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Rather than move the much-loved BDO blog and Greywolf’s blog over to the main site, we have decided to keep them where they are.

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  • Shadows of the tiompán’s strings May 9, 2020
    The tiompán was an early Irish stringed instrument that disappeared in the 15th century. Here's my attempt to reconstruct one and play it.
  • A Chant for Healing & Protection April 6, 2020
    A chant for healing and protection based on a poem in the medieval Irish Metrical Dindsenchas.
  • A Prayer for Long Life & A Good Old Age March 29, 2020
    A pagan prayer from the 14th century Irish 'Book of Ballymote.'
  • Gaulish Chant for the Horse Goddess, Epona September 24, 2019
    Chant for the Horse Goddess, Epona, based on a 1st century BCE inscription.
  • Naturfest 2019, a.k.a. the Annual Shamanic Gathering in Norway June 28, 2019
    Four days of sacred ceremony, workshops, drum-making, shamanism and Druidry, new friends, chaga, and a psychedelic duck!
  • A Druid Course … at Last! April 18, 2019
    The final four booklets of the BDO Druid course just went online! Yay!!!
  • Druid Hedge Schools at Avebury September 13, 2018
    A few years ago, I came up with the idea of Druid Hedge Schools, loosely based on the hedge schools held in Ireland following the passage of legislation by the English authorities in 1695 outlawing the teaching of Irish history, language and culture in Ireland. Essentially this was an attempt to stamp out Irish culture. […]
  • Medieval Literature: Why Should We Care? July 31, 2018
    Commenting on a recent post on the BDO facebook page, someone described the Mabinogion stories and Taliesin poems included in our courses as ‘filler.’ I was somewhat taken aback by this. To me, this is equivalent to a Jew, Christian or Muslim describing the Torah, Bible or Koran as ‘filler.’ How is it that people […]
  • Beside the Brook (May Day 2018) May 1, 2018
    It being May Day and the weather cool but fair, I wandered through the woods and scrambled down to a hidden hollow by the brook, where water tumbles over rocks and makes a magical sound that eases that slide into reverie in which awen flows and words emerge. With mobile phone as notebook, I jotted […]
  • Re-Forging Spirit Connections March 17, 2018
    Many of us who work with spirits, guardian spirits, power animals, whatever form they take and however we perceive them, regard their willingness to work with us as a gift and a blessing for which we are willing to give in return what they may ask of us. Many of us will also be aware […]

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