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18 March 2014 a post by Bruce Stanley. 8 comments.

Sensio Divina

The contemplative exercise of Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, has been practiced from the earliest times of monastic discipleship – the act of sitting prayerfully with a short piece of sacred text and allowing it to speak and inhabit our minds and hearts. How does it work when reading the Book of Creation? More ...

11 March 2014 a post by Bruce Stanley. 2 comments.

Devising ‘rituals’ for Mid Wales Forest Church.

Four times a year, close to the sun festivals of solstice and equinox, Mid Wales Forest Church has a 'Ritual', which is a grand name for what might be better described as interactive, experiential, shared meditation / reflective / alternative-worship like activities. Ritual is shorter. More ...

09 January 2014 a post by Annie Heppenstall. 4 comments.

Down to Earth: Winter Prayer-walking

Five years ago we moved to a densely populated and culturally diverse area of south Birmingham. There have been many joys in living here, one of which has been the local riverbank and a small but very special patch of woodland called Moseley Bog. More ...

28 October 2013 a post by Annie Heppenstall. 0 comments.

Looking for Life: An Autumn Nature-walk in the City

It's mid October and the sky is overcast, the temperature has dropped in the last few days and night-time storms have been beating the skylights in our loft bedroom. I've got a day to myself and feel the impulse to head for the city centre to experience Autumn in the 'urban jungle' that is now so many of our habitats. More ...

22 September 2012 a post by Bruce Stanley. 0 comments.

Forest Church Group Meditation for Autumn Equinox

I’m just about to start my third Autumn in the Cambrian Mountains and I’m now convinced that we need to mark – along with nature, tradition and even the solar system – this time as a significant moment of pause, balance and reflection, even more so than mid winter. Vive l'équinoxe d'automne! More ...

22 September 2011 a post by Ian Adams. 1 comments.

High Tides and Brown Grass

Some of the highest tides of the year occur in the period following the Autumn Equinox. More ...

31 July 2011 a post by Bruce Stanley. 0 comments.

The Way to the Mill

The 1st of August is Lammas, or Loaf-Mass. This short meditative piece, written by Tony Bellows, reflects on the importance of corn and wheat from ancient times to the very present day, and also on how the plight of Africa calls for our aid. The friar, incidentally, is quoting verbatim from the Carmina Gaedelica, the book of ancient prayers from the Hebrides. More ...

21 June 2011 a post by Greenwood The Bard. 2 comments.

Yew and Me

It was Summer Solstice, and as I always am at that time, I was in Glastonbury. I purposely pick a campsite that's the far side of the Tor away from the town, so that I have to climb the Tor on my way into town each day of my visit. More ...

13 May 2011 a post by Ian Adams. 1 comments.

Beltane Blessing

A favourite book of mine happens to be one of the most important pieces of work ever produced in the collecting and recording of social history in the British Isles. The Carmina Gadelica by Alexander Carmichael [1832-1912]. More ...

13 April 2011 a post by Greenwood The Bard. 0 comments.

Spring Equinox & the Super Moon

The neighbourhood of Glastonbury comes alive during the Turns of the Wheel - Pagan seasonal celebrations and Fire Festivals. So off I went with my faithful tent on the Spring Equinox, the anniversary of my naming as a Bard. More ...

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