On Snakes, Truth-Speakers, & St. Patrick

If we extend the metaphor further, then not only did St. Patrick (and by extension, Christianity) drive the Druids and Pagans from Ireland, but also he drove Truth and the wisdom of mind-expansion from Ireland. Anybody want a green beer yet? [Read more…]

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Gods Under Glass

Why seeing gods in museums makes me a bit uncomfortable. [Read more…]

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Oiche Fhéile Bhríde: The Eve of St. Brighid’s Feast

Tomorrow night is the eve of St. Brighid’s Feast, perhaps one of the most celebrated holidays in Ireland. No, there won’t be any mad parties or green beer; not even wild heathen drumming on the High Places. Instead, the evening is about family, purification, and continuity of ancient practices. [Read more…]

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Urban Witchcraft: The Power of Rot

Death and decay, forces that have concerned human-persons for millennia, are still actively propitiated in modern times. This week, Traci shares how an urban witch might sacrifice to these Great Powers, and why. [Read more…]

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Oiche na Sprideanna Approaches

As the Irish festival of Samhain approaches, Traci shares some little known lore about this time in the Irish year. [Read more…]

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Naturalizing: Bringing Our Practice Home

Much of North American paganism is influenced by imagined European ancestral practice, even when the landscape, weather patterns, and wildlife are significantly different. This week, Traci challenges us to naturalize, and put our practice where our bodies are! [Read more…]

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St. John’s Holy Well: east Cork [photos]

Ireland is a land resplendent with ancient sites, and one of the most venerated in the modern day is the Holy Well. Traci happens to live next door to one, and this week she shares photos from the rededication and blessing of the well after recent renovations. [Read more…]

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