Cylch Blodeuwedd

Druidic Grove in North-West Wales

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Away with the fairies?

Monday, October 18th, 2010

In the days before industrialisation and the coming of the railway rural Wales, especially her western upland areas, was still very much closed off from the rest of Britain. Generally, people lived and worked in the same place all their lives, knew everyone and everything, walked to where ever they had to go to and […]

Earthwalking: Celtic Spirituality for the 21st Century

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

an article about Earthwalking, by Gillian Monks, first written for the Network News and also Druidic Dawn

The Mabinogi: Encountering the Story Behind the Stories

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Encountering the Story behind the stories … this article I first wrote for the Druidic Dawn newsletter … is all about the relevance of the Four Branches of the Mabinogi to our modern lives, and to our lives as spiritual beings having a human experience!

The Ritual Circle

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Viewing the Ritual Circle through the Eyes of Oral Culture. This article is all about WHY we have a ritual circle and the natural, spiritual and psychological reasons behind it. Although this article starts out rather abstractly, PLEASE bear with it until the end because the beginning is the foundation upon which the meaty realizations must be first placed.


Saturday, January 17th, 2009

OAK BEFORE ASH: PHENOLOGY by Grove Member, Holger Burkhart “Oak before ash … in for a splash – ash before oak, in for a soak!” Who has not heard this old proverb? But, in our everyday lives, how many of us do really take notice of, let alone record the times of the appearance of […]

The Window of Law

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

The Window of Law: Exploring Celtic Philosophy and Beliefs Through Their Law by J. MacCormack to the Bangor Theosophical Lodge June 2007 Introduction: Classical and Celtic Differences 1) From where does most of modern legislature take its inspiration? What kind of philosophy does that reflect? What kind of worldview does it encourage and propagate? It […]

The Wisdom of Trees

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

THE WISDOM OF TREES: Spiritual Folklore, Medicine, and Scientific Fact A talk by Gillian Monks to several Lodges of the Theosophical SocietySpring 2007 History of Trees Humanity and Trees Ancient Greece The Romans The Celts Anglo-Saxon and Norse Biblical Tradition History of Trees Trees first appeared on earth three hundred and ninety million years ago. […]