Y Mabinogi The Second Branch So, this arrived in the post last weekend. I had already heard the full album from the download link before it actually arrived, but none the less it was great to receive the CD, not least because it gave me the chance to see the wonderful cover art by Cerri-Lee. … Continue reading Y Mabinogi – The Second Branch
As Pagans, whatever our path, we tend to celebrate the turning wheel in some way. We notice the change in the landscape around us from the cold bare silhouetted trees and brown fields of Winter, to the green lush foliage of Spring and early Summer, then the orange or golden leaves and brown fields of … Continue reading The Winds of change
As Samhain approaches, thoughts turn to those who have passed. Distant ancestors and family members alike. I know there are those who say that Samhain was not an ancient feast of the dead. But, for modern Pagans it has become just that. For me, at a time when the final harvest is gathered, the days … Continue reading Remembering..
I have not reviewed a book in this blog before. I have mentioned titles that I like or recommend, but not specifically reviewed. However I felt that the marvellous book "The Assembly of the Severed Head" by Hugh Lupton deserved a review. I have for sometime had a love of the Mabinogion. I have read … Continue reading Assembly of the Severed Head.. a review
I am lucky enough to live in a place that has several areas of ancient woodland nearby. I visit these woodlands on a regular basis, usually to walk the dog or more recently to have a Nerf war with my son. There is something very peaceful and energising about a woodland walk (apart from the … Continue reading In praise of trees
There is a saying that goes "Home is where the heart is" and really it is hard for me to argue with that. I am not talking about bricks and mortar here, but more a sense of feeling that there is somewhere you belong, somewhere that holds you. There are those people that have had … Continue reading Home is where..?
In my last blog I talked about my love of stories, so I thought I should write a new one for this blog. I prefer to tell my stories orally as I think they come alive more then. One more reason to get that YouTube channel up and running. But for the time being here … Continue reading Ripples .. a story
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