Category Archives: Festivals

Winter Solstice

In the dark mid-winter, warm underground, light pulses, radiates. Advertisements

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The House of the Old Man

Many years ago I read about an ancient shrine to the goddess hidden away in a remote highland glen. It was written about in Twilight of the Celtic Gods [1]: “This rocky shrine is in all probability connected with the pagan Celtic cult of the … Continue reading

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Samhain

Something I wrote some years ago now… It’s 8pm and I’m on my way to a Samhain celebration in suburban London. The main wave of candy-seeking children has now passed, but a few gangs of witches and skeletons still walk, … Continue reading

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Autumn Meditation

This year I am doing a meditation every day between samhain and the winter solstice. People use the word meditation to mean different things, but I’m using it to mean a method for quieting the mind and getting in touch … Continue reading

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The Golden Bough

I was out in the park today and there is loads of mistletoe around. A lot is written about mistletoe but when you see it growing in midwinter I think there are things that stand out about it which can … Continue reading

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