Festival of the Minds

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14th March – 15th March 2015

Liverpool Girl Guide Hall (Sydney, NSW Australia)

Sponsored by the Pagan Awareness Network Australia Inc. with a discount for PAN members!

Festival of the Minds is a celebration of wisdom, curiosity, and the search for knowledge within ourselves, our fascinating world and the mysteries beyond.

It is a weekend of lectures for the pagan practitioner looking for something new or challenging, or the inquisitive mind who craves to be mentally stimulated. The Festival aims to provide unique topics, hard to come by information or alternative viewpoints to enhance the minds of our attendees. Continue reading “Festival of the Minds”

The world didn’t end & a new year begins

We’re still here…

Well, 21/12/12 has come and gone without any earth-shattering, end-of-world events …or any “ascension” for that matter either …at least nothing that I’ve noticed. Then again, maybe I haven’t noticed anything because I’m not “enlightened” enough? 😉 In case you’ve been hibernating in a remote cave (or somewhere equally distant from news reports and Facebook) for the last little while and don’t know what I’m talking about you can read about the 2012 Phenomenon that some (or many) people expected to happen on the December Solstice in  2012. Continue reading “The world didn’t end & a new year begins”

Autism, Paganism, Psychic Ability & the Paranormal ~ Updated


I wrote the original version of this article (based on some of my previous writings here, “tweaked” and improved a little, with some new content added) for the April 2009 Axis Mundi eNewsletter for “Autism Awareness Month”, after which it also appeared in the May 2009 edition of The Cosmic Cauldron Newsletter (no longer published). It was written at that time with an emphasis on paganism, rather than the paranormal. Naturally I also posted it here on my blog, titled Autism, Psychic Abilities, the Paranormal and Paganism …is there a connection? In June 2010 that blog post was linked to by U.S. online radio station Coast to Coast AM, when they interviewed author William Stillman about Continue reading “Autism, Paganism, Psychic Ability & the Paranormal ~ Updated”

Sacrificial Ferns

When I’m drawn to write about events that have affected me deeply for one reason or another I always wonder if it’s the appropriate thing to do or not. I guess writing to express one’s feelings on a matter is fine and, as in this case, can be very therapeutic, but whether or not to publish it can be a dilemma. It just seems a shame to put so much effort into the creation of something that will never be shared with anyone else, so here are my musings, inspired by the events of a Samhain retreat I attended… Continue reading “Sacrificial Ferns”

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