Me and What I Do

I was very touched by this post from the blog “A Forest Door.”  There has been a lot of drama in the “Pagan” online community lately.  Paganism vs. Polytheism.  Secular Humanists Pagans/Atheist Pagans vs. theists.  Vegetarian Pagans vs. Omnivorous Pagans.  Pop culture icons as deities vs traditional Gods.  The list goes on and on, and,Continue reading “Me and What I Do”

Enchant Your Druidism!

My friend and fellow ADFer, Victoria, had an excellent question for one of the ADF e-lists today.  Feeling secure in ADF’s scholarly approach, she was looking for a way to add enchantment and whimsy to her personal practice.  Somehow, the “magic” had fallen to the wayside through her reading and community building within ADF itself.Continue reading “Enchant Your Druidism!”

Pregnant Pagan: The Sacrifice of Self

When we decided to try having a baby, my husband and I were well aware of the fact that doing so would mean putting some of ourselves aside (at least for a little while).  We must re-prioritize how we spend our excess money and time.  Traveling will be a little difficult for a few years.Continue reading “Pregnant Pagan: The Sacrifice of Self”

Focusing on What Really Matters

Christmas has come and gone, and I know I’m not alone in the Pagan community as I breath a big sigh of relief.  While celebrants often feel a sense of regret or let-down that Christmas is over, I am thrilled to be out of such a stressful period.  For the last few years, December hasContinue reading “Focusing on What Really Matters”

Ancestors of Land – A Guest Post by Nimue Brown

I’m an English Druid, this soil very much part of my psyche, and the rivers of my home feel like part of my blood. A sense of connection to the land itself is absolutely intrinsic to my Druidry, and if asked to explain what I do ‘priest of the land’ is a description I feelContinue reading “Ancestors of Land – A Guest Post by Nimue Brown”

Sharing the Love: “How to find your own crystals”

I’m sure most of my readers remember my posts on the ethics of using silver in ritual, and the reactions and suggestions by others.  I had an amazing response from others who feel the same way – that Earth-centered Pagans should really try not to support mines that ravage the Earth Mother!  It is just unsustainable.Continue reading “Sharing the Love: “How to find your own crystals””

A Druid’s Toolbox

  Fire is a sacred element in Druidic ritual and cosmology.  As a result, it is almost always present at our rituals.  Photo by Weretoad, 2012.   Have you ever wondered what Druids use in magic and ritual?  Due to the variety of Druidic traditions that exist, an exhaustive list of tools is impossible.  ThatContinue reading “A Druid’s Toolbox”

Autumn Equinox with Muin Mound Grove, 2012

Before traveling to Syracuse, we stopped at the Burrville Cider Mill for some  locally made cider and donuts.  They were our potluck contribution.  I mulled the cider and it was fantastic.  Visiting the mill was a wonderful way to ring in the new season.  Autumn pleases all of the senses! A pouch I made toContinue reading “Autumn Equinox with Muin Mound Grove, 2012”

The Ditzy Druid Does the Central New York Pagan Pride Day, 2012

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”