History

Thinking About – Sovereignty and Monarchy

A couple of weeks ago me and Cerri watched the new Netflix series The Crown. It tells the story of the early years of Queen Elizabeth II, with wonderful performances from the cast, and some of the back stories were real eye openers to me. I had

By |2016-12-08T12:00:02+01:00December 6th, 2016|Categories: History, Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , |19 Comments

Celts: Art and Identity

The British Museum is currently running an exhibition that I know will be of interest to readers of my blog. It's called Celts: Art and Identity and last Thursday me, Cerri and about 20 other Druids were given a private tour after closing time. We were met

Tales from the Road – Touching the Past

We left Hallstatt in the rain and saw a very different view as we took the boat across the lake and made our way back to the tiny train station. Hallstatt looked just as beautiful in the mist and rain. The lake and mountains like an ever changing

Tales from the Road – Hallstatt: The Place of Salt

To scholars of the Iron Age there are two places that inspire awe and wonder. Places of beginnings. Of the earliest cultures that for many years have been termed 'Celtic' (although that word does seem to have become a little more problematic over the years). These places

Respect for our Ancestors is Respect for Ourselves

At the beginning of the week I watched the documentary Standing with Stones. It's a wonderful journey through many of Albion's ancient sacred sites that took 8 years to film and I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in archaeology, Paganism and the ancient ways