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For a Love of Winter

I noticed this week just how quickly the year had flown by. One moment it seemed I was welcoming the Spring after the Beast from the East had left our shores. Smiling at the blooming Spring flowers, enjoying the Blackthorn, the Pussy Willow, the Mayflower, and what

By |2018-11-12T11:55:51+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Nature, spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |32 Comments

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

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

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 139

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 139 Forests - Willowolf - https://willowolf.bandcamp.com/releases Hallowe’en Song - Richard Tucker Talky Bit - The Use of Bones in Magic and Witchcraft - Gemma Gary - http://www.gemmagary.co.uk Troy books - http://www.troybooks.co.uk Children of the Sun - Willowolf - https://willowolf.bandcamp.com/releases Prologue (from Y Mabinogi

For the Love of Magic

I've always had a private love affair. We fell in love when I was at secondary school. I hunted her out in the library where she used to hang out. It was pretty exciting. To that very young Damh the things she showed me placed my feet

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+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: druidry, paganism, Thinking About|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |9 Comments

Have you had any ‘unexplainable’ experiences?

I was listening to one of my favourite podcasts yesterday called Mysterious Universe. The guest was a retired CSI who had just finished a book about the supernatural experiences he and those who work in CSI Law Enforcement have had over the years. He recounted tales of

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

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 134

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 134 Niiv’s Cauldron - Omnia - https://www.worldofomnia.com Professor Graham Harvey from AnderidaFest 2018 - What we can learn from Indigenous Peoples - http://www.open.ac.uk/people/gh2744 Suck my Flute - Omnia - https://www.worldofomnia.com DruidCast theme - Hills they are Hollow - http://www.paganmusic.co.uk For further information about

By |2018-05-31T09:09:18+00:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments
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