Damh the Bard

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Hello again, and see you in the New Year!

The room is dark and quiet. A lone candle, no flame, yet burned low, wax melted, sits upon a cobweb-covered wooden desk. A door opens and a figure walks in, their footsteps disturbing the dust that covers the old woodworm-ridden floorboards. The chair scrapes across the floor

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 141

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 141 These are the Things - The Trials of Cato - https://thetrialsofcato.com Thunderhead - Afro Celt Sound System - https://www.afroceltsoundsystem.org.uk The Talky Bit - Looking at the last 20 years of Paganism - Julian Vayne - https://theblogofbaphomet.com Hawthorn - Ryn - https://rynacoustic.com Tom Paine’s

By |2018-12-17T11:16:45+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 140

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 140 The Gap of Dreams / Nia’s Jig / The Beekeeper - Altan - https://altan.ie The Talky Bit - The Anglo Saxon and Norse Runes - Suzanne Rance - http://www.suzannerance.co.uk Lady of the Lake - Lori Llyn - https://www.lori-llyn.com/index.html The Migration Medley -

By |2018-11-20T13:13:22+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

For a Love of Winter

I noticed this week just how quickly the year had flown by. One moment it seemed I was welcoming the Spring after the Beast from the East had left our shores. Smiling at the blooming Spring flowers, enjoying the Blackthorn, the Pussy Willow, the Mayflower, and what

By |2018-11-12T11:55:51+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Nature, spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |34 Comments

The Wheel Turns to Samhain Once More

Rainbow from the Long Man - Billie Wilson We had our Samhain open ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington this past Sunday. According to the calendar date we were a little early, but as I spoke about in this recent blog post I don't

Y Mabinogi – The Second Branch – Open for pre-orders – Here’s the story of the album

So how did this all happen? The first thing to do was to delve into the scholarly work that had been done on the Second Branch of Y Mabinogi. The background research, the exploring, finding books old and new, the familiar thud as they fall through the

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 139

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 139 Forests - Willowolf - https://willowolf.bandcamp.com/releases Hallowe’en Song - Richard Tucker Talky Bit - The Use of Bones in Magic and Witchcraft - Gemma Gary - http://www.gemmagary.co.uk Troy books - http://www.troybooks.co.uk Children of the Sun - Willowolf - https://willowolf.bandcamp.com/releases Prologue (from Y Mabinogi

For the Love of Magic

I've always had a private love affair. We fell in love when I was at secondary school. I hunted her out in the library where she used to hang out. It was pretty exciting. To that very young Damh the things she showed me placed my feet

Thinking About – Where the Seasons Begin and End

I thought I'd open a can of worms today. Throw a hot potato in. You know, stir it up a bit. I don't normally go there but I think, in truth, there is no one correct answer to this so it really doesn't matter in the end

Thinking About – Samhain, Bones and the Ancestors

Samhain I still find it amazing how quickly after the Autumn Equinox the season takes hold. Maybe it's the angle of the Sun to the Earth but the shade of light blends with a touch of gold, whereas the Summer sunshine, to my eyes at least, sparkles

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