Posts Tagged ‘ Druid ’

Lessons in Magic – The course with Philip Carr-Gomm

Dec 17th, 2018 | By

Psychologist and magician Philip Carr-Gomm has created a fabulous online course called Lessons in Magic.  It is based on his 2017 book, Lessons in Magic: A Guide to Making Your Dreams Come True. (See my review of the book in the blog entry for 31st October 2018.)  This course is a natural extension of the

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Pretty Land But It Can Kill You…Memories of Iceland

Nov 15th, 2018 | By

Well, it has been a while and quite a lot has happened in my life. Some of it awesome, some of it mundane, some of it not so great. For the last five to six weeks I have been dealing with a bout of pneumonia which included an eight-day stay in the emergency room. That

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Why Devotional Practice? A Personal Perspective….

Sep 2nd, 2018 | By

Every so often, I receive little questions from folks asking about my opinion on this issue or that issue within the broader online Pagan community. Sprinkled in with those questions come the occasional queries on why I do this or what I do for that within my own personal approach to Paganism, Polytheism and/or Druidry.

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Superhero Magic

Aug 25th, 2018 | By

I freely admit I am a nerd of the first order when it comes to superhero movies. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been the movie equivalent of highly addictive narcotics, especially those characters with a mythological back story (Thor anyone?). Perhaps this is common to those in the pagan and occult communities, fascination with characters

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In the Beginning (Remembering My First Ritual)

Jul 26th, 2018 | By

Everybody remembers his or her first time, right? That first kiss, magickal or not. The first time you drove a long-distance trip without your parents. Right? Well, this post is about one of those first-time moments, and for me, it was definitely not one of those “magickal” moments. This is about my first group ritual

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Are the Gods Set in Stone?

Jul 10th, 2018 | By

I had something completely different in mind when I started writing this particular blog post. On Facebook, I had asked for folks to say something about a topic that they wanted me to write about. One individual asked me to take an animal spirit into account and see how much it changes around the world.

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Excerpt from The Urban Ovate

Jun 26th, 2018 | By

Pagan Portals – The Urban Ovate, continues the process started by Brendan Howlin in The Handbook of Urban Druidy by moving deeper into the life of an urban ovate. “So now that you have learned to be present in your life, what next I hear you ask? How can I enrich my life even more

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Modern-Day Storyteller and “New” Myth

Jun 24th, 2018 | By

Stories are a huge part of our world-wide culture. As Pagans, we tend to utilize this in our rituals, around the evening and night-time fires, and even in the lessons and lectures that the brave souls who attend conferences provide. We have stories all around us. The Fantasy and Science Fiction books on our shelves,

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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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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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