Archive for March 2015

Tree Calendar – 5th Month

Mar 31st, 2015 | By

5th Month: 15 Apr – 12 May Saille: Willow Willow is the tree of boundaries. She is Brighid’s tree who, in Welsh, is called Ffraid. Brighid is a fire goddess; she has three faces – blacksmith, healer and poet. As Briga, she is the patron of warriors who are guardians of boundaries both in the

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Imagining ancient Avebury

Mar 30th, 2015 | By

Modern Avebury has a village in it, and cars pour along the road through the circle. It isn’t easy for the modern Pagan to imagine how the circle would have looked free from buildings, cars and other such invasions. Nicholas Mann, author of Avebury Cosmos, has created some speculative pictures. If you’ve read his book,

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The Grail

Mar 28th, 2015 | By

By Simon Stirling The Grail.  What was it for?  Does it still exist – and, if so, where can it be found? The answers to these questions are both simple and complex.  Over time, various answers have been put forward.  The Grail: Relic of an Ancient Religion explains why those previous answers were wrong. Any

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Can Druidry be Urban?

Mar 26th, 2015 | By

Luke Eastwood, OBOD Druid and Moon Books author, reviews Brendan Howlin’s Handbook Of Urban Druidry. Luke is the author of The Journey, and The Druid’s Primer. As a not-urban Druid, what would he make of this very urban book? Over to Luke… As a general rule I would consider the words ‘urban’ and ‘druidry’ together

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Wonderful World – Spring Equinox

Mar 22nd, 2015 | By
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By Joanna van der Hoeven The Spring Equinox will soon be upon us, that wonderful moment when all is held in the balance, and then suddenly we are tipped over, headlong into summer, with lengthening days outshining the shorter nights. It’s a time for celebration, for dancing outside if possible, feeling the sun upon your

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Alban Eilir: Time of the Hare

Mar 21st, 2015 | By

by Mabh Savage Anyone can celebrate the Equinox. Why? Because it’s not a religious celebration; it is an astronomical certainty. The Earth will change position so that the Sun appears to hover over the equator, making night equal day; light equal dark. Of course, this year, that’s not quite true. Throwing down the gauntlet to

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Gods of the Solar Eclipse

Mar 20th, 2015 | By

By Simon Stirling Of all the cosmic events visible with the naked eye the most dramatic, surely, is a solar eclipse.  Momentous, awesome, eerie, disconcerting – one instinctively feels that something of tremendous consequence is taking place. It so happens that Earth is the only planet in our system whose Moon is large enough to

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Ten days to Earth Hour

Mar 18th, 2015 | By

Earth Hour 2015 will take place on Saturday 28 March between 8.30pm to 9.30pm and will see millions of people worldwide turning off their lights to show they care about protecting our brilliant planet. It’s an event many Pagans find resonant and choose to support. Earth Hour is more than an annual event – it

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Hekate Devotional Chapter 7

Mar 16th, 2015 | By

By Vivienne Moss   Hekate – She Who Is All Though we may never know the true origins of the Witch Goddess Hekate, we can be sure that She is always near. She is ever ancient and ever young, a Goddess of the Ages. Hekate has been linked with many cultures and countless goddesses.  She

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Rainbow Camps

Mar 14th, 2015 | By

By Mark Graham The Rainbow camps, as we know them today, trace their lineage back to the Glastonbury Astrology and Dance camps, which took place in the mid 80’s. These interactive, magical events where held under the eye of the Glastonbury Tour and attracted the flotsam and jetsam of the free festival movement which, had

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