Friday Foraging 22

It's been a week, folks! So, what hidden gems have I found in the Pagan blogging community this week? In no particular order, here we go: Humanistic Paganism has an excellent post by "Skeptical Seeker" on Being An Atheist Druid, which really resonates with me. I tend to a sort of vague apophatic agnosticism which... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 21

Ah, the joys(?) of being struck down with a cold and having nothing to do but read stuff on t'internet. What have I found this week? Firstly, it's Hedgehog Awareness Week, so it's absolutely a good time to think about how we can help this most iconic of prickly creature, who are suffering a huge... Continue Reading →

The importance of joy

Joy is never meaningless. Yes, the world is messed up right now, you don't need me to tell you that. Look at the news for five minutes and you will see a litany of horrors, each worse than the last. In such a world, at such a time, how dare we seek joy in frivolous... Continue Reading →

Solitary and community

I'm an introvert. Every psychological test, both formal with a therapist and self-reported online, has confirmed this, giving me extremely high (above 90%) scores for introversion. As such, my Druidry has always been a mostly solitary pursuit, sometimes accompanied by my partner who is on a similar Pagan path, but more often than not just... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 20: Beltane edition

Blessings of Beltane and the height of Spring to one and all! It's been a wee while since I've done one of these, so no doubt many excellent articles have been missed, apologies if yours is one of them! But here goes: Anna Walther at Wildseed Within writes on The Magic of Daily Practice. You... Continue Reading →

Messing about in boats

"There's nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats" - Ratty, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. There's a reason for my silence of late, and it's a good one. I took a self-imposed social media retreat: no blogging, no Tweeting, even no sharing photos of my... 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 →

Friday Foraging 19

It's that time again, for a round up of foraged links, fresh from the Pagan internets! Matthew Martin, a Shinto Druid who writes at A Fox of Inari, has an excellent post about Walking Prayer, which reminds me of the importance of "informal" prayer, in communion with nature: Walking on the grass, next to the... Continue Reading →

Practice, practice, practice

"We are our deeds" - Heathen saying. I've been silent of late, I know. Mental illness has taken its regular sacrifice of my energy and resources, and thankfully, for now at least, buggered off again from whence it came. The enforced time away from engaging on the blogosphere and social-meedya world has given me time... Continue Reading →

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