Saegoah Pursuits: Creative Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

As this is the time of year when we reach the climax of seasonal gift wrapping, I have decided to share some of my creative eco-friendly wrapping techniques – and there are really two primary methods to it. 1) Cloth Bag Wrapping, and 2) Paper & Paint Wrapping [Read more…]

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Holiday Problems In the Classroom

“Today schools are promoting and continually working on being environmental educators on how to be responsible members of our ecosystem. I’ve enjoyed seeing the promotion and use of gardening, composting, and water conservation, but seem to have a blind spot” [Read more…]

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Pagan, But Not What You’re Assuming

Many continue the conversation assuming that I believe in supernatural beings, like spirits in the rocks, air, rivers, etc. and deities; that the Earth, Moon, Sun, Stars, are beings that care about you; that I follow the Celtic ‘Wheel of the Year’; practice magic/majick; read tarot/divination cards; and perform ceremonies that involve enchanting a circle, the elements in specific directions, and going clockwise. Mistaken on all accounts… [Read more…]

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Camping Season Is Upon Us – Rua’s SCA Camping List

Anybody who knows me knows that I am a leech for learning skills, especially pre-industrial skills, so this is definitely an event for me. That is actually why I joined the SCA – to learn the skills that are not resource intensive in my pursuit of Ehoah (complete harmony within Nature). It has helped me in this quest so well that I have a hard time conceiving of not being a SCAdian and be a Saegoah (Seeker of Ehoah). [Read more…]

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Solitary Saegoah Ritual Outline – With Alternative Wording (Great For Earth Day)

“…From Stardust, our Planet. From its Oceans, a long lineage of Life. Life that became us. This is our Home.” [Read more…]

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A Saegoah Ceremony – Similar To, But Unlike Others

I found the directions for the elements in typical Pagan ceremonies confusing – Why was earth positioned north toward the pole? Air toward the East and Water West? South for Fire I could understand – as we view the sun along the south horizon through the day, but that doesn’t make any sense if you were to live in the southern hemisphere – reflecting how they were developed in the northern hemisphere and didn’t have the southern hemisphere in mind when made. The directions for a circle was also something that didn’t jive with me – being based on a perspective of the sun circling the earth, when I knew full well that it was the earth’s spin that caused our view of the sun. [Read more…]

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