June 28, 2021

Right in Liminal Space Earlier this week, I was thinking about liminal space. What is liminal space? It is that place that is “in-between” the world, so to speak. Let me give you a classic example. I live really close to Lake Erie. I like to go to the lake and look at the place where the water meets the horizon. That meeting place, that intersection point: that is liminal space. It is hard to tell, in this example, where... Read more

January 24, 2021

Let the Realms Surround Me In the days and times of uncertainty, one occasionally needs some grounding and centering. In the Indo-European worldview, we have the three realms that make up our world, those of land, sea, and sky. I recently wrote this prayer for a friend and I share it with you. It is meant to be said first thing in the morning, when one is unsettled, or just before one goes to sleep. I pray that it is... Read more

October 21, 2020

Devotions can be accomplished in front of an altar, a shrine, the rising sun, or many different places. I recently discovered that I could do my devotional work in 8/10s of a mile. Read more

July 18, 2020

Building a Devotional Practice with the Nature Spirits As Pagans, we can merely observe the eight High Days and then move on with our lives. As Devoted Pagans, we can develop a practice that we undertake daily that helps us to build better relationships with the entities, spirits, and allies in our lives. This is the fifth in a series of “Building a Devotional Practice with” presentations. The first three dealt with the Land, the Sea, and the Sky. In... Read more

June 19, 2020

Timing While the Summer Solstice occurs on June 21st, Midsummer occurs around June 24th. The summer solstice is when the sun is the highest point in the sky and when the Northern Hemisphere sees its shortest night. Like Midwinter, the sun appears to stand still for three days while it is stationed at the highest point in its analemma. The date midsummer was most celebrated was St. John’s Eve(June 23rd) and St. John’s Day(June 24th) (Kondratiev, 2003).  Greetings, Sun of... Read more

April 30, 2020

Many of us are self-isolating due to the COVID-19 crisis. This has given us a chance to catch up on activities that we have perhaps neglected in the past or that we just are behind on in the present. While catching up and coming to balance is very important, we also have an opportunity to establish new habits and methodologies that we perhaps were not employing and enjoying before. Read more

April 20, 2020

This post offers an alternate view on the death of the god Miach, as interpreted from the lore. It picks up after part one which you can read here. 365 Days of Discovery – Conclusion Morrigu: “Some Gods have existed here since the beginning, such as Lir and me, to name a few. Others have come into being at a later time and while we, as Gods, can speak their lineage, we know that there was a time when they... Read more

April 6, 2020

An alternate view on the death of the god Miach, as interpreted from the lore. Read more

March 23, 2020

A Call to Miach, Part 1 In my daily devotionals, I call to four healing Gods and Goddesses: Diancecht, Miach, Airmid, and Brighid. I do my broader healing work under the auspices of Diancecht, healer of the Tuatha de Danann, and his children Miach and Airmid. Miach was the God of Surgery and Leechcraft; Airmid was the Goddess of Healing and Herb craft. What do we know of Miach? Miach was the son of Diancecht, fabled healer of the Tuatha... Read more

February 1, 2020

A new year and a new decade make this the Year of the Earth Mother. Read more

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