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WELCOME TO CeltiCrescent

PAUL MOONEYS BLOG FOR CELTIC NATIONS MAGAZINE

 Paul Mooney (58) whose Celtic name is An Maonaigh is a native of Ireland; whose DNA arises from the Dal Cassian clan of Clare who proudly names Lorcan, Brian Boru and John F. Kennedy amongst its most famous sons.

Born in Dublin in 1963, An Maonaigh has come to deeply understand the nature of his indigenous Celtic past in the light of his studies under the posthumous teachings of Quantum Physicist David Bohm. Over the last thirteen years, he has undertaken field research with over 10,000 leaders in twenty countries, mainly in Africa.

Having come back to Ireland in 2019 to ground his work through his deep Celtic roots, An Maonaigh used the lockdown to create an international tribe of people from dozens of countries who wanted to test if they could experience distant intimacy, while the world was busy with social distancing.

Having run over one hundred online dialogues and held space for several three day Dialogue processes during lockdown, the group became certain that the power of Bohm’s work has a modern relevance to our ancient past, our cohesive present and our quantum future.

From these experiments, the group conceived of itself as a renaissance of Celtic potential in the areas of leadership development, technology, healing, collective living and working, training and certification and finally in the use of the spirit of Brehon Law as a foundational crypto currency. The CeltiCrescent projects are branded as Cohesion Global, Q-PID, Ovation, The Guild of Ancient Dialogue, WEGO Village and Airgead.

Together, these activities are gathered under the brand CeltiCrescent, as an honouring of the ancient westward migration of the early Gael, Celts and Scythians over 8,000 years ago. CeltiCrescent now represents an Eastward digital migration, returning home with the treasures of culture, technology, learning and dialogic community as an advanced sharing civilisation.

Using technology to connect, this Celtic diaspora has the potential to number ±150m Celts who are alive on planet Earth at this time.

The group is now establishing a residential indigenous innovation and technology hub in Ireland and will soon share its Community Dialogue work with peoples from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, in a jointly funded programme of the restoration of a long lasting heart felt peace on the island of Ireland, to be shared with all tribes and nations that desire to win back their cultural sovereignty.

The Irish government is preparing to move over 500,000 people from cities to small towns and villages over the next ten years and CeltiCrescent hopes to be at the Heart of the Dialogue, making Ireland the Dialogue capital of the world.


Beltane Blessings from the Southern Hemisphere.

Deanne White Beltane Fire Community Festival (South East Queensland, Australia) “Come one, come all to gather by the fire and celebrate – as our ancestors did many moons ago. For it is Beltane! A time of great celebration and joy,…
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CELTIC HEROES & LEGENDS – DECEMBER 2021

Welcome to the Fifth Issue of Celtic Nations Magazine! In “Celtic Heroes & Legends” we explore inspiring folks both ancient and modern. You will find articles on How Our Ancestors Speak to Us, St. Bridget and the Christ Child, An…
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THE LEGEND OF TIR NA N’OG

You may have heard of Peter Pan’s adventures down in Neverland but what you may not understand- this Celtic tale is far more grand. Try and picture if you can, a place outside the realm of man, regaled among the…
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PIPER THE DRAKAINA

Piper is my name. I’m sure you have all heard of my grandpa. He is the one and only Puff The Magic Dragon. What a wonderful loving grandpa he was. He always had time for me because you see, in…
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HOW OUR ANCESTORS SPEAK TO US

As someone who has made the journey to several battlefields, I can easily say that they are not only some of the most historically interesting places to relive and experience history, but they are teeming with energy. Energies of the…
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INTERVIEW WITH AN URISK

A lot of people have been asking me about urisks lately. Alarmingly, some even doubt their very existence. For this reason, I decided a Q&A was required. Immediately! If nothing else, to dispel the scepticism and answer the most common…
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FAIRY HOMES IN GARDENS

To invite in errant fairies Assemble twigs and leaves and berries, Enhance the chance enchantment dwells By adding crystals stones and shells, Then invocate with tinkling bells To simple sacred sanctuaries.
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KING ARTHUR AND THE OTHERWORLD

First off, just what is the Otherworld? For those who are not familiar, the Otherworld, as related in Welsh tales, is referred to as Annwn. It is described as a place connected to our world, and yet it is a…
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THE LADY OF SHALOTT

On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the world and meet the sky; And through the field the road runs by To many-towered Camelot;
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CAST PAPER ART OF KEVIN DYER

As an artist, there is one particular format which I have always found interesting, and that is Bas-Relief. Bas-relief is a form of art that isn’t fully 3-dimensional, but likewise is not flat. It is a sculptural relief which sets…
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THE MAGIC HARP OF DAGDA

The battle song came across the lands Of warrior Dagda. King and Chief Druid, Swift player of an enchanted harp, With power in its sweet strings. A harp made of rare wood and dazzling jewels, Beauty in its form, Magic…
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SYR CELTIC ROCK

At the recent Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games, I had the awesome experience of rocking out to the Saturday night performance by SYR. This Celtic Rock band from Columbia, South Carolina is amazing. Taking inspiration from Celtic history, stories…
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GIANTS

Have you ever wondered “Who am I really?” I do all the time. It takes me on journeys and leads me down paths that I never would have if that question did not consume my whole life sometimes.
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MORRIGAN – – GODDESS OF WAR, AND FATE

Standing unyielding before the cold shimmer of brandished swords and spears the young warrior does the forbidden and whispers her name. “Morrigan”… He feels a raven’s shadow like a dark caress. Tantalised by her dark spell he feels the lycanthropic…
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THOSE CRAZY CELTS

“Ave Caesar, Senators, Fellow Romans, I am Opus Ipsum and this is the Quarterly Report! As the date of our Saturnalia celebration draws near Marathona, our news runner, brings us tales of Celtiber myths, legends and celebrations surrounding this time…
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IRISH RING BLADE

When watching a random episode of Forged in Fire, I came across the Irish Ring Blade challenge. This was a weapon common to medieval Ireland, and even found its way into Game of Thrones (The Mountain wields one). So wanting…
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THE TWINS OF KNOCKAINEY

The sun hung high overhead. She could hear the children playing in the distance, laughing. Lowering her head, she nibbled the earthy blades of grass on the ground before her, as though content to hear the ruckus…
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ANNIE MOORE

In his 1997 song Voyage, writer Brendan Graham refers to Ellis Island as the ‘Isle of hope, isle of tears’. For nearly 60 years, this would be a place of both painful ends and exciting beginnings. For one young Irish…
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A Wee Book of Symbols by Dave Migman

If you ever wanted to dig into mystic symbols from Scottish, Viking and beyond, this is the perfect booklet for you. A most enjoyable read full of interesting notes from classic and original designs taken from the author’s sketchbook. Stone…
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CELTIC LITERATURE – – THANK A MEDIEVAL MONK

The old Celtic stories and literature that we have today survive because they were written down by early medieval clergy and monks. It is really because of these early 12th to 16th century monks scribbling away that we know what…
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ST. BRIDGET & CHRIST CHILD

The Christmas legend of St. Bridget, Muire na nGael or “Mary of the Gaels”, is encompassed by the Celtic belief in thresholds. Bridget, intermingling the Christian and pagan, was named for the pre-Christian raven-haired Celtic goddess…
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AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year, is a combination of ancient and modern customs that stem from Pagan Solstice and Christian celebrations. Yule and Solstice traditions were integrated during the Norse and Viking invasions…
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CELTIC READS DECEMBER 2021

Books This Issue: An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends, Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race: With Classic Illustrations, and How The Irish Saved Civilization.
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Crafters of Ireland

Get Visible Now

Get your work visible in Ireland, Europe and the US. March 2020 and the onset of Covid pushed Bernadette to pivot and she founded Crafters of Ireland. Bernadette a management consultant who specializes in Innovation and Design Thinking knew her…
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Mythologie Candles Review

Mystical Autumn – Fall Collection is just what the crone ordered… As I redraft my manuscript I have been working on these candles take my breathe away and immerse the soul. The smells allow for deeper thought while I write…
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Caraliza Designs encase yourself in sensual Merino Wool

Handmade Irish Gifts for Christmas Elizabeth, owner of  Caraliza Designs out of the ordinary 100% Merino Wool Shawls & gemstone jewllery such as “Chase your dreams” Amethyst earrings. A love story stretching from Ireland to India, when Elizabeth and Ali…
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Nighean Music is now on Celtic Nations Radio!

That’s right! You heard it here, first! Oh and…guess what? You know all those releases that are forthcoming for the next three years? Well, they are already released… EXCLUSIVELY…to Celtic Nations Radio! No need to wait…just listen to Celtic Nations…
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Skiltron

Officially founded in 2004 in Buenos Aires by Emilio Souto, SKILTRON is the leading Folk Metal Band from South America, now based in Europe. Starting with a 3 song demo in 2004 called “GATHERING THE CLANS”, the band released their…
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Highlander – Celtic Rock Band Australia

Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia was formed in 2005 by Justin Body. Justin was from the original band (Highlander) who performed a mixture of Celtic and Australian bush music. After five years of performing and struggling to keep a solid…
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Steve McDonald

From the Steve McDonald Fan Club Steve McDonald was born on September 9, 1950 in Wellington, New Zealand. At the age of five he began taking piano lessons, and had a classical music upbringing. “I started learning piano (as you…
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Craic In The Stone

AN IRISH FOLK’N ROCK BAND! Since breaking into the Irish music scene in 2013, Craic in the Stone quickly became the hottest band of their genre in Southern California – selling out local venues with their die-hard fans, better known…
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Irish Films at the Newport Beach Film Festival

22nd ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES IRISH CINEMA AND CULTURE Southern California Cinema Event to Spotlight 15 Films from Ireland Newport Beach, Calif. (October 2021) – The 22nd annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will present the largest celebration…
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Dublin Abbey

Meet Dublin Alley! DUBLIN ABBEY is a folk rock band with a decidedly Irish flavour. Its members include:  Emma Elder (vocals-flute-whistle-mandolin-harmonica)  Patrick O’Donin (vocals-guitar-bass)  TJ Cope (vocals-guitar-mandolin-bazoukie)  Joey Westsmith (drums).  DUBLIN ABBEY is located in Seattle. They have strong Irish…
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A Pumpkin Plea!

It’s October, which means Jack o’ Lanterns… but don’t wash them with bleach! Use vinegar instead.
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THE CELTA MEDIEVAL SOL DA MEIA-NOITE

The Celta Medieval Sol da Meia-Noite Group originated in the south of Brazil, developing a work focused on Celta music with Medieval influence, as well as arranging Celtic songs from current groups on the international scene. He has already made…
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BRIAN BUCHIGNANI

Brian Buchignani was born in Memphis, Tennessee. His music influence started early from his mother, a concert pianist. As his music study progressed, he developed an interest in different instruments, as well as different styles of music. Sometime later, he…
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Dark Digital Art by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc

Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc is a passionate soul. One look at her digital art will tell you that. As a Metal Music Promoter, Artist, Ambient Apocalyptic Doom Musician & En Pointe Ballerina Andrea has a lot to say. These enigmatic…
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Celtic Artist Brian Boylan

Brian Boylan Celtic Art

Celtic Artist Brian Boylan was born in Skerries, Co. Dublin nearly right on top of Skerries Harbor. After two years at college, Brian got his first job in animation for Sullivan Bluth Studios in Balgriffin.From there he traveled to London…
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Celtic Art & Jewelry by Kathy Herdzina

Kathy Herdzina is a talented artist and Celtic Knot weaver. Her sketches have a wonderful hominess to them, but also a dash of mysticism. Her Celtic Knot cord jewelry is beyond compare. Kathy lives in Southern California and shows at…
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Annwn Photography by Adrienne Roisin

Adrienne Roisin is an incredibly talented photographer who plies her skills to the Darker Realm. Her collection – Annwn Photography by Adrienne Roisin – depicts the beauty and danger of this Celtic Otherworld. In Welsh mythology, Annwn is the realm…
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North of Argyll

North of Argyll, are an up and coming Celtic Fusion band who hail from the sunny shores of Florida. The bands founder Paul Macleish was born and raised just south of the Scottish Borders in the United Kingdom. Paul settled…
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The Shield Maiden

A rousing battle cry for all Valkyries, Shield Maidens and Warriors of the Goddess! Sharpen your swords and don your shields… On To Glory!
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18th CENTURY MERCH HAUL: Fort Henry Days

https://youtu.be/pENqTx0GYgA On Labor Day Weekend, I attended Fort Henry Days in Wheeling, West Virginia. While there, I performed with the music group The Wayward Companions, sat in with the Celtic folk music band Gallowglass, and was part of the 18th…
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MUSICIAN/BAND INTERVIEW: Grimwater Music

This past summer, I featured The Darkeyed Musician and her album Illumina on my livestream The Tavern and also here on the Bonfires, Castles, and Time Travel. Through interviewing her, I discovered Timo Paakkonen of Grimwater Music, who also happened…
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Skye Boat Song at Fort Henry Days

https://youtu.be/eBCzh2hBK_M On Labor Day Weekend, I had the pleasure of camping (18th century style), performing (with Wayward Companions and also sitting in a little with Gallowglass), and reenacting at Fort Henry Days in Wheeling, WV. Of course, I was also…
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The Foothills Highland Games

The Foothills Highland Games was founded by two friends Chris Marsh and Brandon Fisher both born and raised in The Foothills of Western NC in the small town of Nebo in the County of McDowell. Our Games were born out…
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CELTIC HARVEST – SEPTEMBER 2021

Welcome to the Fourth Issue of Celtic Nations Magazine! In “Celtic Harvest” we explore Autumn Tidings. You will find articles on Celtic Feasting, Harvest Celebrations, Samhain and More!There are also short stories like “Under A Harvest Moon”, “The Hemlock Tree”…
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UNDER A HARVEST MOON

Under A Harvest Moon by Tiffany Apan She wandered out beneath the blackened sky, running free across the field. The crisp autumn air swept over her skin. This was where she felt home. A wandering soul under a harvest moon.Trees…
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THE HEMLOCK TREE

The Hemlock Tree by Alison MacRae As I glance at my surroundings, I can’t help but notice what beautiful neighbours I have. To the West of me, the mighty Oak tree, what a sight he is. Passers-by can’t help but…
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THE PÚCA

The Púca by Kieron Baird The púca is a creature full of surprises. Don’t be fooled by their many innocent guises. Note, an animal with black fur and golden eyes or people with odd features; a trait that belies. Be…
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THOSE CRAZY CELTS

  Those Crazy Celts by Garrett McGee Ave Caesar, Senators, Fellow Romans, I am Opus Ipsum and this is the Quarterly Report! As we enter into the Autumn season thoughts turn to Hearth, Harvest and Home, and this is the…
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CELTIC FEASTING

Celtic Feasting by Randi Thorneau Who doesn’t love a feast? As a medieval/renaissance enthusiast, some of the best times I have shared were at a banquet. The community seating, the talk and bustle, the entertainment, it’s all such great fun.…
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HARVEST CELEBRATIONS

Celtic Traditions hold that the Harvest Season begins in August, when fruits and vegetables ripen and grains become ready to reap. As we anticipate the change in the seasons, let’s explore four Harvest Celebrations. “Lughnasadh” by Brittney Thompson  Lughnasadh (LOO-nah-sah)…
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FEATURED ARTIST – ANDREA DEAN VAN SOYOC

We each have an interesting life story to tell, whether or not we think we do. I haven’t always appreciated my unique and interesting life, but I do have quite a story to tell… even though I’ll tell you I’m…
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FEATURED MUSICIAN – CELTIC RAIN

CELTIC RAIN We are here today with an eclectic group of people who make up an amazing musical group called Celtic Rain. They are an original Celtic Spiritual Fusion Folk band made up of Guitar, Original instruments, Celtic Drum and…
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GAELIC WITCH

Gaelic Witch by Alison MacRae Oliver Cromwell, a highly religious Puritan, was well known for his brutality of Irish Catholics. Cromwell considered the Catholic Church sinful and corrupt due to its papal and clerical authority. Passionately opposed to the church,…
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THE CREATURES OF SAMHAIN

The Creatures of Samhain by James Slaven The meaning of the word Samhain comes from Old Irish meaning “summer’s end,” from summer, samh and end, fuin. The modern Irish word for summer is samhradh, and Samhain is still the name…
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THE JACK-O’-LANTERN

An Immigrant’s Tradition: The Jack-o’-Lantern by Christopher Fain Running alongside Christmas, one of the most popular holidays in the United States and around the world today is Halloween. Falling on the 31st of October, the spooky holiday is celebrated with…
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CONFESSIONS OF A BANSHEE

Confessions of a Banshee by Greg Patrick “Murmurs passed along the valleys like the Banshee’s lonely croon, And a thousand blades were flashing at the rising of the moon” – John Keegan Casey, The Rising of the Moon Samhain Eve,…
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FAIRY COURT MASQUERADE BALL

Between the sea and the land, Under the ancient live oak trees. Between the worlds, The veil is open for one weekend. All realms across time are Invited to the Autumn Queen’s Faery Court Masquerade Ball Suzanne Dummer Stafford, Ball…
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FAIRY DAUGHTER

Fairy Daughter by Arian Niwl Oh, father and family I love you all so dear, You have always known I was the odd one, I cannot help the call of blood you do fear, That from our mother to me…
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CELTIC CAULDRONS

Celtic Cauldrons by Erin Rado Cauldrons were important to the ancient Celts. The Celtic cooked in large bronze cauldrons and displayed their social status with decorative silver cauldrons. Cauldron featured in Celtic mythology, some imbued with magical powers, some belonging…
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CELTIC GIFTS SEPTEMBER 2021

Mythologie Candles by Tiffany Apan Greetings! I am excited about the new Celtic Folklore Summer Collection recently put out by Mythologie Candles. This is probably my favorite collection so far (for a while it was the Narnia-inspired Always Winter, Never…
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CELTIC EATS SEPTEMBER 2021

Mabon Recipes by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc In today’s world, the realistic Witch/Pagan might not have much time for proper Sabbat celebration. Sabbat rituals and rites are not about elaborate pomp and show… like Hollywood is going to knock on…
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CELTIC READS SEPTEMBER 2021

Spooky ABC by Eve Merriam (Author), Lane Smith (Illustrator), 2002Review by Jenny CatalanoFormally titled Halloween ABC in 1987, Artist Lane Smith developed 26 curious images for an alphabet picture book. The publisher approached poet, Eve Merriam, to jump on board…
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PRODUCT REVIEW: The White Witch Parlour

My favorite White Witch Parlour products For quite some time, I’ve been into a more primal and holistic form of health and beauty. So when I discovered Jenna Caprice of The White Witch Parlour on YouTube, I was immediately hooked…
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—Familie Allianse—

Team work was needed in ancient times as it is today: Whether it be exploring new lands, keeping a longship crew in sync or facing enemies in a shield wall! Family team work was required to develop this interesting, new…
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Join the Most Viking-est Adventure! (ever)

Velda hi-jacked the “Mangy Mutt” longboat from Rollo, but didn’t approve of the name. The only way to change a Viking ship name is to get a little girl to pee in the bilge! Wait… What? Velda the Awesomest Viking:…
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INTERVIEW: Kimberly Walters (Sign of a Gray Horse)

Photo taken by Harry Aycock at the Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA One of the greatest things about being in the living history, reenactment, film, theater, and the music worlds is all the amazing and beautiful people I meet,…
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Bloody Sunday: A Tale of Two

When chiefs are strong in war, then does the song arise! But if their swords are stretched over the feeble: if the blood of the weak has stained their arms; the bard shall forget them in the song, and their…
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Growing New Shoots from Pagan Roots…

“No harvest is had without the seed first being sewn” King Olaf Trygyvisson’s Saga Ch.8 And the seed Canadian-born author, Jennifer Hartman has sewn will continue traditions of her Norse ancestry. She will feed minds with lasting nourishment into the…
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Celtic Rain Radio Show With Bradford Ray Bailey 7/6/21

https://youtu.be/ZYdZhpeGNPc This week’s show was amazing. We heard so many wonderful songs as long as getting to know Bradford Ray Bailey. Bradford is a wonderful musician who is an amazing guitarist and video producer. Fun fact that we figured out…
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