The Passing of Lord Merlin

Lord Merlin, aka David John White, was the elder high priest of the Ravenwood tradition for almost three decades and he died over a week ago, on Mabon. He led an extraordinary life, much like his wife Lady Sintana, and he died a year and a week after she passed from us. He was there by the Lady to bless the founding of my coven, and when I'm initiated this Saturday he will be a part of my lineage, my spiritual grandfather. Though I never met him, his passing fills me with sadness, and more than … [Read more...]

The Best 9/11 Memorial Ever

For once, Bono didn't annoy me. I watched and I cried. It was a ritual well done.I'd forgotten about this until reminded by the good Deacon Greg Kandra: On the banner were projected the names of all those who had died on 9/11, just four months before.And the music continued, and it went on, Bono and U2 singing about a place “where the streets have no name.” And the banner kept growing, and the list kept getting longer.  It seemed like it would never end.  Name after name after name, like … [Read more...]