Monthly Archives: December 2015

Celts: Art and Identity at the British Museum

Entering the always-imposing British Museum and fighting through the crowds of tourists to get into the exhibition room for Celts: Art and Identity, you face three symbols of Celtic identity: an Irish harp, a Scottish cross-stone and the beautiful Welsh … Continue reading

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Eighth High Day recap: Winter Solstice

For the Winter Solstice, I celebrated a Norse Yule, using the Yule rite from Egelhoff’s Sunna’s Journey: Norse Liturgy through the Wheel of the Year. My home shrine was decorated with holly and mistletoe, traditional evergreen plants used in many … Continue reading

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Eighth High Day: Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice occurs on or around 21 December, and marks the point of the shortest day and longest night of the year. This is due to the axial tilt of the earth as it orbits the sun. At the … Continue reading

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Book review: The Awen Alone

I’ve been meaning to do a review of Joanna van der Hoeven’s The Awen Alone: Walking the Path of the Solitary Druid for ages. I recently re-read this wonderful little book, and I recommend it to anyone interested in a … Continue reading

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Nine Virtues: Perseverance

Our Own Druidry defines perseverance as “Drive; the motivation to pursue goals even when that pursuit becomes difficult”. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as “persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success”, while “persevere” is defined as … Continue reading

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Mental Discipline essay

The meditation/mental discipline challenge was one that I had dreaded at the start of the Dedicant Path, as I have a very active mind, and am also not very good at sticking to a structured routine. All told, this was … Continue reading

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