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Thinking About – What makes a site sacred

Since the Spring Equinox of 2000 the group I help facilitate, the Anderida Gorsedd, has held open rituals at the Long Man of Wilmington in Sussex. Eight rituals a year, rain, snow or sunshine for 15 years. 119 rituals held under the watchful gaze of that hill

Thinking About – Christian Druids

Following on from yesterday's post about the Forest of Druidry I've seen a number of posts on Facebook, including a comment on my page post, asking how there can be such a thing as a Christian Druid. I started to reply on the Facebook thread, but the

And the Wheel Turns

So Samhain, the festival at least, is done for another year. It was an odd one here in the south of England. The 31st and 1st were the warmest 'Hallowe'ens' on record with 21 degree temperatures. It was strange being outside in a T shirt for Samhain,

A Tale for Lughnasadh

The long days of Summer are beginning to draw in as we make our way towards Autumn. The first harvest is being collected as the golden fields give up their gift of abundance and John Barcleycorn is cut down at the knee. I always have mixed emotions

Thinking About – Prayer

I recently watched a program on the BBC called The Sacred Wonders of Britain. It was presented by Neil Oliver and had guests like my friend Ronald Hutton, all talking about aspects of Britain's past, and the relationship to its sacred sites. The first episode looked into

A True Blessing

In a recent post I explored ways we can reconnect to the Source if the hussle and bussle of modern life drowns out the songs of our heart. It happens to many of us, it seems, and I'd like to thank everyone who commented on that post

12 Books that Changed my Life

Pagans like books. You go to any Pagan's house and the bookshelf will be there, and often it'll be big, and packed with esoteric knowledge. Books accumulated over many years. A bookshelf with pride of place. Our house is no different. Some of those books I bought

New Lyric – You are Sacred Moon

Yesterday I started recording a song I wrote last year called Silent Moon, but as I worked on it I realised that I just wasn't happy with the lyrics I'd written. This is one of the reasons that, although I've been playing a number of the new

New Lyric – Brighid

A couple of years ago, during an Imbolc ritual, I made a promise to Brighid that I would write a song for her. Last week I made good on that promise and I hope that She is pleased with her song. I'll be playing it at my

Spirit of Albion – The Movie: Production Diary Day 5

Here's the latest production diary for the Spirit of Albion movie. Things are progressing beautifully!

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