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12 11, 2018

For a Love of Winter

By |2018-11-12T11:55:51+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Nature, spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |32 Comments

I noticed this week just how quickly the year had flown by. One moment it seemed I was welcoming the Spring after the Beast from the East had left our shores. Smiling at the blooming Spring flowers, enjoying the Blackthorn, the Pussy Willow, the Mayflower, and what

30 10, 2018

The Wheel Turns to Samhain Once More

By |2018-10-30T12:24:05+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: druidry, paganism, religion, spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |7 Comments

Rainbow from the Long Man - Billie Wilson We had our Samhain open ritual at the Long Man of Wilmington this past Sunday. According to the calendar date we were a little early, but as I spoke about in this recent blog post I don't

23 10, 2018

Y Mabinogi – The Second Branch – Open for pre-orders – Here’s the story of the album

By |2018-10-23T10:14:01+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Y Mabinogi|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |22 Comments

So how did this all happen? The first thing to do was to delve into the scholarly work that had been done on the Second Branch of Y Mabinogi. The background research, the exploring, finding books old and new, the familiar thud as they fall through the

19 10, 2018

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 139

By |2018-10-19T11:46:31+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 139 Forests - Willowolf - https://willowolf.bandcamp.com/releases Hallowe’en Song - Richard Tucker Talky Bit - The Use of Bones in Magic and Witchcraft - Gemma Gary - http://www.gemmagary.co.uk Troy books - http://www.troybooks.co.uk Children of the Sun - Willowolf - https://willowolf.bandcamp.com/releases Prologue (from Y Mabinogi

9 10, 2018

For the Love of Magic

By |2018-10-09T13:28:06+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: druidry, magic|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |11 Comments

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

5 10, 2018

Thinking About – Where the Seasons Begin and End

By |2018-10-05T11:33:50+00:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |31 Comments

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

2 10, 2018

Thinking About – Samhain, Bones and the Ancestors

By |2018-10-02T12:39:30+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: druidry, paganism|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |8 Comments

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

25 09, 2018

Thinking About – Doing Druidry/Being a Druid

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

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

24 09, 2018

Fortean Paganism? Tell your Tale

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

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

21 09, 2018

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

By |2018-09-21T10:41:57+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Mabinogion, mythology, Reviews, Y Mabinogi|Tags: , , , , , , , , |5 Comments

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

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