mythology

New Album Update – Y Mabinogi – The Third Branch

Well, my friends, it's nearly here. If you are a regular reader of the blog you'll know it was my intention, after releasing the Second Branch album, to write an album of music, but that was not to be. The Third Branch picks up from the moment

Y Mabinogi – The Third Branch – Trailer

Coming Spring 2020 - Y Mabinogi - The Third Branch - Damh the Bard As the 7 survivors of the war return to the Island of the Mighty, they find a landscape changed and a new King upon the throne. Little do they know the eyes of

There’s a Tree by the Well in the Wood, that’s covered in Garlands

Imbolc, Candlemass, on or around the 1st February but for me when the land is white with Snowdrops. A festival that for all my Pagan life has been sacred to the Goddess Brighid - Goddess of Smiths, Healers and Poets, and also one of the Goddesses whose

Hold your Head Up

For much of my life, when I found myself walking through a forest or the countryside on one of those little public footpaths that meander across the green Sussex Downs I spent much of my time looking down. Partly to see where I was walking and to

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 153

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 153 Pollen Path - Elana Low Interview with Kristoffer Hughes Mari Lwyd (The Grey Mare) - Carreg Lafar Mari Lwyd - Chris Wood DruidCast theme - Hills they are Hollow - Damh the Bard For further information about the Druid tradition.

Samhain – The Ghosts walk among us once more

I remember when the ghosts seemed to be everywhere. Back in my childhood, before hand-held bright screens and cars, when the world was slower, riding my bike into town, past the old fire station next to the park. Old, dark, and empty. I used to pretend a

Y Mabinogi – The Third Branch – The Songwriting Begins

In my previous article, I wrote that the spoken word for Y Mabinogi, The Third Branch had been recorded. Some of you got very excited about that and asked me through PM when the album would be released, so maybe there was a little confusion about how

Y Mabinogi – The Third Branch – the Spoken Word is Done!

They were back on Sunday. The two crows. As I walked up the small incline that lead out of the field to the edge of the Adur river, there they were. Once more they landed before me, then took off, played on the wind, landed, walked a

They Stopped Telling their Stories

Last week Cerri and I took our first holiday of the year. We went to one of my favourite places, Dartmoor, with the intention of doing nothing other than spending time in beautiful places, visiting sacred sites, and taking the time to look at our lives and re-group.

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

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