Author Archives: Rupert Ferguson

About Rupert Ferguson

A lineal descendant of Captain Robert Ferguson (1719-1799) the older brother of the great Scottish Enlightenment Philosopher and historian Adam Ferguson (1723-1816); the friend of Hume, Gibbon and Adam Smith. Also related to the great feminist author and playwright Rachel Ferguson. Have written extensively on a vast range of subjects, been published in print as book author and in various journals and magazines into the bargain. Early work as an underground film maker on the early Goa Trance and radical anti-CJB political scene in the 1990s has since become more refined and ambitious and I have since been a regular contributor to such high profile events as the Portobello Film Festival Annual Film Maker's Convention.....

Stonehenge, Spring Equinox, Arianrhod and the Rites of the March Hare

This year’s Spring Equinox managed Open Access at Stonehenge fell just a few short hours after a ‘Super Worm Moon‘ illuminated the night sky, at almost exactly the same time as the Vernal Equinox had taken place a few hours … Continue reading

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Stonehenge, Autumn Equinox, Mabon ap Modron and the Hunt for Twrch Trwyth

The branch of modern Neopaganism commonly referred to as ‘Druidry’ celebrates the festival of the Autumn Equinox as Alban Elfed, which is generally translated as ‘The Light of the Water’. The term was originally ‘divined’ by the great eighteenth century … Continue reading

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Stonehenge, Druantia and the Blood Moon Eclipse on the Eve of Lughnasadh

The days leading up to Lughnasadh have been eventful to say the least for Astronomers and Astrologers everywhere. The ‘Blood Moon Eclipse’ over the course of last weekend has been closely followed by a ‘close encounter with Mars‘, which has … Continue reading

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Stonehenge, Summer Solstice and the Trials of Arthur

This year’s Summer Solstice at Stonehenge was dominated, much like last year’s, by a single issue. The refusal by some, and the compliance by others, with English Heritage’s current policy of charging fifteen pounds to use its car park. As … Continue reading

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Brigantia, Stonehenge, the Blood Moon and a Lunar Eclipse on the Eve of Imbolc

The First of February marks a key point in the old Pagan ritual calendar, in that in Ancient Britain and Ireland it coincided with an age old festival that falls midway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. The … Continue reading

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Stonehenge, Samhain and the Tree at the Gates of Paradise

Stonehenge is relatively quiet at this time of year, in ritual terms at least, due to the fact that the usual Open Access dates provided by English Heritage do not fall around the traditional Celtic Pagan Festival of Samhain; which … Continue reading

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Remember! Remember, the Sixth of November! It’s 800 Years Since the Signing of the Charter of the Forest!

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