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  • The ‘Corr Bolg’ or Crane Bag

    May 17, 2022 by

    “Magic birds were dancing in the mystic marsh. The grass swayed with them, and the shallow waters, and the earth fluttered under them. The earth was dancing with the cranes, and the low sun, and the wind and sky.” – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

  • Healing Yourself: Nine Druidic Arts

    May 13, 2022 by

    “Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice, it takes love.”– Maza Dohta These are ideas I have been developing on my blog – Druid Life ,  and are not part of any wider perception of what Druidry is (yet). However, so far the idea of approaching aspects of life as art forms has caught… Read more

  • Let’s Share a Cup of Mead: The Basics of Druid Divination

    May 10, 2022 by

    “Good is the wellspring of measured speech. Good is the home of the well of inspiration. Good is the joining of their powers: Strength is made durable. It endures longer than any fortress. It is better than any tradition.It is our guide to wisdom,As we free ourselves from ignorance.“ – Amergin White Knee in the… Read more

  • Reawakening and Reconnecting with Sadbh Winters

    May 6, 2022 by

    We’ve had the incredible honor of connecting with Sadbh Winters who is sculpting a path through Irish History, from her home studio in Dublin. She regularly crafts sculptures to reclaim memories of Ancient Ireland and spark Irinn – the feeling of joyous relief when something long lost is returned to you. She is an absolute… Read more

  • Mis of the Wild People

    May 3, 2022 by

    There are many legends of wild people in the woods, mainly written around the 12th century but from older sources, such as An Buile Shuibhne (The Mad Sweeney), who was cursed to wandering naked and living in trees. Merlin’s madness and his life as a wild man of the woods (from Vita Merlini by Geoffrey… Read more

  • Marigold, the Shrub of Bealtaine

    April 30, 2022 by

    “No fear have I of Mother Earth; no dread, Of roots; the hidden sources of the seed. Those beauteous blossoms ranged in a bed, Of that damp underworld have primal need. Upon its chilly moist and dew they’re fed. Till in due season on their stalks they speed, Upwards with many a variegated head, Of… Read more

  • Three Forms of Knowledge in Druid Tradition

    April 28, 2022 by

    “Attius Patera, The Elder, The Rhetorician- Patera, renowned speaker, although in years you outpaced the men named earlier, seeing that your prime was in the age next before my own, and that in my youth I saw you in your old age, you shall not lack the tribute of my sad dirge, teacher of might… Read more

  • Sovereignty and Liminality With Sharon Paice MacLeod

    April 26, 2022 by

    I sing of the Cauldron of MotionA streaming of imbasA rivermouth of learning Joy at the guiding principlesof poetic skillafter a good study of it Joy at the bringing forth of imbaswhich the nine hazels protectat Segais in the realms of the Síd. – Excerpts from “The Cauldron of Poesy,” translated by Sharon P. MacLeod… Read more

  • Empowerment Through Environmentalism

    April 22, 2022 by

    “Every day the clock resets… Your failures don’t matter. Don’t stress on what was, fight for what could be.” – Sean Higgins In the last few years, I’ve found that my call to serve as a Druid has increasingly brought me into contact with the Green Party. Last autumn I became press officer for my… Read more

  • The ‘Féth Fíada’ of Druid’s Mist

    April 18, 2022 by

    “Druids and others could raise or produce a Féth Fíada, which rendered people invisible. Sometimes it appears as poetical incantation… often it is a mantle: occasionally a sort of fog.” – P.W. Joyce, A Social History of Ancient Ireland, 1903

  • The Three Cauldrons

    April 14, 2022 by

    “I sing of the Cauldron of Wisdomwhich bestows the merit of every art,through which treasure increases,which magnifies every common artisan,which builds up a person through their gift.” – Section of the The Caldron of Poesy “The Three Cauldrons.” The name comes from the content and theme of a fascinating little collection of poetry and prose… Read more

  • An Cloich Cheann Fhaola – The Cloughaneely Stone

    April 11, 2022 by

    Cloich Cheann Fhaola, meaning “Stone of Feeley’s Head”, is a one tonne quartz boulder which sits on a circular stone pillar in the small Gaeltacht town of An Fál Carrach in County Donegal. The pillar was erected in 1774 by landed gentry Wibrants and Sarah Olphert of Ballyconnell House, where it once had a viewing… Read more

  • The Flow of Daily Living

    April 9, 2022 by

    “A vigorous tribe lives here, proud, spirited, energetic, skillful. On all the ridge trade is carried on: the sea froths far and wide with their famous ships and they cut through the swell of the beast haunted ocean.” – Himilco, Carthaginian voyager exploring the Atlantic seaboard, 6th century BCE The flow of daily life of… Read more

  • ᚎ Straif

    April 7, 2022 by

    Aepril Schaile is an American witch, dancer, poet, and astrologer living in Ireland. She has toured extensively throughout the US and Europe teaching and performing Bellydance and Performance Art. She spends much of her time walking the serpent path along the sea-coast and forests of western Éire with her canine companion Gwyddion. Aepril holds an… Read more

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