The North Country Druidic Study Group Celebrates the Winter Solstice!

Our Winter Solstice Altar.  Each time we set up, it gets a little better.  My goal for the next ritual is to add more seasonal embellishments!    Photo by Weretoad, 2012. On Saturday, the North Country Druidic Study group gathered to celebrate the Winter Solstice.  It was our third ever public ritual and, although itContinue reading “The North Country Druidic Study Group Celebrates the Winter Solstice!”

The Cold Season

Thanksgiving has come and gone.  In a fitting shift of energy, snow once more entered my world, swirling through the air, sprinkling the grass like powdered sugar, and filling my family with excitement.    It is interesting how our modern comforts have turned this time of year into something joyous.  To our northern ancestors, thereContinue reading “The Cold Season”

My New Altar Piece

  A beautiful Dagda ATC by Autumn Aelwyd   I came home to find this wonderful artisan trading card in my mailbox.  Isn’t he amazing?  It’s a tiny oil painting, on a tiny canvas, of An Dagda by Autumn Aelwyd.  There are two very satisfying things about this ATC.  First, Autumn’s portrayal is pretty muchContinue reading “My New Altar Piece”

Druid on the Run: Getting Back in the Game

You may have noticed a distinct lack of this topic recently.  I will honestly admit that I stopped running for a couple weeks.  At first it was because we had family things going on.  We went away, celebrated Lughnasadh…  Not to mention, it was incredibly hot.  Staying in the shade was more desirable…  Then I didn’tContinue reading “Druid on the Run: Getting Back in the Game”

Lughnasadh 2012 at Muin Mound Grove

“Balor Archery Target” painted and photographed by Weretoad, 2012 We spent Saturday with my grove mates to celebrate Lughnasadh.  It was wonderful to see them after staying with my family for the Summer Solstice.  We held our traditional Lughnasadh games!  They were more low-key and less structured this year. We had other activities planned thisContinue reading “Lughnasadh 2012 at Muin Mound Grove”

Celebrating

Hail to the Nature Spirits, source of the grain harvest! We thank you for your bounty. Having made some bread, I’m off to bring the heal to the forest shrine as an offering of thanks.  I gave an offering of whiskey to Lugh this morning and am going to have a game night with myContinue reading “Celebrating”

My Druidism and Magic

Not all Pagans practice magic* similarly.  There are many interpretations as to what magic is.  Some have very strict codes about what is and isn’t acceptable.  Some are very formal and others less so in their practice. In my personal practice, my main magical workings tend to be theurgical, meaning that I do rituals withContinue reading “My Druidism and Magic”

A New Doll Comes Into Being

A grovie commissioned me to make a small Persephone doll.  I wanted to share some of my process.  Every doll I make starts with an idea.  They are usually inspired by mythology, nature, or a combination.  I sometimes translate them into concept drawings but not always. Next comes fabric selection.  As I’m still working withContinue reading “A New Doll Comes Into Being”

The Ditzy Druid Does Belly Dance

“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”