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665 + 1 Omen

For the past few weeks, when my daughter’s team had a game on their home turf, and I stood at the edge of the field, subbing them in and out and frantically trying to instill into them the entire tactical concept … Continue reading

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Paganism, Rules and Dogma

It seems to me that my Druid colleague John Becket and I are more often than not picking up on the same vibes. Once again, as I was struggling with this blog post, John posted one that helped me come to terms … Continue reading

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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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Walking Very Old Paths

In a recent post in a Facebook Druidry group, a person talked about her love of maps and the almost spiritual connection she feels towards these two-dimensional renderings of our land and its topography. Her post reminded me that I … Continue reading

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For the Love of Taranis – Give Me Some Weather

Throughout more than half of a century now (I could also say throughout my whole life), I have heard people complain about the weather. It’s too hot, not hot enough, too cold, not cold enough, too much rain, too much … 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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