Today while working on some coursework with The Irish Pagan School (which I highly recommend, by the by), I had my third recommendation to read Atomic Habits by James Clear. I ordered the damned book. The first recommendation came from one of my best and longest-termed friends, someone who knows me well and someone with … Continue reading Okay, okay, I get it! I’ll read the damned book!
In the Craft, we are often taught that names have power. We choose names to become or to represent who we are. And sometimes there is a big enough life change that names change too. In my case, I've had two names during my 30-ish years as a Witch. The first name I crafted was … Continue reading taking a new name
Yesterday's therapy appointment was illuminating. I nearly didn't go because I have a shitty cold, one where I am prone to coughing fits and losing my voice. I generally get one like this once a year, and apparently now is the time. So anyway, I drug my carcass in and as usual, I'm glad I … Continue reading my team of champions
Lately I've been spending some intense time with my Bríd devotionals and study time. This morning during my prayers and meditation, I received a message pretty loudly - that I need to continue building the groundwork for the Liminal Tradition (formerly Cassandra, and may change during the process). She said clearly that I need to … Continue reading messages from Bríd
Trí aithgine in domain: brú mná, uth bó, ness gobann. Three regenerators for the world: a woman's womb, a cow's udder, a smith's furnace. (Translation: Morgan Daimler, Brigid)
When presented with the question, “What drew you to Druidry?” I have a hard time pinpointing the moment. I feel as though I’ve always been drawn to “Druidish” things, whether it be in the sense of a pull towards Irish myth and culture or in the sense of a connection with the land, sea and … Continue reading the draw to druidry (Bardic Course – NOD)
From the 2005 ed. of The Ar nDraiocht Fein Dedicant Program (now known as Our Own Druidry): In the First Oath the student swears to take up the Three Ways that are the core of our work: Virtue - to do right and live well. Piety - to keep the customs and work of the … Continue reading The First Oath
For most of my adult life as a witch, I've claimed to be a fire woman (in fact, FireWoman was a magickal name for a time) or an air woman (Queen of Swords, anyone?). Occasionally I'd undertake some work with earth, which was really about connecting with my body in some way. Water though? Water … Continue reading Water, water everywhere
Time gets away if you let it. I've been meaning to get to this blog and post for about two months. In April I attended the Spring Mysteries Festival up in Washington. I've been officially admitted as a graduate student at Woolston Steen Theological Seminary and begin my graduate work in a few short weeks. … Continue reading two months? really?
My ritual and working will be a bit late, but I laid the foundation for it last night and this morning. Imbolc has always been a special holy day for me, given my calling to Brighid many years ago, given that I gave Jasmine over to her Fire with a prayer I wrote, given that … Continue reading imbolc 2014