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Have a blessed Solstice, a wonderful New Year, and see you in 2018!

This photo of the mistletoe hanging from a tree with the Long Man of Wilmington in the distance was taken at this year's Anderida Gorsedd open Winter Solstice ritual and to me sums up this time of year. Well my friends 2017 is drawing to a close

By | 2017-12-20T12:03:57+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: druidry|Tags: , , , , , |16 Comments

Winter’s Sweet, Sweet Song

Let the darkness of the longest night hold me, Let the peace of the Winter Earth enfold me, Gently, In silence, Resting in the embrace of soil, On a bed of fallen leaves, My Mother, sleeping, breathes.   Free my mind of restlessness, Show me not what

By | 2017-12-19T12:18:07+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Categories: poetry|Tags: , , , , , , |24 Comments

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 129

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 129 Chasing Shadows - Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys - http://www.samkelly.org Questions from the audience - Philip Carr-Gomm at OBOD East Coast Gathering 2017 - http://www.philipcarr-gomm.com The Blacksmith - Loxley - http://www.loxleyfolkband.co.uk The Mari Llwyd - Chris Wood - http://chriswoodmusic.co.uk The Rose

By | 2017-12-18T13:29:07+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Thinking About – Pilgrimage

Last weekend was the Winter Gathering of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. The Order holds two gatherings each year, one in June, the other December, both in the Somerset town of Glastonbury. 200 members from all across the world gather together for community, music, ritual

I go to the Church of Trees

That magnificent nature poem was written by my Bardic Buddy Arthur Hinds and to me sums up in just a few verses the reverence we Druids hold for these beings. If ever I feel upset, or disconnected from my Path, if ever I need to remember what

Thinking About – Living a Pagan Lifestyle

I received an excellent question via my Facebook page over the weekend. It was this: It's a little complicated, but thinking on Paganism and Druidry as more than a spiritual belief, but as a lifestyle, in today's modern life, is it possible to live in such a

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 128

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 128 Singing the Bones - Deepsea Lights - http://fromthedeepsea.com Philip Carr-Gomm recorded live at the OBOD East Coast Gathering 2017 - http://www.philipcarr-gomm.com Who I am - Jeff Goldos Rhiannon - Damh the Bard - http://www.paganmusic.co.uk DruidCast theme - Hills they are Hollow -

By | 2017-11-20T11:38:07+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Thinking About – The Hunter and the Hunted

When I'm out walking there is a sound that I love to hear. It is a sound that was absent in Sussex for many years, and it is the call of the buzzard. Not too long ago I had to get in my car and head west

By | 2017-11-13T13:11:05+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Nature|Tags: , , , , , , , , |13 Comments

Thinking About – What do people want from their Paganism?

Is/has what people want from their Paganism changing? If I look back to when I first began to explore my spiritual path it was magic I was looking for. I guess it came from my love of the paranormal and the occult as a teenager. So when

By | 2017-11-06T13:38:25+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: paganism|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |28 Comments
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