Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 6 – The Seven Elements

Lux in Tenebris by Evelyn De Morgan. Image via Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.

There is an interesting gloss on the story of Conlai in the Senchus Mor, to the effect that the druids claimed to have created the earth, sea, sun and moon. If druidic practice contained rituals dramatizing the creation of the world and the elements, this could be seen as a similar concept to theurgy, henosis or deity yoga. [Read more...]

New Anthology – Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities

Staff of Asclepius

One purpose of this anthology is to help those struggling with a disability, injury, illness, or addiction find comfort in the fact that they are not alone. Some of the authors, like myself, turned to a magical practice as a way to find healing and the anthology included rituals and stories about healing. Covens, circles, temples or any other type of magical group can use it as a resource toward understanding members or potential members with disabilities. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: A Balm for a Pagan Plague – High Priestess’ Disease (Part 2)

Don't be a Wicked Witch!

When leaders in Pagan groups go badly wrong, how do they get back on the right path? [Read more...]

Gateway Goddess: Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee – It’s The Gemini New Moon

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One of astrology’s happiest configurations is squaring off against one of its most tense. And if that duality doesn’t say Gemini, what does? [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Pagan Fiction

John William Waterhouse, Tristan and Isolde with the Potion

In fiction, there’s only so far you can push the Pagan magic before you move away from the normal experiences of normal Pagans. For most people, magic is a subtle experience. It’s doesn’t come with sound effects and flashing lights, but as a sense of wonder, awareness and possibility, a shift of consciousness that isn’t readily explained. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Learning to Fly

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Hovering there over the studio floor, bathed in the golden light from the skylight above, I think I truly understood the depth of the word, “Namaste”; we are all divine beings, and we all have the power to take flight. All it takes is a moment of risk, and a joyful practice.

How will you take flight? [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 5 – The Manor of Tara

Illustration by Edmund Dulac. Image by Georges Nijs via Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Turn toward the east again to gaze up at the Sky, the upper realm of Celtic myth. Feel the power of the Brig coursing through you from up above, flowing through your body and into the Land. The spot where you are standing is the sacred center, the place of the Sovereignty. [Read more...]


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