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”
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I’m trying to be more mindful of the moon’s cycles. The past few months have found me more observant than ever before, and I thank my friend Imagickat for inspiring that. While checking the calendar a few weeks ago, I noticed that there was to be a full moon on the Autumnal Equinox. It seemedContinue reading “Autumnal Equinox”
I need to remember these as I continue to meditate. Within the circle, ways of journeying into the three realms of land, sea and sky are taught. These are powerful tools for seeking wisdom and developing and deepening our connection with the earth. The techniques take time, as do aLL worthwhile things. No promises ofContinue reading “Inspiring Words…”
Reconstructionist Ideas and Environmentalism
“Pagan” and “environmentalist” don’t always go hand in hand, but I believe that a majority of Pagans at least claim to care about the environment. I am no exception as you should know by now. I do my best to keep abreast of the latest environmental issues. As you can imagine, this can become depressing.Continue reading “Reconstructionist Ideas and Environmentalism”
More on "Angry Brighid."
A friend made me realize that I didn’t share my own opinions about the house fire incident referenced in my recent book review of The Rites of Brigid Goddess and Saint. Here’s what I wrote: I was both intrigued and encouraged to read about Brighid’s darker side. So many modern Pagan books focus on her midwiferyContinue reading “More on "Angry Brighid."”
My Review of "The Rites of Brigid Goddess and Saint"
I recently purchased and read The Rites of Brigid Goddess and Saint by Seán Ó Duinn. I wanted to better understand the Goddess and, though I have read such works as “The First Battle of Moytura” and “The Second Battle of Moytura,” as well as several scholarly works which studiedContinue reading “My Review of "The Rites of Brigid Goddess and Saint"”
Great Outdoor Expo and a Different Perspective on Ancestor Veneration
As I said in my last entry, my husband and I saw “How to Train Your Dragon” this afternoon. After that we went to the Watertown Great Outdoor Expo.* The entrance fee was only $3 per person so I figured it would be a fun thing to check out. It’s true that my husband andContinue reading “Great Outdoor Expo and a Different Perspective on Ancestor Veneration”
Prepping for Imbolc
Imbolc is on its way and I need to get ready! When I first came to Paganism five or six years ago, I was involved in Wicca and Imbolc wasn’t very special to me. I remember knowing that it had something to do with a Goddess named “Bride” or “Brighid” (one of those strange CelticContinue reading “Prepping for Imbolc”