Message from the Editor
& Senior Archdruid

Once again, the Crone - in recognition that her reign has ended - passes the Cauldron of Power to the Maiden, going back into the inner depths until next Winter season...

The Maiden breathes renewed life into the world, and it awakens, rubbing its eyes and looking about in awe - contemplating the myriad possibilities for learning and growth...

Sometimes it's overwhelming, how many choices present themselves to us when we take a moment and see what is there. Information overload, constant feedback, social networking...I remember, long ago when I first started exploring the metaphysical world, that finding any kind of information or book dealing with anything other than the mundane world was like a "treasure hunt" - and if one was lucky enough to find such a source, it was like finding gold! Learning was slower then, and every stage was anxiously awaited and boundless joy to experience!

Looking back on the types of books I found, I now realize how very simple and uncomplicated they were - as if this was a path one was to take slowly and thoughtfully, with much time in between discoveries to fully digest each one and incorporate it into my life...

But now...I wonder how they do it - those who are bombarded with choices and sources and information...how do they choose? How do they digest and integrate? Have they forgotten the value of silence? Have they forgotten how to be on a vision quest, roaming the quiet depths of their inner beingness and soul? And if they DO remember and practice these things, how do they find the balance with the outer world?

It seems that as I grow more into my young Cronehood, I become more and more hermitlike - being very particular about who I hang out with and share energy with and learn with...and teach. I wonder if it's just a phase - and at some point I will come out of the cave and seek my community again? I think it is...because community IS the eternal dream - there is nothing quite like sharing and "being" with like-minded souls...

Perhaps Spring will bring new spiritual SiStars and Brothers into our home - I feel one is on the way now.., :)

Spring blessings,
In Gaia,
Ceridwen Seren-Ddaear /|\
Senior Archdruid of RDG