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Garth admires Elaine's work at Wildways in Shropshire

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Mark and I attended the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) residential training course on celebrancy at the Earthspirit Centre near Glastonbury between 17th and 21st September.  This is a quick summary for SPF folks of what happened.


Every year we offer an award for academic research into Druidry or related topics. This year the award goes to Dr.Julia Farley, for her paper:

‘Almost unmentionable in polite society’? Druidry and Archaeologists in the Later Twentieth Century

by Dr Julia Farley

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Nature Spirits are seen at work in the light of sunset: attunement to the potency of invisible forces of nature’   the Sabian Symbol for the full Moon is Aries.

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5th Annual OBOD ECG: A Guest Blog Post from The Druid's Well


Exploring the Arts of Celebrancy


Once again the Moon and Sun face off. We have the fifth ‘super Moon’ of the solar year because the Moon is at her closest approach to earth. The excitement of the opposition between Sun and Moon grows as the Moon swells! We are aware of all that must be contained in this time of bright moonshine. The crickets and cicadas take out their violins and castanets every evening to play the wild rhythms that are in our bodies and blood as well. What is the rhythm of your heart? How often do you take time to listen to the beat?  


The Moon in Coll (Hazel) is almost full. The connection of a sacred tree to each Moon cycle offers us time during the year to remember the beauty, the sustenance and the power we receive from their way of being in the world.

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The Dance of Light–the New Moon in Leo 2014

bee and sunflower(Bob Fuhro) 


The Labyrinth is my theme for this new Moon.


In the throat of the valley the brook is a trickle of song
coming out of darkness and homing to light and ocean
between the sussurations of midsummer grass and birdsong.

A year and a year and a year and still the world issues its questions –
sometimes the answers show themselves in full sun
sometimes the same faint question drags the same furrow, in shade


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