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Lessons from a Gorse bush

Ever since I got given the Gorse Ogham few at Druid Camp in August, this spiky little shrub has been teaching me lessons. Gorse (Ulex europeana) is not exactly the stately, ancient, tall tree of the forest one might first … Continue reading

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A visit to Avalon

Last weekend, I went on something of a Druid pilgrimage, to Glastonbury. According to 12th-century historian Gerald of Wales, “What is now known as Glastonbury was, in ancient times, called the Isle of Avalon. It is virtually an island, for … Continue reading

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Where do we go from here?

I’ve spent the past few days feeling despair, sickness, anger and stomach-clenching, tear-streaming ragefear. America, a country that is not my own but one with which I have close links, having friends there and having lived there for a year, … Continue reading

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Kubo

Last night, I saw Laika’s new stop-motion animated film, Kubo and the Two Strings. Set in a mythical ancient Japan, the story follows the heroic adventures of Kubo, a young boy on a quest for magical armour. Or that’s the … Continue reading

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A Druid’s garden

…or at least one that’s getting there anyway. If, as I suggested in my last post, cookery is my Bardic art, then gardening surely must be in the green realms of the Ovate? A recent trip to the garden centre … Continue reading

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Cooking and creativity

So as you may know, I’m currently (re)working my way through the Bardic Grade with OBOD, which is the first stage of OBOD’s three-grade Druidry training programme. As the name suggests, the Bardic course focuses on cultivating creative and artistic … Continue reading

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Delicious Druidry

One of the things I took away from Druid Camp, mostly thanks to the prompting of my brilliant wife (who has recently rebooted her Druid blog The Green Hedge Druid…go check it out!) is the idea of making Druidry more … Continue reading

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