Category Archives: History

RuneSoup Grimoires Course

After Sigils came Grimoires, specifically their history and development with a view to helping people to give it a go should they want to. I came at this from the historical perspective. The development of the magical process surrounding the grimoires … Continue reading

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Flint & Chert

Following on from my post on beach finds something else that I found, and seem to find in perfusion, is flint. I am always drawn to this silicate based stone, in particular because I can ‘see’ the possibilities within it, … Continue reading

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Dazhbog and Stribog

Personifications of weather and celestial bodies are always present within mythological cycles and the Slavic pantheon is no different. Although my original research didn’t delve too deeply into every possible personification I think it is somewhat relevant to be discussing … Continue reading

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Holidaying in the Lakes

Apologies for the interruption to normal service; they don’t call it Seldom Seen for nothing. The Tribe and I have been holidaying in the deepest darkest valleys of the Lake District and we have been out of touch both in … Continue reading

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The Things You Find

I like walking in nature, even if my body doesn’t and having two kids in tow makes it harder to appreciate the signs and sounds. One reason I enjoy these walks is the foraging; whether it is edibles, interesting rocks … Continue reading

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Rod and Cosmology

A few months ago I was challenged to look at a European pantheon outside of my comfort-zone of the Mediterranean cultures of Greece and Rome. I finally settled on the Slavic God’s, simply because it was a group of deities I … Continue reading

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Photo Inspiration – Red Fox

This week I am taking inspiration from a recently acquired fox skull, which I purchased through a friend recently. There is nothing more beautiful than the Red Fox. Increasingly a symbol of the urban wild; this small predator is at … Continue reading

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