My friends Lyn and Wayland, educating children in real magic!
Wayland does magic with the boys
Yesterday Wayland and I did our Mabinogion workshop again, at a rural primary school near Hay in Wales. We tell the children we have been sent by the Children of Don from our hiding place in the hollow hills to show them what real magic is. It’s not a lie: Wayland and I share an obsession with a particular story from this collection of old British tales, written down in Welsh in the middle ages. We do the workshop in English with some Welsh thrown in, especially for spells and charms. The children get to curse and bless, find out about the four magical ‘Hallows’ which the Plant Don brought to Britain and then use them. They get to participate in an act of magical creation: making a woman of flowers from nothing, to make music, dance, become ‘servants of the invisible’. They charm…
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