Meet the Modern-Day Pagans Who Celebrate the Ancient Gods

NOTE: Thank you to Narratively for the article!

 

Meet the Modern-Day Pagans Who Celebrate the Ancient Gods

NOTE: Thanks to The Heritage Council and HeritageMaps.ie for the article!

 

The Heritage Council and HeritageMaps.ie are pleased to announce the release of their latest dataset mapping Ireland’s mysterious Sheela-na-Gigs.

Launch of Sheela-na-Gigs Map

Update April 21, 2017

Among some of the more practical tracts of text pertaining to Druidry and Paganism, I have been adding some  quotes and poetry and a few meditations and chants and prayers to my Crane Book of Wisdom.

Among them are “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry, “Nature Meditation on Amergin”, “I Have” a Navajo chant, “Earth Teach Me” an Ute prayer.

Some more: “Calling My Name” by Jim Beer, “The Task of a Poet” by Dejan Stojanovic, “Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep” by Mary Elizabeth Frye, “Advice From A Tree” by Ilan Shamir, “The Druid Vow of Friendship” which I found on Pinterest.

Some more good stuff: “The Dream of Now” by William Stafford, “Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Evening” and “The Road Not Taken”by Robert Frost,, and “An English Wood” by Robert Graves, Brehon Law and Trees, “Do not be dismayed” by L.R. Knost, “Let Earth be healed”, and another chant called simply The Awen chant.

The Downside Of “Come As You Are” Religion

For all of you who are new to Druidry or Paganism, this is a good read….

Ana's Waters

(I wrote this article as a response to Conor Davis’ request for more article geared toward a young Pagan audience, hence the relative lack of ADF-specific language.)

When facing many of life’s great dilemmas, my mind turns to the issues of Mad Magazine I read during my tween years. I still remember many of them vividly, and I can see how the writing affected my own sense of humor and writing, noticeable still.

I’d thought that the “come as you are” party was a fad limited to the 1970s, but a Google search says that there was a 1954 episode of “Ozzie and Harriet” with the title, and apparently some people still do them, but I learned about them in the ‘70s and never heard of them again, so in my own head, a ‘70s thing it remains. The host calls guests up and tells them that a party…

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Haiti Doesn’t Have a Vodou Problem, It Has a Christianity Problem

NOTE: Thank you to Ebony.com for the post!

 

Haiti Doesn’t Have a Vodou Problem, It Has a Christianity Problem

Tree insights

This post will be an interest to those are studying or are interested in steadying the Ogham.

Druid Life

If you’re a Druid studying the ogham, but you don’t live alongside all of the trees, it’s difficult making a connection with them. In theory, the solution is to swap in a tree local to you that has the same qualities – but without knowing the original tree, this is not an easy call to make.

The Woodland Trust, a UK charity, have done a thing I think Druids are going to find useful and inspiring. They’ve made a collection of small videos each capturing a year in the life of a tree. These are beautiful pieces, well worth watching for their innate loveliness. They also give a real sense of a tree in a landscape and its life through the seasons.

Here’s my absolute favourite, the beech,

And if you go to the The Woodland Trust channel on youtube, you can work your way through many others. Here are…

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What the Irish Ate Before Potatoes

NOTE: Thank you to Bon Appétit for the article!

 

What the Irish Ate Before Potatoes