In a perfect world I would write a book about our recent visit to Italy:
Chapter 1 – The Goddess Europa, Mussolini’s Castle and Crazy Italian Witches
Chapter 2 – The Secret Temples of Valchiusella Valley and the Trees that Sing
Chapter 3 – At the Headquarters of Opus Dei – the Magnificence of Rome and Deep-fried Artichokes
Chapter 4 – Return to Milan – and Death by Eating
Other obligations will almost certainly prevent this book from ever being written, so here’s the abridged version of Chapter One. More to follow!
In the sunshine near a shrine to the Goddess Europa, in a castle rebuilt by Mussolini and used by the SS as a fortress, Stephanie and I participated in a ‘DruidCraft Conference’ attended by an enthusiastic bunch of Witches, Druids and Pagans. Here we are in the courtyard engaged in a ‘Round Table’ discussion on the virtues of organisation vs. disorganisation (click on images to enlarge):
Italians are world-famous for their impassioned hand gestures. Davide facing us in the picture below was particularly expert with his hands and arms, and here he is engaged in vigorous debate with Druid, jeweller and ex-Rock star Ossian: