Guest Blogs

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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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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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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Winter Solstice Video Link from Newgrange

Dec 18th, 2017 | By

Although I live in Ireland I am sadly the other end of the country from the Megalithic Passage Tomb at Newgrange where hundreds gather for the sunrise of Winter Solstice. Those few lucky people enough to be able to enter the tomb gather in the darkness to await the rays of the sun which light up

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The Holiday Tree

Dec 16th, 2017 | By

This might look like a Christmas tree and most people who call to us would say that’s what it is but if they look closely they will see that it really isn’t. Ok, we have lights, a few baubles and the odd Santa but almost all of the decorations on our tree have been brought

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Arrow Moon and Horse-Man Moon

Dec 16th, 2017 | By

A song for the new moon in Sagittarius Arrow tipped with fire Sparks the moon. Out of the shadow-woods steps the horse, Or is it man? Dark shaggy fur hangs loose on supple limbs Dark curling mane hides the face But under them, what is that which hides? Curving, delicate, lying on her back The

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Robin Song

Dec 15th, 2017 | By

Midwinter is a time when robins give us their dawn and dusk songs. It’s wonderful to hear as the days get shorter and shorter and the time of Sun Return drawn near. I listen every day, open my bedroom window whatever the weather and however cold it is just to be enchanted. And sometimes this

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Eggs in Shamanic Healing

Nov 21st, 2017 | By

  I love the idea that something we use in our kitchens can also be a tool in our healing. I know this isn’t confined to shamanic work but sometimes the kitchen gets overlooked by those of use working shamanically. We often think of things in the garden, that which we find in nature such

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