Category Archives: Culture and Society

The Hosting of the Sidhe

I’ve enjoyed W B Yeats’ poems since I was a teenager, and recently I’ve been reading more about his magical life and his ambitions to found a mystical order based on the sacred places and spirits of Ireland.  So I decided to … Continue reading

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The Dancing Floor Spirals

Here is a great clip from The Dancing Floor pilot film by my friend Lyn Webster Wilde. In it we see Sita and Gethin begin their journey on the spiral pattern of the dancing floor. You can find out more about the film here: http://igg.me/at/Dancingfloor … Continue reading

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Remembering the Ancestors

I gave this talk in the lead up to Samhain 2003. Opening Tonight is about remembering the ancestors. We remember them in the waters of life, flowing down the generations. We remember them in the body of the earth, from which we … Continue reading

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The Dancing Floor

My friend Lyn Webster Wilde is making a film with its roots in the mythology of ancient Britain, which promises to be a magical experience! As she says on her fundraising site: The Dancing Floor is suffused with images from one of … Continue reading

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The Voices in the Wells

This is an article I wrote some years ago for the Pagan Federation South Central Newsletter, about wells and springs. I was inspired to republish it by the recent announcement of a new charity, called The Flowing Britain Trust, dedicated … Continue reading

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Unexplained events

“A man once told me if you want a good story just ask any random person if there was ever an event in their life they can not explain. Someone almost always has one weird thing that has happened to … Continue reading

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Justifying culture: Druidry as a University Course?

I’ve been reading an article (BBC News – A Point of View: Justifying culture) by Alain de Botton about the failure of academics in the humanities to make their teaching relevant to people’s needs. He argues that the original intention … Continue reading

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