Are you sitting comfortably? Good then I will begin.. Those of you of a certain age may recognise these words from the BBC radio programme “Listen with Mother” A few moments each day when a story for children was read out on air. It was replaced with Listening Corner, which had a similar ethos. Also … Continue reading Are you sitting comfortably?…
The elements, Swimming ponds and runes on my bongos.. I have just returned from facilitating the second Men, Mayhem and Nature camp.. affectionately known as "man camp" This is a gathering for men only held in a beautiful setting in the Sussex countryside. Some years ago, my wife Rebekah, started the Women, Witch and Goddess … Continue reading Man Camp
It's the Journey.. not the destination... In May last year I set off to walk the South Downs Way. I wrote about it in my Blog "let me sit beside you" . This year i decided to do it again. I had the idea of making it an annual pilgrimage from Winchester to my home … Continue reading South Downs Way revisited
It s a year since I started this blog. A full turn of the wheel, one complete orbit of the sun. As pagans we become very aware of cycles and circles as we move through the seasons. This can be a good thing, we notice the changing world around us and celebrate these changes. One … Continue reading Cycles and Seasons
Beltane has always been one of my favourite seasonal celebrations. This year once again I have so much going on and I am loving it. It all started with a lovely barbeque and huge bonfire in a friends field last Saturday. A nice opportunity for me and Freddie to go camping together. This was followed … Continue reading Full Moon, Sun Up, Calling the May
I have been revisiting the tales of the Norse Gods. It was not all that long ago that I realised that Norse Gods and Mythology, did not originate in Scandinavia. This was the mythology of the Germanic people who spread to Norway and Scandinavian areas. But they were also the Northern European regions such as … Continue reading Tales of the Gods
Music has always been a big part of my life. By that I mean listening to it rather than playing it. Sadly I am not really much of a musician myself. I do play the guitar a bit and I drum with the Pentacle Drummers, but we all know the old joke “what do you … Continue reading Music of the Gods?
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?