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The Horse Goddess Called “Epona”

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 […]

Labyrinths in the Sand

It started with just one word…”labyrinth” I was drifting off to sleep, in that liminal space between wakefulness and that delicious surrender to sleep, when I heard it “Labyrinth!” I had been having a late-night ‘messenger’ online talk with my partner-in-paganism, Willow Moon.  She was on a mission to learn about Cerridwen, and all things […]

A Druid Meditation with Tarot

Stories are an integral part of the practice of many modern Druids. They offer gateways to spiritual contemplation in their telling and receiving. In my studies with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) I combined my previous meditative practices with Tarot and my developing druidic path. This blog is an update of one […]

The Great Mother Goddess

I was inspired to write a blog about my personal and also our coven’s feelings and love for the Great Mother Goddess, or “Magna Mater” after re-reading the excellent book, “Evoking the Primal Goddess” by William G. Gray. Many of the points Gray makes in his book match up with what I have discovered of […]

Wicca & Satanism – Struggles and Eventual Understanding

During the Occult-boom of the 1960s, in America, two individuals stood out amongst the rest: Sybil Leek of the Horsa Covenant and Anton LaVey of the Church of Satan. (1)  Unless you were heavily involved already in the Occult community, no one read or cared who Gerald Gardner was, nor who Ray Buckland was at […]

Druid Musings by Paul Mitchell

I have often been asked what Druidry is about whilst at conferences, camps etc. I think “definitions” of practice are all well and good, and there are plenty out there, but it is in distinctive features of practice that we might get a sense of things. So, for me, in my practice of Druidry……. Druidry […]