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

Sunweaver

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

Triquetra by Matt Antonino. Image via Shutterstock.

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...]

Making Light: OMGs! Cultural Appropriation!

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Before you lift the “cultural appropriation” finger at me and shame my annual matzoh habit, I want to ask: how is the incorporation of Jewish practice any different than worshiping the gods of Olympos? [Read more...]

Making Light: Interfaith 2 – Electric Boogaloo

Salaam Y'all. Image by Sunweaver.

In our Women of Faith group, we try to understand the differences among us in order to see, feel, and appreciate the sameness within us. Also, we have T-shirts. [Read more...]

The Worship of Strange Gods

Humanity is capable of many great things.  One of the  things that I place on that list is the ability of humanity to believe.  It is upon our beliefs that we build the foundations of our everyday existence. From the small to the grandiose, everything we do is affected by the simple, constant fact that we believe. Everything we interact [Read More...]


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