Lamp & Labyrinth: A Mystics Perception of Subjective Reality

A mystic recognizes that each of us adds a 2nd story on top of objective reality and that magic is precisely causing that 2nd story to corrupt reality. [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: Witches & Mages, Borderfolk at the Threshold

Drui and the Witch walk on the outside edge, between the wild and the village. We are the Borderfolk, and we are mystics who guard culture and keep it. [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: Sovereignty at The Center of the Labyrinth

Sovereignty is rightly held by the just, make the land their kin, What kind of Sovereign ruler are you over yourself? Do you treat you like beloved kin? [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: Your Story and the Storyteller

There are secrets of the mind that each individual can only find if one is open to them and to spirit, whether coupled to or separate from belief. [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: What is a lamp? A Labyrinth?

Since the show Westworld stole my main analogy for mysticism, I thought I’d share the analogy that came to me while in devotional practice.  It is important to distinguish between a maze and a labyrinth when comparing my analogy to the TV show:  a maze has dead ends while a labyrinth does not. In the [Read More…]

Dandelion Seeds: Finding the Spirit of My Religion

I knew what she was as soon as I saw her. She was my frumpy girlfriend, otherwise known as the druid group Ár nDraíocht Féin. I’ve joked for years that ADF is my girlfriend. I’m a pagan so I can anthropomorphize anything, even an international organization. As a practicing polyamorist and bisexual seeing this group that I work so hard for as an actual person that I have a real relationship with works really well for me. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: Toad Blessings

What do grave robbing, gardening, and the painful change that the Tower card encapsulates all have in common? Find out in this post about toad blessings. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: Why We All Need Indigenous European Paganism

The Rev. Melissa Hill tackles issues of white privilege and the fear that modern European polytheism is a breeding ground for right wing ideologies. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: Why Bother?

There’s nothing like a ritual where there’s genuine connection, where there’s a palpable love between the community members. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: Devotional Techniques from the Heartbreak Trenches

Sometimes we need to take some time to honor our losses. In this post Rev. Hill speaks to her own losses and give examples of ways to build devotional practices to help. [Read more…]