Category: mythology

The Moon

A card is pulled A sphere Leaning to the side Of mercy. Our animal self Howls at it Barks at it Gnashes shark teeth But we can’t control The master of tides We fear the path Between the two towers Yet walk it we…

Magpies

Photo by me, Magpie through a rainy window, copyright 2017. One for Sorrow Two for Joy Three for a Girl Four for a Boy Five for Silver Six for Gold Seven for a Secret Ne’er to be told. Ok, most of us will know…

Celtic Witchcraft 

My second book, Pagan Portals: Celtic Witchcraft, is on offer on Kindle for £2.79 at the moment. Get it here.

Season Tree

Some time back Nathan (seven) and I decided we wanted something in the front hall way that brightened the place up, and showed the changing of the seasons. I dug out this lovely, eastern style lantern with different nature images on each panel, and…

September Pagan Pages Now Up!

Hello all, I hope you are enjoying the first touches of autumn and the first tentative fingers of the fall. Our lawn is already dotted with yellow birch leaves, and the odd ink cap that appears magically overnight. The blackberries are dragging the brambles…

House Martins

These little beauties all came to pick at the crumbs left by fellow bank holiday revellers. I was on the seafront at Hornsea, resting my weary bones after a meander on the wet and glorious beach. As I sat quietly, the martins waited until…

Merry Lughnasadh 

Despite the rainy intervals, these gorgeous swifts managed to catch some respite during a sunny spell, drying themselves in Lugh’s light.  I’m spending Lughnasadh, also the time of Lammas and the first harvest, camping with family near a farm in Skipton. We are enjoying…

A Visit from Ratatoskr

This beauty was in my garden first thing, calmly surveying her surroundings and ignoring my cat who was clumsily stalking her. I’m fairly sure this is a female; the males usually have a much bushier tail. In Norse mythology the squirrel Ratatoskr is actually…

Doves and Pigeons

Image copyright: Columba Oenas, Stock Dove; Jim Gifford via Wikimedia Commons. Doves are generally known as birds of peace; the bearer of the olive branch at the end of the flood. The great thing about researching my book of magical birds, is finding juxtapositions…

My Tuesday Valentine

I know it’s Valentine’s Day A Christian throwback To a Roman party Whips and wolves Reduced to discount chocolates  Cards compete In the cheese wars; Drawers renewed With lingerie that Doesn’t fit. I know it makes no sense This consumerist cock up Of religious…

Imbolc Offerings 

Friday Reads

Here is my ‘To Read’ or ‘To Read Again’ list for 2017. A Mystic Guide to Cleansing and Clearing by David Salisbury. I’ve read this already but am looking forward to revisiting some of the chapters when I have a bit of a clear out…