In the era of fake news, misinformation and the dangers it can pose, it may seem a little trivial to try and clear up confusion around astronomical questions. Yet here we are seeing yet another misunderstanding spreading across social media and I can’t resist. I am of course talking about the upcoming Blue Moon Continue reading
If you are going to research Druids and Calendars it will not be very long before you come across the Coligny Calendar. This engraved bronze tablet was discovered in 1897 in Coligny France, once the home of the Sequini tribe and for this reason it is also known as the Sequini Calendar. A similar calendar was found in nearby Villards d’Heria but only 8 small fragments of that one remained. The Coligny Calendar is the most important evidence we have for a calendar of the Celtic tribes, and therefor the ancient Druids.Continue reading
For some, the allure and mystery of Stonehenge and other sites like it is a driving force of (re)discovery. Many people down the centuries have spent countless hours studying these sites in ever greater detail. Looking for the clues of meaning, ritual and how the place was constructed. We are now very confident that at least one use of the site was as an ancient astronomical calculator, measuring the motions of the moon and sun resulting in a Metonic Calendar. Continue reading
There are a number of examples online regarding a 28-day 13 month lunisolar calendar with an extra day. This post will explain why this calendar is a modern invention, and has no historical basis.
You have probably seen the posts being shared regarding the upcoming “super blood wolf moon” on the 21st of January, and as usual people are getting excited about “what it means” and planning rituals, but have you ever stopped to think why is it called a super blood wolf moon? Is that name meaningful to your practice, or is it misleading? From a druid perspective, and indeed I would suggest the vast majority of other people too, the name is entirely superficial. Let us dissect the name and see what it means to us in our quest for knowledge and truth.