Guest Blogs

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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Playing with the Ferlies

Nov 21st, 2017 | By

Looking forward to a fun weekend in Pewsey, I’ve been invited to speak at the Gatekeeper Conference on Sat morning so am talking about playing with the ferlies. those of you who know the old song, Thomas the Rhymer, will remember ferlies from there; it’s a Scottish name for the faer folk. They come in

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Searching for a Snowdrop

Feb 7th, 2017 | By

by Mabh Savage I keep looking, I really do. I’m so used to seeing the snowdrops just before Imbolc, that it pains me that I haven’t found one yet. I feel like I need to see one before sunset on the first of February, as spring can’t really be approaching if the little fair maids

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Exmoor with Elen Sentier

Nov 30th, 2016 | By

Elen Sentier’s teaching work often takes her out to Exmoor. The beautiful photos in this blog came from Elen Sentier, Julie Wood, Jackie Stewart and Fiona Dove.                     Find out about Elen Sentier’s books here – http://www.moon-books.net/authors/elen-sentier Find out more about the 5 day Exmoor workshop here – http://elensentier.co.uk/awenydd-training__trashed/about-the-apprenticeship/



A Dark Gathering in Boscastle!

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By

Elen Sentier looks back at a fantastic Samhain gathering… Wow! What a happening! Old folk traditions came together at Boscastle in North Cornwall on Saturday 29th October this year and the results were completely magical. Three Morris sides came to give us their dancing, music and songs – Beltane Border Morris from Dartmoor, Wytchwood from

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Samhain inspiration

Oct 31st, 2016 | By

Samhain inspiration from Druid author Ellen Evert Hopman. Samhain, Lá Samhna, Calan Gaeof (October 31, November 11 old style) Make offerings to a sacred fire; dry herbs, whiskey, butter, ghee. Make offerings of rosemary (memories) to the fire. Leave a dish of the feast for the ancestors. Pour red wine, honey, cider or milk in

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