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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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Mercury Alert

For me, as for many other Druids, Mercury (the planet in this context) holds a particular fascination. We all know he’s there and know his role in the zodiac; but how often do we see him? Not that much. But … 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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How much is a kid worth?

“I couldn’t possibly know how often I fended, but whenever I saw the thick and black weather coming close, I fended and pushed it back behind the highest mountains, where no rooster caws, no farmhand mows, no oxen lies down, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, Globally

When I saw this picture on Facebook (GMO-Awareness) the other day, an Alpine myth came to mind, that I’d like to share here: It is said that witches lived near the Tyrolean village of Umhausen. They knew when something bad was … Continue reading

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Walpurgis Night!!!

As many have celebrated the Beltane festivities on the Northern Hemisphere over the past weekend (some may wait for the sixth night after the New Moon, or until the Hawthorn blooms where it yet hasn’t), I am sitting here in my couch, sipping a … Continue reading

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