• Beltany Stone Circle

    August 2, 2022 by

    At Raphoe village, in County Donegal in Ireland, there is a great bronze statue on the green, titled “Earth Mother” by Maurice Harron. It depicts a pre-Celtic or druidic woman facing the North, where her shadow at midday falls on a rock in front of her. Her hands form a diamond or rhombus shape which… Read more

  • Tailtiu

    July 31, 2022 by

    “When the fair wood was cut down by her, roots and all, out of the ground, before the year’s end it became Bregmag, it became a plain blossoming with clover. Her heart burst in her body from the strain beneath her royal vest; not wholesome, truly, is a face like the coal, for the sake… Read more

  • Voice in Ritual

    July 28, 2022 by

    “… the most probable of all my theorems, is that life is ordered by the principles of some religion so peculiar and obscure it has no followers, and none may fathom it, nor know the rituals by which to court its favour.”– Alan Moore There is no shortage of tools you can buy or make… Read more

  • Of Cauldrons…

    July 18, 2022 by

    “There were seven doors in each hall, seven roads through it, and seven fireplaces therein. There were seven cauldrons, with an ox and a salted pig in each. The person who came that way would thrust the flesh fork into the cauldron, and whatever he obtained with the first thrust he ate, and if he… Read more

  • Cloghanmore Court Tomb

    July 7, 2022 by

    Malin More (Málainn Mhóir) Court tomb which dates from 3000 BCE, is also known as Cloghanmore (An Clochán Mór, which translates as The Big Stone or The Great Stone Heap) and stands near Carrick in Malin More (Málainn Mhóir, meaning Big Brae/Hillside), Glencolumbkille (Ghleann Cholm Cille) in County Donegal, Ireland. The site is full of… Read more

  • Tumulus of Bougon, Deux-Sèvres, France

    July 4, 2022 by

    “On a midsummer night, on a night that was eerie with stars,In a wood too deep for a single star to look through,You led down a path whose turnings you knew in the darkness,But the scent of the dew-dripping cedars was all that I knew.” – Sara Teasdale I had the very unique privilege of… Read more

  • The ‘Craobh Airgid’ or Silver Bough/Branch

    June 28, 2022 by

    “Take thy family then,” says the warrior, “and take the Cup that thou mayst have it for discerning between truth and falsehood. And thou shalt have the Branch for music and delight. And on the day that thou shalt die they all will be taken from thee.” – Manannán mac Lir, Echtra Cormaic

  • The Art of Consent

    June 22, 2022 by

    “Silence can be either protest or consent, but most times it’s fear.”– Paul Beatty Being able to give and withhold consent is an essential expression of self. In all aspects of life, being able to say yes or no, for our own reasons, is critically important for emotional well-being. If we cannot choose freely and… Read more

  • Foxglove: The Good Folk’s Gloves

    June 20, 2022 by

    “Where fairy men and fairy women dwell, And Time is nothing, Loveliness is all, A damsel stood beside the spring, who made, The splendour of the sunlight seem as shadow. In her one person she had caught the grace, And beauty of the land and sea, the foxglove blown in early spring upon the mountain… Read more

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