Words of Days Gone By

SerpentStar is proud to be conducting a long-term project to electronically archive hard copy back-issues of our newsletter. Copies will be uploaded as they are scanned by our intrepid volunteers. If you’d like to be involved in this project, please email serpentstar.obod@gmail.com – we’d especially love to hear from any previous editors who might still have original pdfs not already hosted here.  /|\

With thanks to Elkie White, we present the VERY FIRST edition, SerpentStar Alban Hefin 1997!!!!

SerpentStar Alban Elfed 1998 Or, as it was known back then, Alban Elued. Scanned by Elkie White, who writes “There’s some really interesting stuff in this one: assembly plans, including Philip’s inaugural visit to Australia, Eisteddfod, and an article on Australian native tree essences.  Enjoy! Elkie” There’s also mention of the formation of the seed group which was to become Macadamia Grove!

NEW SerpentStar Alban Eilir 1998 Scanned by Elkie White, who writes “A couple of great little articles from Joel and Steve in this one.”

SerpentStar Alban Arthan 2004 scanned by Cherry and Denis Carroll – due to the age of the original copy the poem on page 2, “The Groves” by Patrick Murphy, is no longer legible. If you can help with a copy of this poem please email it to the address above.

SerpentStar Alban Eilir 2004 – Faint text in this copy can be read by zooming into the pdf.

SerpentStar Alban Hefin 2004 – Most faint text in this copy can be read by zooming into the pdf. The exception is the poem “Fire Keeper” by Dean Gentilin on Page 9, reproduced below:

The sun had but set
The light is shallow
Looking through the heat haze
The stillness begins to dance
The dreaming has begun
Time was no more
Life rested in thought
Seconds flowed into minutes
Minutes to hours
Hours to years
Then centuries drifted away
I am alone in a time unknown
No man before me has seen this land
Nor the moon that rises in the sky
I am still, my breath is slow
The bats head south
Leaving their mountain roost
Their cries are like stories
As the trees begin to chant
I feel their energy pass into my soul
It feels good and I begin to smile

SerpentStar Alban Arthan 2006 includes a great article by past editor Wyverne 🙂

SerpentStar Alban Hefin 2006 scanned by Cherry and Denis Carroll (thankyou!) 🙂

SerpentStar Alban Arthan 2007 scanned by Cherry and Denis Carroll (thankyou!) 🙂

SerpentStar Beltane 2007 scanned by Cherry and Denis Carroll (thankyou!) 🙂

SerpentStar Lughnasadh 2008 scanned by Cherry and Denis Carroll (thankyou!) 🙂

SerpentStar Beltane 2010 scanned by Cherry and Denis Carroll (thankyou!) 🙂

 

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