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From my window

The cold, the snow, our health and lockdown – all these conspire against us in our need to connect with nature. If I’m out for too long in the cold and damp, my joints tell […]

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Snow

I woke up this morning to a world changed overnight. My straggly, untidy garden was transformed into a wonderland clothed in white, a hushed world of muted sounds broken only by confident crows announcing their […]

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Winter Solstice

I was awake just after 5 am, unable to get back to sleep. Or should I say unwilling to fall back to sleep. I was too excited, like a kid on Christmas morning, up and […]

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Decorating Yule

My family includes pagans, and non-pagans. Together, we celebrate secular Christmas traditions with a Christmas tree and decorations, and gathering over the Christmas holidays, though not necessarily on Christmas day if people are working. This […]

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The Alchemist

Alchemists in the Middle Ages tried to find a way to change ordinary metals into gold. It was a process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary. I think I have a […]

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Ritual and Disability

Enter your sacred circle from the West, then walk clockwise to North, Bow and greet the element of Earth, warden of the North, Follow your circle now to the South, light the candle and greet […]