Miscellaneous

In this section of the library you will find articles by members on a wide range of subjects of interest to Druids. To contribute an article, send in MSWord format to library@druidry.org

Self Governance

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven

Far too often we allow our emotions to control us, dictating how we react and respond to situations and perhaps not in the best way.  Some would argue that our emotions are what gets things done, however, something done with anger, for instance, may not always be the best way forward. 

Women in Druidry

by Joanna Van Der Hoeven

Within Paganism, there appear to be an equal number of women and men in leadership roles.  One of the most popular Druids today is Emma Restall Orr, one of the most popular Wiccans is Starhawk.  Heathenry has Galina Grasskova and Diana L Paxon.  There are countless others in all pagan paths and traditions that stand alongside the men in equal roles of leadership, teaching and more. 

Brighid's Thaw

by Maria Ede-Weaving

Imbolc is finally and thankfully upon us. It is traditionally seen as a festival of inspiration; it certainly feels a relief to be anticipating those first green shoots after a long, cold winter. And yet, the irresistible sense of anticipation felt as the year gradually accelerates can lead to many a false start when we realise that the chill still nips at us; that our energy still curls in upon itself, not yet fully awake to its own imminent renewal.

Singing Over The Bones

by Maria Ede-Weaving

The Family Tree

by Maria Ede-Weaving

We make plans in life but putting things in place for the eventuality of our own deaths leaves a good few of us a little squeamish.  It can feel a little like tempting fate.

Flags, Flax, Fodder and Frig - The Art Of Gratitude

by Maria Ede-Weaving

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you; it will be enough. ~ Meister Eckhart

Samhain and the Colour Red

by Maria Ede-Weaving

The autumn equinox brought that moment when the light and dark hours of the day, for just a brief moment, were perfectly equal. That moment is like the silent, still gap between breathing in and out; sometimes we catch ourselves noticing it, frozen in our observance of its stillness but knowing full well that we must release back into the relentless movement of the inhale and the exhale.

Devotee dressed as Kali at a Hindu festival of Shiva - Rajesh Kumar Singh

Love Makes Sense

by Maria Ede-Weaving

(Written in response to the Earthquakes in Japan in 2011)

The scenes of Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami have been shocking and distressing. It is hard to take in that level of devastation and death, even more so when we are one step removed and witnessing such appalling tragedy through a lens.

Shrine to Brigid at the White Spring, Glastonbury

Renewal at White Spring

by Abaris

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
-Wendell Berry

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