Things I am doing

A bit of an update about what I’m up to at the moment! I’m back down to a more manageable number of day jobs – I’m currently doing freelance work for Moon Books, Sloth Comics and Transition Stroud, alongside doing voluntary work for Transition Stroud and The Woodland Trust. This weekend I’m off to...

Seasonal greening

There have been leaves emerging and plants growing in my area since late February. However, in the last week, there’s been a distinct rush of growth as many of the trees have come into leaf. The difference has been visible day to day. The slowest trees – the few local oaks – still haven’t...

Disrespecting the Gods

A guest post from Aspasía S. Bissas   I blame Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) and Neil Gaiman (American Gods). All right, I don’t really blame them, but they and a host of other fiction writers and TV showrunners aren’t helping. By turning the Gods into mere characters, showing no real regard...

Reading nature

The idea of reading nature for signs is problematic in many ways. It can be a way of adding to the sense of separation of us, from nature, where nature is seen as one homogenous thing. ‘Nature’ as a word is a shorthand for many complex existences and interactions and we should be wary...

Paganism and Self Care

There are a number of things about Pagan paths that can help us with self care and living in gentler, more viable ways. Firstly, this is not a life-transcending path. We aren’t punishing our bodies for spiritual advancement. We don’t have traditions of self-harm as spiritual tools. If you look at the lives of...

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