Monthly Archives: March 2015

Spirit of the Forest

Linked with The Pagan Experience. When I was growing up we always took our summer holidays in Cornwall. We would hire a caravan and spend our days exploring the sleepy fishing villages of the Cornish coast. Cornwall itself is a land full of magic, with tales of smugglers coves, piskies and mermaids and in nearly every…

Apothecary Garden – Lady’s Mantle

Lady’s Mantle is at its best first thing in the morning when its lily pad leaves hold the pearl like drops of morning dew. At night its leaves curl up like tiny umbrellas and then in the morning they slowly unfurl revealing their dewy jewels. Its frothy almost lime green flowers make a delicate contrast…

Woad – the colour of Warriors

Woad is a Biennial native to Europe and western Asia and was probably introduced to Ancient Britain by the Celtic tribes emigrating from Europe. It has delicate yellow flowers that bloom from June to September and grows to a height of 1m, with bluish green feathery leaves, it then produced seeds that look like little…

Easter Origin

I am always fascinated when the remnants of Pagan culture are found so obviously woven into mainstream (and often Christian) celebrations. Major examples of this being Halloween (Samhain) and Christmas (Yule). But by the far the most Holy and in my mind the most Pagan, has to be Easter. The timing of Easter; Easter is…