Breath of the Seasons

Breath of the Seasons

Nine Ladies stone circle, Stanton in the Peak, Derbyshire. The Harvest Moon has arisen. As it now customary, Kal and I try to get out whenever the moon is full in order to make the maximum use of the strong female energies which reflect down onto the Earth at this time of the month. When we discussed a possible site we laughed that Nine Ladies was the front-runner. We recognise that this is the site that we pick when it comes to the end of Summer. There must be something in the way that the energies form at this time of year which attracts us. Again Kal and I split up and go our separate ways. I find myself drawn to a nearby rowan tree, and I can feel the pull of The Watcher – that otherworldly presence which seems to inhabit the Nine Ladies woodland in a...

Bran’s quick healing

Bran’s quick healing

Finally we can get to the posts about things that happened after the Summer Solstice! Shortly after our return from Ireland we found an opportunity to go to Wales to visit one of our favourite sites – Dinas Bran. It was a really hot day, and so we climbed the steep hill very very slowly, yet still we were wringing wet with sweat when we reached the summit. Luckily, Dinas Bran always has a stiff breeze to cool you down – often when you don’t want it! Today, however, it was most welcome. The Death of Gwas You will remember that I had been told to kill off Gwas. Having agreed to do that several things began to come together to reinforce that decision. Firstly, my full time job came to an end! I had about a month’s notice in order to...

Cailleach Gives Birth – Summer 14 P6

Dromagorteen stone circle, Kerry, Ireland Dammit! I’ve missed a post and now they’re slightly out of order. This is the sixth post of my Ireland summer solstice story. Sorry that I have posted it after the seventh! I don’t know how I missed it because this is a really important post, full of magical happenings and some astonishing recovered knowledge. We are the first to park in the wide car park at the Bonane Heritage Park site. We head for the information hut nearby to buy tickets. As I buy the tickets the old man behind the counter says, in a thick Irish accent, that it is a shame we ave missed the solstice sunrise at the circle. The conditions were perfect today, he says. I make a note to check when I’m up there whether that was the...

Strengthening Tree Roots

If the title sounds like a practical guide to ecological well-being then it is only partly misleading! This story is a continuation of my tale about recovering a Golden Dragon that I was offered as a gift in Brittany. Now I am in Alderley Edge forest, and having re-acquired the Golden Dragon I am keen to see what we can do when we work together. In this tale I find that we can work some very practical and beneficial natural magick. Firstly, I need to set some ground rules with the dragon. We agree that he will disappear when Kal is near so as not to affect him. he will only be available when my heart is true and the task is worthy I will call on his services by using a set of crystals which I am currently carrying The sun emerges from a sullen sky at this moment....

Recovering the Golden Dragon

You may remember that I left you on a bit of a cliff-hanger at the finale of our visit to the French forest of Broceliande? I had been given the gift of a Golden Dragon but Kal had been incredibly suspicious of it, and his dowsing reported to him that it could only do harm. Well, at the time I released the dragon in order to save Kal from any harmful effects. In fact, at the time I dowsed for the level of harm it would do Kal and confirmed that actually, it was very harmful to his energy field to have this dragon presence around. Now I was back in Britain, and curious to know more about this incident, and to see whether the Golden Dragon could be recalled to service. Was there a way of getting it back, and how could I protect Kal from its influence, if I could...

9 Beltane 2014 – Return to the Giants Tomb

After a couple of unremarkable sites on the Locmaraquier peninsula, we were heading towards our final destination for this Brittany outing – Broceliande Forest. Broceliande has a reputation for being an ancient forest with strong claims to an Arthurian tradition. Certainly this is how the French Tourist Agency are marketing the space. For me, when I visited the forest in 2011 I found it enchanting. At the time I had an encounter with a leprechaun-type spirit which left me sure that there was a playful set of spirits in the woods there, but also that convinced me that the forest was truly a magickal place, regardless of its Arthurian connections. Le Tombeau Des Geants Somehow, through a miracle of unintended navigation, we find the car park at the southerly...