February 1, 2022

Today welcomes the beginning of the next season to us here in the Northern Hemisphere. Imbolc (pronounced ‘im’olk’ also known as Oimelc) is the official start of Spring.

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Editors Choice

For poet, artist and performer Chloe Filani, poetry is a form of therapeutic journaling. Her work explores her lived experience as a Black Trans woman of Nigerian Heritage Yoruba. Poppy sat down with Chloe to learn more about her journey of self-expression through sound, folktales and her performance.

March 1, 2022
Folklore

This weekend folks around the world will enjoy Halloween, yet many of us are unaware of the origins of this annual celebration. The way we honour this date in the modern day is a blend of thousands of years of indigenous and pagan traditions, spanning the globe. Sade Buari takes us through the history of this auspicious date.

January 4, 2022
Ceremonies & Rituals

As the leaves are turning to flame and the nights are here earlier, we decided this was the perfect opportunity to explore Samhain for this Wellbeing 101! We tale a look at the history, beliefs and some of the things we do to honour this festival.

November 25, 2021
Folklore

This Saturday, the 1st of May, will see the arrival of Beltane, or May Day, as it is also known. The day's origins can be traced back to Celtic times, in which 'Bel' was a deity known as the 'Bright One' and 'teine' came from the Gaelic word for fire; when combined, they create 'Bright Fire', which is one of the most important rituals of this day.

April 11, 2022
Folklore

This week on Saturday 20th March, we welcome Spring Equinox's arrival; this is the astronomical first day of Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the day that the Sun crosses the equator line, travelling to the north of the sky, bringing us more daylight and more warmth!

March 17, 2022
Folklore

For this week’s journal, we decided to take a closer look at the Summer Solstice! With the longest day of the year just around the corner (happening on the 21st of June here in the UK), there is no more fitting time to discover the history, beliefs and offer some simple rituals to honour this day no matter where you are.

October 21, 2021

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