Caer Caradog in Church Stretton

Caer Caradog in Church Stretton

It has been a while since I last posted. I don’t know why. I think it’s because I’ve been putting my energies into re-establishing. I’ve been recreating some of the facets of my existence which used to be a part of my life before druidry began to become a major feature.  The increasing strength of my quest for the Western Mysteries had crowded out … well, sheer enjoyment. Spiritual delight had become the overriding goal, along with learning. Now, after a period of grief, I felt I needed to re-discover some joy. I don’t think that’s the whole reason for letting the posting slide. These things are never one cause or another directly – they are often an amalgam of smaller distractions and interactions which take the...

Spring Equinox 2013 – Day of the Crow Part 3

In this third part of my Spring Equinox quest to link the four sites of a landscape sigil based on the elements we come to the Earth site – Caer Caradog. The snows that covered the hills on that day are still with us weeks later as we go into April, that’s how embedded this cold snap was. On the Spring Equinox I had to be quick at my work because this was no time to hang around enjoying the views! Saying that, I was lucky to get to Caer Caradog at all. Although I had it pinned on a map as a specific location down to the smallest possible degree, that wasn’t the issue. I knew where it was – I just couldn’t get to it! As I came up through the slightly famous village of Cerrigydrudion (partly thanks to Julian Cope‘s song) I came...

Bran, Corvus and taking possession

I love going out in the week. Everyone else is asleep in front of their televisions and our lands becomes the playground of this hedge druid. At least, that’s how it feels. On this rare dry evening I called Kal to come and share the wonders of Dinas Bran. It’s probably our closest amazing place. I felt like I had neglected Bran, not having visited him yet this year. Time to remedy that. Of course I took gloves, a scarf and a thick coat – I’m not stupid – it’s early March. Kal forewent such superfluous apparel. We climbed up the back path (the eastern side) in the dark. I had a torch but didn’t need it – there was enough ambient light. Kal used his, though, and as we neared the top he suggested I had picked the...