Personal Religion

Ireland has captured my imagination, for better or for worse.  A few years earlier, I never would have believed that I would be seriously studying Irish lore, Irish history, considering learning the Irish language, and worshiping the Irish Gods.  A few years ago, the Irish Gods were “the strange Gods with even stranger names.”  In a society thatContinue reading “Personal Religion”

The Three Kindred

In my early days of Pagan study and worship, it was easiest for me to connect with and understand the Nature Spirits.  I was raised to respect them and even taught by my mother to believe in fairies and unicorns, even if they were part of a different reality than our own.  As time went by, IContinue reading “The Three Kindred”

A Brief History of the Druids

Ellis, Peter Berresford.  A Brief History of the Druids. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003. Each Summer Solstice the news media releases a handful of articles on a modern group of Druids worshipping near Stonehenge.  The photos are of regular looking people wearing long white robes and sometimes white head coverings that look more akin toContinue reading “A Brief History of the Druids”

Celtic Culture in Ottawa

I’ve returned from Canada, dear readers! Ottawa, to be specific.  Yes, Weretoad and I finally got our passports in order and took advantage of our extreme proximity to our northern neighbors.  Ottawa was an absolutely beautiful city.  I could compare it to other cities I’ve been to, but that wouldn’t be fair.  It would beContinue reading “Celtic Culture in Ottawa”

Central NY Pagan Pride Day

Yesterday Weretoad and I went to Central NY’s Pagan Pride Day located at Long Branch Park in Liverpool, NY.  We had a lovely time.  In many ways, PPD has becoming a homecoming of sorts now that I’m living in Northern NY.  I love seeing so many of my old Pagan friends from Utica as wellContinue reading “Central NY Pagan Pride Day”

Cultural Appropriation: Yoga and Belly Dance

Despite the lazy spell I’ve been going through this week, I’ve recently become more health conscious than I ever was.  One of my new doctors (everyone is new since I’m so new to the North Country) had a short discussion with me about heart disease.  She looked over my family history, saw that it hasContinue reading “Cultural Appropriation: Yoga and Belly Dance”

In which I talk about a traditional Goddess chant and my Celtic version…

I did this yesterday after fooling around with iMovie for several hours.  At first I just wanted to post an audio file I made using Garage Band, but that didn’t work out as I couldn’t figure out how to upload it to Blogger.  I realized I could make a movie, post it on Youtube, andContinue reading “In which I talk about a traditional Goddess chant and my Celtic version…”