Monthly Archives: November 2015

Second book review: Modern Paganism

Hutton, R. The triumph of the moon: a history of modern Pagan witchcraft. Oxford University Press, 1999. The book I have chosen for the Modern Paganism topic is The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft by … Continue reading

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Three Kindreds: Nature spirits

While for some Pagans, the term “Nature Spirits” refers to otherworldly or mythical entities like fairies and dryads, as a naturalist I don’t believe such creatures exist outside of the realms of story and dream. For me, they are representations … Continue reading

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Found 12,000 Year-Old “Floating” Rock

Originally posted on ThorNews:
Rare sight: The 12,000-year-old floating stone. (Photo: Mogens Eskesen / NRK) In the village of Ljosland in Åseral, Vest-Agder County, you can experience a spectacular sight: A 12,000-year-old floating rock. When Mogens Eskesen and his wife were…

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Nature is speaking

In ADF, the Earth Mother is always honoured first and last in ritual, and Nature often forms the central focus of Druidry. Conservation International have made a beautiful, moving and thought-provoking series of films looking at different aspects of Nature … Continue reading

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A call for sanity

I said I wouldn’t get into this, but… Once again, various corners of Pagan internet spaces have been riven with infighting, insults and gossip. Polytheists versus atheists, archetypalists versus literalists, reconstructionists versus revivalists, and it’s getting silly. In fact, no, … Continue reading

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Two Powers final essay

The “Two Powers” are a key concept in ADF cosmology, and a central practice in ritual. The “Two Powers” refer to the currents of the Earth and the Sky, which the meditator visualises as flowing through their body and mingling … Continue reading

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Seventh High Day recap: Samhain/Winternights

For Samhain/Winternights, I decorated my shrine with pumpkins, pine cones, and symbols of death, and celebrated with my first ritual from Nicholas Egelhoff’s Sunna’s Journey: Norse liturgy through the wheel of the year, which includes full ADF Core Order rituals … Continue reading

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