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Welcome to Mrs Darley's Blog

This blogspot has been created especially for those who wish to share their ideas and thoughts about the natural world as the year turns and the ancient Pagan festivals that were once celebrated by our ancestors.

Poetry, prose craft work, ancient cure craft and general thoughts and feelings on how the change in the weather and seasons makes you feel are all encouraged and welcomed.

Mrs Darley was my once next door neighbour when I lived amongst the wilds of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall back in the early 1990's. Her charismatic ways and unending wisdom lead me on a journey of self discovery as I spiralled ever further into her magical world.

She has since become the central character in the 'Mrs Darley' series of books.

Mrs Darley's Pagan Whispers

Mrs Darley's Moon Mysteries

Mrs Darley's Pagan Elements

Mrs Darley's Pagan Healing Wisdom

Friday, 18 May 2012

The Element of Air

Usually by now the element of fire is making itself known as spring edges ever closer to summer, but with continuing cool winds we are still very much much in the hands of air. For me, being very much a lover of the air element, this is fine, but I know many are anxious for a touch of fire to warm the lengthening days.
Mrs Darley however gave me an appreciation of air at a barbeque we attended together one summer's evening, following the telling of a legend as to why jasmine only releases its perfume at night.
'What a sad yet beautiful story,' I said.
'Out of sadness a moment of beauty is eventually born,' she replied gazing into the far distance. 'Of course, without the element of air, nothing we have spoken about in the last few minutes could be experienced.'
'What do you mean?' I asked.
'Well dancing demands that you slice through the air with movement. Music and words require their vibration to be carried through the air to our eardrums and evocative aromas are brought to our notice on the air, like tonight's jasmine. In fact our laughter, our words, our very breath are transmitted, carried and made possdible by this precious element. We should choose our words carefully my dear, for they are forever caught within the energy of air.'
'Yet something else I have come to appreciate,' I smiled.
'And experiencing appreciation is a step closer to knowing the Divine,' she said as she turned her attention towards the buffet.
From 'Mrs Darley's Pagan Elements'

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