A Bardic Sigil Technique

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Sigil creation in progress!

I open up a sacred grove with intention.  After opening the grove, I sit for a few moments, breathing deeply and centering myself.  When ready, I pick up the chalk pastel and I allow the chalk pastel to move across the page, closing my eyes at points, emphasizing lines at points, and letting me be in the flow of the moment.  I keep refining the design, moving pieces of it to new areas of the paper.  I don’t focus too much, paying attention instead to my overall intention: a specific land healing sigil, a sigil that will link different sacred sites I’m working on and work with ley line energy on the landscape. After a number of versions, the sigil seems complete, and I work to transfer it to a wooden round–the process of transfer allowing it to undergo yet another, final, revision.  In today’s post…

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The Druid’s Prayer for Peace: Shifting from Exploitation to Nurturing as a Spiritual Practice

I inscribed this in silver sharpie on my journal. It’s so easy to forget during troubled times where little is done to protect our Mother from being exploited.

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Working with the land, in harmony and peace Working with the land, in harmony and peace

One of the things I’m hoping to do on this blog, in addition to my usual “how to” posts, permaculture, and tree work, is give us a set of working tools and philosophical lenses through which to see and interact in the world.  Today’s post does just this–explores two concepts underlying much of industrial civilization and various reactions to it, and does so with a distinctly druidic lens.

In The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, Wendell Berry discusses two approaches to living and inhabiting the world–the practice of exploitation and the practice of nurturing. Berry wrote The Unsettling of America in the 1970’s as a small family farmer’s response to the rise of “Big Ag” and industrialized food systems. The book was truly visionary, and, if read today in 2015, rings even more true than it did in the 1970’s. Berry…

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Top Notch Organic Gardening Ideas To Increase Your Crops!

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More and more people are realizing the wonders of organic garden. The easy to follow advice in this article is to help the would-be organic gardener get off to a great start. Just follow these useful tips and tricks outlined here and get some beautiful results!

Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? Try to keep your mint in a container in your garden to stop their rampage. You have the option of planting the container with the plant to keep the roots from taking the garden over.

Transfer your favorite plants indoors to rescue them from the winter. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive ones. Dig carefully around the roots and place them into a pot.

Pre-soak your seeds overnight in a dark area. This will allow seeds to be watered…

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Thirty Minutes A Day To A Successful Garden

I was blessed. The new house we moved into had a holly bush. Thank the Holly King for providing for the cold winter months.

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There isn’t a better time than now!You undoubtedly have numerous questions about how to begin and when to do what, but no worries, the article below will help with lots of useful information. The ideas and tips provided in this article will help you find success in your way to a successful garden.

A great gardening tip to use is to always select types of plants that are more likely to produce a high yield. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.

This increases the plants can survive to adulthood. This also gives you the freedom of tightening time periods between plantings. Your next crop of seedlings will be ready to be planted when you remove your last crop from the garden.

When fall has arrived, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. A pumpkin can be used as a festive…

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Use These Organic Horticulture Tips For Your Garden!

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Read on some great organic ideas in the following article.

Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season.

Shoveling clay soil is tiresome since clay is hard, and because it sticks to the shovel. To ease the digging, rub the shovel with floor or car wax and then buff it with a cloth. The clay will slide off the surface and it will prevent rust.

Plant perennials in your garden that are slug-proof. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant very quickly. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, smooth, particularly seedlings and young plants. Some perennials, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough, tough leaves or a taste that isn’t appetizing. Some varieties of these plants are…

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Boost Immunity with this Super Easy Elderberry Jam — Gardening Channel

By John Moody Elderberry is an amazing thing. The University of Wisconsin calls it a true super fruit. Ancient people had slightly different ideas about the berries than we do – one of their earliest uses was as hair dye! In the middle ages, the berries were an important defense against vampires – you could…Boost Immunity… Continue reading Boost Immunity with this Super Easy Elderberry Jam — Gardening Channel