Faux Candles for Imbolc: A Toddler-Friendly Craft

Bee shows a greater interest in what I do, and she loves to honor nature outside and inside at her nature table / play altar. The one thing she was missing was a representation of fire – one of the Three Hallows in my Druidic tradition, and an important part of any Celtic spirituality.  I’veContinue reading “Faux Candles for Imbolc: A Toddler-Friendly Craft”

Exploring Rocket Stoves

  I’ve been really curious about rocket stoves.  I see people interested in sustainability, survival skills, and camping post about them from time to time.  Turns out, my father has been interested too.  He’s more mechanically-minded than I am, so he made one using BPA-free cans (supplied by yours truly).  I also helped him byContinue reading “Exploring Rocket Stoves”

Pagan Parenting: “Goodnight Prayer”

I’ve been working on a nighttime prayer to say with my daughter and I think I’ve finally settled on wording that I like. What do you think? “Goodnight Prayer” by Grey Catsidhe Goodnight moon and goodnight sun Goodnight every Shining One Goodnight lake and goodnight pond Goodnight loved ones from beyond Goodnight Earth and goodnightContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: “Goodnight Prayer””

Autumn Colors

I try to get into the forest at least once a week.  It relaxes me, heals my emotional aches, and reminds me of what really matters. Although we’re in a season that focuses on death, there is a certain beauty about it.  And indeed, out of the death and decay, life is all around.  RedContinue reading “Autumn Colors”

Reaction to “Is it Ethical to Use Silver in Druidic Rites” and Where to Go Next?

When I first asked my readers, “Is it Ethical to Use Silver in Druidic Rites?” I was bracing myself for some tongue lashings.  I felt the same way sharing my concerns on the ADF Discussion list.  Although I did get responses along the same tone I’m used to when explaining my vegetarianism, many people –Continue reading “Reaction to “Is it Ethical to Use Silver in Druidic Rites” and Where to Go Next?”

Is it Ethical to Offer Silver in Druidic Rites?

Come we now to the well The eye and the mouth of Earth Come we now to the well and silver we bring Come we now to the well The waters of rebirth Come we now to the well Together we sing! – Excerpt from “The Portal Song” by Ian Corrigan This post may beContinue reading “Is it Ethical to Offer Silver in Druidic Rites?”