Posts Tagged ‘ pagan ’

Pretty Land But It Can Kill You…Memories of Iceland

Nov 15th, 2018 | By

Well, it has been a while and quite a lot has happened in my life. Some of it awesome, some of it mundane, some of it not so great. For the last five to six weeks I have been dealing with a bout of pneumonia which included an eight-day stay in the emergency room. That

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Samildánach

Oct 8th, 2018 | By

I wonder about Lugh’s epithet of Samildánach, the master of all arts. The best at everything he chooses to do. It can be dangerous to see this as something to aspire to. We are only human, after all, and Lugh is a god. Who knows how long he has had to hone his skills. Maybe

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Autumn Equinox and Accepting the Dark

Sep 22nd, 2018 | By

The following is an excerpt from A Modern Celt: Seeking the Ancestors by Mabh Savage The equinoxes are moments of pure balance; day equals night; light equals dark. Nothing outweighs the other; nothing has an advantage. Symbolic of peace, tranquillity and calm, but also the feeling of hanging in the balance, the calm before the

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Remember Victims of Violence at the Hungry Ghost Festival

Sep 5th, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic

Today is the Festival of Hungry Ghosts. In the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic, Janet Boyer wrote this entry about the festival for 5 September. Janet also suggested lighting incense as an offering for those who have met a violent or tragic end. She said: On the 15th day of the 7th lunar calendar,

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Why Devotional Practice? A Personal Perspective….

Sep 2nd, 2018 | By

Every so often, I receive little questions from folks asking about my opinion on this issue or that issue within the broader online Pagan community. Sprinkled in with those questions come the occasional queries on why I do this or what I do for that within my own personal approach to Paganism, Polytheism and/or Druidry.

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Is Evil Necessary?

Aug 30th, 2018 | By

Is ‘evil’ necessary to highlight ‘good’? In a week where my friends’ social media posts are making me stop and think, a friend posted this comment: “If you had no ‘evil’, then you’d have no reference for ‘good’.” I found myself disagreeing vehemently. Evil suggests something that is totally reprehensible. Actions that are so deeply

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Have Yourself A Merry Little (Pagan) Christmas

Aug 28th, 2018 | By

I’m sitting here on the sun lounger under an umbrella during the heat-wave and reading an article by one of the Sunday Independent’s columnist on the subject of all things – Christmas! “The festive season is on my mind,” writes John Masterson, “because my plans are made … I will be visiting a part of

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Everyday Beauty

Aug 26th, 2018 | By

Do you see beauty in everyday things? My friends keep inspiring me with things they post on social media, and my friend Chris popped this quote up today: “Anyone can love a rose, but it takes a lot to love a leaf. It’s ordinary to love the beautiful, but it’s beautiful to love the ordinary.”

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Superhero Magic

Aug 25th, 2018 | By

I freely admit I am a nerd of the first order when it comes to superhero movies. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been the movie equivalent of highly addictive narcotics, especially those characters with a mythological back story (Thor anyone?). Perhaps this is common to those in the pagan and occult communities, fascination with characters

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Events featuring Ellen Evert Hopman

Aug 13th, 2018 | By

You can find Ellen Evert Hopman at the following events this autumn: Saturday September 8, 2018 Western Mass Pagan Pride Day A talk on Witch persecutions in Europe and the US 11am-5pm at the Florence Civic Center, Northampton MA http://www.wmppd.com/  Thursday, Sept. 27th, 7-9 pm Get your Halloween groove on early! The Real Witches of

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