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a little thing about blog posts...

Since the change to a paying service from Ning the moderation of blog posts has been turned on and there is no way to turn it off- unless I pay more money of course...Sorry if this impacts on you,…Continue

Started Oct 4, 2010

Lets all introduce ourselves!
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We have had a lot of new members lately, so I thought I'd start a thread where people can all introduce themselves in the same place.I'll start- I'm Corwen, I set up this Ning a while ago because I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Helen Compton Jan 18, 2011.

Ning to start Charging...
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Please read the announcement on the Main Page, and post your thoughts here...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heike Aug 20, 2010.

Silent Skies
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Anyone else enjoying the plane free days we are having at the moment in Europe?For the first time I can remember, there is a beautiful blue sky with no contrails, a perfect sunset last night with no…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by skydove Apr 27, 2010.


Corwen ap Broch's Page

Hello! Welcome to my Animism Ning Page, and to the Animism Ning.

I started this Ning to increase 'connectivity' in the burgeoning Animist and PostPagan community. Lets hope it works!

I'm a musician and instrument maker living in East Dorset. Nice to meet you!

My partner Kate is also a musician, she has a CD out called Fruit. You can check out the instruments I make and some of our music on our website, or you can download and listen to Damh the Bard's Druidcast, click on the link in the RSS box on the left. In epoisode 33 you can hear Kate and I playing a couple of numbers at the OBOD Midwinter Gathering under our duo name Rigantona. In episode 31 we play a seasonal Soul Caking song for Samhain. We also guest on Damh's latest CD Tales from the Crow Man.

My partner Kate and I run a similar group (and similarly named) to this based in East Dorset, called The Bear tribe.

The Bear Tribe run a midwinter camp with an Animistic focus, based on the ancient Bear Feast traditions found all around the Northern Hemisphere. Its fully residential and held at our local Ancient Technology Centre which has fantastic reconstructions of ancient buildings. This group has its own website.

The Bear Feast 2009 was a big success despite the freezing temperatures and the fact that the Longhouse wasn't yet finished, and had no doors! We had Graham harvey, author of Animism, respecting the Living World, as our speaker, and Michael Ormiston, Candida Valentino and storyteller Cliff Eastabrook as our entertainers. I'll post some pictures on my blog page here.

Kate and I are also keen long distance walkers and habitual pilgrims, pilgrimage is a wonderful way to get in touch with our ancestors rythmn of life, and with the land across which you walk.

See you around!

Yours Truly at Finisterra after our pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

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The Pagan Folk Against Fascism CD is now available!

Hello all, just thought I'd plug this CD, which is designed to raise awareness of an important issue, and which has a track from Kate and myself on it!

From Paul Mitchell:

The Pagan Folk Against Fascism CD is now available!

Released just in time for Beltane, we are pleased to announce that a compilation CD of pagan folk artists is ready for you. Featuring the following artists and tracks…

Gordon MacLellan - Hills

Druidicca - Homer & the… Continue

Posted on May 9, 2010 at 22:55

Pagan Folk Against Fascism CD, and John Barleycorn.

I'm really looking forward to the release of the Pagan Folk Against Fascism CD, which Paul Mitchell (of Pagan Satire fame) is organising. If you haven't heard of Folk Against Fascism, basically its a response to the BNP's attempt to infiltrate the folk scene and use folk music for fund raising and to promote their evil racist policies, please check out the Folk Against Fascism website for more information.

Kate and I have contributed a… Continue

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 11:30

Pics and such from the Bear Feast 2009

We've nearly finished the post-Bear-Feast unpacking, drying of sheepskins etc so I thought I'd share some photos of the event people have shared with us.

The site was as beautiful as ever in the wintery sunshine:

The LongHouse:

The RoundHouse:

Inside the EarthHouse:

Cliff Eastabrook was our… Continue

Posted on December 24, 2009 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

The Bear Feast- day tickets now on sale, and a few residential tickets left.

Its two weeks till Bear Feast 2009 and we have just a handful of residential tickets left, so if you are planning to come get your skates on!

As the accommodation is almost full, we have decided to sell day tickets, for locals and those who can only make it on the Saturday and thus don't need accommodation. Day tickets are priced at £25. Day ticket holders can come to the whole event, Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning, the price includes entertainment and Saturday lunch and… Continue

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 14:45

Comment Wall (24 comments)

At 1:30 on November 7, 2009, Fishbowl said…
Just stumbled upon - was thinking of such a thing myself. And you are the first person beside myself I have found to use the term PostPagan. I have blog a called PostPaganism on blogspot which is kind of neglected . . and I maintain the syndicated network of animist blogs at but I am glad to see the Animist presence on the net growing. Thank you for taking the time to create this space.
At 14:43 on November 24, 2009, Sunbird said…
Glad to be here! :D Thansk for the invite :)
At 16:46 on November 24, 2009, Magenta Pixie said…
Thanks for the links. I did a little research earlier, not much, I am very busy when I get online LOL but I did take a look at the blog by your member Fishbowl

"Instinct and intuition and inspiration is this intuitive language. The living world is willing to communicate with us, but many of us have forgotten how to listen, because we are no longer taught this intuitive language. Humans have been trained to fight and ignore these instincts, and to think and speak in dualism. We have been forbidden to speak this language. We can reclaim intuitive language by trusting our intuition, acting on instinct, and allowing inspiration to move us."
What a superb description of the intuitive language within. Whilst I am new to the term Animism the philosophies I have read so far, especially this from fishbowl, is totally in line with my own teachings.
Whilst I "channel" and teach from that perspective I don't really like the use of the words 'teacher' or 'channel' yet they explain what I do. Neither do I particularly like the term 'New Age' yet the terminology and symbolism I use does fall into that category.
It goes so beyond words & labels and Fishbowl summed that up perfectly.
My 'channeling' is the intuition presenting itself to me, my 'guides' are the living world communicating with me and of course everyone can do it.
Animism looks a beautiful & wise path to take.
At 16:47 on November 24, 2009, Magenta Pixie said…
It was embracing the pagan path for the short time in my life that grounded that higher cosmic energy within me and bought me into embracing the energy of the land. I have meeting you to thank for that. All things have reason & purpose.
How amazing you live round the corner! Incidentally Pip ( remember Pip?) found me online & joined my Ning site a couple of weeks ago, she too lives close by.

Regarding music....
If you have any MP3's of your singing/music I would love to play it on my radio show. We play various types of music each week, that is a big part of the show as my co-host 'Miss Magikal' is a singer & musician.

Regarding me winning the Ning membership race LOL I will put a link to this Ning site on mine.

Magenta xx
At 18:09 on November 25, 2009, Sìle said…
Hello Corwen,

Thanks for the compliment. I am a long time supporter of the Celtic Myth Podshow, so keep their RSS Feed visible. I am a member of the Pagan Poetry Pages website and try to promote their book whenever I can, as I also was a contributor.

Thank you for the warm welcome.

At 22:44 on November 25, 2009, Greg said…
Thanks, good to be here!
At 14:06 on November 26, 2009, Magenta Pixie said…
Yes great idea, I think you are right that we broadcast to different audiences so it will indeed give you new listeners and I know my listeners will love this genre. I will also provide links to my listeners as to where they can listen/download/purchase your music should they want it. Will pm you my postal addy & look forward to receiving your CD!.....Love & Light - Blessed be etc Magenta xx
At 22:58 on November 26, 2009, Greg said…
Yes Corwen, the waterfall is in the Upper Neath Valley. Not where I live but I make a point of visiting waterfalls. I'll certainly get some text on in the next few days. The site seems to be growing fast!
At 14:06 on November 30, 2009, Eagledance said…
Hi Corwne - good to be here!! Miss you on t'other place!!
At 3:37 on December 3, 2009, Aurora said…
Hi Corwen it nice to meet you :) I look forward to learning more here
At 14:06 on December 6, 2009, oonagh said…
Hi corwen , Thank you to open your door , I never got the music information about Breton music , my wild friend is certainly in hibernation for now !... but I'm going home soon , and will investigate myself , will contact you from there or when I come back !
By the frost
At 14:39 on January 4, 2010, Ankya said…
Thanks for the welcome. It's indeed Little My from the Moomins. I recently reread the books and discovered that they hold many pagan/animist themes. Snufkin is an interesting character. Always dresses in green, lives outside and leaves before winter, only to return in spring. Doesn't he remind you of The Green Man? Not sure what Little My stands for though (or if she even does stand for anything) :)Delete Comment
At 18:39 on January 4, 2010, Simon Parffett said…
I shall have a look at the photos in a bit. I have seen some of the flickr ones.
I had a great time again this year and found the whole thing very fulfilling. I hope you and Kate were able to enjoy it and not worry too much about how it ran.

Incidently did you recieve an email from me re:Instruments?
I have money to spend on a kantele and will possibly get a lyre down the line if I get on OK with the kantele or if I decide to go ahead and do the OBOD Course. Perhaps you could let me know what you have available?

I look forward to seeing you around.
At some point I hope to get to a New forest moot as I have never been to one and I have also heard great things of Damhs Sussex gatherings.
Take care, Psy.
At 21:00 on January 4, 2010, Emma-Jayne Saanen said…
If you would like to link my blog, that would be great! Thank you.
At 1:24 on January 5, 2010, Cacatua said…
Thank you for starting the group here. I just hope that we can all keep the discussion going and growing, as there is so much to explore and everyone has a different perspective and something to bring to the table. I look forward to it every day.
At 15:24 on January 7, 2010, Helen Cadywold said…
Hi Corwen, thank you for the welcome its lovely to be here!
At 20:45 on January 17, 2010, Simon Parffett said…
Hi Corwen
Thanks for the message. Let me know if you need / want a deposit.

Made it to my first moot last week. Had a great time.
Hope your both well.
At 22:32 on January 23, 2010, Sabine said…
thank you :-)
At 9:10 on January 24, 2010, Ana Mafalda Seguro said…
Thank you Corwen, it is good to be here!
At 18:51 on March 31, 2010, Tira Brandon-Evans said…
Thank you for the welcome, Corwen. Wonderful music here.

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