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 →

Where do your stones come from?

(I really wanted to call this post "Everybody must get stoned" but that seemed too irreverent, even for me. Anyway...) A lot of Pagan and Pagan-adjacent folk work with stones and crystals as part of their spiritual practice. This has perhaps become especially prevalent since the rise of Instagram witches and mail-order witchy or Pagan... Continue Reading →

Together we rise

As well as being the time of Imbolc, February is marked by LGBT History Month. Both times, for me, are a reminder to look back at the past for inspiration for the future. With Imbolc, we recall the Winter past, knowing that while it is still here and still a time of struggle, the hope... 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 →

The animism of tidying up

"The first thing I do when I visit a client's home is to greet their house. I kneel formally on the floor in the centre of the house and address the house in my mind...I ask for help in creating a space where the family can enjoy a happier life. Then I bow." - Marie... 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 →

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