Living the Celtic year – Lammas

Living the Celtic Year – An Introduction By Debbie and Steve Merritt For thousands of years the indigenous peoples around the world have lived their lives around the seasons. Many of these formed the spiritualities or religions of the people. As the seasons changed, the focus of their lives changed, such as resting and mending …

Living the Celtic Year – An Introduction

By Debbie and Steve Merritt. In the first of a series of articles on Celtic seasonal celebrations, Debbie and Steve Merritt introduce the Celtic Year with a particular focus on the coming Summer Solstice. For thousands of years the indigenous peoples around the world have lived their lives around the seasons. Many of these formed …

Thoughts on becoming a Celebrant

By Alice Maxwell, musician, teacher and Arran resident Recently a friend became ill. I visited her in hospital, and she told me of the discussions taking place with social work as to how she would manage at home once discharged. After a couple of days however, these discussions were no longer relevant. My friend had …

Learning the language of nature

By Timothy Seekings, originally published in the The Ecologist online, 25th June 2020 Art, spirituality and epidemiology do not often intersect. But when they do, it’s worth taking a closer look, especially when the emerging perspective can help us respond to epidemics such as Covid-19 in a more constructive manner. The current global health crisis …

Doom and Dharma

By Alistair McIntosh published in The Ecologist, 22nd July 2019 If we are to build a regenerative culture, ours is not to only jump at deadlines; we must cast out lifelines. I often feel challenged when asked to speak at climate change gatherings. Especially so, at events like the five-day Rebel Camp that Extinction Rebellion …