Creativity is the birthright of all people. When humans are young, play and creativity are central to our own development. Children don’t worry about it being ‘good’; they just make things, play with crayons, laugh, dance, and sing. They play. As children get older, school and society often discourage individual creativity and play, particularly in […]Creativity, … Continue reading Creativity, Mental Health, and Well Being: A Case for the Bardic Arts — The Druid’s Garden
Beltane Gardening Rituals: Garden Blessings, Standing Stones, and Energy Workings
Here in the Laurel Highlands of Western PA, Beltane marks the start of “planting” season, where we move our indoor seeds out into the greenhouse to harden off, where many seeds like carrots and beans start to go into the ground directly, and where the land is budding and blooming with the joy that spring offers. And so in today’s post, I’m going to share some Beltane spring garden blessing ideas for you, as you can craft your own sacred “druid’s garden”.
One of our amazing sacred gardens here at the Druid’s Garden Homestead!
The concept of “blessing” is quite wide-ranging. In the broadest sense, a garden blessing is any working that offers positive energy and protection to a growing space for a season, ensuring your plants a bountiful harvest, long life, and joyful existence. Blessings can be extremely wide-ranging and pretty much anything you do can have some positive…
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Cerridwen and the Power of Inspiration — Ravenhawk’s Magickal Products-Candles Cloaks Ritual Boxes
Cerridwen and the Power of Inspiration MARCH 22, 2021 BY KRISTOFFER HUGHES READ TIME: 5 MINS “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”—Salvador Dali At times the world can feel uninspiring and disenchanted; there is not a single person on the face of the earth that has not……Cerridwen and … Continue reading Cerridwen and the Power of Inspiration — Ravenhawk’s Magickal Products-Candles Cloaks Ritual Boxes
Herbs for Visionary Work at the Winter Solstice
Happy Winter Solstice Dana
Plants are our medicine, our teachers, our friends, and help us connect deeply to spirit in a wide variety of ways including through spiritual work. Long before recorded history, our ancient ancestors used plants of all kinds. Ötzi, the ancient ancestor who was preserved in ice and who lived between 3400 and 3100 BCE, was found with multiple kinds of plants and mushrooms, including birch polypore (a medicinal mushroom) and the tinder fungus, a mushroom often used for transporting coals starting fires. I love plants, and I love the ancestral connections and assistance that they can provide. In more recent history, we can look to a variety of cultures that use plants in ways that help alter or expand consciousness.
What better time to do some deep visionary work than at the winter solstice, when the world is plunged in darkness? It is in these dark times that we…
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Nature Mandalas for Inner Work, Rituals, and Blessings — The Druid’s Garden
A woman comes to a clearing in the recently burned forest with a basket of stones, sticks, nuts, and flowers. She begins to sing, laugh, and dance as she creates a beautiful circle with the materials. As she weaves her healing magic, the design of the circle grows more complex, spiraling inward and outward. She […]Nature … Continue reading Nature Mandalas for Inner Work, Rituals, and Blessings — The Druid’s Garden
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