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Krampus And Other Social Aspects of Magic

December 5th is when he comes to your home. Krampus, the feared hairy and horned creature from the wider Alpine region, making its ways into homes an many parts of the world now. Unfortunately, Krampus is also widely misunderstood. He … Continue reading

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Making of Tinctures – Comfrey

This is my first attempt to record what is part of my Druidry in video format. Please refer to this blog post for details about Comfrey (lat. Symphytum officinalis), and to this one to learn about a particular tradition  about … Continue reading

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Practical Magic

With Samhain having passed, the Winter Solstice will be the next Station of the Sun we may want to observe. I say “may” because there is a good deal of evidence that folks in Old Europe may have celebrated the … Continue reading

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What Makes a Druid a Druid?

Browsing through the Druidry related groups on Social Media, most of us have probably seen this question — in many variations — pop up every now and then: “How do I know whether or not I am a Druid?” This is a … Continue reading

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About the Very Old Gods

In this year’s East Coast Gathering of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (Autumn Equinox 2018) I held a talk and workshop about the Very Old Gods. I have thought about sharing it here for a while, but it … Continue reading

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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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