Leave the lawn alone

A recent global scientific review has painted a bleak picture of biodiversity loss, especially in regard to insects. Some 40% of insect species are in decline, with a third endangered. Insects may be small, but they are profoundly significant to ecosystems. From pollinating plants that we and other animals depend on for food, to being... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 14

Welcome from the past! It's actually Thursday for me writing this, but who's counting the days? As usual, here's my gleanings from the forest floor of the Pagan interwebs this week: The brilliant Yewtree (Yvonne Aburrow) of Dowsing for Divinity reminded me this week of their excellent post, The Landscape of Gender, which probably unconsciously... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Path of Paganism

Beckett, John (2017). The Path of Paganism: An experience-based guide to modern Pagan practice. Woodbury, MN, Llewellyn Publications. John Beckett is an OBOD and ADF Druid and has years of experience not just studying and writing about Paganism, but living it daily, and it shows. His blog, Under the Ancient Oaks on Patheos, is one... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 13

Welcome to another Friday Foraging! This week, there's an Anima Monday double bill! If you aren't already following them, go do that thing. The first is an exploration of magic, wonder and beauty: Animism and Magic: Walk in Beauty Outside and you Walk in Beauty Inside. I love this post, it articulates so much of... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 12: Imbolc edition

Well, the snows have finally arrived in my part of the world, and Winter is biting with full force. Yet, in the midst of the frost and chill, the days are getting longer (the sun won't set before 5pm again until November!), and there are signs of coming Spring. The snowdrops are blooming, poking their... Continue Reading →

The three cauldrons

"I sing of the Cauldron of Wisdom, which bestows the merit of every art" - The Cauldron of Poesy. You've probably come across the idea of "Chakras", found in traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Deriving from the Sanskrit for "wheel", these Chakras are perceived as being energy centres, focal points, or nodes in the... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 11

Is it Friday already? I'd almost forgotten! So what did I find in the Pagan internet undergrowth this week? Dana at The Druid's Garden has an absolutely excellent article on Druidry for the 21st Century. How can Druidry help us navigate the complex environmental and social challenges of the modern world? As I’ve shared before... Continue Reading →

Find another world

The world, it seems, is going to hell. Politics are imploding, hatred is on the rise, everywhere you look a new tragedy. The news, no longer once a day but now a gargantuan 24-7 monstrosity, consumes our attention and feeds on it, feeding us in return a diet of fear and panic. Rather than spurred... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 10: The return

Wow, it's been a while! I'm thinking of restarting my little "Friday Foraging" link round ups for the new year, so here goes. There's a new (well new to me anyway) site called Anima Monday, written by "a collective of people interested in sharing our experiences of Animism", and it's excellent. It has a blog,... Continue Reading →

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