it’s a while since i updated this blog and i’m considering pulling it down and setting up a new one. this one was conceived under very different conditions from the ones now prevailing and i’ve changed. evidently a skin change is indicated. when i last updated more or less regularly more than two years ago […]Read More where i’m at now.
i’m a descendant of dispossessed irish and cockney low-life, gypsies and english jews, powerless people, many of them brought to australia in chains, others working their passage to the new colonies, fleeing famine or insupportable tyranny in their own stolen countries. i was born in 1951, a baby-boomer born protesting: war, human rights abuses, ecological […]Read More my home my habitat
and then the scintillating starbeams spun off aeons-distant suns a-glitter with celestial nwyfre drawn from shimm’ring shores of planets far away. wave upon wave, oh, one continuous wave of flying radiance crashing, quantum waves forever breaking, myriad on a starlit gaian shore. gaia consecrates this starry light and in her awestruck goblet keeps it pure […]Read More starlight
just as some organisms on earth have well-developed sensoria for experiencing the visual, audial and tactile sensations that define reality for humans, so some humans have specialised senses highly enough developed to enable the fairy sight.Read More the faerie shaman
he’s been evolving a bit.Read More Pwyll
if livin were a thing that money could buy, the rich would live and the poor would die, all my trials soon be over.Read More all my trials, folksong.
With education in English compulsory, within a few generations, all appropriated children are shaky about their own languages and embarrassed about the apparent inferiority of their own culture, viewed through the largely unconfigurable lenses of the dominant culture.Read More barracking for the underdog
we’d view vistas, learn lore, mend mad magic, meet our maker the miraculous Mind, our mother the mud our father the skyRead More talk the walk
vyvyan ogma wyverne interviewed in the recent Solstice edition of Aontacht, Druidic Dawn’s on-line magazine.Read More aontacht interviews vyvyan ogma wyverne
could a deadly druid charm uttered by a scared 5th century wizard, aimed at a nebulous, perhaps terrifying form looming out of the future at him/her from the 21st century, the shadow of a legend-probing celtic historian or modern druid seeking the true nature of the old druid, strike that seeker dead? scary thought!Read More credible druidry: introduction
Druids are rational, yet new respect for the intuitive, the psychic, and the imaginative processes of the human personality gives the rational ‘realist’ in us all pause. Perhaps there is magic. Perhaps there are parallel universes, interactive archetypes, devas and gods. The traditions and traces of traditions, the texts, folk-lore and archaeological evidence, though problematical and their significance hotly debated by academics and Pagans alike, are not slight or irrelevant, and must be accounted for as well, in a traditional academic way as well as in a feeling, intuitive, New-Age way.Read More who’s a druid and who isn’t