Nature

I go to the Church of Trees

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

Thinking About – The Hunter and the Hunted

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

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

Bushcraft – Completing the Circle

So here is something you might not know about me. In the mid 2000s I ran a Wilderness Awareness/Bushcraft School called Wildlore. It ran for a couple of years from a small woodland me and Cerri co-owned in Sussex. During those two years we ran two introductory

Stillness. And the Night of Misrule.

Although our house it still full of builders I can feel Autumn's blessed peace approaching. I have two more gigs this year, Witchfest International at the Brighton Centre in November, and Tenbury Mistletoe Festival in December, then no more gigs until the PF Devon and Cornwall conference in

By |2016-10-27T10:50:44+00:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: druidry, Nature|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

A Little Spring Ritual

Spring is here. The time between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice is my favourite time of year. There is so much change and life seems to be literally pushing itself back into existence after the darkness of the Winter months. I know, I know, for

Just go for a walk

There is something about walking in a secluded place that gets my creative juices moving. Tunes come fairly easily for me. I tend to just have to sit with a guitar or mandolin and 'noodle' for about 20 minutes and a tune (usually the hook of the

By |2016-10-14T11:00:23+00:00February 17th, 2016|Categories: Nature, song writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |7 Comments

A Horned God with no Horns?

At Beltane the Horned God is lover, in full antler, Lord of the Wildwood, but it is actually around Samhain that the stags are at their prime, not Beltane. Have we placed that role upon Cernunnos and Herne? We actually know very little about the former, and Herne

By |2016-10-14T11:00:44+00:00October 16th, 2014|Categories: Nature|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments