Corn Moon

The August full moon has many names in different cultures around the world, and in medieval England was known as the Corn Moon. This name makes sense, as it is the time when the corn is being harvested in from the fields. In Druidry, the full moon is traditionally a time to reflect on peace,... Continue Reading →

Reaping what we sow

"Truth is the harvest scythe. What is sown shall be your bread." - The Egyptian Book of the Dead. Lughnasadh, or Lammas, celebrated around 1 August in the Northern hemisphere, is a festival of the harvest. It is time both to celebrate the bounty of the fields and to reflect on what it is we... Continue Reading →

Book review: Bird Therapy

Harkness, Joe. Bird Therapy. Unbound, 2019. "Stripping back my senses to engage with the simplistic beauty of nature has fostered an intrisically mindful approach to every moment spent outdoors. These times of connection and reflection have given me opportunities to understand myself and my thoughts in non-judgemental and restorative environments" - Joe Harkness. Bird Therapy... Continue Reading →

Defining my Druidry

"Ask three Druids a question and you'll get at least six answers." - Modern Druid proverb. I was having a chat with a friend on Instagram a few days ago where I was asked about Paganism and my Druid practice. I realised in that moment that I didn't have the Druid equivalent of an "elevator... Continue Reading →

Knowing when to cut

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." - William James. The early harvest is beginning to be gathered in from the fields around my village, with harvesters and tractors busily at work, and fields that were oceans of waving grain are now becoming stubble dotted with hay bales. The... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 25

Has it been a week already? Time again for my little snuffle in the Pagan forest, to see what treats I can find this week: Tadhg over at Tadhg Talks has an excellent two-part post on Looking Afresh at What we Take for Granted: Clouds. These posts reflect on how noticing and learning about everyday... Continue Reading →

Ecce Homo – a poem

When you look at me, do you see a man? Do my rough shapes coagulate in mock virility? These limbs, this chest, these hands, these lips; Dissolve and fall apart, I cannot hold. We are mostly empty space - The gaps between the atoms, the void Between the stars, the catch of Breath Before the... Continue Reading →

I don’t want a Pagan church

Every now and then, in the Pagan blogosphere, you will see the same discussion crop up: someone decides that what they really want Paganism to become is an institutional organised religion with full-time paid clergy and hey, guess what? They're just the person for the job! These discussions tend to be fruitless, as organising Pagans... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 24: Summer Solstice edition

Blessings of the Summer Solstice to you all! Here in the Northern hemisphere, we have reached the longest day, the hinge and turning point of the year, which is one of the most significant festivals for modern Pagans around the world. Those in the Southern hemisphere are celebrating the Winter Solstice today, of course, so... Continue Reading →

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