Three Things Thursday: Intersectional Environmentalism, The Tigers of Scotland, and Camp Nano!

Each week, I share three things with you, usually media from others that informs and inspires my spirituality and writing. I hope it helps you grow and learn with me! Intersectional Environmentalism If you’ve done any reading about race and feminism, you should already be at least familiar with the term intersectionality. I recently learned aboutContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Intersectional Environmentalism, The Tigers of Scotland, and Camp Nano!”

Three Things Thursday: Luis, These Witches Don’t Burn, and an Introverted Conference

Each week, I share three little things. This week, I’m contemplating luis, I’ve got a short book review for you, and I reflect on a writing conference I attended on Zoom. I recently started an in-depth reflection of the ogham with a friend and fellow polytheist. Each week, we focus on one symbol, or fid,Continue reading “Three Things Thursday: Luis, These Witches Don’t Burn, and an Introverted Conference”

Learn the Lore: Day 8

Well, it should be obvious to everyone that it’s taking me a lot longer than 21 days to go through this lore challenge from Irish Pagan School, but at least I have not given up! Today I jumped back into “Oidhe Cloinne Tuireann.”  The Tuatha Dé Danann are described in very earthly terms, and they express fearContinue reading “Learn the Lore: Day 8”

Ways to Celebrate Irish Heritage Day Without Gnashing Your Teeth about St. Patrick and Perpetuating Bad History

I’ve talked about my feelings about St. Patrick’s Day in the past, as well as my reasons for celebrating it as Irish Heritage Day instead. I’ve also shared, and will share again, Morgan Daimler’s excellent post on what we do know about St. Patrick, his history, snakes, etc. Each year, I continue to see theContinue reading “Ways to Celebrate Irish Heritage Day Without Gnashing Your Teeth about St. Patrick and Perpetuating Bad History”

21 Days of Lore: Days 3 , 4, and 5 Reflections

As you know, I’ve been working through the 21 Days of Lore challenge through Irish Pagan School. It’s a free course, brought to you by Lora O’Brien. I provided all the links in my first post on the subject. It feels especially meaningful to delve into Irish lore during Irish Heritage Month. As Druids andContinue reading “21 Days of Lore: Days 3 , 4, and 5 Reflections”

Reflection: The File Tradition in Ireland

As part of my work on the “Learn the Lore” course in the Irish Pagan School, I’m tasked with reflecting on my knowledge of the file tradition in Ireland as well as my current feelings on poetry. Next, I’m to share my thoughts and feelings on the story studied in days 1 and 2, “EchtraContinue reading “Reflection: The File Tradition in Ireland”

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.”

Musing on Change and Detachment

Each week, I draw a card from my Druid Animal Oracle deck as an omen for the week.  I pray for guidance as I go forward.  During this week’s ritual, I pulled the owl card. I’m not used to seeing this omen, so the meaning didn’t come to me right away.  At first I thoughtContinue reading “Musing on Change and Detachment”

Pagan Parenting: Scribble Face Paper Pumpkins

Since giving birth, I’ve looked for ways to introduce and include my daughter in our holidays.  It was all about basic inclusion when she was an infant and one-year-old.  Now that she’s two, she’s better able to interact with her environment, discuss things she enjoys, and make bigger connections. We don’t carve Jack-o-lanterns until aContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Scribble Face Paper Pumpkins”

What is Central to Druidism and How Buddhism Helped me Reflect

I recently watched a documentary called “When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West.”  It was both informative and inspirational.  Although Druidism, largely informed by Gaelic Polytheism, is my spiritual home, Buddhism has always interested me.  I often find myself watching documentaries about it and reading about it when I can (although I remainContinue reading “What is Central to Druidism and How Buddhism Helped me Reflect”