About

What is Wyldwood?

Wyldwood is first and foremost a collection and celebration of traditional lore, customs and practices which herald from pre-Christian roots.

Although Wyldwood is based in Druidry, it is not limited to Druidry and although our focus is on British customs and folklore, we will never exclude other cultures.  This is in part because British pre-Christian customs have been, for the most part, lost to time and oppression, yet mostly because no culture should be celebrated as better than any other.

We feel that it is important to the human spirit to have a sense of belonging, and pride in our ancestry, but never to the exclusion of others.

To bring you the best in contemporary popular and academic Pagan writing Wyldwood has partnered with Moon Books. Check our website regularly for new articles, reviews and for the latest additions to our WyldMoon (coming very soon!) Interviews.


Who’s Who?

A Photograph of Herne Wyldwood resting in a tree.

Herne

Herne is the founder of  Wyldwood and Wyldwood Radio. He have been a practicing Druid since the mid 90’s and follows a path of Celtic, Animistic Paganism.

You’ll hear his voice during the weekly show, Wyldwood “Almost” Live which airs on Wyldwood Radio every Wednesday. He is also the host of Wyldcast! our monthly supporter only videocast.

Herne is an author, artist, activist, web designer and public speaker. His approach to Druidry is from a Shamanic perspective and he is a Shamanic practitioner.

You might see Herne out and about at various Pagan events, festivals and gigs, come and say hi!

Joanne

Joanne is the owner of Wyldwood, a Witch and lover of the old ways. You might see her out and about at various Pagan events, festivals and gigs, come and say hi!

Rene

Hi,

My name is Rene and together with my lovely wife Antoinette we are running several shows here in Wyldwood Radio and help contacting bands for the station.

I am living living in The Netherlands,  and to pay for my hobby’s I am a full time Sysadmin. We have no children, but we do have a cat and lots of bats 😉

I ran into the pagan scene some years ago. When visiting the Pagan music festival Castlefest, and (we) felt surprisingly fast at home and fitted right in. I always knew i was somewhat different than the “normal” people around me. But never gave it any thought. The other “pagans” around me really opened my eyes. Being Pagan minded really helps me to see things in perspective. Being a Pagan for me is  collecting ideas and practises i see around me. And the ones i like i will add to my own little world. 😉  But always with nature in mind.

Other interests are Gaming, Watching movies, listening to music and going to concerts and (pagan) festivals as often as my wallet allows.

For the future, i am a person that does not likes to plan ahead. I live now and what the future brings i will deal with it when it arrives 😉

Antoinette

I am Antoinette and live in the Netherlands with my husband Rene.

My regular job is working at a secondary school for biology. There I prepare the experiments from the beginning to the end.

In my spare time I give gymnastics and acrobatic gymnastics. Just a few hours a week. Another hobby is bats. From searching for bats for organisations as help them. If they are wounded or too young to live on their own. In the end I want to see as much as possible flying again in the wild. The batcare is a small but official organisation. With volunteers we manage to rescue as much as possible animals.

And if there is time left, I like to draw. Trying out new things and of course keep practising the old technics.

Wyldwood is at this moment so new for me, that I don’t know what I can do and what I will do for it. Time will see. At least I can enjoy the music.

Gary

Gary is one of our promoters! You’ll see him and his wife Mary out and about at Pagan festivals and events across the UK, usually with a handful of Wyldwood Radio flyers.

Come over and say hi!

Rachel

A photo of Rachel PattersonRachel is a witch, but also a working wife and mother who has also been lucky enough to write and have published a book or sixteen.

Rachel loves to learn, she loves to study and has done so from books, online resources schools and wonderful mentors over the years and still continues to learn each and every day but has learnt the most from actually getting outside and doing it.

She likes to laugh…and eat cake…and her hair changes every week…

Rachel often give talks at pagan events and co-runs open rituals with the Kitchen Witch Coven.

She is High Priestess of the Kitchen Witch Coven and an Elder at the online Kitchen Witch School of Natural Witchcraft.

Rachel contributes articles to several magazines such as Pagan Dawn, The Magical Times and Witchcraft & Wicca. You will also her regular ramblings on the Patheos Pagan, Moon Books, Witches & Pagans and her own personal blogs.

Her craft is a combination of old religion witchcraft, Wicca, wild witchcraft, kitchen witchery, green witchery and folk magic. Her heart is that of a Kitchen Witch.

Cliff

A Bard of Avebury, Cliff is the judge within The Wyldwood Eisteddfod, our ongoing bardic competition.

Cliff joined us in 2018 but has been a listener since the start. You may hear Cliff’s own music on Wyldwood Radio!

Moon Books

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What is Paganism? A religion, a spirituality, an alternative belief system, nature worship? You can find support for all these definitions (and many more) in dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and text books of religion, but subscribe to any one and the truth will evade you. Above all Paganism is a creative pursuit, an encounter with reality, an exploration of meaning and an expression of the soul. Druids, Heathens, Wiccans and others, all contribute their insights and literary riches to the Pagan tradition. Moon Books invites you to begin or to deepen your own encounter, right here, right now. www.moon-books.net