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 →

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 →

Book review: Queer Magic

Prower, Tomas. Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around the World. Llewellyn, 2018. As it's Pride Month, it seems a good time to do a review of Queer Magic, a book which takes you on a journey around the world and across the centuries to explore the intersection between LGBT+ people and magical practices... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 23

Back to our (semi) regular snuffle through the Pagan blogosphere to see what I found interesting this week: Nimue at Druid Life writes about Food and Identity, the link between what we eat and who we are, which I found a useful reflection on my own identity as a vegetarian, though not always as healthy... Continue Reading →

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