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

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.

Bardic: Performance and the Awen

An interesting perspective of the Awen. Enjoy the read.

Druid Life

The awen (a Welsh word) is invoked by Druids in ritual, usually by chanting it. This is one of the traditions we owe to revivalists, not to ancient history. However, the experience of flowing inspiration is something that can and does happen – during periods of creativity, but also sometimes when performing.

For me, it’s a sensation of being completely taken over by what I’m doing and being able to do it in a totally different way – with more drama, intensity and depth than usual. On rare occasions, it’s had some very odd effects indeed. I recall a ritual when three of us spontaneously improvised music together, and another ritual where I re-wrote one of my own songs as I went to better fit the situation. I had no real memory afterwards of what I’d sung.

Awen is something that turns up when it does – it cannot be…

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Anglesey: Island Life, Episode 1 Full BBC Documentary 2016

Anglesey: Island Life, Episode 1 Full BBC Documentary 2016 – Duration: 28:55. angelsy 498 views 

OBOD’s A Druid Glossary

A year or two ago I posted a item called A Druid’s Glossary. Then late last year I posted an update to it stating that was created by  The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD). I have deleted that post. And I have posted as its own page on my blog. Its own page, not its own post.  The page is titled The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids A Druid Glossary.

Please be sure to give it a once over….

Nine Blessings!

Stonehenge Stoners and Worshipping Wizards: 12 Hours at the World’s Biggest Pagan Party

NOTE: While there is some text in this article, it is largely a video article, or a vlog entry.

 

Stonehenge Stoners and Worshipping Wizards: 12 Hours at the World’s Biggest Pagan Party

Woman rescued an orphaned crow – and now they are inseparable

Woman rescued an orphaned crow – and now they are inseparable