Archive for May 2018

Australian Druidry and Seeking the Sacred in Your Own Landscapes

May 31st, 2018 | By

Julie Brett’s Australian Druidry: Connecting with the Sacred Landscape is quite a remarkable work. Having now read this book twice, I am astounded by the depth of the material on how her Druidry dovetails within her relationships with the land she lives in. The description and details of her own work could easily be utilized

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Mark Townsend and the seventh sense experience

May 31st, 2018 | By

Moon Books author Mark Townsend is a priest, magician and author. He’s studied with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and writes heretic Christian books that many Pagans find fascinating. If you’d like to see him in his magician role, here’s an excellent opportunity! The premise of the show is to explore the seven

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Hildegard von Bingen: An Alternative Spirituality

May 30th, 2018 | By
Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard von Bingen, called “Sibyl of the Rhine”, was an unconventional woman who skillfully navigated the web of politics, religion, and gender to produce medieval treatises on saints, medicine, natural history, and music. She entered the Benedictine Order when she was 15 years old and eventually became an abbess. She claimed to have had visions

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Moon Books on Youtube

May 30th, 2018 | By

Publisher Trevor Greenfield has been putting together a youtube channel for Moon Books, which includes footage taken out and about. Here are two videos taken at the Faerie Festival organised by Magical Times Magazine And here’s an introduction to Moon Books – To check out other videos and subscribe to the channel, go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEThtll1ELeWvQ2xnBmuppA 



Ivy, sacred Celtic plant, is a cough medicine

May 29th, 2018 | By

By Angela Paine Hippocrates believed that the healing properties of ivy were due to the ivy spirit within the plant, while Robert Graves said that it was one of the sacred trees of the ancient Celtic Druids, representing the Celtic letter Gort, equivalent to the English letter G in the Celtic Tree Alphabet. In 40-90

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Gaeilge for Druids

May 28th, 2018 | By

A significant challenge on my Druid path has been the pronunciation of Irish words and names.  Fortunately, Dublin City University now offers free online Irish classes.  They do it through an educational platform called FutureLearn (www.Futurelearn.com), which was founded in 2012 by The Open University/UK.  Should documentation for CPD be required, one may purchase a

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On Being Still and Waiting

May 28th, 2018 | By

Before I went on holiday in April I was busy with work, busier than I have been for a long time; courses almost weekly, clients in between and very little time to be still. Since returning from holiday it has been a completely different story. For the last few weeks I have been without work

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Siusaidh Ceanadach (1948 – 2018): A Tribute

May 28th, 2018 | By

Many will have been shocked to hear of the very sudden death of Pagan writer and broadcaster, Siusaidh Ceanadach, on May 23rd 2018, in Glasgow, Scotland.  Siusaidh died from a cerebellar haemorrhage, a bleed in her brain.  Siusaidh’s passing was as swift as it was unexpected. Indeed, her last Facebook posting on the morning of

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Bright Eyes

May 27th, 2018 | By

Today’s blog is not goddess related but about a strange experience I had on a crowded train between Bristol and Weymouth last month. Me and Therese had just flew back from a holiday in Languedoc near to the Pyrenees in south east France. It had been a long day, travelling from Fabrezan south of Carcassonne

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Different Kinds of Warriors Part Three

May 26th, 2018 | By

    Knowing when not to hug When not to speak When not to take silence Personally Knowing when not to bug When not to seek When not to be unkind Or miserly I may be blank-eyed Hiding Cranky Sliding Into a muddy hole Deep in the forest Where even the green man Seems not

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