Archive for July 2013

Pagan People – Nimue Brown talks to Pete Jennings

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

Pete Jennings is a Pagan of the Heathen tradition, and High Gothi of Odinshof as well as retired President of the Pagan Federation.       Something like ten years ago, I put Pete Jennings up as he was speaking at an event in the West Midlands, and I also took him along to the

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The Elements, Part 2: Air

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

This month we continue our series on the elements. The five basic elements – Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit – are common to many Pagan traditions. So far we have explored the Earth element, and now we traverse the compass in a deosil direction, arriving in the East, the home of Air. The element

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Lessons Of Book

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

As far as months go, this past one has been pretty interesting. About a week ago, I finished the first draft of my first book, and more significantly, seem to be solidifying future plans that are actually appealing to me. A few years ago when I was particularly disenchanted with my previous career in teaching,

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July

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

July, we’re really into Summer now. How I used to yearn for July to come around as a youngster as it was the beginning of the school holidays. Six whole weeks of blissful lie ins, and a nightmare for my parents. How those days used to stretch out before us. Now it seems as though

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Thoughts on Boudicca and Hero-cults

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

“When the going gets tough, the tough channel Boudicca” – T-shirt wisdom If you ask me who my favorite historic person is, or which one person in history I’d like to meet, I would answer Boudicca. Ever since I first heard her story I have had a strong affinity for Queen Boudicca and I have

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July

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

As we go through life we develop connections. If we could see these connections we would understand that the invisible matrix which connects each and every one of us to all that exists, is completely real, accessible and available for us to tap in to and work with. If we know how to tap in

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The Ancestors of Witchcraft

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

I’ve been on this huge history kick lately. Although anyone who knows me well can tell you that I’m always on a “huge history kick.” But the past 5 months or so have been different. While I normally enjoy reading about Witchcraft history from a historical and knowledge-based perspective, I’ve recently been making a conscious

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Tarot: The Queens

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

The ladies of the tarot deck, whether reflecting the personalities of actual people in your life or elemental energies, will keep you on your toes, connecting to both your mundane world and the magickal realm. You can use their energy and ambiance in spell-crafting, along with their decidedly awesome entanglements to the elemental powers (earth,

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Honouring the Ancestors

Jul 8th, 2013 | By

In Druidry, often the ancestors are honoured from three different spheres that can overlap each other. These spheres are the ancestors of blood, who share our bloodlines; the ancestors of place, with whom we now share our physical space; and ancestors of tradition, those who have practiced in the same vein as we do. Our

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The Grail; Relic of an Ancient Religion – Chapter 6

Jul 8th, 2013 | By

6 – Into the Cave                                      My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains                                     My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk …  John Keats  THE PREVIOUS chapter opened with a Gaelic proverb, predicting that the ‘Isle of Columba the cleric’ will still ‘swim’ when its neighbours have vanished beneath the waves, and

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