Before the Olymians there were the Titans. Before the Asir there were the Jotunn. And before the Tuatha de Danann there were the Fomorians. These peoples war and marry each other. The Asir made love to Jotunfolk, the Tuatha married Fomorians wives. Even Thor, the great giant-slayer, loved and impregnated Jotun women. The different godly […]Read more "Fomorians – the shadow gods"
Patheos hosts a blog called Pagan Restoration in which Sam Webster argues for the elimination of all Christian elements within Pagan practice. He pleads for a pure Paganism, and indirectly also for a pure Christianity. Sam Webster tells us bluntly to be serious and make our choice: be either a good Pagan or a good […]Read more "Is Christianity the enemy? (to Sam Webster)"
This weekend I am off to Groningen, a city in the north of this country. I will stay with a beloved friend who I haven’t seen in nine months. The train trip will take 3,5 hours, which for this country’s standards, is very long indeed. And the next four weekends will also be buzzing with […]Read more "England and weekends of social engagement"
All sacred circles put you “betwixt and between”, the make you feel alone but vulnerable to the eyes that watch. From where? Deep in the trees. From the sky above. From earlier ages. Stepping into any circle’s centre – whether of trees or standing stones – is to make yourself at once vulnerable to the […]Read more "Circles offer me no protection."