"To bring about positive change, we must first be able to imagine it."Starhawk For the past year I've been taking part in a series of magical activism workshops, hosted by the American Witch Starhawk. The workshops have a ritual style framework and consist of part talk, part exercises. These exercises include chanting, grounding, visualisations, spell… Continue reading Starhawk’s magical activism series 2021
When I meet people online I frequently don't tell them I'm disabled, where it's easy to hide. I have kept the fact I'm disabled secret on forums, Facebook groups, even the other members of my OU tutor group still don't know I have a disability. So, why I am so loathe to tell others that… Continue reading Ableism
On the subject of magic
Once upon a time, when the Sun King was a young prince, a ring of gas and dust gradually formed itself into a small, blue dot. In alkaline vents, deep beneath the surface of the oceans that made up seventy percent of this blue dot, a miracle began to stir. A magical, mysterious process began… Continue reading On the subject of magic
Butterflies and daisies
At the beginning of this year I'd decided to build a pond to boost the biodiversity of wildlife in my back garden. With the use of the low nutrient soil that was dug out during the making of said pond I also decided to create a 'wildflower patch'. Thus, for a few weeks in high… Continue reading Butterflies and daisies
Environmenstrual week 2020; images of the triple goddess
Environmenstrual week is an annual festival, organised by the Women's environmental network (WEN), to campaign for and raise awareness of the effect period products are having on our planet. It's also a time when they attempt to break the taboo around periods by teaching period health and campaign for healthy, eco-friendly period products for all.… Continue reading Environmenstrual week 2020; images of the triple goddess
Nature is alive!
From a young age I've had the sense that it's not only my own species, Homo Sapiens, that are the only conscious beings on this planet. I've never understood why we often seem to see ourselves as so separate from the rest of the animal kingdom. After all we're just a bundle of atoms, nerves,… Continue reading Nature is alive!
XR and Gandhi activism
What is 'Gandhi' activism? Gandhi, as many people will know, was a leading campaigner for the independence of India from British colonial rule in the 20th century. He was also a devout Hindu and strong champion of NVDA or peaceful civil disobedience, to such an extent that he once said; "Non-violence is the greatest force… Continue reading XR and Gandhi activism
A Pagan ritual was due to take place along the river Thames in London at 18:00 GMT on the 20th of March 2020, the day of the spring equinox. This ritual has unfortunately now been cancelled due to the COVID19 epidemic. We are now inviting people to participate in mutual virtual ritual from their own… Continue reading River rituals