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 →

Magic

"Magic is a way of unifying the self on all its levels and directing it towards a single end". - John Michael Greer, Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth. What is magic? I know what it isn't. Magic is not waving a wand, saying some badly-phrased Latin and shooting firebolts at someone, or flying through... Continue Reading →

The magic of hearth and home

As the nights draw in, and the air grows chill, creatures are preparing for the winter; gathering food, building their nests and dens, settling in for hibernation. While the demands of work in our hectic modern capitalist treadmill of a society don't afford us humans the ability to rest over the winter, the dark evenings... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 9

After a bit of a mental-health break, Friday Foraging is back, so let's get into it. Mark Green at Atheopaganism reposted an old blogpost in a recent Facebook discussion where I asked what the point of doing ritual and Pagan practice is when the world is in such a state. Mark's post, Living in Dark... Continue Reading →

Samhain: We mourn, and we rise

A tweet I saw yesterday asked if, with the world being as terrifying as it is, we need a holiday this year designated to be scary. It's an idea I sympathise with. The world is indeed scary right now, and the combination of fear, grief and overwhelming despair has left me pretty much paralysed for... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 7

Walk with me into the forest groves of the Pagan internet, where beneath the fallen leaves and underneath moss-grown logs hidden worlds of ideas are to be found and gathered up. It's time for this week's Friday Foraging, featuring links I found interesting but haven't had the time to write a full response to. As... Continue Reading →

Grain Moon

"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?" - Oscar Wilde. Tonight is marked by the last full moon of the summer, the first before the Autumnal Equinox. Traditional cultures from around the world have long had different names for the different full moons of the year. The ones you may... Continue Reading →

A Gathering of Witches

The other week, my partner and I were in a tent, in a field, somewhere in deepest darkest Oxfordshire. The past couple of years we've attended the marvellous Druid Camp, but this year fancied something a bit different. Browsing through a copy of Pagan Dawn Magazine, an advert for something called the Artemis Gathering caught... Continue Reading →

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