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Isaac

Posted by Erik on August 12, 2010

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.]

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trad. arr.

Posted by Erik on March 22, 2010

[NOTE: For those who are not folk music buffs, the title of this post is standard musical shorthand for “traditional; arranged by…”] Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Druidry, Hellenism, paganism, philosophy, religion | 2 Comments »

Ali on the Song of the World

Posted by Erik on August 4, 2009

Ali just posted something so lyrical, lovely and true that I have to share: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Druid blogs, Druidry, music, theology | 2 Comments »

The magic of perception

Posted by Erik on May 29, 2009

Druidry talks a lot about Awen, both in the sense of “bardic inspiration” and as the life force that flows through all the worlds. Read the rest of this entry »

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For the trees

Posted by Erik on May 19, 2009

Kavitha at the lovely Indian Temples blog offers this beautiful and moving meditation on Lord Shiva, trees and divine interrelation: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Blogroll, Druidry, Hindu, nature | 2 Comments »

These aren’t the Druids you’re looking for

Posted by Erik on May 6, 2009

[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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let it flow

Posted by Erik on April 24, 2009

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Druidry, inspiration | 2 Comments »

I just thought this was beautiful

Posted by Erik on December 31, 2008

From Ali:

Being a Druid is like searching for the presence not just of one God, but of all things–everything has Spirit, everything has a song. When I pray or meditate, I’m not just listening for that one Someone, I’m listening for the Song of the Whole World, and how we all fit into it. I quiet myself down and connect, and then I reach out to sing my own soul’s song, the best way I know how.

Posted in blogging, Druid blogs, Druidry | 1 Comment »

Druid podcasts

Posted by Erik on February 22, 2008

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).

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Halloween and Samhain

Posted by Erik on October 30, 2007

(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 Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Druidry, Halloween, holidays, religion | 4 Comments »