Druid circles and the patterns of Nature

As we observe Nature, we notice that certain patterns are repeated. Permaculture learns from these patterns and uses them to help solve problems in our environment, our homes and our lives. Here are some examples: Trees grow in a branching pattern that repeats itself into its twigs and the veins of its leaves, and downward Read More …

Abundance thinking and the Web of Life

I was surprised when abundance thinking became the first Permaculture idea that triggered feelings of resistance. For years, I have been saying that the flourishing of all beings is my aim as a Druid and a human being on this planet. Our consumer culture is built on a sense of lack, of fear that there Read More …

Seeding a permanent culture

Western culture gives us so much to enjoy. The sheer quantity and quality of music, theatre, literature, art and film is impressive, and all of us have a passion for at least a small corner of it. But Western culture is also deeply flawed. What defines a culture are the shared beliefs and assumptions that Read More …

Earthcare, Peoplecare and Fair Shares – A Druid’s Ethics

Three ethical concepts lie at the heart of Permaculture. They are known as earthcare, peoplecare and fair shares. Expressed this way, they may seem obvious and simplistic, but if we evaluate our choices against these three Ethics, we stand a chance of living in a way that allows all of us – human and otherwise Read More …

A Druid’s Permaculture

I recently went on a Permaculture course. One of the first things that became evident is that there are as many definitions of what Permaculture is as there are practitioners. What it is becomes apparent through practice, and is coloured by the practitioner’s experience and character. Just like Druidry, really. And that’s not the only Read More …

‘Energy’ – Earth Spirituality’s most irritating word

  The word ‘energy’ turns up in conversations and blog posts among Druids, polytheists, alternative therapists, shamanic and magical practitioners of every kind. It is everyday currency among people who are interested in Earth Spirituality and alternative healing. And everybody seems to know what they mean by it. Whenever I come across it, it slightly Read More …