Enchantment on the Last Day of November

There was always understood to be a contract between the people and the land.  This reminder formed the words as I walked the woodland sanctuary, on this last day of November. The leaf-covered earth I walked upon reminded me of that sacred contract, one long since forgotten by humankind. From the sacred well flows the life-giving […]

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Great Mother Rising…Ignoring the Tyranny!

I made a video today. I had every intention of talking on several issues, but found myself almost mute as I walked the woodland. A strange kind of afternoon, for there seemed to be little birdsong too. Silence appeared to be universal. This often happens after Samhain…though I know not why. For my part I’m […]

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It Still Takes My Breath Away!

Each morning I arise and embark on a series of rituals, that culminate with a hot cup of tea in one hand, my camera in the other and faithful Jack by my side. It is then that I step out… This has been my ritual, though not always with Jack, for the past twelve years. […]

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A Free Festival!

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” – John Keats Amid much conflict in the world, austerity, unemployment and strife, the seamless story of Mother Earth moves across the landscape. In these days of early Spring in the west of Ireland, her joyfulness plays out in the changing earth beneath our feet, as sap […]

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The Great Creatrix

The photographer from Irish Country Magazine has just left…the magazine photo-shoot is over! You can read all about Bealtaine Cottage in the Dec/Jan edition, which will be on the shelves at the end of November! As we walked around the gardens, the conversation turned to the story of how Bealtaine emerged from rushy fields and […]

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