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A mighty oak, once gathered around by Druids, famed for the mistletoe in its high branches, falls in the forest. Over time his limbs, trunk and roots decay. Within the trunk woodlice, grubs and beetles eat away the old, becoming food themselves for woodpeckers, flycatchers, firecrests and doormice. Outward the bark becomes covered in mushrooms, mosses and eventually grass which feed great stag, the animal manifestation of great Cernunnos.

Where the canopy of the oak once shrouded the forest floor in darkness, now blue sky hangs overhead, dotted with crows, kites and buzzards, or covered by cloud, split by lightning and the mighty roar of Taranis. At night it becomes encircled by the stars.

The hole left by the roots fills with rain and becomes a pool around which reeds, water mint and rushes begin to grow. The waters, nourished by fresh rain and the fertile soil pick up healing properties and with time and erosion the pool becomes a well, sacred to beautiful Sulis.

No ending is without a beginning, no death without rebirth. Nothing is sacrificed without reason, nothing changes without purpose. The single oak has fallen, no matter how loved. The Grove of the Gods is born.

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An announcement from Wyldwood Radio

Wyldwood Radio is returning 1st July 2018

Recently Wyldwood Radio has been speaking with bands, artists and listeners trying to understand how people feel about the idea of Wyldwood Radio returning.  The responses have been overwhelmingly positive with a lot of positive advice.

An online poll was taken to gauge people’s reaction to the possibility of a return and the result was 100% in favour of a return.

As such Wyldwood Radio has released an update on its Facebook page which simply says:

“….01/07/2018….”

All I can say is, watch this space!

You can find out all the information about Wyldwood Radio on the Facebook page which you can find here: facebook.com/wyldwoodradio

Bright blessings!


Book Review – Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways by Gemma Gary

Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways by Gemma Gary

Published by Troy Books, Cornwall

This article was originally written for Wyldwood Radio in 2017.

If this is the first book on Traditional Witchcraft that you have read then it will help to give you a solid grounding in the history and practice of the path. If this is not the first book you have read on the subject, you will not be disappointed.

Gemma Gary’s writing style is easy to read and yet does not lose professionalism. The book is a great collection of lore, history and practice drawn not from speculation as are many books in Witchcraft and Paganism, but from historical accounts, years of study and personal experience.

The author takes time to explain what is meant by the term traditional, and to dispel many of the myths and misconceptions that it is entirely ancient or that it is a requirement to belong to any specific group.

The flow of the book is perfect, leading the reader on a continual journey of learning and although the book  is not meant to be a “how to” guide, I feel that anyone looking for a grounding in the art would greatly benefit from this book and be set well on their way to learning more.

There is a lot of good information about tools used in the craft, places of importance and toward the end of the book, usage of those tools and spaces as the author gives examples of group ceremonies as well as lots of historical information to back up the reasons for each of the seasonal ceremonies covered. If your background is Wicca, Druidcraft or a more modern form of Witchcraft, you will not find the common wheel of the year here; rather you will be introduced to traditional Cornish customs which generally fall on or around the same dates but have definite historical backgrounds.

This book brings to life a tradition which is essential to preserving British customs. It is a joy to read and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in an approach to Witchcraft which goes beyond that found in Neo-Paganism.

You can find more information on Troy Books:

www.troybooks.co.uk/

www.facebook.com/troybookspublishing/


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