The Government Will Not Save You

(But you should vote anyway!) We live in uncertain and troubled times. Lies have replaced truth. Insults have replaced discussion. Anger has replaced kindness. Despair has replaced optimism. There is an election tomorrow in the UK. Vote. This election is more than just a choice between parties, it is a choice between hope and fear.... Continue Reading →

Winter and Christmas

Somehow it's December already. The Wheel of the Year moves inexorably around, the Earth turns through its orbit around the Sun, and we are almost at the end of one cycle and the start of another. We have almost made it, and by the Winter Solstice, we here in the Northern Hemisphere will be halfway... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Druidry and the Future

Brown, Nimue. Druidry and the Future. Independently published, 2019. Nimue Brown of the Druid Life blog is one of the most prolific Druid writers out there, and her work is consistently thought-provoking and inspiring. Druidry and the Future is intended, in Brown's words "to be an antidote to despair". It explores the ways that Druidry... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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