It’s Friday, which means that it’s time for my weekly snuffle around the forest floor of the internet to gather some freshly foraged links that I’ve found interesting this week, but don’t have the time to write a full response to. So, what did I come across this week?
One of my favourite Druid writers, John Beckett at Under the Ancient Oaks on Patheos, posted a brilliant article on Knowing Through Practice, Experience and Results: “After years of devotion, including multiple ecstatic experiences, it’s easier to assume the Gods and spirits and ancestors are real than to assume they’re not. If you follow your own experiences, the way you see the world will change.”
John’s on a roll this week, and I wanted to mention another very helpful and inspirational post of his; Finding your Spiritual Path Later in Life. It’s never too late to find your way, and to get started walking your path!
Tadgh, over at Tadgh Talks, is one of the most thoughtful writers I know, who manages to be deeply spiritual and down-to-earth practical at the same time. He recently wrote a simply beautiful Eco Healing Ritual that I am going to use as part of my Autumn Equinox celebrations.
Dana Driscoll, surely one of the most prolific Druidic writers out there, has begun a new blogpost series on The Druid’s Garden. This time, she’s investigating Plant Spirit Communication, and it looks based on the first part like it’s going to be a fascinating series an well worth following.
Finally, and relevant to my other interest in death-positivity, throughout October, over 40 events are being held in London’s historic cemeteries and museums to celebrate London Month of the Dead: “Events will include a private view of the Museum of London’s bone archive, taxidermy workshops, macabre walking tours and private views and a programme of weekend death salons with talks on subjects ranging from public dissection and body snatching to reincarnation and funereal folklore. Each salon will feature an authority in a field such as osteology, forensic pathology and the paranormal, who will offer their own perspectives and insights on mortality in the city.” This looks fascinating, but snap up your tickets soon as some events are already sold out!