Pagan People

What are you doing for Summer Solstice / Alban Hefin?

Jun 20th, 2018 | By

  I am never sure what will happen at Summer Solstice / Alban Hefin as although ahead of there day itself, I often have great ideas about what I might do, something often happens and I end up spending it alone and in the rain at that. As an OBOD Bard I took my guide’s

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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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Magical Music

Apr 20th, 2018 | By

  Music is my drug of choice. It can lift my spirits, make me cry, laugh, love and return me to my youth and make me feel young again. I have broad musical tastes too, from classical to reggae it is the spice of life. I read a quote by the wonderful, and hugely missed,

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A Ghost Story involving the Ancestor of Place

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

  By Imelda Almqvist Last night my husband came out with some interesting statements about ghosts: “Ghosts are very positive because they enrich our lives and they weave together past, present and future”. My best guess is that most people will not share his perspective! In January 2018 I wrote a blog titled Ancestor of

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Which Witch is Which?

Mar 17th, 2018 | By

  I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t a Christian. I attended a Church of England Primary School, and although you wouldn’t find my parents and I in church every Sunday, my maternal grandparents were ardent church goers and enthusiastic hymn singers. I still can’t make it through certain hymns without tearing up, hearing

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Growth Under the Snow

Mar 6th, 2018 | By

A week ago we had snow, not the usual wet, gone in a day stuff but real snow, dry, deep snow, the kind you can make into igloos and snow sculptures. This is really unusual for us and we are not geared up for it in any way. So unusual was it for it to

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February

Feb 4th, 2018 | By

  Winter is never my favourite season mainly due to the fact that I don’t like the cold and damp, so I can always be relied upon to be a bit biased but this year Winter already seems so long. January seemed to last forever for some reason and I know from conversations with people

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Brigid and Brigid’s Cross

Jan 23rd, 2018 | By

One of the first things that I learnt to do when I moved to Ireland was to make a St Brigid’s cross. I hadn’t heard of them at all before I moved and had to be taught not only how to make it but also what to do with it when it was made. Describing

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My take on Kitchen Witchcraft

Dec 28th, 2017 | By
Sun catcher

(Originally written for a German publication about Witchcraft) If you walked into my house today the “Average-Joe” might not realise at first glance that I am a Witch; But none the less my craft is not hidden, it just might not be what you would expect… Sure I have a stained glass image of the

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A Winter Solstice Signs and Omens Drive

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By

Winter Solstice didn’t go quite as I expected this year. I had intended to watch the live link from Newgrange and then take some time to sit in the stillness to reflect on what I was ready to let go of. I then wanted to make a Despacho, a form of prayer bundle, before lighting

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