Nova’s “Ghosts of Murdered Kings”

I recently watched “Ghosts of Murdered Kings” on PBS.  If you follow the link, you’ll be able to stream it on their website.  This documentary focuses on the research surrounding the various bog bodies that have been uncovered throughout much of Northern Europe.  I was able to see some bog bodies in person, first one atContinue reading “Nova’s “Ghosts of Murdered Kings””

“The Celts” – A Review

A grovie recently brought a documentary on Hulu to my attention.  It’s called “The Celts” and you’re able to watch it free online!  With six fifty minute episodes, I decided to give it a go while marathon nursing my little one (growth spurt, I guess?).  Narrated by John Morgan, it spans Celtic history from thatContinue reading ““The Celts” – A Review”

Meditating on Ériu

Last year started what is clearly becoming a tradition for me.  As March is Irish Heritage month, I take it as a time to reflect on and honor the sovereignty Goddess of Ireland – Ériu.  Chelly has also been focusing on her and shares some wonderful musings in her latest post.  I was inspired and reminded ofContinue reading “Meditating on Ériu”

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”

Living Druidism as an American

Sometimes, I ponder my path in relation to my location and nationality. There are times when I can’t help but wonder if my Druidism is somehow “less connected” than if I were actually living in Ireland, Scotland, England, Cornwall, etc…  Am I less connected to the Tuatha de Danann who are so intimately intertwined withContinue reading “Living Druidism as an American”

Reflecting on my Spring Equinox Ritual at Muin Mound Grove

Blessed Spring! Here in the North East, the weather has been extraordinarily warm and sunny for March.  Signs of spring are everywhere: red buds on deciduous trees, returned song birds, ferns in the forest, spring peepers…  There have even been mosquitos and ticks! On Saturday, Muin Mound Grove celebrated early.  Since the celebration fell onContinue reading “Reflecting on my Spring Equinox Ritual at Muin Mound Grove”

Documentaries About Ireland

Since we’re in Irish heritage month, I’d like to suggest a few documentaries about Ireland for you to check out.  Now, I’m no Irish scholar so some of the information may be out of date, but they still contain some very useful tidbits that are sure to inspire or move you. The links should takeContinue reading “Documentaries About Ireland”

Reblogged: St. Patrick’s Day, Snakes, and Irish-American Pride

There’s been a lot of discussion on the ADF Gael list about the term “Plastic Paddy,” St. Patrick’s Day, and All Snakes Day.  I’ve posted before about how I celebrate my Irish heritage that day.  A fellow Druid shared this blog post which goes into the history of the real St. Patrick and how hisContinue reading “Reblogged: St. Patrick’s Day, Snakes, and Irish-American Pride”