A Night In The Mound

Scattered across Ireland are 5000 year-old Ancestral Temples known as megalithic tombs, or chambered cairns. Mysterious and romantic structures, they leave us with more questions than answers. This week, Traci shares her experience of spending a night under a megalithic mound. [Read more…]

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Night Sounds: An Sionnach In East Cork

What does a Witch do when she hears an eerie midnight cry on a deathly still Lughnasadh night in Cork, Ireland? I’ll give you a hint – it involves human sacrifice and body odor! [Read more…]

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Land Spirits: When Things Go Bump

Relationship building is an integral part of our lives, and especially so for witches. Yet what happens when we must end a relationship, when we need to move on? This week Traci shares her personal experience of a difficult relational transition–involving stroppy Land Spirits! [Read more…]

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

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…]

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When the Sun Stands Still: Summer Solstice in Ireland

The light, gold, like the deep raw honey of summer, washes the front garden.  The sun rests just over the eastern ridge, risen less than 30 minutes, but the first light, the uncanny gold–like a crown–wakes me.  This mysterious morning light rouses me every time, every year.  By half five I am called out of [Read More…]

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An Animist’s Take on Fiction: to view or not to view

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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Pagan Ireland: the Banshee {video}

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

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