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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

A Dark Moon Encounter at the Crossroads

During the recent Dark Moon phase me and Cerri sat down for a Journey with the Dark Moon. It's part of the work we are doing with our Druid Grove at the moment. We opened our inner Journey in our usual way and then went out, individually

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

Initiation and the Power of Transformation

Initiations can often be very powerful experiences. I was initiated into the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids on the Spring Equinox of 1995, having joined the Order in April 1994. I hadn't rushed in. I wanted to be sure I had found my home. I remember the

The Pagan Community – A Survivors Guide

So you've found this wonderful thing called Paganism. You might be called to explore a particular path, be that Wicca, Witchcraft, Asatru, Druidry or Shamanism, or you might just want to go with the flow of the eclectic and take stuff from all over. There are magazines,

And the Wheel Forever Turns

Close the door keep out the storm, Far Away, Far Away... It's nearly here. In two weeks time the major Sabbat of Samhain will arrive, bringing with it dark evenings and opening the door to the cold of Winter. Lanterns will be lit and placed in windows.

Spells and Charms

It was the Anderida Gorsedd camp this past weekend. Me and Cerri started the camps back in 2003 and our intent was to create space that focussed on magic and community. There were a lot of camps that had various workshops and rituals, but with Anderida camps

Seasons Change

"Welcome to Damh the Bard's therapy session!" It's what I say when I'm getting towards the end of Wild Mountain Thyme live. It's meant as a bit of fun, to encourage those who might be reticent about singing along, to join in. It builds community. Brings people

Interfaith – Faith and Change

Yesterday I spoke at the Brighton Interfaith AGM. It was held at the Quaker Friends Meeting House, a venue I played a concert at many year's ago at Brighton's sadly defunct World Sacred Music Festival. I've spoken at three of their interfaith meetings and they are always

The Power of Story

Last night I posted a short and simple question on my Facebook page: What are the most spiritually inspirational books you've read? By the morning there were over 100 replies and it made for fascinating reading. Most of us have at least one book that has been

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