The North Country Druidic Study Group’s First Ever Ritual!

I’m very proud to say that the North Country Druidic Study Group’s first ritual went well!  We celebrated the autumn season and honored the Nature Spirits, thanking them for the harvest.  There were 11 of us in total.  For 7 attendees, this was their first time joining the group.  It was also a first exposureContinue reading “The North Country Druidic Study Group’s First Ever Ritual!”

Preparing for a Spring Equinox Rite on March 17th

The Vernal Equinox approaches and, as is customary because of our modern schedules, Muin Mound is to celebrate on the weekend – March 17th, to be exact.  For those of you who live under a rock, that’s St. Patrick’s Day. A column from the General Post Office in Dublin on O’Connel St.   If youContinue reading “Preparing for a Spring Equinox Rite on March 17th”

A Little Me Time

I feel like I’m always starting posts with a line about being busy and stressed and blah de blah de blah.  Well, life has been really hectic this year.  I tweeted yesterday about feeling spiritually suffocated.  During these times, I feel so disconnected.  It’s so easy to become depressed in a mire of uninteresting books,Continue reading “A Little Me Time”

Imbolc, Candlemas, and Crepes

“Imbolc Crepe” photographed by Weretaod 2012 Although I was feeling too ill for serious ritual and meditation on the first of February, the calendrical beginning of Imbolc for many Pagans, I was feeling a little more ambitious on the second, what I consider to be the day my personal observations wind down.  I was stillContinue reading “Imbolc, Candlemas, and Crepes”

Blessed Imbolc

Cros Bhríde from Paula Geraghty on Vimeo. Here’s a video of Imbolc customs in modern Ireland (North Donegal).  You can see the threshold rite as well as a community weaving Brighid crosses. Here are some more Imbolc customs, including weather predictions.  It says a rainy Imbolc means a good summer.  It rained here today soContinue reading “Blessed Imbolc”

Imbolc at Muin Mound Grove 2012

We  used an old camper stove to melt the used candle wax we brought.  We did this in the garage for ventilation.  It was fun to recycle our old candles in this way.  The weather, however, was odd…  We hardly felt the chill in the afternoon.  Unusual for Imbolc in upstate NY. We did haveContinue reading “Imbolc at Muin Mound Grove 2012”

And So It’s 2012

Well, a new calendar year has begun.  As a few other Pagans have noted elsewhere, it is interesting to have celebrated a spiritual New Year at Samhain then a more secular one this weekend.  As others have rightfully said, any day could be a beginning of a New Year, but there is so much collectiveContinue reading “And So It’s 2012”