Archive for June 2014

Marking Time

Jun 25th, 2014 | By

I’m writing this just after the solstice. Usually I’d drop everything to make sure that I participate in a ceremony on or very close to the 8 Celtic festivals. As it happens this year some relations could only come at this time, that I hardly get to see. So I decided that I’d forgo the

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Chapter Twelve ~ Pearlies and Beaches

Jun 17th, 2014 | By

Minerva couldn’t wait for the Wobbly Women weekend to be over. From their rather wobbly arrival on the Friday night and onwards it was one thing after another – a slippery downward spiral of awkward and embarrassing moments – aided by brandy, numbed with more brandy… leaving nothing but brandy hangovers in their wake. Minerva

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Questing for Magic

Jun 5th, 2014 | By

Druids aren’t associated with magic in the same way that other Pagan traditions, such as Wicca or Witchcraft seem to be. Yet I’ve found that in every spiritual path, there are elements of magic contained within that are often very similar in nature. What is Druid magic? Do Druids cast spells? Have magical tools? Do

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June Poem

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By

 Lorna Smithers is a poet and philosophy postgraduate living in Penwortham in Lancashire. She writes poetry inspired by the Bardic Tradition about nature, local history and British mythology and performs regularly in around Preston. In 2012 she won the Preston Guild Poetry Competition. Her poems have been published in The Dawntreader, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly and

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June Poems

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By

June……..the magical mid-point….the pause within the breathing of the year. A time of both Sun and Moon. And the memory of a white horse on a high hill.. LITHA This path leads to The songs of moon dream woods. The many blessings Of the sun Are long remembered In the roots of trees. But deep

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