Considering my Ancestors I have been thinking about the Ancestors lately and how exactly they fit into my life. I have honoured the Ancestors for a number of years. My grandparents and aunts and uncles seemed the closest I could experience as Ancestors, other than the animal friends that are no longer in my life. I was one of the fortunate ones. At 96 and 92, I still had both of my parents. I called them my “greatest treasure”. My… Read more

A Prayer of Thanks for Victory In the presence of the finnóg, A calm comes over me, For she arrives red-mouthed, Beak tipped with the blood of my enemies, Whom I’ve put asunder. May her cries be heard, Around the house no more, May she be satiated of conflict, Blood and bile, flesh and sinew, For she has measured our dán, And chosen the slain and victor. We give our thanks Glory Maker, To the ban-tuathaigh may our gratitude fly,… Read more

Last post we opened the question of decolonization. I was going to put a bunch of dichotomies on here but I decided to go with a different approach, I’m going to talk shortly about the symptoms of a colonial worldview in your pagan culture. Identity tied to Profession or Titles The first symptom of a colonized worldview is that identity comes from profession and titles. So many people in America today get devastated when they’re fired, because that is who… Read more

Many people who claim to be drawn Celtic heritage have in fact internalized the colonizing culture’s attitudes toward Celtic civilization. They feel “safe“ dealing with aspects of the Celtic world that a certain elite in the colonies and culture has judged acceptably interesting – Celtic mythology, Celtic art, traditional music – but exclude elements that are disapproved of by the state, like language and the separate identity of living Celtic communities. English and French symbolize material and social success: Celtic… Read more

I am proud to represent pagans, Gaels, and the LGBTQ+ communities at this year’s PRIDE Interfaith Celebration. Though I am not queer myself, and would prefer a queer leader of a congregation, I was sourced as a last resort as they couldn’t find any queer druids for the part. I never turn down an invite to appear and represent the pagan community. I’ve appeared on radio shows, cable access, at the local UU pulpit, in central texas for almost a… Read more

O Holy Ones, the land upholds me, the sea surrounds me, while the sky embraces me. And I stand in the center as a living fire. Let my work be done in beauty and truth.  Read more

This series is a series on my mystical experiences in indo-european polytheism. I cataloge the exact experiences in these articles: I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: An Introduction I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: Reaching up the Tree, Begging for its Fruits to Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Fruits Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Return Gifts of Sacrifice Psychological Realizations I realized exactly to what degree my current feelings and perceptions were altered by events from the past…. Read more

This series is a series on my mystical experiences in indo-european polytheism. I cataloge the exact experiences in these articles: I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: An Introduction I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: Reaching up the Tree, Begging for its Fruits to Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Fruits Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Return Gifts of Sacrifice My Fourth Soma Experience While liftoff was commencing, my adventurer companion started asking questions. But I was in this cave… Read more

This series is a series on my mystical experiences in indo-european polytheism. I cataloge the exact experiences in these articles: I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: An Introduction I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: Reaching up the Tree, Begging for its Fruits to Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Fruits Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Return Gifts of Sacrifice Sacred Plants as Guides Soma is not only a read drink, but it is seen as the god that carries… Read more

This series is a series on my mystical experiences in indo-european polytheism. I cataloge the exact experiences in these articles: I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: An Introduction I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: Reaching up the Tree, Begging for its Fruits to Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Fruits Fall I Sacrificed Myself to Myself: The Return Gifts of Sacrifice   Introduction & Preparation The mystic experience is the quintessence of the hero’s journey that Campbell saw. It is a… Read more

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