I am the child of poetry,
Poetry child of reflection,
Reflection child of meditation,
Meditation child of lore,
Lore child of enquiry,
Enquiry child of investigation,
Investigation child of great knowledge,
Great Knowledge child of great sense,
Great Sense child of understanding
Understanding child of wisdom,
Wisdom child of the triple gods of poetry.
—12th c., Book of Leinster
Being a good ol’ American Mutt, a number of different influences currently inform my spiritual practices—probably more of them subconscious than I’d like to admit. The most obvious of these are Revival Druidry (OBOD-style) and the Cunning Arts. Druidry provides my spacial and temporal framework as well as my connections to the Gods and Spirits, and Witchcraft is the technology that pulls everything together.
Yes, I am syncretic. No, it’s not a dirty word.
The blog itself an outgrowth of my devotional site, The Druid’s Well, which has largely languished in the past few years. I’m very much enjoying the less formal forum in which to air my rambling thoughts (hopefully while keeping in mind a core theme of spiritual exploration).
Posting schedules depend on wind, weather, my son Hufflespawn, and how many chickens escaped in the previous fortnight. If you are kind enough to leave a comment and I don’t get to it immediately, pop back the next week or check the notifications ticky-box when you post to receive updates. If you’d like to contact me offline, drop me an email at thedruidswell at g mail dot com.
Blessings of Oak and Pine,
Background photo credits: C. McDonald 2015. Beltaine waters of Brewer Brook, MA.