Druid Thoughts: Avoiding Authority

Nimue Brown

I write books about Druidry; I’ve led Druid groups, I’ve acted as a celebrant, and people e-mail me for advice. How can I not be an authority? I try very hard not to be, as it happens. Here are some things I’ve come up with that have helped me avoid turning into something that I loathe on principle. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Pagans and Pornography

Psyche_et_LAmour1889

Erotic content can be beautiful and inspiring. It can prompt us to connect more deeply with our lovers and give us knowledge and confidence for exploration. Anything that celebrates and honours sex can be wholly in keeping with Pagan ethics, values, and lifestyles. If, on the other hand, what you do alienates you and takes you out of the world, serving to devalue and render sordid, then it isn’t good Pagan practice. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Peace One Day

Peace One Day

We treat war as inevitable and necessary. It isn’t. If you do anything for Peace One Day, use it as an opportunity to think about what war means, where the conflicts lie in your own life, and how to be part of the solution. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Hunting the Egret

Hunting the Egret

In regular fairy tales, beautiful princesses live happily ever after with the elegant prince of their choice. In my fairy stories, poverty-stricken freaks with outlandish backgrounds and serious hang-ups manage to connect with each other, heal their wounds, and overcome their demons a bit. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Monarchy and the Druid

Crown

We have a new heir to the throne of England. What would happen if our rulers came to the job with more of a desire to serve than a desire to be important — who were sovereigns in the old sense, married to the land? [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Seeking the Mystery (Review)

Nimue Brown

I love books and teachers that give me frameworks to hang my own ideas from, or who offer me a map and encourage me to go and explore. I like broad, flexible ideas I can adapt to fit my own ways of living and being. I don’t want to be led, I want to be inspired! Seeking the Mystery gives some really good DIY tools to get a person thinking about and exploring theology on their own. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Tennis for Pagans

Nimue Brown

What the tennis debacle has shown us, is that bad manners and sexism are so embedded in our culture that a lot of people feel comfortable putting those kinds of views into the public domain. It is a tragedy for our culture, and for the individuals who have so lost touch with what it means to respect themselves and other humans [Read more...]


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