I currently hold the role of ' Ritualist ' for the Circle of Pagans moot, based in Liverpool. One of my duties is making ritual accessible for all. As such I create simple rituals that anyone can follow. Circle of Pagans aims to share knowledge and reach out to the wider community, ergo I've put this one on the podcast as well.
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In this walk through SpiralingLeaf's Grove we meet the Plums; Gage, Damson and Bullace as well as the domestic plum.
There's only a little folklore to be found for these enigmatic trees, but a lot of interesting information nonetheless.
Let's take a look at the Ancestry o the plum, it's origins and how we can use it to promote fertility and fidelity.
Introduction and Natural History from the start
Uses and medicine: from approx 17 minutes 30 seconds
Folklore and magic: from approx 24 minutes 30 seconds
Competition: about five minutes from the end.
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Join me once again in Spirallingleaf's Grove as we meet the Poplar genus - Aspen, black, white and grey poplar.
We'll look at their habits, uses and folklore.
Natural History - right from the beginning
Uses - 19 minutes 50 seconds
Medical Uses - 25 minutes 30 seconds
Folklore and magic - 27 minutes onwards
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In this visit to SpirlallingLeaf's Grove we meet the Rowan tree. A tree rich in mystery and folklore and riddled with links to witches, vampires and the dead.
Take a handful of berries and let us go and leave offerings to our ancestors, or seek eternal youth.
In this Episode we walk in SpirallingLeaf's Grove and meet the Birch Tree.
Learn about several species, the uses and lore of the Birch tree.
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Blessings of Peace to you and Yours
In this episode we discuss Alder; the tree with wet feet, metallic beetles and a link to warfare as well as Witches' Robes.
Take a stroll through the dark and murky woods as we walk among the tree that shelters outlaws.
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Natural History begins a mere few minutes in.
Uses begins at 18 minutes and 30 seconds
Folklore begins at 27 minutes and 18 seconds
Competition begins around ten minutes from the end.
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In SpirallingLeaf's Grove welcomes you to the first tree in the grove, The Willow. Learn about the nature, lore and magical uses of the enigmatic willow tree :)
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