One of the other books I ordered for Magic 1 came! It’s called The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain by Lewis Spence. I’m excited to have another book on Celtic magic to read because the first book, Irish Celtic Magical Tradition, while very good, also has meditative practices in it that the author encourages theContinue reading “New Book!”
Category Archives: study programs
Working Outline for the Artisan Study Program
Working Outline By Grey Catsidhe As part of the Art Guild study program requirements, I am to choose two mediums to focus on. It was suggested they should force me to focus on different dimensions, brain power, and physical movements. Choosing a first medium was effortless. Deciding on a second was a little more challenging,Continue reading “Working Outline for the Artisan Study Program”
What’s New in the North Country?
Study ProgramsMy progress is slow. I’m waiting for my books on magic in Northern Europe to arrive. I cannot wait to attack them! As far as the art SP is concerned, I have to combine my working outlines into one document. I was going to do laundry today but I think I’ll do that instead!Continue reading “What’s New in the North Country?”
Happy Sunday, readers! Did you remember to spring forward? North Country Goes GreenI wanted to start off by apologizing if I sounded *really* negative about the Watertown Irish Festival. It really wasn’t that bad. I was mostly annoyed by the difficulty we had finding parking and how crowded the building was. I tried to sayContinue reading
I love getting books!
As some of you may remember from a previous post, I was recently accepted into the first circle of the Artisan Guild study program within ADF. I am to explore the historical, technical, and spiritual aspects of art, focus on two mediums, and work with a deity associated with art. The historical bits are onContinue reading “I love getting books!”
Thinking About a Working Outline
One of the technical requirements in the first circle of the guild study program is for me to select two mediums and work with them. The first is obvious – sewing. For the second, the guild suggests choosing something very different, like sculpture, jewelry making, or wood carving. I’m not sure what my second mediumContinue reading “Thinking About a Working Outline”
Visiting the tribe, traveling altars, and study programs.
We took the weekend to visit some of our tribe in Utica. We spent a majority of it with my parents which was lovely. We had a belated birthday dinner for my father and watched a couple movies with them. We also spent some time with some friends/in-laws. I’m not sure what to call themContinue reading “Visiting the tribe, traveling altars, and study programs.”
Building Mental Discipline
What follows is the journal I started for the purposes of recording my experiences with developing mental discipline. I made a point to meditate as much as possible over a five month period as part of my Dedicant Program. Since it was a journal the language may at times seem informal or even grammatically incorrect. I read throughContinue reading “Building Mental Discipline”
The virtue of perseverance is certainly helpful to have when undergoing the Dedicant Program! The Dedicant Manual describes perseverance as the drive and “motivation to pursue goals even when that pursuit becomes difficult.” The definition on dictionary.com is roughly the same in more or less words. Perseverance is important in order to achieve one’s goals. Everything worth gettingContinue reading “Perseverance”
Integrity is a very important virtue in my life. The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary explains that to have integrity is to have a “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” The Dedicant Manual describes a person with integrity as having honor, trustworthiness, honesty, fairness, respect, and self-confidence (15). These definitions are helpful in understanding theContinue reading “Integrity”