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Book review – Science and Spiritual Practices – Rupert Sheldrake

I've decided to do reviews of books, music, films etc that might be of interest to readers and today is day one. Science and Spiritual Practices by Rupert Sheldrake From the inside cover: Dr Rupert Sheldrake is an internationally acclaimed biologist and author of more than 85

Thinking About – Gratitude

I'm currently reading Rupert Sheldrake's Science and Spiritual Practices and one of things I'll be doing more here on the blog is book and music reviews, so expect a full review in the next couple of weeks. In the mean time the book has inspired me to

By | 2018-02-26T11:48:25+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , , |23 Comments

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 131

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 131 Imbolc Song - S J Tucker - http://sjtucker.com The Good Ship Polyphemus - Spriggan Mist - http://www.sprigganmist.co.uk Interview by Matt McCabe with OBOD Honorary Bard, Simon Emmerson, co-founder of the Afro Celt Sound System and The Imagined Village. Release - Afro Celt

Story of the Song – Merlin am I

There are certain folk from the mythology of this little island that fill my heart. Taliesin, Arthur, Gwydion, Rhiannon to name just a few. Another is the figure of Merlin. I guess my first encounter with Merlin was in Disney's Sword in the Stone back when I

Thinking About – The Practice of Meditation

Ok, let's just address the elephant in the room right away. No, we don't know if the ancient Druids practiced a form of meditation. Right, now we've got that out of the way let's move on. What we do know is that meditation, or something like it,

By | 2018-02-06T12:38:04+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: spirituality, Thinking About|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

A Little Fun – Dungeons and Dragons!

Choose your weapon! So today's article isn't going to take us too deep, but it'll be fun. For some of you it'll be nostalgic, to others a cheer of agreement, some will scratch their heads with bemusement. For today I am going to be writing

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 130

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 130 An Aghaidh Fàilte Na Mòr-Thìr - Julie Fowlis - http://www.juliefowlis.com British Pilgrimage Trust - http://britishpilgrimage.org And the BPT on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/britishpilgrimage/ The Bard’s Call - Philippa Ann Reed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD6VONF63rM A Phiuthrag ’s a Phiuthar (feat. Mary Chapin Carpenter) - Julie

Story of the Song – The Cauldron Born

Many of us will remember that moment. We might have been walking through a woodland, standing on the top of a hill or mountain, seated beside a waterfall, or maybe simply walking in the centre of the city, but something changes. It can be like a second

Thinking About – Consciousness and Panpsychism

Well that's not such a big topic for a blog post is it... I was listening to the Rune Soup podcast the other day. His guest is someone I've heard speak before and I always find his viewpoints fascinating, and that is Dr. Rupert Sheldrake. He was

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