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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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Lughnasadh Magic – The Alpine Crops Cutters

As many of you know, one of my major interests is finding traces of Celtic tradition and lore in the Alpine region, home to the Hallstatt Celts and their successors. Since there are no written sources telling us that such … 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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Sontga Margriata – The Raetho-Roman Song of St. Margaret

This article was published in the May 2015 edition of “Touchstone,” the monthly journal of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. In this edition of Touchstone, I would like to introduce you to what I consider a gem in … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 19

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Mallow (Malva sylvestris) Neanderthals as well as people in the Stone Age used the Common Mallow, which is the only malvae species in question here, and other herbs such as Mugwort to bed their dead. … Continue reading

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