Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees BBC Documentary 2017


Winter Solstice Candle Ritual

EDIT: Just a little addition, see below


“Hate is always foolish, and love is always wise.”

Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor on Doctor Who


This is a ritual I wrote for the Winter Solstice/ Alban Arthuan:


Winter Solstice Candle Ritual


The altar can be set to your tradition or just “bare bones” if you are still in the broom closet.


Items Required:


1 yellow (for peace) candle


1 blue (for healing) or white candle


As you light them envision your sacred space free of hate and full of healing.


As you light the yellow candle say “This candle is for peace. For peace within and around me.”

As you light the blue or white candle say “This candle is for healing. For healing within and around me.”


Gracious Gods, I beseech you. Dagda, the good god, please hear my prayers. Brigit, goddess of poetic inspiration and healing hear my prayers. I ask of you both to banish hatred in all its ugly forms and to heal those who have been injured mortally and grievously by it. Let the victims know that they are not alone. And remind them that if they enact a form hatred themselves then the assailants have won. Help them to rise above the pettiness and be an example to their friends, family and neighbors.

North Carolina Pagan running for city council seat

NOTE: Thank you to The Wild Hunt for the article!

North Carolina Pagan running for city council seat

Charms, Cures, Herbal Remedies From Ancestors of Granny Women

NOTE: Thank you to Owlcation for the article!


Charms, Cures, Herbal Remedies From Ancestors of Granny Women

The Fairy King’s advice on Trees.

NOTE: Thank you to Irish Archaeology for the article!


The Fairy King’s advice on Trees

A poem from Early Ireland

Anglesey’s Bryn Celli Ddu tomb ‘surrounded by cairns’

NOTE: Thank you to the BBC for the article!


Anglesey’s Bryn Celli Ddu tomb ‘surrounded by cairns’

A series of late Neolithic and early Bronze Age cairns have been uncovered at Anglesey’s 5,000-year-old tomb.