Tuatha De Danann

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Most of what we know about the Tuatha De Danann is from a text called Lebor Gabala Erenn(The Book of the Taking of Ireland). Better known as The Book of Invasions. This book was written by christian monks and was put together as late as the 11th century. Here we go again with the 11th century. King Arthur legends and the Norse Eddas were all written in or around the 11th century. How foolish do the royals and religions think we are? The Tuatha De Danann were the first to Ireland and I’m about to show you why. Good thing these christian scribes didn’t really understand what they were actually writing or true history would be gone.

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Feel Good ‘Father’s Day’ Sunday: Wild Burro Dads of the Black Mountains

Straight from the Horse's Heart

By Carl Mrozek

“In honor of Dads everywhere, CBS Sunday Morning will feature wild burro jacks shepherding their family bands in the Black Mountains of Arizona, where I filmed them this spring. The nature segment is the last one of this magazine-style program.

Enjoy the burro clip and the wild world around you !”

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“Also, I would like to include the Mom’s Day video: Mustangs  of the Music Mountains featured on on CBS Sunday Morning on Mom’s Day: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/ nature-horses/

for a belated Happy Mom’s Day to all moms !”

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Taking up the Path of the Bard, Part I

The Druid's Garden

Bardic Artistic Expression through Clay, Sand, and Straw (cob)! Bardic Artistic Expression through Clay, Sand, and Straw (cob)!  (This is part of a tree piece I collaborated on at Strawbale Studio in Michigan)

A group of people sharing stories and songs by the fire. A fine pair of leather shoes. A beautiful woven garment. A tale full of twists and mystery. Finely wrought iron doors. An amazing wood carving on a stump. A marble sculpture. A wildly painted mural on a wall. A cob structure with whimsical trees and forms. A song that reaches deep within you when you hear it.  A rousing speech. Each of these, and so many others, represent the natural creative expressions of humanity. Taking up the path of the bard is one of three paths in the druid tradition (along with the work of the Ovate and the Druid). Yet, many people aren’t sure how to take up the path of the bard because…

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CHRYSOCOLLA: Peace Crystal

Good Witches Homestead

Chrysocolla is a very beautiful stone with a lot of beneficial energy. Chrysocolla is a stone of peace, increased wisdom, and discretion. It promotes level-headedness, encouraging clarity of thought and a neutral, cool attitude during turbulence. It can be used to decrease nervousness and irritability. Chrysocolla looks like the earth as seen from space.

This, in combination with its Goddess-like qualities, makes this a natural stone to use in meditating for world peace. Hold this very special piece of the earth in your hand, and visualize the peace and calm which emanate from it spreading until it circles the globe. It is known as a healing stone among Native American Indian cultures where it was used for strengthening the body’s resistance and bringing about calm feelings where it is upset.

VIRTUES OF CHRYSOCOLLA:

Tranquility

Serenity

Peace

Subconscious wisdom

Intuition

Patience

Nurturance

Acceptance

Tolerance

Unconditional love

Calmness

Meditation

Honesty

Hope

Intimacy

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