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 →

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 →

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 →

Lammas tide

So here we are at Lammas, or Lughnasadh if you like... 1st August and the first of the three pagan harvest festivals. Only the weather has been a tad chaotic recently and in many ways it doesn't feel this is the moment. That's the trouble with the otherwise fabulously convenient six weekly pagan festivals, it... Continue Reading →

Druid Camp: 5 weeks to go!

 I felt the need to express my gratitude, delight and overwhelming love for all the folk who've stepped up to the challenge of Druid Camp this year. I'm just doing some additions to the profiles pages here http://www.druidcamp.org.uk/category/2018blog/ and it's a delight to see old and new friends preparing for a fabulous camp. Druid Camp - heh,... Continue Reading →

Whither Druidry

A deliberately provocative title for an article draft destined for the Imbolc newsletter of The Druid Network, just prior to its annual gathering near Birmingham. Lots of links - have fun exploring! "Whence Druidry" has become incredibly well 'documented' in the twenty or so years I've been associating with Druidry as a spiritual practice. For... 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 →

Peace

Within my heart, and within my home, may there be peace. To the four corners of the World, may peace come. Over land, under sea and in sky, may peace reign. In the face of chaos and crisis, may peace prevail. Where it is not to be found, may we bring peace. Peace to find... Continue Reading →

Now we are five…

Spring equinox returns, as it invariably does, and I take my customary stroll around the village. Nothing changes, and in the distance I can hear the limestone quarry as it expands toward us. Nothing changes, and the newest of the unsustainable new housing estates is pouring more concrete onto the green fields. Nothing changes, and... Continue Reading →

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