Sunday, 29 August 2010

Megalithic Tour 2010

This is a photograph, the first of hundreds, which I took on my tour of the north-west of Scotland with Megalithic Tours. I hope to process all my photographs soon and publish an account of my experiences at the various sites here on these pages.

I truly enjoyed my time with the group and in Scotland and I hope to return many times to Scotland, and, gods willing, move there permanently. I feel so much more connected in Scotland, without even trying, and the pull is strong.

I made a few offerings as discreetly as I could, and I believe they were well received. Certainly, the tour went without a hitch, despite weather forecasts threatening the crossing to Lewis. I would have been disappointed indeed had I not seen Calanais again.

So, back in the south-east of England again, but aready thinking of next year's journey north.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

A Wishlist


I have a wishlist of things I know I will never own, but still desire and I have to add this the list.  It's currently listed on ebay, but it is beyond my means.   It still doesn't stop me from wanting it though.

Description:


Culture:
Romano European
Date:Late 1st Century BC
Size:Diam @ 17mm
Description:A rare ring which has survived in excellent condition with a small elegant band with oval bezel which describes a single sheath of wheat. For the assigned date for the ring it may have had associations with the Roman God of Crop Protection "Robigus". The patina is of blackened silver and has a gloss finish. Calcite deposits are seen within the inner band and behind the bezel which attest to the great age of the ring. In very Fine Condition - Ex French Private Collection.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

White Dragon Magazine

Once upon a time, I used to read a magazine called White Dragon.  In fact, I was a subscriber, so I always received the magazine through the post at least one or two days days before it would arrive in the local shop.  Since Samhain 2009, however, I have not received the magazine and my emails have not been responded to.  I see that the forum is down, not that they were ever that active but, even so, it's another sign that the magazine is no more.

I have searched on the internet, in vain, trying to ascertain what happened, but, alas, all is silent.  If anyone does have any news about White Dragon, please let me know.  I especially want to here that it is to return.  I certainly hope that the website is not lost, as there are some interesting articles and reviews to be found there which indicate the kind of quality that will be lost if the magazine has indeed folded.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Consumerism

I gave into the consumer in me on Saturday and purchased a clay cup with a stag's head on it.  It's not perfect, as can be seen from the picture, but it's cute. 

I have no good reason for the purchase, as I am not going to use this item in rituals or any celebrations.  I intend to use it as a daily item,
and drink my cordials from it.  I like it; it's quirky. 

I just wish I could justify spending money on a want, rather than a need.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

More Pagan Dating Sites for Singles

It seems the Ning network has two places for pagan singles to meet others. The first is the Wiccan/Pagan Singles Club, and the second is Pagan Singles.

So, for those who are looking for free sites, these might be worth a look.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Pagan Dating Chat

Finally, a pagan dating site has enabled chat, allowing members to communicate in real time, rather than resorting to conversing purely through the dating site. Most sites don't allow you to insert your mail address or telephone number even in private messaging and then, there are limits to the number or private messages allowed to individual members, making it difficult to make real life connections.

So, well done, Olde Souls, for installing a live messenger/chat section for us single pagans. I think I may be visting more often now.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

The Hermit

A friend of mine has decided to create her own tarot deck and has made a request of me: to model for The Hermit card. I have agreed as I think it will be an interesting project. An artist has been hired to create the cards from the ideas of my friend, and these will all be modelled on things personal to her, including her friends, family and pagan folk of her acquaintence.

At this stage, the deck is to be majors only, but some of the ideas I've heard sound wonderful.

I am sure it will be a few years before the deck is finished but, when it is finished, I will be sure to post a picture (friend's permission permitting) here at my blog.

All rather exciting I think.