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Wild Wood Tarot and Imbolc

The 1st February is the festival of Imbolc, traditionally this is celebrated in differing names across many cultures as the birth of Spring. As with many of the old festivals, all you need to do is look to the natural world to see why these dates became special. 441 more words

Guardians of the Home (Domovoi)

Domovoi, domovoy, domachi, domovoj, domovik, dedek(grandfather)—All names for a particular type of house spirit.

Think brownies.  Very hirsute, macho brownies, ones that beat the hell out of anything looking for trouble on your property.   867 more words

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Unfinished... (Gjenganger)

Death isn’t always the End

We’ve all heard of ghosts.  They scare the bejeezus out of us, haunt our houses, watch us in the bathroom at night, and judge our internet histories.  461 more words


Seven Days a Week

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I won’t be making excuses for my lack of blogging, except to say that the sun is setting earlier and earlier, the temperature is steadily decreasing (except for those wild weeks of roller coaster weather – a maximum of 19 degrees on day, 27℃ the next before plummeting to 14 degrees the following day) and I have a persistent cold.   840 more words

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Mystery Solved

Early 16th century: alteration (by association with grand ‘big’) of Old French grapois, from medieval Latin craspiscis, from Latin crassus piscis fat fish.

Oxford English Dictionary…

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St. Brigid's Day/Imbolc: Myths and Miracles

*This article can be found in video format here*

Most people are aware of Saint Brigid’s Day and the iconic crosses that come from it’s tradition. 750 more words

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The Antipodes Strike Back

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After several weeks of frequent rain, work, rain, family commitments, rain, typhoons… did I mention the rain? … well, I’ve bitten the bullet and have gotten behind the keyboard again, in spite of having no wildlife-related topic to write about.   695 more words

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