Wise Old Owl

 “I have great faith in fools – self-confidence, my friends call it” – Edgar Allan Poe As April Fool’s Day descends, you can fall into one of two categories. The Fool, or the Non-Fool. If you wish to be thought so little of a fool that nobody would try to fool you for a second,…

The Divine Fool: Zero & Hero

The Fool is many things and none.  The Fool is the jester, the joker, the trickster, the clown, the simpleton, the naïf, the hero.  The first card in the tarot deck, the Fool’s number is zero.  A blank slate.

The Golden Lamb AKA The Sweetest Sacrifice

This Easter holiday when making your ritual offering to the gods of Spring, why not create a golden lamb in effigy, and eat it? I’m sure the deities involved would be pleased with this sweet sacrifice.  Eating a lamb cake is perfectly in line with the traditional method of distributing edible portions of sacrificial animals…

Magic Eggs

“Long long ago before time had begun, the moon lost a pebble and away through space it spun, in the world far below only water could be seen, it sank down to the bottom and it lay there like a dream… Magic Egg….Rejected by the devil and circled by a dove, the message inside was…

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit

As the festival of Ostara approaches, let us consider the Easter Bunny. He’s a funny old stick. Represented in early folk culture as a stern old-timey Germanic Easter hare or Osterhase, he would judge people annually to deem them worthy or not of his colourful bounty of eggs – not unlike Santa Claus at Christmas….

Ultra Violence with Ultra Violets

As I stand packed in with a throng of folk whose average age is 65-70, mixed flowers are being thrown madly in all directions. A Gallic rave remix of popular tunes (Le Lapin Jive?) is blasting over a powerful sound system, a light icy drizzle is falling and everybody’s blood is up. A carnation hits…