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Stonehenge, Alban Arthan and the Rise and Fall of the Once and Future King

Stonehenge’s role in the ancient primordial rituals previously associated with the rites of Sacral Kingship in Prehistoric Britain are almost certainly linked to the Stonehenge Summer Solstice Sunrise alignment, which, in addition to being aligned to the Summer Solstice Sunrise, … Continue reading

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Stonehenge, Autumn Equinox, Mabon ap Modron and the ‘Locus Maponi’

  In an earlier post, which appeared on this blog around Autumn Equinox of last year, I looked at the connection between the legendary Welsh archetype Mabon ap Modron, who was worshipped as a god in Pagan times, and the … Continue reading

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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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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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