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The Pagan Grail Part 1 – Y Tho?

Last weekend at Witchfest Midlands I gave a talk titled The Pagan Grail that focussed a little on the Grail from the Taliesin poem The Spoils of Annwn, but the main intent was to ask the question, what is the modern Pagan Grail? I got some very

Tales from the Road – Paganicon – Thoughts on Paganism in the USA and the UK

Last weekend Cerri and I went to the USA. I'd been booked to play music and speak, and Cerri gave two workshops at Paganicon in Minneapolis. Our good friend Kristoffer Hughes had also been booked and it was lovely to be met by Kristoffer in the foyer

From the Solstice to Imbolc

I confess that I have always found January to be the hardest month of the year. Named after the God Janus there is a real sense of things not quite beginning yet, with the God's faces seeing both back to the old year, and forward into the

The Wheel Turns to Samhain Once More

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

Thinking About – Samhain, Bones and the Ancestors

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

Thinking About – Doing Druidry/Being a Druid

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

By |2018-09-25T11:20:05+01:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: druidry, paganism, Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |9 Comments

Fortean Paganism? Tell your Tale

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

By |2018-09-24T12:41:02+01:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Fortean, paganism, Story|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 138

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 138 Granite - Melanie Bresnan - http://melaniebresnan.com Hey Brother - James J Turner - https://www.jamesjturner.com Ashley Mortimer speaking on The Early Days of Wicca from Pagancon Preston - http://www.doreenvaliente.com April - Melanie Bresnan - http://melaniebresnan.com The Knarrs - Steve Thomason - https://soundcloud.com/sthomason-1/the-knarrs DruidCast

Thinking About – Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) is one of the 8 festivals that are held within the modern Pagan Wheel of the Year. It marks the first harvest - that being the wheat and barley within the fields that has grown from the green of the Summer Solstice, to the

Do not seek to walk in the footsteps of the people of old…

At the end of April I wrote this post and told of a ritual me and Cerri participated in as part of our holiday. I did say that the ritual itself was worthy of its own article, but then my life was overtaken by the work on

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