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About druidgreybeard

Druid, Animist, commentator on worlds events and student of magic.

For Alban Eiler

For Alban Eiler: Do you not hear the approaching storm? Do you not feel the hot, arid wind burning your cheek? Do you not hear the cries of those who are suffering? Do you not know what you have done? … Continue reading

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Awen and Nwyfre, Will and Mind, Intention and Tao

Change is life. The great unfolding says Ken Wilber and for me the Great Spirit is driving and possibly is that unfolding, that change. both the entropy and the negentropy, the yin and the yang. As I recounted a few … Continue reading

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Individual ethical consumerism will do diddly squat

The ability to walk the talk in sustainable consumerism is primarily one of privilege and while it certainly makes me feel better and prevents accusations of hypocrisy, I am very aware that it makes diddly squat difference to the Earth. With … Continue reading

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Tao, mind, magic and will

Dion Fortune famously described magic as the art and science of causing change in consciousness in accordance with will. Will is a concept that Schopenhauer was discussing almost 200 years ago and its importance must be clearly understood in the … Continue reading

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Doris the air dragon

Storm Doris has hammered the UK for the past 12 hours. It has ripped up trees, taken a human life, closed ports and bridges, cancelled trains and flights and dumped heavy snow in Scotland. Doris is an air dragon. An … Continue reading

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Animism: are we are all one?

Animism seems to be one of the hot topics on the occult blogs and podcasts at the moment. Having just worked through Graham Harvey’s Handbook of Contemporary Animism and Emma Restall Orr’s The Wakeful World to enhance my own understanding … Continue reading

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The Tower and the Egg

It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. – Frank Zappa According to Archdruid John Michael Greer, societal decline will be gradual rather … Continue reading

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