I’m still pretty much not writing this blog, but I did want to break the silence long enough to add my condolences to Phaedra Bonewits, and my best wishes for Isaac’s long and well-deserved rest in the Summerlands. We had the privilege of attending a CUUPs Convo a few years ago where Isaac and Kirk, the current ADF Archdruid, were the featured speakers; we were able to attend a couple of the workshops they gave, and Isaac and Phaedra led the main ritual on Saturday night – it was a truly magical (in all the senses of the word!) experience.
Our world is a richer place for Isaac’s having walked here – may whatever comes next for him be as much a blessing as the ones he gave to us all.
[Edited to add: My condolences also extend to Isaac’s son, Arthur Lipp-Bonewits. May the Gods be with you in this time as your father joins your Ancestors.]
[NOTE: For those who are not folk music buffs, the title of this post is standard musical shorthand for “traditional; arranged by…”] Continue reading
Ali just posted something so lyrical, lovely and true that I have to share: Continue reading
Druidry talks a lot about Awen, both in the sense of “bardic inspiration” and as the life force that flows through all the worlds. Continue reading
Kavitha at the lovely Indian Temples blog offers this beautiful and moving meditation on Lord Shiva, trees and divine interrelation: Continue reading
[NOTE: this post grew from a comment I posted on Kullervo’s blog a few weeks ago.]
There are at least as many images of Druids as there are people who ever wrote about them, multiplied by the number of people who ever read what they wrote and probably some factor greater than that if you count how people talked about what they’d read. Continue reading
One of the most powerful aspects of the Revival Druid tradition for me is the primacy that it gives to artistic creation as a spiritual act. Continue reading
ADF has released its first-ever podcast – it can be heard here.
OBOD also has a podcast (hosted by Damh the Bard, whose new CD has just been released), which can be accessed here (or here).
(NOTE: this is an updated and expanded version of a universally unread post that appeared on my LJ last year. Caveat lector. Also, casual readers may wonder why I am writing about this at all Continue reading