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The Old One was Here Early

A blessed release from the week's rain but the chalk still wet underfoot. Slippery too, as we walked along the old track to the South Downs. A blue sky battling with scattered clouds, and rooks sharing their wisdom on the wing, calling to those walkers below that

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

Thinking About – The Harvest Festivals

Take our prayers of thanksgiving, to life and John Barleycorn I love reading other peoples' blogs on the internet and recently two articles came up in my RSS feed that got me thinking. The first was Your Favourite Sabbats (or Sabbats by the Numbers) by Jason

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Thinking About – Feeling Overwhelmed in a World Gone Mad

On Monday I sat down in front of my Mac to write an article for my blog. For the first time ever I just found myself staring at the screen and nothing came to mind. Nothing. Every time my fingers hit the keys my mind immediately filled with

Why is the Wheel Turning so Quickly?

Has anyone else felt that this year is going by quicker than any other? A couple of weeks ago I went to see one of my favourite bands Le Vent du Nord at our local arts centre. Man, this has come around quick, I thought, we only saw

A Little bit of Lughnasadh Magic

Back at the Spring Equinox 2000 me and Cerri founded the Anderida Gorsedd. It was simply to be a group that took on the responsibility for holding regular open rituals on the flat hill below the Long Man of Wilmington. There had of course been open rituals

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 148

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 148 Wolf Totem - The HU - https://www.thehuofficial.com Norupo - Heilung - https://www.facebook.com/amplifiedhistory/ Guy Hayward from the British Pilgrimage Trust - https://britishpilgrimage.org Email for Scottish Folklore Tales - albionadventures@outlook.com Davey Dodds - Lucia - https://www.facebook.com/people/Davey-Dodds/100013901624600 The Perfect Storm - Leslie Hudson - https://lesliehudson.com Leslie’s

The Pagan Grail Part 3 – BTM and ATM – Authenticity and Validity

After taking a good long look at the why we follow this path, what we do to express our path, and the importance of the Mystic and the Magician, maybe it's a good time to think about authenticity and validity. There was a time not so long

The Pagan Grail Part 1 – Y Tho?

Last weekend at Witchfest Midlands I gave a talk titled The Pagan Grail that focussed a little on the Grail from the Taliesin poem The Spoils of Annwn, but the main intent was to ask the question, what is the modern Pagan Grail? I got some very

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