Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 5

Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic,1899

In his ongoing exploration of Brigidine Paganism, Christopher Scott Thompson analyzes the original Gaelic text of the "Invocation of the Graces" to uncover a list of eight virtues: enchantment, virtue, faith, deeds, elegance, character, boldness and charm. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Harvest Verses

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This is the start of my favorite season, and I wanted to share two devotional poems with you that I wrote years ago to celebrate the harvest. Whether you bake bread tonight or take a long walk in the sunshine, let fall fill your senses. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: The Hero’s Journey (Part 2)

The Fool

How can Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth be applied to our own lives as a tool for growth? Sable Aradia guides you through the quest. [Read more...]

Syncretic Electric: Community is More Than You

A Dedication to Bacchus, 1889

When you call yourself Pagan, you are claiming membership in that community and are making yourself beholden to it. Regardless of what Paganism represents to you, it extends beyond you, and you must be aware of the responsibilities that claiming membership to such a community entails. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 4

Connla and the Fairy Maiden by John Dickson Batten. Image via Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.

In “Invocation of the Graces,” all eight “ethical empowerments” express essentially the same concept: to relieve the suffering of others by providing comfort, shelter, guidance, support, sanctuary, protection, refreshment or healing. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Monarchy and the Druid

Nimue Brown

We have a new heir to the throne of England. What would happen if our rulers came to the job with more of a desire to serve than a desire to be important — who were sovereigns in the old sense, married to the land? [Read more...]

The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians (Review)

The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians - by Anita Kraft

Kraft’s main objective is to get the readers off the page and into the Sephiroth, the 10 points on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. The quote from the back cover neatly sums up the book’s ethos: “Qabalah is experiential, as is mysticism and magick. If all you do is read, you are not a mystic or a Qabalist. You must do!” [Read more...]


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