Thinking About

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

Thinking About – What and where is Home?

In a global world I'm an Earthling, a human being living upon a blue planet spinning through space. One of about 7.6 billion people who inhabit this wondrous place. I also live in Europe along with around 743 million other people. I live in Great Britain -

By |2018-07-31T11:44:10+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , , |10 Comments

Thinking About – There is no separation, you are part of me

Firstly, let me wish you a happy and blessed Solstice. It may be that, like me, you are gazing at a clear blue sky here in the northern hemisphere noticing the clarity of the light on the day of the Summer Solstice. Or maybe you are heading

Thinking About – Belief and Experience

I was on a panel at the recent Pagan Federation Devon and Cornwall conference and said something that a number of people have mentioned to me since, so I thought maybe a blog article on it would be of value. Over the years I've heard some Pagans

Thinking About – What art will we leave behind?

This article really continues the theme set by a recent post about a moment that changed modern Paganism. If the publication of Triumph of the Moon gave modern Pagans the permission to accept that our path was relatively new, that the stories we had been told of

Thinking About – Happiness and Meaning

For a number of years in the early 2000s I read hundreds of self-help books. Literally hundreds. I trained as a Stress Consultant, and qualified as an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner. I even considered training to be a therapist and councillor. But in truth, looking back

By |2018-03-16T11:07:17+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |15 Comments

Thinking About – A Moment that changed Modern Paganism

When the Pagan community comes together with an open heart amazing things can happen. I have witnessed it at the OBOD Summer and Winter Gatherings in Glastonbury each year, at many Pagan gatherings around the world, and I felt it again this past weekend at the Pagan

Thinking About – Gratitude

I'm currently reading Rupert Sheldrake's Science and Spiritual Practices and one of things I'll be doing more here on the blog is book and music reviews, so expect a full review in the next couple of weeks. In the mean time the book has inspired me to

By |2018-02-26T11:48:25+00:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , , |23 Comments

Thinking About – The Practice of Meditation

Ok, let's just address the elephant in the room right away. No, we don't know if the ancient Druids practiced a form of meditation. Right, now we've got that out of the way let's move on. What we do know is that meditation, or something like it,

By |2018-02-06T12:38:04+00:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: spirituality, Thinking About|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Thinking About – Consciousness and Panpsychism

Well that's not such a big topic for a blog post is it... I was listening to the Rune Soup podcast the other day. His guest is someone I've heard speak before and I always find his viewpoints fascinating, and that is Dr. Rupert Sheldrake. He was

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