Not only am I a grumpy bugger, I'm an unapologetic grumpy bugger, and I can't avoid a grump when I see boxes of wasted food. Yes, it's pumpkin time again. As a pagan, of course, I'm more than open to the time of year. Samhain is a wonderfully inspiring point on the annual race around... Continue Reading →

The Hedge Druid’s Craft, a review

The Hedge Druid’s Craft, by Joanna van der Hoeven The subtitle for this Pagan Portals booklet is “an introduction to walking between the worlds of Wicca, Witchcraft and Druidry”, and it forms one part of a larger work of booklets from Moon Books that outline the concepts of many pagan pathways. Released in 2017, this... Continue Reading →

Offline

Community is about relationship, and in general we think of communities as groups of people - human, non-human - living closely together. Nowadays of course (well, for humans) that doesn't always mean living within a readily definable geographic space. Many of our communities are disparate and physically unidentified, with the relationship existing mainly or solely... Continue Reading →

Leave only footprints…

I came away from Druid Camp knowing the site was in use again the following week for Super Spirit. As we left, we made sure we left the site in good order. That's a part of finding relationship with a place. Now that Super Spirit too has ended, I've come across a photograph of the... Continue Reading →

Arsenal (not the team) part two

Inevitably, I was going to shave the plug end. If you have no idea what I'm waffling on about (join the club) then click here. So, a little judicious filing away of the black plastic and wala... whalla... oua'la... how on earth does one spell voilà!? 😉 I've kept nuclear power stations on the bars with short... Continue Reading →

Arsenal (not the team) part one

So after Kickstarting this little box of tricks what feels like a long time ago, I recently got notification of despatch. This is a first thoughts review of Arsenal: The Intelligent Camera Assistant. The main web site for this is https://witharsenal.com/ I guess the first thing to note, and a key factor in what might be... Continue Reading →

Ancestry and GDPR

One of the perennially interesting discussions at Druid Camp is ancestry and the ancestors. Druidry largely concerns itself with relationships of all kinds, with human people and non-human people, with awareness of landscape and season and cycle, but there is a tripartite feature on ancestors that inspires and embraces those relationships. Within (at least, modern)... Continue Reading →

Druid Camp 2018

So here I am, home again from Druid Camp. A simple name for a complex community gathering, and one I've been going to for around twenty years now. This year, for the first time, because of (well) stuff, I've been directly involved in it all as part of the core team, alongside Mark Graham. But... Continue Reading →

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