Ok well there is a fair bit to say so perhaps it should be broken into two.
First off, on the news front; I have been asked to be on the council of Brython. This is a group of people with Brythonic spiritualities/religions. The aim is to provide a place where people can discuss and further their own study; somewhere we can share ideas and experiences. The website is www.brython.org.uk.
Also, I am now the PEBBLE rep. for Pentacle media (the community side of Pentacle magazine). This means working together with other pagan groups to further the recognition and rights of pagans in the UK. Their site is www.pebble.uk.net. I’m not too sure how I will get on with this though I will give it a bloody good go.Lastly, there has been a bit of a furore over the past week regarding a barrow within Ravenswood. Back-story; one member of Chiltern Kindred (heathen group, founders of Heathens for progress) passed away a few years ago and a barrow was raised in Ravenswood to hold some grave goods, her ashes were scattered elsewhere. The owners split up and the woods passed into the ownership of Paul. Jeanette remained a member of CK but was banned from the site – long story – so, Stuart (brother of the deceased) plus a few others it seems planned to go dig up the barrow and retrieve the goods. This he did, without even asking Paul (who had sworn an oath to protect the barrow). Now, the CK stand behind these actions and support Stuart fully. And they speak of honour. Where is the honour of sneaking and plotting to trespass? Where is the honour in these actions? It’s bloody disgusting. Whilst I support his right to get the goods, I abhor how this was carried out. On a side note, it was a botched job too – he didn’t even get all of the goods. Discussions have gotten very heated on this subject with CK threatening libel (no hope) and requesting discussions on other fora are deleted or hidden (fat chance). Many people have complained to PEBBLE which should be interesting as one of the CK is on the committee.