About: Brian L.

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Brian is an Animist, exploring Traditional Witchcraft, European Shamanism, Galdr, Transpersonal and Ecopsychology. He has a lifelong fascination with myth and folklore, comparative religion, herbs, beekeeping, and rites of passage.
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Posts by Brian:

  • The glorious lamp of Heaven, the Sun, the higher he’s a-getting…, 12 Mar 2017 in Admin

    Sincere apologies for the passage of so many moons since we last had a post on the site. We received a comment from a visitor, regarding the eventual loss of interest in the site, if we didn’t pick-up the ball and post again.

    The Wheel of the Year is ever turning, and with the the Vernal Equinox only a week away, I’m eagerly laying plans for the bright season, this year to include participation in a beekeeping course, as well as a fresh start on the OBOD Bardic Course, after life has been stepping all-over my previous efforts.

  • Old Time is Still A-Flying…, 06 Dec 2016 in Admin&Articles

    Many moons have passed since we last posted updates about life and whatnot… A surprising number, in-fact… I apologise for my unavailability in all that time.

    To let you know, I’ve tried again to run a Tumblr blog, but was again shut-down. As such, I’m exploring Minds.com, as an alternative, though I’m just getting familiar with the site, particularly the blog feature, so I’m not posting a link, yet.

    Quite a while ago, I spoke to Sallie-Ann Glassman, and will be getting in touch with her again soon, to see if she’s available in the new year to do a show with us about Louisiana Voodoo.

  • I’m no longer on Tumblr…, 22 Jul 2016 in Admin

    Tumblr seems to disagree with some of the things I’ve been saying on shared blogs and side blogs, so they deleted my account. To be honest, I’d been contemplating leaving Tumblr, anyway.

    Censorship be praised… xD

    Anyway, you can still hit me up here, and on the MM forum, or by email: brian@magicalmusings.net

    I’ll keep everyone posted about my successful requests for guests. Hopefully Joy and I will be able to record another show soon. Without Tumblr, I find myself enjoying a lot more free time. *chuckle*

  • Paganism: Its Meaning to Me, 31 Mar 2016 in Articles

    An anonymous question came to my blog, a couple of years ago, requesting some perspective from me about paganism:

    Could you explain what paganism means to you and why it’s important to keep relevant? I always hear the word with such negative connotations and I’d be interested in hearing your views on it.

    I replied:

    Certainly, I understand the popular misconceptions of what it means to be pagan, particularly if one has come from a background that condemns outside views—enter almost any mainstream religion…

  • Reader’s Digest, “Back to Basics”, 15 Sep 2015 in Articles

    Back_to_basics_Cover

    You’ve heard Joy and me mention this book numerous times. Its latest cover is green, and it’s available at most good booksellers, online and off. The sheer volume of information it contains, relevant to pagans and preppers alike, makes it a worthwhile book for any shelf.

  • Iliza Schlesinger, “The Grabbing Hand”, 01 Sep 2015 in Media

    This Texas-born comedienne tells the tale of her ideal job–pharmacist, “but a different kind of pharmacist,” and describes the raven, hump, limp, and belt of trinkets she would wear under her lab-coat.

  • Iron John – A First Step Into the Male Mysteries, 01 Sep 2015 in Media

  • Defining “Druid”, 28 Jul 2015 in Articles

    What is a Druid?

    Ask an hundred, you’ll get two hundred answers—so says an old adage. What the term “Druid” means, really depends on the person answering the question.

  • Other Matters to Consider, 12 Jul 2015 in Admin

    As happens in every life, sometimes one thing must take precedence over another, and Joy and I have come to the conclusion that we’re in need of a hiatus, while Joy addresses more-pressing concerns than the podcast.

    As I understand it, from her e-mail, she’ll be editing the two remaining parts of the “Terms” series, and posting them over the next couple of months.

    If you have some spare cash handy, Joy could use a hand-up, not simply to cover the cost of the website and other related costs (which I’m prepared to donate to assist with), but to address some of her own financial issues.

  • “Into the West” Harp Cover, 10 Jun 2015 in Articles

    Admittedly, I have a fondness for both the harp and the tune, “Into the West,” and am always on the lookout for a beautiful combination of the two…