East Coast Gathering 2014

ECG 2014 24

There is no substitute for a spiritual retreat:  spending a few days with your tribe, immersed in your tradition.As a Druid, it’s important for me to practice my Druidry on a daily, weekly, and seasonal basis.  It’s important to bring my Druidry into my paying job, my personal relationships, and my interactions with the wider world.  If there’s been a theme to my life over the past couple of years, it’s been the integration of my religion and spirituality with the rest of my life.But the … [Read more...]

The Currents of Life

Animas River, Colorado, 2009

For me, blogging is first and foremost about the discipline of writing.  It isn’t enough to think big thoughts – too many of those thoughts are random, impulsive and disorganized.  Writing forces me to examine my thoughts, see if they’re in alignment with my values, and determine how I should integrate them into the rest of my life.  Keeping a blog forces me to do this regularly – nothing runs off readers faster than long periods of silence.Though some of my posts are intended to inform or pe … [Read more...]

East Coast Gathering 2013

good music and a good fire

I’m back from the OBOD East Coast Gathering after spending four days with about a hundred Druids and Druidish friends.  This was the fourth year for the ECG and my third year to attend.  They’ve all been slightly different – different guests, different workshops and rituals, different weather – but they’ve all had the same spirit of fellowship and bardic sharing, the same spirit of curiosity and inquiry, and of course, the same love of Nature experienced in a beautiful wooded camp.The big cha … [Read more...]


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