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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

Thinking About – Doing Druidry/Being a Druid

When I put out the question to readers of the blog what would be the topics you would like me to write about it became obvious that this one was extremely popular. How you fit Druidic practices into daily life. This is a very important question and

By |2018-09-25T11:20:05+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: druidry, paganism, Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |9 Comments

Fortean Paganism? Tell your Tale

In a recent blog post I asked if any of you had gone through any 'peak' or strange, unexplainable experiences as you have walked your spiritual path. I said at the time I didn't know quite what I would do with any of the responses but if

By |2018-09-24T12:41:02+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Fortean, paganism, Story|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Book Review – The Assembly of the Severed Head by Hugh Lupton

Ok. I'm a Mabinogion groupie. Pretty much any book that has been written about The Four Branches is either sitting on my shelf, or is on a wish list. The journey I'm currently going through, recording the Four Branches in story and song has only made my

The Soundtrack of my Life – Teenage Kicks

So continuing this little series I now move into my teenage years. Man the late 70s/early 80s were such an exciting time to grow up when it came to music. I saw the excesses of Prog give way to the energy of Punk, then that morphed into

By |2018-09-20T11:57:22+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: A Little Fun, Fun, Just for Fun|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |11 Comments

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 138

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 138 Granite - Melanie Bresnan - http://melaniebresnan.com Hey Brother - James J Turner - https://www.jamesjturner.com Ashley Mortimer speaking on The Early Days of Wicca from Pagancon Preston - http://www.doreenvaliente.com April - Melanie Bresnan - http://melaniebresnan.com The Knarrs - Steve Thomason - https://soundcloud.com/sthomason-1/the-knarrs DruidCast

The Soundtrack of my Life – The Early Years (but a bit later…)

This is the second part of a short series of articles, the first can be found here. There comes a point when, although the music loved by our parents still influences us, we begin to notice our own tastes. This happened to me when I first began

By |2018-09-10T13:00:06+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: A Little Fun, Just for Fun, music|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

Interview about Y Mabinogi with Wyldwood Radio

On Monday night I had the pleasure of chatting with Herne from Wyldwood Radio about my forthcoming album Y Mabinogi - The Second Branch. At times our conversation veered off beautifully into some very interesting and unexpected places. I've known Herne for a very long time and

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