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
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?