Loop of Brighid: The Brig – Divine Energy of Creation

William Baxter Closson (1848-1926), The Angel, ca. 1912

You often hear pagans say that our religions are defined more by practice than by ideas, but there are some practices you can’t even access without engaging the ideas that make them possible. If we refuse to engage with theology, we also limit our practice. So, for followers of Brighid, the concept of Brig as a universal creative power is a way to start to see Brighid in everything- a way to see everything in the universe as Her divine fire. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: The Mysticism of Devotion, Part 4

Anne-François-Louis Janmot (1814–1892), The Soul's Flight

Just as in bhakti, you can either focus on one of these moods exclusively or you can practice different moods at different times. In the context of Brigidine worship specifically, the type of devotional mood depends on which aspect of the goddess you intend to approach. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: The Mysticism of Devotion, Part 3

Gaulish goddess Matrona with child -- perhaps a devotee?

It’s easy to understand why most people would find it degrading to describe themselves as the slave or servant of a spirit, however powerful. However, if we think of the gods as being the primal forces of the universe itself in personalized form, then service can make our spirits larger and more free. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: What Is Brigidine Paganism?

Brighid's Cross

Brighid is one of the most beloved and widely-venerated deities in the entire world, and the worship or veneration of Brighid in one of Her many forms seems to cross all boundaries of culture, language and religious tradition. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Once Upon a Time

Lost Bards and Dreamers, by Brynneth Nimue

Tell me a story Of who we are Land we sprang from Of grandparents. Tell me the hope That shapes your path Dreams you nourish Crazy aspirations. Tell me also of failure Disappointment, regret The frail humanity We have in common. Tell me funny tales Of mad cats, moose, Humorous accident Strange juxtapositions. Tell me [Read More...]

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Druid Thoughts: Druidry and Poetry

Rozentals_Nave

I’ll start with the assumption that the Druid path is not necessarily familiar to you. Many people have the image of beardy old guys in white robes, as being your standard Druid, perhaps poncing around at Stonehenge. But it’s a far more diverse and interesting tradition than that. It’s also hard to pin down. Druids [Read More...]


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