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The Pagan Grail Part 2 – The Importance of Myth

The term myth can sometimes be seen as a derogatory word. If something is labelled a 'myth', in this broken, reductionist world we find ourselves, it is seen as untrue, maybe as a quaint story, sometimes as a way of taking the power away from beliefs that

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 145

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 145 The Last Wolf - Cernunnos Rising - http://cernunnosrising.com The Talky Bit - The Silent Gods - Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_Aldhouse-Green Same Old Story - James J Turner - https://www.jamesjturner.com DruidCast theme - Hills they are Hollow - Damh the Bard -

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Thinking About – What’s in a Name?

If you head to the far south west of the country you will eventually arrive in Cornwall. Travel further onwards and you will come to a left hand turning between Truro and Falmouth that leads to the small village of Devoran. Just opposite the school is a

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

Y Mabinogi – The Second Branch – Open for pre-orders – Here’s the story of the album

So how did this all happen? The first thing to do was to delve into the scholarly work that had been done on the Second Branch of Y Mabinogi. The background research, the exploring, finding books old and new, the familiar thud as they fall through the

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

Interview about Y Mabinogi with Wyldwood Radio

On Monday night I had the pleasure of chatting with Herne from Wyldwood Radio about my forthcoming album Y Mabinogi - The Second Branch. At times our conversation veered off beautifully into some very interesting and unexpected places. I've known Herne for a very long time and

Y Mabinogi – The Blessing of Two Crows

Almost exactly a year ago I finished recording my last album Y Mabinogi - The First Branch. If you've heard it you'll know it was quite a different undertaking from my previous albums, and was both the culmination of one, and the beginning, of what would be

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

Y Mabinogi – The Second Branch – Recording and Guests

Apart from the latest episode of DruidCast the blog was quiet last week. That's because I had cordoned off the whole week to concentrate entirely on recording the songs for the Second Branch of the Y Mabinogi tales. First thing on Monday morning I stepped into the

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