GREETINGS FROM THE CENTRE FOR PAGAN STUDIES! We’re writing today with an update on the fast-approaching season of online “Kitchen Table Talks” and we’re very excited to announce the speakers and talks for the first block in the list. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to send us a proposal – we literally wouldn’t have […]
And many more, with voices made.
To differentiate between the players.
And ‘Is it my line?’as we try
Two people to make all voices cry
In a Midsummer nights dream.
This Article is about the Gaulish Horse Goddess Epona, written for the Centre For Pagan Studies by Elaine Hindle The name Epona comes from Iron Age Gaulish. The word Epos means horse in Gaulish and derives from a proto-Indo- European root Gaulish: “os’ is the male ending and ‘a’ being the female ending. Personal names […]
Bealtaine, You have stolen my heart away. Like the fairies of old, You have had your sway. Bonfires burning, Loved ones returning. What more could a man ask for? Bealtaine’s Summer heat, Has us dancing, Risking fire feat. Oh for our youth, To once again know youth’s own truth, That life is for living and […]
‘Tween Ostara and Beltane I feel nature awaken within. Whilst there is no bee in mind for the opening petals around my heart No Ram for this ewe nor Stag for the doe, The goddess tells something inside to awaken. My lips remember the pressure of a kiss, My body, a gentle embrace And though […]
The Summer is a cumin in And every living thing can feel it The central beat of mother Earth As her heart beats faster to meet the dawn The sun in all his majesty rises up to meet her Covering the earth in golden splendour The budding branches open their flowering faces to the light […]
Walpurgis Night, the time is right,The ancient powers awake.So dance and sing, around the ring,And Beltane magic make. Walpurgis Night, Walpurgis Night,Upon the eve of May,We’ll merry meet, and summer greet,For ever and a day. New life we see, in flower and tree,And summer comes again.Be free and fair, like earth and air,The sunshine and […]
Doreen Valiente’s Official Biographer, Philip Heselton and his wife Hilary. The day arrived, 21st February 2016, and we were all assembled in the basement of Treadwells Book Shop in London, for the book launch. The room was packed, and there was a great atmosphere. The proceedings were opened by Ashley Mortimer who has without a […]
http://www.wherewitchcraftlives.org/witchfest2016.php The Doreen Valiente Foundation will be back in Brighton for Witchfest 2016. Witchfest is on 25th/26th/27th November which is also the final weekend for the display of Doreen’s artefacts at Preston Manor. We’ll have a stall out with the other community and charity organisations during some of the day where you can buy books, […]
As we are in the time of the Roman – or possibly pre-Roman festival of Lupercalia, Feb 13 – 15th, I thought I would find out if it had any links to the Christian St Valentines day 14 February. My research confirmed my suspicions, that Pope Gelasius I, had super-imposed St Valentines day onto the […]