Beltane 2014

Beltane! The beginning of summer and huge fires, young couples copulating in the woods (doggers) and bright sunny cheer... ... is normally what we are told Beltane is all about. As me and Dumbledore left Nottingham, the closer we got to the Grove hearth, the foggier and damper it became.  And actually, that was ok.  … Continue reading Beltane 2014

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A Druid in the Aeon of the Child – fragment concerning emotions

Part of a discussion about emotions... "Many people, associate emotions with sadness, stress and tears. I'm not sure why this is? As a society we tend to treat our 'everyday or base state' (hopefully mild happiness or contentment) as neutral/emotionless and extreme states of emotion as 'being emotional'. I guess that sorrow/sadness (seen as undesirable, … Continue reading A Druid in the Aeon of the Child – fragment concerning emotions

Some brief thoughts on North American Shamans and how they might have been regarded

On our way to a recent Grove meeting at Dances-with-Weasels place, Locksley and I had a fragmented discussion about the North American Indians and their place in world spirituality. It was fragmented because I was obliged to keep an eye on the road, the traffic being uncongenial to sober reflections. Nevertheless we shared some thoughts … Continue reading Some brief thoughts on North American Shamans and how they might have been regarded