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”
Jones, Prudence, and Nigel Pennick. A History of Pagan Europe. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1995. A side of history that has remained silent for many years is finally revealed in Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick’s work A History of Pagan Europe. Through exploring the tomes of history, lore, and archaeology, the authors have put together an impeccableContinue reading “A History of Pagan Europe”
I came across a childrens’ book today and, after flipping through it, I couldn’t pass it up for my growing collection of young Pagan literature. Any parents/educators should be familiar with the hugely successful “Magic Tree House” books. I see second and third graders reading them all the time. This book, entitled Leprechauns and IrishContinue reading “Looking for a good book for your Pagan child?”
When I was a jaded high schooler, newly converted from Catholicism to “Wicca,”* I didn’t have a good understanding of ancient or medieval history. I knew quite a bit about American history thanks to years and years of emphasis in school, but otherwise… I knew a bit about feudalism, I knew that the Egyptians wereContinue reading “It’s that time of year again!”
My husband and I went to the Irish Festival in Watertown this afternoon. I went to it with low expectations thanks to what other people had told me and, even though it wasn’t quite as bad as they made it seem, it wasn’t as good as the Great American Irish Festival near Utica. I’ll startContinue reading “The Watertown Irish Festival”
When we look back at our past, it’s often easy to see the obvious sign posts we passed on our way to the present. I’m one of those who believes that I was always a Pagan – I just didn’t realize it until the age of 17 or 18. My father raised me to beContinue reading “Ancestors”
A couple years ago I was attending a Wicca 101 class lead by my good friend Katrina. At this time I had already left Wicca for Druidism, but I felt the desire to attend her class for various reasons: friendship, a hope to learn something different, a new perspective, and an excuse to practice myContinue reading “Eating local means eating within season.”
Skip sent this wonderful video to Muin Mound members. It shows a traditional Imbolc celebration held every year in Donegal. Listen to the bilingualism! I love seeing how the whole community gathers to honor Brighid – saint or Goddess. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9007101&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Cros Bhríde from Paula Geraghty on Vimeo.