Those of my friends who know about the Sussex Bonfire tradition will be shouting "Burn Him!" when they read the title of his blog. We have a wonderful Bonfire Season here in Sussex. Of course Bonfire night is not a Sussex tradition, its a national thing. most towns up and down the country hold some … Continue reading What shall we do with him?…
Here is the latest blog detailing the local changes in my landscape as the wheel turns again.So we have reached Samhain and seven eights of the year gone (or 87% if you prefer) By the next turn at Winter Solstice I will have written about the full year. The change since the autumn Equinox, has … Continue reading Samhain
A Samhain feast with DadThe Samhain feastA Samhain Dab with Fred So it will be Halloween soon, and all manner of people will be dressing up as ghosts and ghouls and revelling in the spooky scary stuff. Myself include.Of course for many pagans this is also Samhain, a feast of the ancestors, a time when … Continue reading Who you gonna call..?
Thoughts on the element of Air I started this blog as a place to share my thoughts on various spiritual things as I follow a modern pagan path. However every now and again I need to write about something that has happened that is not intrinsically pagan. I have just had one of the best … Continue reading Jump – you might as well jump..
So the wheel turns again.. three quarters of the way round now and we reach the Autumn Equinox. I could call it Alban Elfed, the name given to this time in the 18th Century by the Druid revival. I could refer to this time as Mabon.. the term first coined by Aiden Kelly in the … Continue reading Autumn Equinox
A standing in stone in County Cork, Ireland.. A friend commented on one of my facebook posts to the effect of " you like your bit of solitude don't you?" And yes, I had to admit that I do. My solo walks along the South Downs Way over the past three years have Been just … Continue reading Solitude standing
The wheel turns again to Lughhnasadh (the feast of Lugh) or Lammas (loaf mass) John Barley must die, and yet he will prove to be the strongest man of all. A time when we reap the harvest we have sown, be it physical or related to our actions from the past year.However, this blog is … Continue reading Lughnasadh
Here is the latest instalment in my series looking at the changes to my local landscape as the wheel turns. Yesterday was a lovely, hot summer day, however had I written this a couple of days ago you would have been forgiven for thinking that the wheel had slipped back a turn or two rather … Continue reading Summer Solstice
Continuing the account of my latest South Downs Way walk. Part one can be found here The first thing I wanted to experience on this walk was sleeping in the open as the sun went down and waking with the dawn. That and to sleep under the stars. I had achieved this wonderfully on my … Continue reading A walk on the Wild side.. Part 2
For the last two years I have taken a small tent and walked an large part of the South Downs Way staring at Winchester heading towards Eastbourne. This year I wanted to walk the Way again for a few days, starting at Eastbourne and walking towards Winchester. Then I would have walked the whole South … Continue reading A walk on the wild side part 1