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Taking up Land Healing as a Spiritual Practice

One interpretation of the wheel at Lughnasadh...with a portal into the unknown

Sometimes, spirit offers you a call and its a call that can’t be ignored.  Part of the reason I write so much about working physically and energetically with land healing on this blog is that its clear to me now …

Water

Working Deeply with Water: Waters of the World Shrine and Sacred Waters

In the druid tradition, water represents the west, the place of emotions and intuition, the place of our ancestors and of the honored dead. Water is often connected with the salmon of wisdom, the salmon who dwells in a sacred …

Sometimes, the path leads away....

Spring Equinox Rituals: Rituals of Looking Back and Looking Forward

Sometimes, when we are hiking on a trail, we are in a hurry to get somewhere–that far-off vantage point, that mile marker on the map, or just seeing what is over the next horizon. I remember hiking with some friends …

Permaculture!

Druidry for the 21st Century: Pandora’s Box and Tools for the Future

The story of Pandora’s box has always been a favorite of mine, ever since I was little.  Pandora was so curious. She just had to open the box. She just had to. And when she did, she let out all …

St Johns Wort

Druid Gratitude Practices – Nature Shrines and Offerings

Every year, I look forward to the black raspberries that grow all throughout the fields and wild places where I live. These black raspberries are incredibly flavorful with crunchy seeds. They have never been commercialized, meaning no company has grown …

Air

Plant Spirit Communication Part III: Spirit Journeying

Plants have been teachers and guides to humans for millennia. Deeply woven into our own DNA are receptors for certain plants and plant compounds. Our ancestors understood this, and in different parts of the world, cultivated thousands of medicinal plants, …

Jewelweed

A Druid’s Guide to Connecting with Nature, Part V: Nature Reciprocity

The principle of “seven generations” comes to us from the Iroquois nation, which is considered to be the “Great Law of the Iroquois.”  This principle said that each decision that was made needed to consider not just the immediate future …

A Druid’s Guide to Connecting With Nature, Part IV: Nature Reverence

Respect.  Honor.  Reverence.  Admiration–these words are often used to describe people, in our lives, afar, or in history that we hold in high regard.  But these same words can also be used to describe many druids’ feelings towards the living …