15 – Inspirations: Awen and Creativity

The terms “awen” or “imbas” aren’t often used in our community; most of us simply say inspiration. Inspiration is regularly called upon in our Grove rites, and as part of our opening liturgy after we honour the Earth Mother and the Hearth Goddess. We do not call upon inspiration directly, instead petitioning those beings who … Continue reading 15 – Inspirations: Awen and Creativity

12 – Relationships: The Dark Half of the Year

The 30 Days of Druidry prompt series separates the next two prompts into the Fire Festivals (Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine, and Lughnasadh) and the Solar Festivals (Winter Solstice, Vernal Equinox, Summer Solstice, and Autumnal Equinox), but I don’t think of them in that division. For me, and for my Grove, the Wheel of the Year progresses … Continue reading 12 – Relationships: The Dark Half of the Year