Cylch Blodeuwedd

Druidic Grove in North-West Wales

Notes on Cauldrons

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

 Cauldrons date back to at least 1800BCE to the Bronze Age. They are essentially a container that transforms the contents into something else. (Think metaphorically here!) They also represent the source of all nourishment, standing upon the alter of the hearth where all elements come together in alchemical transformation. (The Fire of the hearth, the […]

Darkness, Stillness, Silence

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

DARKNESS STILLNESS SILENCE DARKNESS: Behind the philosophy of Pythagoras was an awareness that the sun rises from the dark “underworld”, it’s home’ and returns there every night. Thus the source of greatest light is the darkness. Pythagoras believed that I order to find clarity we must all enter darkness, physically as well as metaphorically, for […]

Elementals, Nature Spirits and Devas

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Devas, nature spirits and elementals bridge the space between divine energy and incarnate physical life. DEVAS (Angels): Devas are of extreme high intelligence. All the planets in our solar system are embodiments of a planetary deva or angel. (Incidentally this forms the basis of the “rulers of the houses” in astrology.) Each of these great […]

Modern Spirituality

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

What effect does spirituality have on us? Spirituality can bring us: connection with the wonder and energy of all life; values and the fuel to be good, do good and serve others; development of heart, compassion and consciousness; a mindful, solid and inspiring strength to carry us through the good and bad times; a sense […]

What is Ritual? Why should we have it in our lives?

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

What is Ritual? Why should we have it in our lives? WHAT IS RITUAL? Ritual is the fine art of taking a break. Pausing on this trodden path of everyday life, we give ourselves the time to see where we are walking. It is “time out”. It is experiential. A profoundly personal act even when […]

Modern Druidry & 21st Century Druids

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Historically: The ancient druid was a highly respected member of society, frequently recruited from learned families among the nobility of the land. Their training was long…. at least 19 years, depending on what level of druidry they wished to attain. Functions: Counsellors, law-givers, mediators, healers, teachers, historians, genealogists, astrologists, diviners, shamen, bards. It could be […]

Notes on Calan Gaeaf

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

The Calends of Winter Samhain: “summer’s end” Unique opportunity to reflect on previous year, it’s gifts and tribulations, for we have much to be grateful for, it having been filled with experiences that enrich the spirit, however seemingly positive or negative. It allows us the unique opportunity to honour those experiences and integrate them into […]