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Garth admires Elaine's work at Wildways in Shropshire

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We would like to share one of the most recent blogs by Dean Easton and hope that you enjoy it.

Goddesses are possible again — the word is spreading even to those who aren’t paying attention.  The new dream is all about shapes arising where before we thought there was only darkness pooling around our fears and our faces.  The old forms aren’t always the ones the goddesses are re-animating.  It’s also something new this time, answer to the severity of our need.  Need more, and the Goddess answers.  How much we need.  It’s called her forth.

The stones await in the sun's light of the grassy field
While the wizard is in mortal combat, sword and shield.
The work of the mundane realm reels
A captain holds a firm grip on the ship's wheel.
The folly of fools and greed in dogma's name
Ye Dragons know this all will end in failure and shame.
One day soon the Awen shall sing
The light of a new age, the dragon's tale shall bring.

John Owings

We are pleased to introduce another piece of literature by one of our members.

BeeGee Robin Gibb, husband of the Order’s Patroness Dwina Murphy-Gibb, author of the druidic Cormac Trilogy, has been working with his son RJ on The Titanic Requiem. This is an amazing project and now a trailer and samples from it have been released.

for more visit http://www.robingibb.com/titanicrequiem

In the midst of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, a handful of British intellectuals turned their backs on the social and cultural trends of their time and set out to reinvent the spirituality of the ancient Druids. The movement that rose out of this effort played a central role in struggles for cultural identity in most of the Celtic nations of Europe, provided inspiration to such world-class creative talents as William Blake and Frank Lloyd Wright, and inspired an innovative tradition of Western nature spirituality that remains active to this day.

 The full Moon of Nion will be a time to follow up on the plans and dreams of the new Moon, which occurred on February 21st.   New Moon featured seven points in Pisces, a sign of watery surrender represented by The Moon card illustrated above.

“I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

By Madalyn Stalbaum, Bard, from Ft. Worth, TX

by vyvyan ogma wyverne

an articulate claw, an attentive eye,
busy with some deep business
to do with the breaking into of shells
and the plundering of treasure underneath

there’s a soft laughter in the shaking out
of hackles warm with darkness, yes,
rich findings in this busy-season biome,
all welcome, for the gathering in of wealth

By Nimue Brown

In my book ‘Druidry and Meditation’ I spend a lot of time making the case for meditation as a way of engaging more deeply with life. I’m conscious that in some meditative traditions, the aim is to transcend. However, I see druidry as a faith that embraces the world we inhabit. Thus the aim of any druid activity is not, normally to escape, but to go deeper into relationship with all that is. What I want to do in this essay is cover content not in the book; namely when it is a good idea to use meditation as a way of disconnecting, and how to go about this.