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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

18 12, 2017

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 129

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

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

12 12, 2017

Thinking About – Pilgrimage

By | 2017-12-12T13:32:25+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: druidry, paganism|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |10 Comments

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

4 12, 2017

I go to the Church of Trees

By | 2017-12-04T12:29:55+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: druidry, Nature|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |9 Comments

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

27 11, 2017

Thinking About – Living a Pagan Lifestyle

By | 2017-11-27T14:45:20+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Categories: Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |15 Comments

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

20 11, 2017

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 128

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

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 -

13 11, 2017

Thinking About – The Hunter and the Hunted

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

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

6 11, 2017

Thinking About – What do people want from their Paganism?

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

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

3 11, 2017

Y Mabinogi – The Second Branch begins

By | 2017-11-03T14:52:21+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Y Mabinogi|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |8 Comments

Hi my friends. Well, I hope you are all enjoying the new album. As I've said all along, the direction would be a little different and I was a little jittery about how it might be received, but I've been so pleased to see such amazing reviews.

31 10, 2017

I open to the Dark Half of the Year

By | 2017-10-31T14:01:47+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: paganism, Seasons|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |10 Comments

There are some who see Samhain as the beginning of Winter, just as they see Lughnasadh as the beginning of Autumn, but that has never worked for me. To me the Solstices and Equinoxes mark the very beginning of the associated season, with the Fire Festivals the

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