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13 02, 2018

Story of the Song – Merlin am I

By | 2018-02-13T13:26:28+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Story of the Song|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |7 Comments

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

6 02, 2018

Thinking About – The Practice of Meditation

By | 2018-02-06T12:38:04+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: spirituality, Thinking About|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

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,

31 01, 2018

This dog loves Green and Grey!

By | 2018-02-01T11:23:57+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: A Little Fun|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

When I played a gig at the Artemis Gathering last year there was a chap in the audience with a spaniel. The moment I started singing Green and Grey the dog began to sing at the top of his voice. It was so funny I barely made

30 01, 2018

A Little Fun – Dungeons and Dragons!

By | 2018-01-31T09:22:30+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: A Little Fun|Tags: , , , , , |22 Comments

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

19 01, 2018

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 130

By | 2018-01-19T23:51:50+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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

15 01, 2018

Story of the Song – The Cauldron Born

By | 2018-01-15T10:34:58+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Story of the Song|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |13 Comments

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

8 01, 2018

Thinking About – Consciousness and Panpsychism

By | 2018-01-08T13:54:00+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |15 Comments

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

20 12, 2017

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

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

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

19 12, 2017

Winter’s Sweet, Sweet Song

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

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

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