Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Way of the Druid is amorphous, meaningless and rife with footnotes

I don’t often give up on books. No, my philosophy is akin to that of a parent at the sidelines of a T-ball game. No matter how awkward the child is or whose it is, you cheer. You stay the … Continue reading

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Awen, imbas and trance-horses

It’s incredible to witness a full trance-possession, with the “horse” — as the human component is generally called — gyrating and dancing wildly, his or her conscious self stabled elsewhere as the deity or spirit takes over. It’s incredible, but … Continue reading

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Tinne/The ingot

In dreams begin responsibilities, the poet hammers, the blows echoing through the damp halls of a benighted past. He is dead now, and the words are deader. The hammer still in the forge, the anvil furred and silvered with dust. … Continue reading

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