When I started on this path, I remember reading in some of the books about the notion of Service. The idea being that as a Druid , you need to give something back to your community. I don't believe that this is an idea restricted to modern Druidry and is probably a theme in most … Continue reading How may I serve You..?
So is there too much woo woo in paganism today? Are we too quick to believe in magic rather than the logical scientific explanations? Are our deities just “invisible friends” as unreal and just as made up as imaginary childhood companions? Should we be looking for the “Truth” and authenticity in all things spiritual? Are … Continue reading Nothing is real?
We all like to “do the right thing” wherever we can. Take the path that cause the least harm to others. Take a stand where possible against practices that we find unacceptable. This is not just a pagan thing obviously, but many pagans, because of their beliefs, do support environmental and ecological causes. In many … Continue reading Do the right thing?
Bardic Chair medals made by Cerri Lee Imbolc is a very early spring festival, the beginning of the lambing season. A time when the early flowers such as the snowdrop start appearing . The word Imbolc basically means "in the belly" So its a time of year when the land is pregnant with the … Continue reading Eisteddfod – The Bardic Chair of Anderida
One of the things I love about Pagans is their willingness to embrace and participate in old folk customs and traditions and keep these traditions alive. Of course you don’t have to be a pagan to do this. But I do find that pagans are very receptive to these traditions. Possibly because we feel we … Continue reading Wassail! Drink Hail!
So, its that time again, a new year and traditionally a time for those resolutions. I have shied away from making new years resolutions before. They all seem to be about doing something “healthy” to better yourself, like give up smoking, loose weight, exercise more or giving up a favourite foodstuff. Now doing these things … Continue reading Talking about a resolution
When I started this blog, I said I wanted it to be a place for my poems and short stories as well as my musings. So for my final blog of 2017 I just going to post two poems about Yule and Winter Solstice. I hope you enjoy them. Winter Solstice a poem It’s Midwinter … Continue reading Two Poems for Winter Solstice
There is no community anymore in the pagan world. There is too much on line content, people don’t meet, they just message on social media. No one wants to learn the old way anymore, if you have a question, pop it on Facebook and many people will answer it for you. Paganism has lost its … Continue reading The times they are a changing
It’s that time of year again, the end of November and it has started. I am not talking about the Coca Cola or John Lewis adverts on the TV.. though they have definitely started. No what I am talking about is the annual cry of “Christians stole Christmas from the Pagans. I have already seen … Continue reading For whom your bell tolls..
So we are approaching the end of bonfire season here in Sussex. Now you may be thinking that a few days either side of November 5 cannot be called a season. Towns and villages up and down the UK hold a bonfire night event in November, but in Sussex they do things differently. Many of … Continue reading What shall be do with him…