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
Don't Panic! this is not a "woe is me" post, although It could have been had I not pressed the pause button and considered things carefully before writing.A few weeks ago I went for a job interview, the job was a promotion in the team that I am currently working in. I have been doing … Continue reading I Just can’t be happy today…
woodland pathBlue bellsSun rise. Chanctonbury Ring So Here we are , the wheel has turned again and it is Beltane. My favourite time of the year. I wrote a few weeks ago about Spring Equinox and how the land was gradually waking. Well now its fully awake and in your face shouting, "I'm up, I'm … Continue reading Beltane
Despite the title, this blog is not about the wonderful Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to heaven". I have actually been thinking about the links of the four main elements to the four main Cardinal compass points. Generally in UK Paganism we associate Air with the East, Fire with the South, Water with the West and … Continue reading There’s a feeling I get when I look to the West..