The Humble & Persistent Little Weed – Plantain

Plantago Major

Plantain is generally considered to be a weed; one description even read ‘a short, fat, ugly weed!! But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In actuality Plantain has a long history as one of the best healing herbs on the planet; and is probably the biggest masochist of the plant world – it loves to be trampled.

‘The Handbook of Contemporary Animism’ – Book of the Month – January 2018

“Animism, where every particle in the universe is alive, is implicit in all our work for future survival.    I am grateful for the new animism, because it counts for something. Its importance cannot be overstated. It is a beginning, even without the history and aboriginal connection to this land. It says the human is … Read more

Wise Woman’s Power Plant – Mugwort

  Mugwort Mugwort; or to give it it’s proper name Artemisia vulgaris LINN, is rightly justified in being known as the ‘Wise-Woman’s Power Plant’. Said to be named after the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, the moon, virginity and protector of young girls; Artemis.That Mugwort is steeped in so much folklore regarding its healing properties should be of … Read more

It’s Only Words

It’s only words!! As far as ‘bromides’ go in the English language, that has to be one of the worst ones. Most people will have come across the term ‘bromide’ in relation to the chemical compound potassium bromide; a sedative preparation. The term ‘bromide’ is also applied to words trying to achieve the same effect, … Read more

The Great Undoing

Brain-washing the ‘New Age’ Masses are searching; for answers, for meaning, for purpose, for an alternative to the shambles of a capitalist, consumer, materialistic society that is empty and hollow. ‘New-Age’ alternatives seem to provide a very real positive substitute; something that can feed our souls as well as our bodies, unfortunately the ‘mind’ doesn’t … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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