Three Things Thursday: Irish Folklore in America, Blodeuedd, and Herb Spirals

My weekly post in which I share three things I enjoyed or thought about this week. Irish Folklore in America If you haven’t already, I encourage you to listen to the latest episode from one of my favorite podcasts , New World Witchery. Episode 164, “Irish Folklore and Magic with Morgan Daimler,” is excellent. IfContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Irish Folklore in America, Blodeuedd, and Herb Spirals”

Three Things Thursday: Three Affordable Courses to Explore During Quarantine

For this week’s Three Things Thursday, I want to pass on some courses you may be interested in. I’ve selected these for affordability, to show support for community members, and to pass on classes that my readers in the Pagan community may be interested in pursuing. For Those Seeking Authentic Irish Lore and Spirituality: IrishContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Three Affordable Courses to Explore During Quarantine”

Portraying Bealtaine in RIVER MAGIC

Ah, it’s that time of year again! The trees are budding, song birds fill the air with their joyous melody, and many Pagans are celebrating Bealtaine. It’s one of my favorite holidays, mostly because it’s the anniversary of when I first joined with other Pagans to celebrate! Thankfully, that time never involved orgies or anyContinue reading “Portraying Bealtaine in RIVER MAGIC”

An Herbal Cleanse

In what seems like a never-ending quest to better organize our small home, I decided an herbal cleanse was in order. I mean that very literally in that it was time go through my old trunk of herbs and sundry. I’ve learned over the years that there is an optimal way to store dried plants.Continue reading “An Herbal Cleanse”

Pagan Parenting: Today I Talked to my Daughter About Krampus.

My child has been a bit of a handful lately, especially in the evenings.  It’s probably a result of too many things packed into a week, fatigue, and the excitement of the holidays.  The last couple evenings have been particularly trying. In our home, we talk about Santa as a spirit of generosity and giving;Continue reading “Pagan Parenting: Today I Talked to my Daughter About Krampus.”

Making Elderberry Syrup

My little family is feeling under the weather, so I figured it was time to finally try my hand at making elderberry syrup. It’s an old herbal remedy to help prevent and cope with colds*. I followed Mountain Rose Herbs’ video recipe.  As the mixture simmered, the divine aroma of berries, cinnamon, ginger, and cloveContinue reading “Making Elderberry Syrup”

Druid Movie Night: “A Letter to Momo”

  Many of my favorite anime titles involve spiritual elements.  The Hayao Miyazaki films, such as My Neighbor Tototor and Princess Mononoke, were greatly inspired by animistic beliefs native to Japan.  The interaction between the human and spirit world are important elements to the stories, and I find a lot to compare to Druidism – oldContinue reading “Druid Movie Night: “A Letter to Momo””

Fable: The Lost Art of the Spoken Word

My husband recently encouraged me to join Reddit so that I could take advantage of the vast gardening community there. While exploring, I found a subreddit dedicted to Druidism which was where I discovered this gem – “Fable: The Lost Art of the Spoken Word.” It features many bards from the Druidic community, namely PhilipContinue reading “Fable: The Lost Art of the Spoken Word”

Scottish folklore and superstitions – When the Song Dies – Aeon Film

  Scottish folklore and superstitions – When the Song Dies – Aeon Film. Do take a moment to watch this short documentary by Jamie Chambers about the folk traditions of Scotland.  In particular, it focuses on how old songs and places connect us to our ancestors.  There are some interesting accounts of experiences with theContinue reading “Scottish folklore and superstitions – When the Song Dies – Aeon Film”

My Mother’s Dream Superstition – Don’t Share Your Dreams Before Breakfast

I recently posted about how my mother’s insecurities carried over to me with regards to hospitality in my home.  That one small thing aside, I’ve inherited many other good and interesting qualities – her superstitions being some of them!  Growing up, my mother taught my sister and I several small folk traditions, sometimes thinly veiledContinue reading “My Mother’s Dream Superstition – Don’t Share Your Dreams Before Breakfast”