mythology

Antlered Crown and Standing Stone

Writing and recording an album is quite some undertaking. Each of my albums have taken on their own personality as each note has been played and recorded. During Herne's Apprentice I was excited and nervous to see how my music would be received by people. Hills they

Can’t get your head around the Oak/Holly King cycle?

Since my last post I've heard from a number of people who cannot get their heads around the Oak/Holly King cycle. I was always confused about this too until I realised that I was trying to fit a 'cosmic' event into an agricultural cycle. It clicked when

The Holly King

I shall be as the Dark Holly King, Darkness and cold in my cloak I will bring, And on Winter's nights to me you will sing, Til the air around me starts changing, And on the Noon of the Solsice I'll give up my crown, To the

The Blessings of the Wheel

I love the way our Pagan Wheel of the Year works its magic. It lies at the very heart of my spiritual life and I'm sure, like many other Pagans, the more I have worked with it, the more my own life has changed to reflect the

Motley Crue and Morris Dancing

Around Lughnasadh this past Summer I was interviewed by Phil Widdows for the UK's premier folk and acoustic music podcast Folkcast. Well, I am delighted to say that the interview has now been released as a Folkcast Special Edition. Me and Phil talk about my music, my

The Heart of Samhain

I was asked very recently why Druids celebrate such a dark festival as Samhain. What is it about this shadowy and occult time, where the land is overrun with ghosts and ghouls, that makes us want to associate ourselves with it. I found it a really odd

The Strength of our Roots help hold the Tree

I've heard it said that a tree doesn't benefit from having its roots dug up, and this is true, but every now and again I feel the need to take stock and look back at what brought me to the Path in the beginning. To make sure

Anderida Gorsedd Spoils of Annwn camp

The theme of this year's Anderida Gorsedd Autumn camp was the Taliesin poem The Spoils of Annwn. From Friday night through to Sunday midday around 80 people worked with the powers and hidden mysteries of this poem that has been attributed as the origin of the Arthurian

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