Author Archives: Ryan C.

Potatoes

There is real magic in the real world, and today I experienced some of it. When we eat, how much do we think about where our food comes from? How much are we aware of the cycle of growth and … Continue reading

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Truth to power

The classical authors tell us that one of the roles of the ancient Druids was to act as advisors to kings and chieftains, steering their decisions and offering words of wisdom in times of political trouble. Those of us who … Continue reading

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Christian Druidry?

There’s been an *interesting* discussion on various Facebook groups recently about whether Christianity and Druidry are compatible. Putting aside that fact that the original post linked to a neo-Nazi site (yep, Nazi Christian Druids are apparently a thing now. Welcome … Continue reading

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Pagan enough

So there’s been yet another internet dust-up between non-theist and polytheist pagans over who is and is not a “real” pagan. And while in the past I may have engaged to defend my own non-theist position, this time around I … Continue reading

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Spiral

The journey, we are told, is linear. The hero leaves “here” and goes “there”. Mountains are climbed, distances are crossed. Time itself we perceive to be linear. Past-Present-Future. One arrow, pointing one way. This is not how it works. Modern … Continue reading

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Ireland

So I got back last week from a trip/pilgrimage to Ireland, and was swiftly thrown into the deep end of a new job, so I didn’t have the time to reflect much. But it would be a shame not to … Continue reading

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Is Druidry dying?

Over at Gods and Radicals, Druid Jonathan Woolley has written a rather excellent essay on the decline of young people in Paganism and specifically Druidry. Go and read the whole thing, it’s long but worth it. Link below: British Paganism … Continue reading

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