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The Ancient One, Her Sacred Place and Our Return to Darkness.

Oct 17th, 2018 | By

I intended to write this blog piece about my recent visit to Eire but as October is here, and already the gentle summer breezes (or sweltering heat) are memories caught in glimpses of sunshine through russet and gold leaves, I wanted to combine this with a homage to the Ancient One. For I feel in

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A Freshness (and a book review)

Sep 9th, 2018 | By

September is here – one of my favourite months as autumn sings through the trees, overnight cobwebs magically appear with dewy cool grass in the morning.  The last of our raspberries bring a show of crimson to already browning leaves, and we wait eagerly for our apples to be ready. In September we begin to

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Moon Books – New releases this month -Book Reviews to Keep You Entertained.

Aug 16th, 2018 | By

August is here, which means I am taking a break from my regular blog posts for the next two months. I know you are probably a little disappointed (I am writing this with my facetious face on.) But please be assured that I shall return with a vengeance from October onwards including a glimpse of

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The Gift and Growing Things

Jul 14th, 2018 | By

 To me, summer is a busy time at home mainly because my family have an allotment. Although I love to walk the land – it’s intrinsic to me as part of my spiritual connection, (which no doubt you may have read in previous blogs,) another way I relate to the spirit of the place is

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Kernow – Searching for the Wild Past.

Jun 4th, 2018 | By

Continuing my semi-regular walking blogs at request from readers, I thought I would share a recent “spring” archaeological walk on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. I say spring because of the time of year, but as readers may know, we have had some unusual wintery weather in March, which has delayed the onset of spring. Cornwall is

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The Selkie: Endurance in Wild Places.

Apr 19th, 2018 | By

Selkie is the Orcadian dialect word for seal, and legends of the Selkie, the mythological creature who slips from their sealskins to become a human on midsummer’s eve – originated up in the furthest isles of the United Kingdom. It’s true to say that Orkney is blessed with seals, 15% of the world’s population in

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The Enchanted Path Through the Snow

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

Snow doesn’t happen very often where I live in the south of the UK, I believe the last time was around 5 years ago. I remember many years ago now, being stranded on the Pennines once in 3- 4 foot of snow – I spent the time enjoying apple and celeriac soup, writing, re-reading Wuthering

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Dartmoor: Wild Magic & Nwyfre

Feb 21st, 2018 | By

If you’ve read my other monthly blogs for Moon Books, you might remember my very first post about Orkney and Walking in Wild places? I received several positive comments asking if I could continue the theme of wild places and walking. So on this cold rainy February afternoon, I thought I would share an autumnal

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Brigid and Me

Jan 21st, 2018 | By

The end of January marks my favourite of the Celtic festivals, Imbolc. I am well aware that most people reading this blog are at least slightly familiar with Imbolc, the return of spring and its association with the Goddess Brigid, so I won’t go into detail of the history or beliefs associated with Imbolc.  However

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“Scythians, Warriors of Ancient Siberia” – a review.

Dec 20th, 2017 | By

As a photographer, I have always visited places of incredible beauty, and hoped to capture the perfect moment in order to preserve it forever. Partially this is to document and bring such profound wonder to others for their appreciation. It is also to record my spiritual pilgrimages – because only in places of true wildness

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