About Elinor Prędota

Elinor Predota was born in London in 1970, and was raised in England’s second city. Her hippy parents took her on endless, wonderful visits to birdwatching hides, Iron Age hill forts, Medieval Castles and ancient stone circles across Britain, which kindled her longing for green hills. She finally moved to the country in the year 2000, where the land has taught her more magic than any book or human being ever could. She is a priestess, a poet, a scholar, an accidental comedian, and lives in southern Scotland with her partner, a very big dog, and a vast range of more-than-human neighbours. She can also be found online at elinorpredota.com.

A fond farewell

Together, we create this sense of place. [Read more…]

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Remembering the never born: claiming a sibling as an Ancestor

I claim my never-born sibling as an Ancestor, because hir death fundamentally shaped my life. And so, this Samhain, I will be inviting my spirit child sibling to come and share the evening with me, as a member of my family of Mighty Dead, Beloved Dead and Ancestors. [Read more…]

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When the heather blooms: the end of summer

I do my best to appreciate the land as it is, today, through all of the seasons. Sometimes I sing about it; sing to it. It helps move the energy of the season through me; it helps me to settle into how things are, not how I would wish them to be. [Read more…]

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Know your wild herbs: A is for Angelica

A is for Angelica: part 1 of an A-to-Z of wild herbs with medicinal, magical or other uses; AKA “plants I meet while walking my dog”. [Read more…]

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When water is cut off: from Cochabamba to Detroit, by way of my bathroom

We all need water, but we are not all in control of our water supply. [Read more…]

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The Common Riding: Langholm’s Great Day

As Pagans, we are often used to thinking of traditions linking people to seasons and to land as ancient and lost, not contemporary, living things. Langholm Common Riding, and other traditions like it give the lie to this idea. [Read more…]

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