Tag Archives: Mythology

The Company of Nine – An ancient template for women’s magic

Guest Post by Cherry Gilchrist We, who come among the dead as far as to the very Goddess, nine girls, maidens, lovely in our dancing, in bright loveliness of folded woven-work, with fine-sawn necklaces of ivory, shine, brilliant to the dead … Continue reading

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Why do children believe in magic while adults don’t?

Originally posted on Lyn's blog:
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…

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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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How I came to the British Mysteries

One of the reasons I am so pleased that The Dancing Floor film is being made is that my first contact with the mysteries was through something similar. Looking back, I see that contact as the start of a path that I have … 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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