A few posts ago, I talked about my hesitance to work with a rattle during a trance exercise suggested in a book. Something about the context didn’t feel right to me. It just wasn’t for me. Well, I attended the Central New York Pagan Pride Day on September 17th and had an opportunity to try aContinue reading “Trance 1: Rattles and Dance”
Northern Rivers celebrated its second Bealtaine together on May 10th. The skies, which had been full of rain clouds, became pleasant and even sunny. Perfect Maypole weather! What a blessing! I’ve never found evidence that the ancient Celts celebrated the holiday with a Maypole, but it’s become such an important part of the modernContinue reading “Bealtaine With Northern Rivers”
An image of the main ritual , a Keltrian Druid rite, from the Central New York Pagan Pride Day, 2012. Photo by Weretoad. We woke and dressed just before sunrise. It was going to be a long day. Skip and Sharon Ellison, the keepers of Muin Mound Grove, very generously offered us hospitality in theirContinue reading “The Ditzy Druid Does the Central New York Pagan Pride Day, 2012”
“So, what is a Druid doing belly dance for?” you may be wondering. “Shouldn’t you be doing céilí?” Well, first of all… a modern Druid can dance however she wants! Second… I never seem to be able to find a céilí class that is convenient for me. Or find one at all. When IContinue reading “The Ditzy Druid Does Belly Dance”
Ok, I really need to write about my experiences at Wellspring this year. It’s taken me long enough. This is entirely due to the fact that I’m just so busy right now. I’m taking summer classes three nights a week and am preparing for a craft show next weekend. I feel terribly behind on myContinue reading “Wellspring 2011”
“Tine Bealtaine” by one of my favorite groups – Omnia. Time to get in the mood for tonight’s Beltaine festivities – the Maypole – the playful dance of fertility, the fires, and the celebration of renewed life!