If You Go Down To The Woods Today…..

What is it about woods or forests that petrifies some people? We are not talking here about small copses, spinneys, groves, thickets or any of the other numerous wonderful names that our English language has for small groups or areas of trees, we are talking about proper woodland or forest; large areas of….. trees, trees …

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Killing Them Softly

We all love a good celebration, don’t we? A chance to get out the glad-rags, have a good knees-up and thoroughly enjoy ourselves surrounded by people that we actually like? None more so than Pagans (I won’t say that I secretely think that this is one of the aspects that attracts many to paganism). Us …

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Human DOINGS? Human SEEKINGS? Human BEINGS!

We are human beings; I know that you wouldn’t have guessed if I hadn’t told you but I do have a very valid reason why I raise this point. Why BEINGS? What are we BEING? (Originally published 13/04/2017) The dictionary definition of ‘being’ is ​ a) existence – living, life, aliveness, actuality, essential nature, lifeblood, vital force b) …

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We Were Made for These Times

(Originally published 26/01/2017) Guest Blog by – Clarissa Pinkola Estés | Do not lose heart, We were made for these timesin Essays, memoirs Mis estimados queridos, My Esteemed Ones: Do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about …

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RIP Democracy

(Originally published on 06/12/2015) “We’re surrounded. Everywhere you look you find masses, droves, gangs of unelected, unaccountable, profit-oriented individuals, corporations and new institutions surfacing everywhere, making official policy in areas ranging from public health to food and agriculture; from taxes to finance and trade…….  the entities they have created have become quasi-governmental bodies co-operating across national …

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Water Water Everywhere and Not a Drop To Drink

(Originally published 04/12/2015) The RSPB has warned that almost 300 of England’s most important wildlife sites are at risk from fracking after completing a full analysis of the areas of land that Government have offered to energy companies to explore for oil and gas.  ​http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/protected-wildlife-sites-at-risk-from-fracking-warns-rspb-11364004509717 In 2013 the film ‘Promised Land’ starring Matt Damon & …

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