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..
As soon as I saw the dark clouds that late afternoon and saw the rain against the windows, I thought to myself "We should have stuck with going to Strider's again..." Too late to turn back now, everyone would soon be setting off. And you know what? I'm glad we did. We arrived at the … Continue reading Alban Eilir 2014
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
“…So I suppose I could say I have DonkeySlut’s ring on my finger. Though in the dark I thought it was red, in the light I found it was brown...”- Me talking about the wooden ring I was wearing during the ritual. DonkeySlut was the name used when the artist drunkenly introduced herself to my … Continue reading Alban Heruin 2013 – Summer Solstice ritual.
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!
"I'm going to grab your pringles..." Briseilid. It's been a week since we met at the Grove last Thursday and yet the magic of that night remains with me still. Yes it was cold, and yet there was a great feeling of fellowship once we had all met. I think that day began with sunshine … Continue reading Imbolc ceremony 2013
"I'll have to sort out the baggage in your boot..." Tatterhood. A glorious night was enjoyed by all. The stars were out, the moon was a hunter's yellow (at first) and there was that familiar chill in the air heralding the approach of winter. Last night was a celebration of three parts. Leithin Cluan's initiation, … Continue reading Samhuinn Ritual 2012