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The Neo-Nonsense

What Does “Neo” Mean Anyway? More often than I care for, someone in online discussions about Druidry (and other paths, particularly Pagan ones) deals out the neo-card.  “Oh, that’s Neo-Druidry” or “Neo-xxx” they say and that way typically discard another … Continue reading

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Betrayal, Gifts, and Imprisonment

How the Ordeals of the Goddess in Story and Myth Reflect and Affect Human Life We have been mystically orphaned of the Mother and denied the wisdom that we would have gained from her. When Goddesses are dethroned, leaving only … Continue reading

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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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