September 11, 2019

At the end of the pagan era, the household spirits seem to have dethroned the universal, public gods. Popular devotion, turning away from Teutates, Heusus, Belen, and several other inhabitants of the Celtic Olympus, preferred to shift its allegiance to local deities, who were less highly placed and therefore more accessible to humans. Read more

September 7, 2019

The beauty of the Core Order is that it suggests an order, but other steps may be added into the structure. The workings section is left open for many possibilities. This is the structure that is used for High Days – for groups and individuals. Read more

August 12, 2019

What can the Ancestors bring to our lives and our practice? How do we build a relationship with the Ancestors? In addition, where do we build a relationship with them? Read more

July 11, 2019

This is a simple overview of the most prevalent mythic symbols in Indo-European polytheism and comparative mythology. I like focusing on Irish, Vedic and Germanic myths mostly because they are the best preserved of all the Indo-European sources, with all three containing strong Proto-Indo-European influences. Read more

April 14, 2019

Reflection   It has taken me three weeks to write this blog. I have been to a lot of festivals, hundreds of them. Each one is different: the good ones are good for a great variety of reasons; the great ones are great in their own way. I attended my first Paganicon this year and this was great plus. It has been a busy year so far. I attended three festivals in February and a brief break before attending Paganicon…. Read more

March 5, 2019

“The Four Jewels of the Tuatha Dé Danann” describes the four treasures in greater detail than the CMT2. It describes the four treasures, the four isle-cities of learning, and the four druids, the antediluvians, who taught the gods their skills and magic. Read more

February 24, 2019

Urban Earth Mother I discovered the Urban Earth Mother. She wasn’t hiding. Heraclitus said “Nature loves to hide.” I agree. I never thought I would see her with my own eyes, but she was there. Yet, I have. Somewhere between Texas Imbolc and Pantheacon, I found myself with long layovers at Chicago’s O’Hare airport and that is when I found her. I love to travel, and I love to fly. I think it is important as the Archdruid of ADF… Read more

February 21, 2019

What is the Buffet? The Buffet is a series of posts that is a smorgasbord of spells, prayers, charms, invocations, ogham draws, or other articles of personal practice. I aim to write a monthly buffet including these sorts of things each month. Not only am I a Druid, I identify as a celtic/irish style folk witch. Spells Increase luck Find a heads up coin in public, put it in your right shoe saying this charm. Spin on that heel clockwise once afterward…. Read more

February 16, 2019

Building a Devotional Practice with the Sky Working with High Days is a wonderful thing, but High Days come and go eight times a year. What can someone do if they want to develop a monthly, weekly, or daily practice? This discussion will investigate building a devotional practice with the Three Realms, namely, Land, Sea, and Sky. Sky In coming to the sky as the object of devotional practice, it is a canvas upon which things are painted. The sky presents… Read more

January 10, 2019

We generally call a Celtic sacred space a ‘nemeton’. Nemetona was a Gaulish goddess whose name means ‘She of the Sacred Grove’. Nemeton is a Gaulish word. We know that Celtic, Germanic, and Slavic speakers worshiped in groves, sacrificing water fowl because they are seen as masters of land, sky, and sea. In Irish, groves are called garrán for groves which are not oak, and doire for groves which are comprised of oaks. Names of places like Derry in Ireland… Read more

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