Seekers and Guides: Wicca and the Lotus-Eaters – Reaching the New Generation of Witches

lotus-flower-candle-holder-29612768546342Ro9

Is modern Witchcraft on the decline? Or has it merely changed form? The new generation of Witches has different issues from previous generations, and different needs. Sable Aradia offers some observations about the differences, and suggests ways to bridge the gap. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces, A Brigidine Sacred Text – Part 9

Anne François Louis Janmot (1814–1892), Poème de l'âme - Première Communion (First Communion)

On Patheos Agora, Christopher Scott Thompson concludes his study of the Invocation of the Graces as a Brigidine sacred text with an overview of the virtues and powers granted by this traditional Gaelic charm. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Six Senses for Learning

Allegory of the Five Senses - Gérard de Lairesse, 1668

Give your students the best possible chance by engaging all six senses in teaching the Craft! Sable Aradia shows you how. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 3

Joan of Arc, 1865, by John Everett Millais (1829-1896)

The power of the “Invocation of the Graces” to grant victory over one’s enemies should not be seen as something given in addition to the feminine charms listed in the first verse, but because of them. The word buaidh, after all, means “victory.” When Brighid bathes your palms and cheeks in Her “lustral fire,” in Her milk and sunlight, in Her honey and wine, She not only grants you Her beauty and elegance but makes you “more victorious than all persons.” [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: What Really Happens When We Die?

Old Graveyard, by Petr Kratochvil

As a Druid, I feel it is much better to try and understand the mysteries of life on its own terms, not with reference to a speculative hereafter. To be a Druid is to live this life well, honourably, deeply. Not by the rules of an ancient book, but by pragmatic standards, humanistic standards, reasoned out as best I am able. [Read more...]

Making Light: All Religions are UPG

Insect

I’m a religious person who believes in the reality of the divine, but I’m also a scientist. Much of what I write about here stems from my own doubts and a struggle to reconcile these two aspects of my life. This is, in its essence, a story about how I worked through doubt for myself. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 3 – The Three Sisters

Gaetano Previati, The Dance (1908)

In Celtic Christianity, it is said that prayer should be continued “until tears come.” Not everyone can cry so easily, but that isn’t a bad guideline for a devotional ritual. [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X