The three cauldrons

"I sing of the Cauldron of Wisdom, which bestows the merit of every art" - The Cauldron of Poesy. You've probably come across the idea of "Chakras", found in traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Deriving from the Sanskrit for "wheel", these Chakras are perceived as being energy centres, focal points, or nodes in the... Continue Reading →

The animism of tidying up

"The first thing I do when I visit a client's home is to greet their house. I kneel formally on the floor in the centre of the house and address the house in my mind...I ask for help in creating a space where the family can enjoy a happier life. Then I bow." - Marie... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 11

Is it Friday already? I'd almost forgotten! So what did I find in the Pagan internet undergrowth this week? Dana at The Druid's Garden has an absolutely excellent article on Druidry for the 21st Century. How can Druidry help us navigate the complex environmental and social challenges of the modern world? As I’ve shared before... Continue Reading →

Find another world

The world, it seems, is going to hell. Politics are imploding, hatred is on the rise, everywhere you look a new tragedy. The news, no longer once a day but now a gargantuan 24-7 monstrosity, consumes our attention and feeds on it, feeding us in return a diet of fear and panic. Rather than spurred... Continue Reading →

The Wind in the Willows

"With his ear to the reed stems he caught, at intervals, something of what the wind went whispering so constantly among them." - Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows. There are some books which stay with you. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame was in a way my introduction to Paganism, not... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 10: The return

Wow, it's been a while! I'm thinking of restarting my little "Friday Foraging" link round ups for the new year, so here goes. There's a new (well new to me anyway) site called Anima Monday, written by "a collective of people interested in sharing our experiences of Animism", and it's excellent. It has a blog,... Continue Reading →

Feeding the roots

"The strength of a tree lies in its roots, not its branches" - Dutch proverb. It's January, and the branches of deciduous trees are bare of leaves. On a casual glance, they can seem dead. But we know that isn't the case, we know from experience and understanding that the trees will soon be putting... Continue Reading →

Still growing

"I've been dreaming for so long, to find the meaning, to understand" - Within Temptation, 'Jillian' The new year is, of course, just a date in a calendar. An artificial designation created by a particular set of people in a particular time, marking years based on the estimated date of the birth of a Jewish... Continue Reading →

I’m still here

2018 has been a hell of a year. I suffer from depression, and this year has been a really consistently low one for my mental health. Of course the year has had highlights (seeing my favourite bands, going to new places) and achievements (completing year one of Druid College), but on the whole 2018 has... Continue Reading →

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