Blessed Imbolc

Cros Bhríde from Paula Geraghty on Vimeo. Here’s a video of Imbolc customs in modern Ireland (North Donegal).  You can see the threshold rite as well as a community weaving Brighid crosses. Here are some more Imbolc customs, including weather predictions.  It says a rainy Imbolc means a good summer.  It rained here today soContinue reading “Blessed Imbolc”

A Dangerous Method – A Brief Review

Ever since I heard there was going to be a film featuring Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, I have excitedly anticipated “A Dangerous Method.”   I first became aware of Jung’s work in psychology when I applied some of his ideas to a paper on Frankenstein in 12th grade. I was dabbling with Wicca at theContinue reading “A Dangerous Method – A Brief Review”

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea – A Review

If you’re looking for something to watch over the upcoming vacation, consider “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”  I recently finished this six-part documentary by Ken Burns and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I’ve considered myself an environmentalist since I was very young, but it recently occurred to me that I really didn’t know much about theContinue reading “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea – A Review”

Musical Countdown to Samhain 2011 – #5

I couldn’t resist posting “This is Halloween” from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”  It’s a great reminder of the fun (and even the necessity) to feel a little scared from time to time.  Samhain is a good holiday to reflect on our fears, especially those associated with death and the denizens of the Otherworlds.  While thereContinue reading “Musical Countdown to Samhain 2011 – #5”

Huzzah for “Thor!”

Weretoad and I saw “Thor” today. We’ve been anticipating this movie for awhile now. My husband has actually read some “Thor” comics and has this strange little agnostic crush on the God.  I, of course, am a practicing Pagan and wanted to see some Gods on the big screen!  Finally, we’ve both been enjoying theContinue reading “Huzzah for “Thor!””