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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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Geeking Out With Druid Math

Imagine you lived about 2,000 years ago and you were one of the few far and between who had pretty much all the knowledge that was available back then. And don’t even begin to think that wasn’t quite a lot. … 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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Pleased to Meet You, Mr. Cernunnos

When I wrote my book “Mountain Magic”, which is about traces the Celts left behind in lore and traditions in the Alps, I ended up elaborating mainly about the Goddess. A lot. I did discuss the various forms in which … Continue reading

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Drinking From a Red Cup While Not Being Gay

I recently read a post on one of the Pagan Facebook groups I belong to, that said something about that we Pagans should not be so harsh, or even just not judgmental, towards Christians. That’s fine, good advice, considering that … Continue reading

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Alpen-Samhain

When we ask people from France, Spain, Southern Germany, some regions of the Czech Republic and Poland, Switzerland and Austria, what their ancient ancestry is, they might say “Celtic” with as much conviction as folks from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and … Continue reading

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Mercury Alert

For me, as for many other Druids, Mercury (the planet in this context) holds a particular fascination. We all know he’s there and know his role in the zodiac; but how often do we see him? Not that much. But … Continue reading

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