Imbolc, Candlemas, and Crepes

“Imbolc Crepe” photographed by Weretaod 2012 Although I was feeling too ill for serious ritual and meditation on the first of February, the calendrical beginning of Imbolc for many Pagans, I was feeling a little more ambitious on the second, what I consider to be the day my personal observations wind down.  I was stillContinue reading “Imbolc, Candlemas, and Crepes”

Versatile Blogger Award

Given to me by  The Witch of Howling Creek Although some may think of this as just another blogging meme, I am delighted to receive this Versatile Blogger Award from the Witch of Howling Creek.  It’s always nice to know someone enjoys reading my blog. Here are the associated rules: Thank the award-giver and linkContinue reading “Versatile Blogger Award”

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”

Do You Call Yourself “Pagan?”

Fellow Druid and blogger, A Fundamentalist Druid in America, posted an intriguing and thought-provoking entry this morning. Entilted “Why I am not a Pagan,” he explores the many negative connotations associated with the word such as its historical usage, derivation, and the groups of people who use it to describe themselves. He quotes several well-knownContinue reading “Do You Call Yourself “Pagan?””

Things I Saw Today (Canadian Edition)

Today, my husband and I went to Quebec to visit the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Our whole reason for going was to see the temporary exhibit, “Japan: Tradition. Innovation.” We’ve grown up with anime and manga, and are therefore enamored with that country. The exhibit was really well-organized. Basically, the designers included examples of designContinue reading “Things I Saw Today (Canadian Edition)”

Ramblings about Carmina Gadelica

A few years ago, I attempted to read Carmina Gadelica by Alexander Carmichael.  It’s freely available on Sacred Texts if you’re ever interested.  I think I didn’t get far because I find it difficult to read anything lengthy on a computer screen.  I read the introduction.  I remember nearly crying when I read about theContinue reading “Ramblings about Carmina Gadelica”