Circles + Symbols : Organic Clothing + Accessories

Circles + Symbols : Organic Clothing + Accessories

At Lughnasadh I launched Circles and Symbols : an organic clothing + accessories line. Art. Merchandise. Fashion. Pretty controversial topics, especially when you combine them ... So many thoughts I could share. So many points upon which to disagree with...

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Launching The Woven Land Network with a Midsummer Party

Launching The Woven Land Network with a Midsummer Party

A Midsummer party you say? Foraging and medicinal herbs, creative conversations and a ceilidh to round it all off - all hosted at The Ecology Centre in Fife. It was a no-brainer for me to attend the launch event of The Woven Land Network, especially...

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A Slogan For Our Times

A Slogan For Our Times

“We have an idea where the monsters are. So that’s where we're headed. Friends are forged on the dark road headed out of town.”  And so it was that the day dawned and on offer was something we all had a feeling about, but weren’t quite sure exactly what was to occur....

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Salt Circle of Tears

An invitation to a creative tending of our personal and cultural grief. Exclusive to members of Patreon Clans Adder, Deer + Beastie. June 2nd 2019 : 6pm BST (timezones here) An online event, hosted on Zoom. (Recordings for Patreon Clans Deer + Beastie.)"Grief is not a...

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Beltane Big Sun ☼

Beltane Big Sun ☼

Beltane welcomes the season of the ☼ big sun ☼ here in Scotland and together with Samhain - its opposite in the seasonal wheel of the year - marks one of the two most significant junctures in the annual solar cycle. As a cross-quarter day, Beltane occurs at the...

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Spring Equinox, The Cailleach and our Way Back People

Spring Equinox, The Cailleach and our Way Back People

Already, we arrive at another of our markers in the solar cycle - the Spring Quarter Day that is the Vernal Equinox. Whilst researching Scottish folklore I find precious little that refers directly to this particular juncture. In K W Grant's Myth, Tradition and Story...

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Imbolc and the creative cycle

Imbolc and the creative cycle

It's easy to understand why in Scotland prior to 1600 CE the New Year wasn't celebrated until the end of March. The cold, short days and long, black nights of the Yuletide months are not practically conducive to energetic movement and lively social interaction. I have...

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Sharing some favourites of 2018 with you : Audiobooks

Sharing some favourites of 2018 with you : Audiobooks

Bedtime stories: I am a huge fan and the way I like them is in my ears, courtesy of technology. In contrast with my declining use of technology elsewhere this past year, I've been embracing the art of the audiobook in a big way. It's not new to me, but...

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The Samhain Threshold

The Samhain Threshold

Samhain, Samhuinn, Hallowe'en ... it's a major threshold in the solar cycle and has long been witnessed in this land I call home. My ancestors were a pastoral people and lived with a more direct connection to the natural cycle than our modern lives...

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