Category Archives: Druid Contemplation

Druid Gatherings – A Case for Order-Membership

  Last weekend, more than a hundred members of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (OBOD) and guests gathered in the Poconos forests of Pennsylvania, for the annual OBOD East Coast gathering. Over four days, our time was filled … Continue reading

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Dr. Who and How We Think of Our “Self”

So word is out that the 13th incarnation of Dr. Who is in a female body. And with this announcement came the oh so predictable shit-storm. Dr. Who – a woman? The outcries reverberate through servers worldwide, make the guts … Continue reading

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That Spell – A General Discussion

Recently, many of us in the Pagan community have been invited to participate in a particular activity of witchcraft: casting a pre-designed spell to promote change in the current US administration. We were invited to participate in a worldwide effort to … Continue reading

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Contemplating Death

In his volume “Barddas”, the 18th century author (amongst other things), Edward Williams, to many better known as Iolo Morganwg, lists several versions of a prayer that since has become a standard element in rites of Druids and Druid orders, … Continue reading

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Finding Ethical Guidance in Lore

Let me begin this blog entry with thanking all the folks who read the previous blog entry about Lughnasad Magic of the Alpine Corn-Cutters, and for their “likes” in the various apps of social media. For this piece, I would … Continue reading

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