Happy calendrical Lughnasadh

Enjoy “Lughnasadh Dance” by Gwydion Pendderwen! [Read more...]

Bull Stones : the approach of Domhnach Chrom Dubh (Lughnasadh, Lughna Dubh)

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The Festival of Lughnassadh is approaching! The earth is swelling, the weather is warm, thunder rolls in the night, and the Irish landscape has been shaped with reminders of this ancient festival of The Bull — Chrom Dubh. [Read more...]

Stories of Gods and mortals: myth and Pagan practice

The constellation of Orion, the first I learnt to associate with its Ancient Greek origin story. Picture by Mouser, used under Creative Commons license: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mouser

The Gods of Pagan mythologies are involved not in an elaborate theology, but in an interweaving of tales of basic human-like needs, urges and relationships – sometimes mapped to land, weather and cultural practices. [Read more...]

Ad Hoc Angels

A place to sit and pay attention

An ad hoc angel is a stranger who pops into your life for a moment for a purpose and then disappears. Don’t take the term “angel” too literally, if you don’t want to. One could just as easily say, “an ad hoc godform” or “an ad hoc faerie” if the context fit. It’s when the Universe uses ordinary people in ways that touch another person’s life in an extraordinary way. [Read more...]

Point to Ponder: is it all just anthropomorphizing?

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This week, Traci considers how stories connect us to the lived world, and relishes the rare string of sunny days at her home in Cork, Ireland. [Read more...]

Folkłore, Culture, and Authenticity: a lecture by Prof. Sabina Magliocco {video}

With the recent discussions of ‘fictionalized paganism’ on her mind, Traci shares one of Dr. Magliocco’s lectures on folklore and culture, as she revisits her own ideas of what constitutes sacred story.
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An Animist’s Take on Fiction: to view or not to view

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This week Traci considers the image bank of fiction, how that repository impacts ‘spirit’ communication, and what this means to an Animist! [Read more...]


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