Folk Herbalism & Plant Healing, Folk Traditions & Recipes, Seasonal & Natural Living

Grasp the Nettle – Greim ar an Neantóg.

''Is mise neantógI haven't always been understoodI have stung you to sustain myselfUnderneath the skin that protects meIs so much nourishment and medicineI grow so abundantly in harsh conditionsAlthough often overlookedI offer myself unconditionally to the worldIs mise neantógI have nourished the people's since time began''. It's that time of year again... Where the Nettle… Continue reading Grasp the Nettle – Greim ar an Neantóg.

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Gender Equality – What We Glean From Myth

“To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.” - Bernadette Devlin McAliskey The vernal or spring equinox is the next celebration in the eightfold of the Celtic Druid year in the northern hemisphere (autumn equinox in the southern hemisphere). An equinox is an astronomical event that happens twice… Continue reading Gender Equality – What We Glean From Myth

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Innate Paganism

Photos by Wilderness Vagabonds I’ve long believed in the idea of innate Paganism. It goes like this. The realities of life – the weather, seasons, agricultural cycle, and landscape – they all impact us, if we’re paying any kind of attention. When we respond to those things, we often end up doing the same things that… Continue reading Innate Paganism

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Walk Lightly in Spring, for the Earth is Pregnant

The light is growing – each and every day, the sun sets a little further along the horizon.  Though it’s still cold, it’s nice to drive home in the light – and light enough to still be able to go for a walk when I get home.  Though walking in the dark is nice, it’s… Continue reading Walk Lightly in Spring, for the Earth is Pregnant