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 →

Looking Back

As the summer draws to a thankful end, and Keats' "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness" approaches on the Western horizon, it seems a fitting time to look back as the year moves ahead. While Wrycrow is a new venture for me, my previous blog, Endless Erring, racked up some 200-plus posts. Some of these... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 3

You know, I'm quite enjoying these weekly forays into the groves and thickets of the Pagan internet. Here's what I thought was interesting this week, but didn't have the time to write a full response to: Stuart Jeffrey is a refreshing and inspiring voice for activism and change within Druidry, and his blog, A Druid... 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 →

Friday Foraging 2

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,... 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 →

My Paganism and Science

A religion...that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge. - Carl Sagan. I am a modern Pagan. I live and move and have my being in... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 1

There's a lot of amazing Pagan writers online, and a lot of just really interesting stuff. So, once a week, I will post a quick round up of a few things I have seen and read this week that I've found interesting but that I haven't had time to fully respond to. This bite-sized run... Continue Reading →

Book Reviews

Something I hope to become a regular feature here on the site is reviews of books I've read on a Pagan or similar theme, including ecology, science, mythology, poetry and more. I've heard it said that if Christians are "people of the book" then Pagans are "people of the library" and it's true that we... Continue Reading →

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