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The Ogham Blackthorn: Druid Alphabet

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Blackthorn is strife, fate is in force
A prickly barrier – and must run its course.
(Maureen Cohan)

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Letter: Z
English: Blackthorn
Celtic: Straif
Latin: Prunus spinosa
Planet: Saturn (plant) Mars (fruit)
Element: Fire
Gender: Masculine

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Herbs and the Seasons.

A Wiccan Witch in the City

Herbs for Every Month. Herbs for Every Month.

Herbs are “devided” in two types: “Warm” and “Cold” herbs – which means herbs that grow in the warm part of the year and, well, herbs that grow on the cold part of year. Use for spells, incence, in tea. You can use fresh or dried up, doesn’t matter as long as you keep a little stack at hand, you never know when you might need some. If it’s for tea, infusions or tintures – if you can – either grow your own or… buy organic from your local suppliers.

Cood Season Herbs – From early Autumn to  late Winter:

  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary

Warm Season Herbs – From early Spring to late Summer.

  • Basil
  • Chamomile
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Stevia
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

If you decide to grow your own garden, pay attention and study a little gardening before…

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Voices of Albion Revisited: The Measure of Albion

Voices of Albion Revisited

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In the third installment of this recently reactivated thread we follow on from the concept of Custom Law and Common Right, in relation to Wally Hope’s Stonehenge People’s Free Festival, and the Open Access to Stonehenge Campaign that it was eventually to spawn more than three decades after his death, with a look at the significance of Stonehenge as an actual physical repository of the lost science of Prehistoric Britain; as set out in its physical dimensions. In many ways, the fact that the builders of Stonehenge appear to have possessed an in depth knowledge of the Universal Canon of Number and Measure that the builders of the Pyramids of Egypt, and many other similarly ancient monuments across much of what is generally referred to as ‘the Old World’, and beyond, can also be proven to have been familiar with, is perhaps a key factor in the decision by English…

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Dark Moon: Huathe

The Druid's Well

In the tree ogham, Huathe is associated with the Hawthorn, the tree of cleansing and challenge. That pretty much sums up what the month of May has been so far. The court date for my divorce, the selling of the condo, on one hand, and on the other, two new jobs and a renewed joy in life. I performed the Ovate Rite of Liberation at Beltaine, releasing all the resentment and pain I had carried from the past. I hope I have learned the lessons of these tree well.

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