Astral Group Meditation Experiment

Selene Blackwell and Elm Dealandé set out to test if it possible to meet another witch, on purpose, in astral while you are both meditating; the objective of the experiment was to confirm that both witches remember the experience in the same or very similar manner. A Witch is defined a person of any race,…

Element-Based Shields: For Personal Protection

“Omg. The oddest thing just happened in WalMart. I was going to get a another blanket from the area because the one i had grabbed didn’t have a tag on it and i was walking fast like i do and i walked past this little man who seemed to be of Latin descent but it…

Selene Blackwell’s Year Review

  2016 Yearly Review Selene Blackwell             It’s difficult to remember how I was feeling one year ago when I started this journey into the OBOD Bardic Grade. I was reviewing my open journal, which I founded online on a truly strange website called Tumblr, and I found many exclamation marks and words of excitement…

A Study On Liminal Spaces

A Study on Liminal Spaces Selene Blackwell Historical Significance Liminal comes from the latin word līmen, meaning “a threshold” which was first used in a written context by Van Gennep (Les Rites de Passage, 1906). Van Gennep, 1906, discussed liminal moments, periods and epochs as having a tripartite structure which is what creates this space. Immediately,…

Guided Imagery Meditation: Imbolc

Enter into the meditative state. There is a door in front of you, down into dark black, clean caverns where the air is clear and sacred clear water drips down the sides of the black walls. You feel safe, strong, grounded, like there is no negativity that could ever enter this cavern. Plant your hands…

My Musings and a Theory of Spirit

Disclaimer: I value every religion and would never try to convince anyone of what to think or believe. I have a high respect for Monothestics, Polytheistics, Pantheistics etc. This post is simply my own internal thoughts written down to help me discern truth from a hazy mess. I singled out Irish Deities and the Abrahamic Deity because…

An Essay on the Sacred Circles of Druidry

An Essay on the Sacred Circles of Druidry Authors: Basil Greywood, Selene Blackwell, Elm Dealandé OBOD – Bardic Grade Throughout the history of the world and within all religions, both eastern and western, the idea of sacred circles is integral. Within Druidry the sacred circle is a prominent representation of the cosmos itself, mirrored within…

The Druid OGHAM

INTRODUCTION This “essay” contains a brief description of each tree in the Druid OGAM as translated by certain authors (note, there are several interpretations and not all of them are listed here). This is not all inclusive but it is a good starting point. It includes Aicme Beth, Aicme Húath, Aicme Muin, Aime Ailm and…

Cura Personalis

Druids know that they are in the right place – in the here and now, the world of our five senses. Druidry is not about escaping the realities of life; sorting the practicalities and living as a responsible person is par too the spiritual commitment. Underlying all is a deep-down gut feeling that celebrating every aspect of life is right. Working to earn a living, doing the chores, or making time to engage with nature, magic and transformation can all bring us in touch with the spiritual reality that is behind the apparent world. – Penny Billington, ‘The Path of Druidry’

Sapere Aude: Dare To Be Wise

Wisdom, like all things in life, is a journey. Dare to be wise, and make your own beginnings!

He that begins has half done. Dare to be wise: make a beginning.
He that puts off time for living to right purpose is like a clown
Waiting for the stream to flow by; but still flows that stream,
And still will flow, rolling on forever.