On casting circles

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This is a personal presentation of a post I made in a forum in response to some ‘instruction’ on how circles feature within Druidry. It’s a little reactive, but I thought I’d share it out into the world. Maybe I’m wrong. I often am.

I’m not going to be put off by your gaslighting, and I do feel that you’re conflating ceremonial magic and druidry and in the doing of which you’re missing the point of the latter.

There are perfectly fine practices of mixed Druidry and, eg, Wicca. Philip Carr Gomm wrote on the subject in his work Druidcraft. I’m very much a ‘what works for the individual” druid and I’m not here to dissuade you from exploring all the paths in the wood, or from disagreeing with customarily held views. I think though there is a need for clarity when one decides to speak with authority.

Druidry is…

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The book explained and a real-life example

The book comes out in April 2021 and is currently open for pre-orders on the publishers website

PRE-ORDER here

This book is aimed at people, who are becoming curious and start researching the Earth-based spiritual path. Perhaps you read a couple of books, articles or seen some films that drew you into the world of witchcraft, Druidry or, may be a Shaman figures spoke to you from a place unknown. You might have had an experience that sparked your curiosity and you would like to seek further what your path might be.

The book is in the series of Pagan Portals, which are aimed at beginners, but also can be helpful and insightful for experienced practitioners. These books include unique and personal experiences of practitioners from many nature-based spiritual paths, which make them unique in a way of finding information you might not find otherwise. They can also be looked…

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Plastic-free Whitstable: by Steve Andrews

Living Paganism…

Whitstable Views

Photo courtesy of Brian Yurasits

Plastic-free Whitstable is one step nearer to a plastic-free world

Plastic pollution is everywhere, from the tops of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest oceans, but many people worldwide are taking action to reverse this. From individuals to community groups, people are taking power into their own hands. Plastic Free Whitstable (PFW) was set up by concerned local residents in 2018, and by the end of the year, the group was so highly commended by Surfers Against Sewage that the status of “plastic-free” was bestowed on them: a first for any town or organisation in Kent.

PFW members work in many ways to combat the threat of plastic that pollutes the environment both inland and at sea. The group raises awareness of the problem and what can be done about it by spreading the word via local schools and community organisations. PFW…

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Event news from ellen Evert Hopman

Druid author Ellen Evert Hopman has a number of online events coming up…

Saturday, January 30

6 PM Eastern USA time

Transcending Roots Zoom Class

Ellen will speak on The Druidic Wheel of the Year

Register here: https://www.transcendingroots.com/event-details/the-wheel-of-the-year-with-ellen-evert-hopman  

March 5-7, 2021

WitchCon a livestream video conference

Ellen will speak on the magical techniques of the Druids

https://www.witchcon.com/presenter.php?presenter=ellen-evert-hopman

join the largest online magical conference in the world here:

https://www.witchcon.com/

10th Anniversary Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference (virtual this year)

Ellen will speak on tree medicine and lore

And Celtic spirituality

May 7, 8 and 9, 2021

https://www.midwestwomensherbal.com/mwhc-virtual-2021

October 26, 2021

Wild Ginger Herbal Center

6-8 PM Eastern

Ellen will speak on

The Sacred Herbs of Samhain

A Zoom webinar

www.wildgingerherbalcenter.com

Ellen Evert Hopman, Herbalist and Author * Bookstore and blog *   www.elleneverthopman.com, http://elleneverthopman.com/shop/   Study Druidism at The Tribe of the Oak www.tribeoftheoak.com

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