June 24, 2010

National Geographic Photos for the Solstice

National Geographic ran a photo series of Solstice photos.  Stunning images included the ever photogenic Arthur Pendragon conducting a sunset service near Stonehenge, Slavic Neopagans gathered in a Russian forest, and Bolivian Indians welcoming the return of the sun (Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere).
Definitely worth seeing.  Some of the images will end up with my other "wallpaper" images.

Cornish Druid lifts curse on Engl

The Cornish Guardian reported that a Cornish Druid, Ed Prynn, lifted a curse on England's World Cup soccer team which was put on them by an African witch doctor.  I don't condone asking the gods to be involved in sports activities, but lifting a curse put on by someone else is okay.  Thanks Ed.
See: Curse of African witch doctor lifted from England squad by Cornish druid
England need all the help they can get to beat Slovenia today and advance to the second round of the World Cup....

Ed Prynn, the Archdruid of Cornwall, says he has lifted the magical burden that was placed on the team in Cape Town — by an African witch doctor.

The 73-year-old mystic, from Padstow, said that the likes of Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard, who have so far performed poorly at the tournament, will now be free to wreak havoc on opposition defences.

"I have lifted the curse put on the England team by a witch doctor in
Africa," he said.

June 3, 2010

Druid reduces traffic fatalities in Austria

Druids use rock and magnets to stop road accidents | Metro.co.uk
Certainly, I received more emails from folks pointing me to this article about Druid Ilmar Tessmann than I have received about any other news article in recent years.  It is a very interesting article about how he "tunes into the energy waves and apparently helps to reduce the number of fatalities at an accident blackspot."  I'm not sure that the photo nor the photo caption has much to to with the story, but, it is clear he's doing something.  He is apparently burying plastic slates with magnets to neutralize radiation from a cell tower and then reduce traffic accidents. He has no explanation about why it works, but shows a statistical improvement over the past years. Great article and positive press for Druids.  Well done Ilmar and keep up the work.