Finding Land Spirits and The Fae

Catriona McDonald

Helpful tips to finding the Fae and Land Spirits, and also, advice to make your car better! [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...]

Pagan Ireland: the Banshee {video}

This week Traci shares a short clip from Glenafooka: a documentary about Irish folklore and mythology. [Read more...]

Mí na Bealtaine! the Merry Month of May

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It’s Bealtaine–the beginning of summer! And Traci shares some Irish history and folklore associated with this festive time. [Read more...]

Finding place through the eyes of a child

Photo credit Kira Nuit 2013

Turns out, any green space is magical to a child. [Read more...]

Walking meditation

Birds on a pond, Queens Park, Glasgow Dec 2012

One of my key practices is the walking meditation. Usually, I just step outside and start walking, and if a street or path catches my eye — perhaps a corner I’ve never turned onto before, or one I haven’t walked on lately — I see where it takes me. [Read more...]

Feeding the Sidhe

A full-grown elder tree Photo licensed under creative commons from

Back in 1998, before I moved to Scotland, I was a baby Witch living in Bath. I was reading all the gentle introductory books on Witchcraft I could find, and starting to put their exercises into practice. One of those books, I can’t remember which, suggested beginning a relationship with the Sidhe – the beings most people refer to as ‘faeries’. But for all my curtsies and silver coins, I didn’t really believe in faeries until I moved to live in the country, and then it wasn’t so much me believing in them, as them rushing up to me and grabbing my attention… [Read more...]


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