Category Archives: Festivals

Day of the Cailleach

Today is the traditional day of the Cailleach in Scotland, called Là na Caillich. On March 25th, the winter reign of the Cailleach comes to an end. Here’s a little video all about it with some beautiful images. You can read … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

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

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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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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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