In Spirallingleaf's Grove's podcast

A podcast dedicated to sharing the folklore, magic and wonder of trees, herbs an aspects of witchery. Produced by Mark Buxton; OBOD Druid, Wiccan (G&A) and witchy person. Come and listen as we walk together In Spirallingleaf's Grove.
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Sep 18, 2016

In this episode we run though a few thoughts, ideas and practices that could be used for Mabon, Alban Elfed or the Autumnal Equinox.

There's also a nondenominational solo ritual for you to try if you fancy it.

I'm the 'Ritual guy' for Circle of Pagans, a Liverpool based moot that's open to all comers. 
A major belief of Circle of Pagans is that our practices should be shared for those wanting to find out more. As such these rituals are made public.

A transcript of this episode can be found here:

Information about Circle of Pagans can be found here:

Information about Cernunnos Rising (Our music donors) can be found here: 

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Jul 28, 2016

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.

The ritual is available in text format via my blog here :

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Check out the Just Giving link for Manchester  Children  ward here: 

Jul 25, 2016

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.


Check out the competition and keep up to date on the Facebook page (and like it):


Check out George  Nicholas's music as Cernunnos Rising:



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Let me know what you think of this episode and enter the competition via email: 



Jun 30, 2016

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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May 30, 2016

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.

Mar 25, 2016

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. 

Hear if you are a winner of last episode's competition and enter the competition to win a fig wood wand this time. 

Enter by following the instructions on the Facebook page


Email the show at with feedback or for entry details if you don't use Facebook.

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Blessings of Peace to you and Yours 




Feb 16, 2016

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.

Remember to visit the Facebook page to take part in the competition!

Get in touch via email at 

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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Jan 28, 2016

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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Jan 27, 2016

A brief snippet about what to expect in coming podcasts :)