Non Serviam

One of the key teachings in Druidry, at least as I have learned it, is that Druidry is at its foundation a path of service. I'm not so sure... Service has always been a concept I struggle with. From the strict Catholicism of my youth, service was drilled into me as a duty. It meant... 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 →

The Season of Letting Go

The temperatures are still hovering around the level expected for late summer during the day, but in the early mornings and evenings there is a chill in the air. The first leaves are turning yellow and orange, and beginning to fall. The old willow tree in the garden is well into its shedding, scattering small... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 6

It's time for another Friday Foraging, featuring links I found interesting this week, but didn't have time to write a full response to. Storm Faerywolf writes in The Wild Hunt about The Hope of Being "Queer", reclaiming both the word "queer" and queer spaces within the Pagan community, and the need to resist bigotry when... Continue Reading →

Harvest Moon

The full moon nearest the Autumn Equinox is known in folklore as the Harvest Moon (sometimes also called the Hunter's Moon). The earliest recorded use of the term "Harvest Moon" is from 1706, but it is almost certainly an earlier name. This year's Harvest Moon was especially close to the Equinox, due to the Equinox... Continue Reading →

Alban Elfed: Autumn Equinox

"Where are the songs of spring? Ay, Where are they?  Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,— While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,  And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue" - John Keats "To Autumn" The Autumn Equinox, the second time in the year that day and night are (roughly) equal, usually... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 5

A quick forage today, more of a passing snuffle through the leaves really. So what have I found this week? Mark Green at Atheopaganism writes about Keeping a Practice Going. My last blogpost on Wednesday was inspired by this piece, but I wanted to highlight it again because it offers some useful and timely advice... Continue Reading →

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