Recently, both PCG and myself were asked to submit a statement about the OBOD course to be used in a parole application hearing of one of our US prisoner students. The following is part of my statement in which I'm trying to encapsulate and describes some of the aims of the course for a "mainstream" … Continue reading A Druid in the Aeon of the Child – fragment of a parole hearing..
The following is a (lightly edited) fragment from an email about beginning to study Druidry after studying with the Golden Dawn system. "I know from personal experience that it isn't easy to try to learn and experience a new system when you are so deeply grounded in another. It can get very frustrating as you … Continue reading A fragment of conversation concerning the Golden Dawn and Druidry
Ah, here we are, another Autumn, another invasion of the GHWI. We had the Round Table all to ourselves on Tuesday. Seeming Leithin Cluan had arrived in nodnoL (yep, that was on purpose) and reported one of her cats claiming multiple territories, we had three new members to the Grove come and fill her place: … Continue reading “All Shook Up…” September 2013 Meeting
As a grove, we sometimes go to visit and celebrate at Burrough Hill, the magnificent Iron Age hillfort near Somerby, Leics. The University of Leicester archaeology team held an open day there on 30 June to showcase the recent finds from the current archaeological dig at Burrough Hill and it was fascinating to learn more … Continue reading Burrough Hill Open Day
It was dark in the Grove as the four surviving members (those that were not ill or enjoying themselves in foreign climes ... and York) limped down the hill towards the two trees where we hold our rituals. I say limp, the rest of us were just keeping Briseilid company. The night was clear and … Continue reading Spring is here. Whoo hoo!
Lady Morgana led her wonderful and honest ceremony in two parts: The first was of each of us giving Mother Earth an offering (biodegradable) of some kind as a ‘Thank You’. I remember sage being offered, a bundle of home-grown flowers, some cake(?) and I gave kinnick-kinnick (an American plant used to talk with the … Continue reading Lughnasadh 2012