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Take a look at our new Craft Items page, which gives you access to all sorts of bespoke goodies, from hallmarked jewellery to flower arrangements, all made by us to your design.

We've started adding stories from the Mabinogion - first one, Lleu Llaw Gyffes has been added, but there are more on the way.

Look out, too, for the Troubadours of Albion Witches Brouhaha, an activism group set up to help uphold our values.  Join up here.

The Witches Brouhaha section on the website has been moved to the Elements' pages, under Fire.

Then again, if your tastes don't run to the cutting edge of politics, try our 'blog pages.  Still fiery enough to burn fluffies, but they won't singe your seat!

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Dragons over SnowdoniaA little knowledge is a dangerous thing.  But a lot of knowledge is powerful.

The common misconception amongst those who know a little about Cunning Craft is that it was invented by an eccentric chap shortly after the repeal of The Witchcraft Act in the UK in 1951.  However, there have been Cunning Folk for millennia.  Over the years they've been called lots of different things - sometimes Shamen, sometimes Druids and, when it was thought meet to slander us, we were Witches.

We still are as we always were, in the white-heat of our knowledge.  Perhaps the Druids of old were exterminated by the Romans, but the knowledge they had we hold still.  Maybe we do not all work as did neolithic Shamen, but still we practice, with the same energies, with the same object, with the same strength.

Much of this is reflected in another common misconception.  Some people are keen to call Britons a mongrel race - some do it because it suits their political agenda so to do, and some because, well, that is what is taught in schools.  But archaeology, and other sciences, teach us differently.  There was a skeleton found in the cave system in Cheddar, Somerset, which was dated to be some nine thousand years old.  They called him "Cheddar Man", 'though it might have been apposite to call him Cheddar George.  But this skeleton was so well preserved that they were able to access his mitochondrial (female lineage) DNA, and it was found that that mitochondrial DNA was the same as many of the people living in the area today.

This inevitably means that much of what we've heard about invasions, be they Beaker, Keltic, Roman or Anglo-Saxon is erroneous.  True, there were incursions, there was migration - but it's possible to paint a picture of the Britons, the indigenous Britons, who have been here since the last ice age, at the very least.

But what of the Beakers, the Anglo-Saxons etc?  It is my belief that these weren't people, but fashions - the march of progress, much like the transition from Bronze to Iron Ages.  Much, indeed, like the transition from a rural, agrarian subsistence to the computer age we now inhabit.  These aren't different sets of people; the computer wizards of the 21st century are descendants of the farmers of old.

And so it is with faith, for want of a better word.  The cavil is there because there's power in history.  When you understand about the workings of majick, you'll appreciate that.  And this is why standing fast against those who want to tear up our roots is so vitally important.  Of course, it's not for everyone - we all have our levels - but if it's for you, and you are prepared to commit to it, then all things are possible.