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The Pagan Grail Part 3 – BTM and ATM – Authenticity and Validity

After taking a good long look at the why we follow this path, what we do to express our path, and the importance of the Mystic and the Magician, maybe it's a good time to think about authenticity and validity. There was a time not so long

The Pagan Grail Part 2 – The Importance of Myth

The term myth can sometimes be seen as a derogatory word. If something is labelled a 'myth', in this broken, reductionist world we find ourselves, it is seen as untrue, maybe as a quaint story, sometimes as a way of taking the power away from beliefs that

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 147

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 147 Bones - Nigel Shaw - https://www.seventhwavemusic.co.uk Talk given by Carolyn Hillier at the Pagan Pheonix South West conference (https://paganphoenixsw.com) - The Book of Hag - Travels towards Ancientness - https://www.seventhwavemusic.co.uk Tread Gently on the Earth - Carolyn Hillier - https://www.seventhwavemusic.co.uk DruidCast theme

By |2019-06-24T09:32:28+01:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Pagan Grail Part 1 – Y Tho?

Last weekend at Witchfest Midlands I gave a talk titled The Pagan Grail that focussed a little on the Grail from the Taliesin poem The Spoils of Annwn, but the main intent was to ask the question, what is the modern Pagan Grail? I got some very

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 146

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 146 The Dreaming - Damh the Bard - https://www.paganmusic.co.uk Interview with Awnangee (really not sure if the spelling is even close!) Angel - Deborah Cher - https://deborahcher.bandcamp.com Artorius Rex - Malkin Tower - https://www.malkintower.co.uk Arthurian story with Professor Roland Rotherham - https://www.rolandrotherham.co.uk Belthain

By |2019-05-20T11:33:38+01:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: DruidCast|0 Comments

The Calm after the Snow Melt

The snow-capped mountains reach towards the blue sky, and as they do so the white begins to fall away. Rivers of melted snow rush downward and soon join as one with the river below. Soon the river is flowing so fast it's uncontrollable. It has a life

Tales from the Road – The Gates of Samhain open once more

As I glance along the feeds of my social media accounts I see friends celebrating Beltane. I can imagine the hedgerows at home beginning to be heavy with Hawthorn flowers, the birdsong will be a symphony of voices, the skylarks will be singing their song seemingly never

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 145

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 145 The Last Wolf - Cernunnos Rising - http://cernunnosrising.com The Talky Bit - The Silent Gods - Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_Aldhouse-Green Same Old Story - James J Turner - https://www.jamesjturner.com DruidCast theme - Hills they are Hollow - Damh the Bard -

By |2019-04-23T02:17:20+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Tales from the Road – Paganicon – Thoughts on Paganism in the USA and the UK

Last weekend Cerri and I went to the USA. I'd been booked to play music and speak, and Cerri gave two workshops at Paganicon in Minneapolis. Our good friend Kristoffer Hughes had also been booked and it was lovely to be met by Kristoffer in the foyer

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 144

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 144 Diamond Fire - Burnt Paw - https://burntpaw.bandcamp.com Talky Bit - From AnderidaFest 2019 - Joanna Gilar - http://www.fabularosa.co.uk Run - Skald - http://skaldvikings.com Silver Antlers - Burnt Paw - https://burntpaw.bandcamp.com DruidCast theme - Hills they are Hollow - Damh the Bard -

By |2019-03-20T13:28:15+01:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment
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