ADF Initiate Study Program: Magic 1

I’m very excited to say that I passed Magic 1 which is a research heavy course part of the ADF Initiatory track.  Its purpose is to give students a greater understanding of the history of magic.  I read way more books than I actually used as references in my paper, but there’s still so muchContinue reading “ADF Initiate Study Program: Magic 1”

30 Days of Druidry – Why Druidry?

First off, let me just say that I tend to refer to what I practice as Druidism.  Some people will discuss differences between “Druidry” and “Druidism” – one as a philosophy and the other as a religion.  I ascribe to the latter, but the word choice doesn’t really matter.  I just wanted to clear thatContinue reading “30 Days of Druidry – Why Druidry?”

Celebrating Lughnasadh with Bread

The sun is shining and, like Balor from the myths, threatens to kill anything that lingers in its rays too long.  Many in the US have been experiencing drought.  In Upstate NY, those of us who understand and value food worry about the relative lack of rain.  Thankfully there has been some this weekend, butContinue reading “Celebrating Lughnasadh with Bread”

Learning From My Garden

Plants are great teachers and having a garden as a classroom is an easy way to learn their lessons and connect with nature.  The only unfortunate thing about such an educational environment is that mistakes aren’t only unavoidable – they’re necessary.  The result is always death.  We’re lucky in that, unlike our ancestors, most ofContinue reading “Learning From My Garden”

Ramblings about Carmina Gadelica

A few years ago, I attempted to read Carmina Gadelica by Alexander Carmichael.  It’s freely available on Sacred Texts if you’re ever interested.  I think I didn’t get far because I find it difficult to read anything lengthy on a computer screen.  I read the introduction.  I remember nearly crying when I read about theContinue reading “Ramblings about Carmina Gadelica”

On the death of an enemy

I’m trying to wrap my brain around how I should be feeling right now.  I feel a mixture of emotions – neither apathy nor the desire to party.  You see, I have pacifistic desires, idealist that I am, but I am also a realist who is proud of her Celtic and Viking heritage.  What wouldContinue reading “On the death of an enemy”