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Finding Solace in the Old Gods

WE LIVE in somewhat tumultuous times. Not the most tumultuous times the world has ever seen, but certainly when I look back at the past 50 or so years of my own life. What it exactly is, I cannot really … Continue reading

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The Raetho-Roman Song of Sontga Magriata

How Alpine Goddess Worship Survived Centuries in a Simple Farmer’s Song “There are three tasks of the Druid: To live fully in the presence, to honour tradition and the ancestors, and to hear the voice of tomorrow.” This well-known triad … Continue reading

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Alban Elfed – Lament for the End of Summer

In the Alps, particularly in Austria, farmers still keep their livestock high up on mountain pastures called Almen (singular: Alm) over the summer months. There, cattle and other grazing farm animals are held rather loosely to regenerate from the winter … 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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Lughnasadh Magic – The Alpine Crops Cutters

As many of you know, one of my major interests is finding traces of Celtic tradition and lore in the Alpine region, home to the Hallstatt Celts and their successors. Since there are no written sources telling us that such … Continue reading

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Knowing the Unknown Unknowns

A couple of days ago, I had a pretty good idea who I am when I woke up that morning. Going to bed later that day was a different matter. Much – and nothing – has changed. How so? Well, … Continue reading

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Imbolc – Let’s Bring The Light Back!

Imbolc is a festival of light in many – if not all – regions of the Celtic lands. In the Alps, where archaeologists have found the earliest remnants of this culture, and in the German speaking lands in general, the … Continue reading

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