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...]

Druid Thoughts: Seeking the Mystery (Review)

Nimue Brown

I love books and teachers that give me frameworks to hang my own ideas from, or who offer me a map and encourage me to go and explore. I like broad, flexible ideas I can adapt to fit my own ways of living and being. I don’t want to be led, I want to be inspired! Seeking the Mystery gives some really good DIY tools to get a person thinking about and exploring theology on their own. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Reviewing SEEKING THE MYSTERY by Christine Hoff Kraemer

Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies

SEEKING THE MYSTERY is an excellent jumping off point for intelligent interfaith dialogue outside of the Pagan community. Kraemer’s straightforward writing style, coupled with extensive research and a wide range of perspectives, creates an accessible text for anyone with an interest in modern religious practice. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: The Hero’s Journey (Part 1)

Persephone, by Blackeri

The study of the Craft requires us to face our own personal journeys to the Underworld. Sable Aradia explains the Hero’s Journey and how it can apply to our personal myths. [Read more...]

Syncretic Electric: Building Echo Chambers Instead of Communities

Vicious Circle, 1897

How do we relate to the idea of community when we do not have to worry about the repercussions of our actions? When we can simply insulate ourselves in groups of like-minded people, when we can build up little virtual echo chambers, how do we know that we are actually engaging with the community, and not just forming high school cliques? [Read more...]


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