Category Archives: Paganism

Samhain

The fun and festivities of Hallowe’en may be over, the costumed demons and ghosts returning to the world of the living after eating way too much chocolate, but the Pagan festival of Samhain carries on. Traditionally, this celebration, one of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Australian Druidry

Australian Druidry: Connecting with the Sacred Landscape. Julie Brett. Moon Books, 2017 I was really intrigued when I first came across this book, one of the short Pagan Portals series. While I am a UK-based northern hemisphere Pagan, I am … Continue reading

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Man, I feel like a…what now?

The other day, on Facebook, I saw a meme about men. Specifically, it was (rightly) making fun of the idea that a man “wants to feel like a man”, and that women should somehow facilitate this for them. Nonsense, obviously, … Continue reading

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Running as connection

I went for a run today. Not exactly earth-shatteringly important news to share on here, but it was significant for me. I’ve been getting out of shape lately, working a pretty sedentary job and having various mental health crises that … Continue reading

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What mud and whose blood?

Update 2: Greywolf, head of the BDO, left this comment on the original post which explains the origins of the “mud and blood” phrase in detail: “As, for my sins, the chief of the BDO, I wrote the quoted sentence, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Old Gods, New Druids

Old Gods, New Druids. Robin Herne. O Books (Moon Books), 2009. There were three reasons for me reading this book (because Druids do it in threes!): One, it looked interesting and I wanted to broaden my understanding of Druidry both … Continue reading

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Dabbling and getting real

I’ll admit it, I’m a dabbler. Like so many people who come from one very rigid, organised and structured religion (in my case Catholicism) and somehow find their way to the free-flowing streams of Paganism, I’ve been tentatively hovering around … Continue reading

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