December 2007

  • Winter Solstice 2007

    What does a druid do on the winter solstice? That depends on the druid. If you’re a Reconstructionist, you don’t do much. There isn’t a whole lot of evidence that the ancient druids did anything to celebrate the two solstices and equinoxes; their high holy days were the four cross-quarter holidays (Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh, and… Continue reading

  • Vaster than Empires and More Slow

    This post is going to be rather more controversial than most. I’ll be getting deep into politics. But this is at the forefront in my mind and conscience, and the shape of government and society is a spiritual issue for me. The Fall of the Empire The name of America tells a tale. Phonosemantically, the… Continue reading

  • Announcing the DJ 2008 Almanac & Planner of Nature and the Ancient World

    The New Year is coming! Here in Massachusetts we’re in the midst of our first major snowstorm, and while it’s too cold for the big white fluffy flakes, the fall of the tiny ice crystals is like the tinkling of fairy bells. The acres of grass surrounding our new home (in Avallonia, on the east… Continue reading