People’s Vote march London

It was a hint of the extraordinary day to come that we arrived in London to join the million plus (current estimates) others calling for a people's vote - or more often a complete revocation of Article 50 - only to find that we had randomly stood smack bang next to the chair of the greenway action... Continue Reading →

The Kids Are All Right!

I was in the thick of the Bristol #YouthStrike4Climate March the other day, and thoroughly proud of the kids. They turned out in their hundreds, in weather that didn't really promise much, and shouted and chanted and marched and bloody well protested for some long overdue climate action. As a child of the sixties I remember well... 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 →

Activism, and the magic of names.

There's a lot of celebration going on this week, about the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave "the vote" to some property owning women over thirty (and almost all men over twenty one!), and celebration too of the audacious work of the suffragette movement. Now, I'm going to position some... Continue Reading →

Funerary rites for the solitary

Paganism is an old path, and the old gods have been reverenced for, well, a long time. But in a largely book driven monotheist culture, those walking the experiential ways are still disparate, and nowadays as likely to be connected to community through the Internet as in any physical sense. Yes, we have groves and... Continue Reading →

Fake News

I am pondering the current enthusiasm for "Fake News" and how it has always been here. The blatant lies and misinformation in the US at the moment, whether it be crowd numbers or whatever may have been going on in foreign lands, either makes you laugh or cry or both. And over here in the... Continue Reading →

Druidry during the Madness

There's a thread on The Druid Network's members' message board "social_dot" which asks how Druids should react, should behave, should respond to Brexit, Trump, xenophobia and other world issues. I'm afraid my fingers hit the keyboard and I couldn't stop them. And then it felt worth pushing it out from behind the safety net of a... Continue Reading →

Living with madness

A provocative title - and possibly a trigger phrase for some, for which I apologise - but that's what we seem to be doing in the UK. Ruled by an elite which is so totally disconnected with those it presumes to govern that it doesn't even try to cover up the ridiculous, aberrant, contradictory and... Continue Reading →

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