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Gender Equality Is the New Alchemy

Sometimes, when I lie still in my bed and sleep has not come yet, I have those deep thoughts. Questions, really. One example: “Why is gender equality so important to me?” And when I say “important”, it’s not just like that … 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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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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Celebrate!

For many of us on this planet, this time of year means some kind of celebration. And with that has come a flurry of questions in Pagan social media sites and groups and pages: If I am “X”, can I … Continue reading

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Coming of Age Ritual

As a new component of my personal service to the community as a Druid, I thought I would share some rituals I have written and conducted. To start with, here is one celebrating the passage of a youth into adulthood. … 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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