Cruel Crossing by Edward Stourton

I just found this book, Cruel Crossing by Edward Stourton. I found it through this good article in the Express.   I’ve seen the Yesterday Channel programme Shot Down: escaping Nazi Europe a couple of times...

Journey with Trees

Trees for Life’s Corporate & Trusts Development Officer Joyce Gilbert trades funding application forms for a  ‘Journey of Trees’ – a Gaelic place-naming weekend of tree planting and pony trekking. Last weekend found me walking beside a couple of ponies...

Elen at Shamanic Lands 2015

At last, here’s the vidoe of my talk at Shamanic Lands in June 2015 :-). With many thanks to Wisdom Hub for making it available.  

Grey Wethers

Cloud-filled I lie between circles, left and right Sunlight burns my eyes, so bright Wind whispers in the grass, the reeds, the stones They twist and turn Widdershins, deosil Left and right. Cloud-filled I lie,...

Being Wild & Hope Bourne

“For money, you sell the hours and the days of your life, which are the only true wealth you have,” she wrote. “You sell the sunshine, the dawn and the dusk, the moon and the...

Exploring Thresholds

Following on from writing the Merlin book I’m giving a workshop on Exmoor on Exploring Thresholds. It will be an intimate and informal workshop, just 4 participants, and happens out in the wilds of Exmoor, at ancient...

Wolf Wedding

Soul Marriage in 13 Vows: The Witch Weds Her Inner Wolf.

Maxie the Otter

I just have to share this wonderful film of the releasing of Maxie the Otter by Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary. They do such marvellous work and this film brings it all home … makes my heart...

Demon Daimon

Cold hand pulls and tugs at the tendrils of my anger. My anger. Cherished child with twisted feet, bound upon Darkness Mountain. Shepherd of the flocks, I took you in. Unbinding, the twisted feet will...

Eyebright

Eyebright I called her. Something Daddy used to say, I can’t remember. But I called her Eyebright.   Standing on tip-toe, she just reached the bottom of the lavender. She wasn’t very tall. But then...

Bright Darkness

By twig and branch,, by stone and stream, by sun and moon, by starlight and the velvet darkness of the Void, I wish you well.   Bright is the darkness ahead, The light behind veils...

Lammas 2016

Lammas …new loaf from the first corn but, of course, that’s quite new for paleo-folk like me! After farming, which is only about 6,000 years old in Britain. So what did we do before we...

Adventures in Incense

My artist friend, Danielle Barlow, has begun doing incense-making workshops. I have to get on one! She’s Ab Fab at it. This reblogged post is about her Adventures in Incense and gives an idea of...

Shit Creek Paddle Store

I’ve just begun the flash-fiction project with a new FB page … Shit Creek Paddle Store