.facebook.com/KcGuyMusic or events https://www.facebook.com/events/1818623298419767/ DruidCast theme

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

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

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 had been preparing for the

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, a lack of 'confidence'. There

Tales from the Road – Caldera Fest 2016

About a year ago I got a PM on Facebook from the podcaster David Banach who runs the Magick Jukebox podcast. He'd had an idea. To bring together as many of the Pagan musicians he features on his podcast to play at a music festival in the USA. Would I be interested? No brainer for

Thinking About – Light and Shadow

I have been blissfully unaware of a little tension within an area of the Pagan community. I have seen over the years the occasionally derisive use of the term fluffy bunny to describe some Pagans, but I've completely missed that there is also negative talk the other way, deriding those who relish the darker aspects

Druidry for Beginners – Beliefs

My last article in this series was back in November 2015 and this one has been prodding me for a while, but it felt like such a big topic I've constantly put it to one side. Modern Druidry is incredibly diverse when it comes to beliefs. How can I write about it with any real

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