My Dedicant Oath

Preparation: Offerings to gather: Earth Mother: herbs Outdwellers: beer (to be placed in a separate bowl) Earth: salt Sea: water Sky: incense Manannan (Gatekeeper): beer Nature Spirits: bird seed Ancestors: fruit (apples?) Gods: Whiskey Brighid: Token I made An Dagda: Token I made Return offerings: Oil Additional Needs: Ogham for the omen Wine for theContinue reading “My Dedicant Oath”

My Home Shrine

Creating a shrine was not a difficult requirement for me as I’ve been making altars for a few years.  The challenge, however, was making an altar in accordance with a hearth culture and within a Druidic framework.  Having started on a Pagan path through Wicca, I was used to having certain articles on my altar.  When I realizedContinue reading “My Home Shrine”

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”

Magically Mundane Mondays – Hug a Tree

Although I’m not finished with my Magic 1 essays, I have started to read books on ogham for Divination 1.  I’m not merely looking at the course as a way to learn about divination.  I see learning ogham as a next step in my magical practices.  Not only can it be used as a wayContinue reading “Magically Mundane Mondays – Hug a Tree”

Taking Care of Business

Wellspring really motivated me to delve deeper into the study programs I’m working on.  I kept making excuses for why I wasn’t working harder.  Some of them are arguably valid, such as being tired after work, but I only work for five days out of seven.  There are two days that I could easily getContinue reading “Taking Care of Business”