E28: Lughnasadh in Australia

February 5, 2019

In this episode I talk about my experience of Lughnasadh and the Storm Festival, the cycle of the light child as needing to shake out the sillies and dance in the rain, the need for keeping a nature diary for your own area, checking out the agricultural cycles near you, making the most of the harvest, enjoying the symbolism of apples, and looking forward to the end of the fierceness of summer's heat. 

I hope this helps you to negotiate your own way through the wheel of the year. There will be more discussion about these ideas on Druids Down Under Facebook group. We'd love to hear your thoughts too!

You can get a copy of my book 'Australian Druidry' at The Book Depository, and many other book sellers.

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E27: Druid Camp, and other adventures with Adrienne Piggott

February 1, 2019

In this episode I talk with Adrienne Piggott from the Wind Harp Seep Group, and Spiral Dance, about Druid Camp, the English Ale, and events in between. 

Music is: The Dreaming, by Damh the Bard, and 'Goddess of the Southern Land' by Spiral Dance.

Find out more about Damh the Bard at: https://www.paganmusic.co.uk/

Find out more about Cerri Lee at: https://www.cerrilee.com/

Find out more about Kristoffer Hughes via: https://www.angleseydruidorder.co.uk

Find out more about Spiral Dance here: http://www.spiraldance.com.au

Find info about Druid Camp and the English Ale via Spiral Dance's website: http://www.spiraldance.com.au/?Gig_Guide 

Hear my interview with Adrienne about the English Ale back in 2016 here: https://forestspirituality.podbean.com/e/adrienne-piggott-the-english-ale-and-spiral-dance/ 

Find out more about OBOD here: http://www.druidry.org 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Solstice in Australia

December 18, 2018

In this podcast I talk about my experience of the Summer Solstice and how we can layer different stories of the traditional wheel of the year alongside new stories we are creating through our experience of the Australian landscape. I hope this helps you to negotiate the holiday season, and I look forward to sharing more of these talks with you about the seasonal changes as we move through the year. 

Julie

You can get a copy of my book 'Australian Druidry' at The Book Depository, and many other book sellers.

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E25/2: Sandra and the Druid Wisdom Oracle Cards (upload 2 for tech)

December 6, 2018

This episode is an interview with Sandra Circle about her upcoming oracle deck, The Druid Wisdom Oracle. Sandra is a founding member of the Macadamia Grove, an active group in the Brisbane area with the Order Of Bards, Ovates and Druids. She has been on the path of Druidry for many years, and shares her wisdom about Druidry through this offering of a lovely oracle deck. Find out more, and order your copy here:

https://www.facebook.com/DRUIDWISDOMORACLE/

https://www.instagram.com/druidwisdomoracle/ 

Email: byrningtyger@gmail.com

 

(Second upload due to technical difficulties with first) 

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E25: The Druid Wisdom Oracle Deck, with Sandra

November 29, 2018

This episode is an interview with Sandra Circle about her upcoming oracle deck, The Druid Wisdom Oracle. Sandra is a founding member of the Macadamia Grove, an active group in the Brisbane area with the Order Of Bards, Ovates and Druids. She has been on the path of Druidry for many years, and shares her wisdom about Druidry through this offering of a lovely oracle deck. Find out more, and order your copy here:

https://www.facebook.com/DRUIDWISDOMORACLE/

https://www.instagram.com/druidwisdomoracle/ 

Email: byrningtyger@gmail.com

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E24: Deepsea Lights

January 31, 2018

In this podcast I have an interview with Gemma and Joe from Deepsea Lights. We talk about how spirituality - or strugles with it - comes into their music making, how Awen and ritual practices help them to get inspired and what their processes are like for creating music. I found it really interesting to hear about their journeys and to listen to their very modern take on what subtley pagan music might be like. I hope you enjoy it!

Also in the intro is some information about DDUNG, the Druids Down Under National Gathering, happening on 2nd-5th March. Only a few weeks away now! You can book tickets and find out more at:

www.gsevents.org.au/ddung 

Also follow me on Instagram @juliebrettddu 

And join our Druids Down Under Facebook group for more info on events and more discussions on Australian Druidry.

Julie x

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E23: Oracle Walking

November 14, 2017

In this episode I talk about Oracle Walking and the practice of augury (divination through interpreting signs and omens). Learn how to take a question about your life out for a walk in nature to recieve guidance and messages from spirit.

 

Resources:

Australian Druidry: Connecting with the Sacred Landscape, by Julie Brett.

The Druids Down Under National Gathering: 2-5th March 2018. Details at http://www.gsevents.org.au/ddung

Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards and also the book by the same name are by Scott Alexander King

Australian Wildflower Reading Cards are by Cheralyn Darcey

Other symbolism resources include the Druid Animal Oracle, and the Druid Plant Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm. 

 

 

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E22: Tom Byrom and The Three Ancestors

August 24, 2017

Upcoming Events:

15-17th September Australian Wiccan Conference

14th October Gliding Seal's Beltaine Event www.gsevents.org.au

2-5th March 2018 Druids Down Under National Gathering (DDUNG) Sydney. www.gsevents.org.au/ddung/

10-14th August 2018 in Adelaide OBOD Assembly www.druidry.org 

Janurary 2019 in New Zealand OBOD Assembly 

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In this episode I have a chat with my good friend Tom Byrom about The Three Ancestors and our journey with this idea. 

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E21: Oli and Permaculture

May 16, 2017

In this episode I have a chat with my friend Oliver Kristevic who has been travelling in Canada working on permaculture and eco communities. He chats about community governance and the need for permanent culture as well as permanent agriculture. 

Some links from the talk:

http://spiraldynamics.org/what-is-spiral-dynamics/

http://ourecovillage.org/ 

Permaculture in Australia: https://permacultureaustralia.org.au/ 

 

Links for my events:

The English Ale: www.theenglishale.org/ 

Australian OBOD Assembly: www.australiandruidry.org/

Australian Wiccan Conference (AWC): www.awc2017.com/

Druids Down Under National Gathering (DDUNG): www.gsevents.org.au/ddung 

 

Find out more about what I do and where to buy my new book Australian Druidry at www.juliebrett.net 

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E20: Kirsten and feminism chats

March 22, 2017

In this podcast I talk to my friend Kirsten Barnett Brown about the places where femininsm and Paganism intersect. We touch on the reclaiming tradition that we're both beginning to explore, Starhawk and her work, role models for young women, Red Tents, menstruation, gardening and activism. It's a fun chatty talk about the things we are passionate about. Some references:

'Women in Celtic Myth' by Moyra Caldecott

'Anastasia' by Vladimir Megré 

http://taramoss.com/

'Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls' by Elena Favilli and Fransesca Favallo

'The Fifth Sacred Thing' and 'The Spiral Dance' by Starhawk

Find out more about Starhawk at www.starhawk.org

Find out more about the Samhain event at www.gsevents.org.au 

 

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