Posts Tagged ‘ paganism ’

Quia Ergo Femina: My Journey to the Goddess

Nov 22nd, 2018 | By

My parents began taking me to church as soon as I was old enough to go, which is to say, from the time of my christening onward.  I grew up in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, which was somewhat more relaxed toward Communion than the Catholics but still had a lot of rules to

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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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Forest Bathing

Sep 29th, 2018 | By

I have been doing a lot of walking in forests recently. Where I live the ‘forests’ have very limited species, consisting of a lot of quick growing pine. This I am sure has its place but for me forests should be home to many varieties of native trees and so when I am in need

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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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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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In the Beginning (Remembering My First Ritual)

Jul 26th, 2018 | By

Everybody remembers his or her first time, right? That first kiss, magickal or not. The first time you drove a long-distance trip without your parents. Right? Well, this post is about one of those first-time moments, and for me, it was definitely not one of those “magickal” moments. This is about my first group ritual

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Are the Gods Set in Stone?

Jul 10th, 2018 | By

I had something completely different in mind when I started writing this particular blog post. On Facebook, I had asked for folks to say something about a topic that they wanted me to write about. One individual asked me to take an animal spirit into account and see how much it changes around the world.

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Modern-Day Storyteller and “New” Myth

Jun 24th, 2018 | By

Stories are a huge part of our world-wide culture. As Pagans, we tend to utilize this in our rituals, around the evening and night-time fires, and even in the lessons and lectures that the brave souls who attend conferences provide. We have stories all around us. The Fantasy and Science Fiction books on our shelves,

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Australian Druidry and Seeking the Sacred in Your Own Landscapes

May 31st, 2018 | By

Julie Brett’s Australian Druidry: Connecting with the Sacred Landscape is quite a remarkable work. Having now read this book twice, I am astounded by the depth of the material on how her Druidry dovetails within her relationships with the land she lives in. The description and details of her own work could easily be utilized

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