Monthly Archives: February 2010

Iza in August — a memory

While working on an article, I came across notes from 1997: Ice, Iza. A Norse principle of creation. Stiff. A slash. Icicles impending, sword-dangling from heights above the head. Icicles encasing roofs, garage rims. Ice encases human creation most readily. Creation as ice … Continue reading

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The moon is always female but the sun

Another from my personal journal, written in December 2008. My apologies for not fixing the capitalization; when I’m just a-musing myself, I tend to go lower case. 😉 The moon is always female but the sun is female only in … Continue reading

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Review: Toward a Pagan Mysticism

I was recently gifted with a copy of Ian Corrigan’s Toward a Pagan Mysticism, a slender booklet written by the author of ADF’s dedicant program. In short, Corrigan’s system — which he terms “meditative theurgy” — involves a series of … Continue reading

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of yoga and druidry

When connecting Druidry with yoga, you run across what I’ll call the external correlations. For example, there’s the same notion of priestly caste among the ancient Celts and Indians: Celtic Druid, Roman flamen and Indian brahmin are linked in texts … Continue reading

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the Morrigan, the Great Marshmallow Mother and the Borg

some months ago, i read “The Guises of the Morrigan” by David Rankin and Sorita D’Este. A compilation of materials and myths concerning the fierce Goddess — it seemed appealing. i’ve been rather sorely disappointed. i’m well-versed enough in mythology … Continue reading

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mother of rivers

the cold nibbles my hands as the birds sing their dusk-song and the yellow light dips over the hills. the river travels, broad and mirrored, crowned with bright leaves as she dances down the banks. all rivers are individual, tied … Continue reading

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poisoning water to heal the earth: ‘Medicine for the Earth’ musings, part 2

the culmination of Sandra Ingerman’s book was a thing of demented beauty. to recap: the premise of the book is that we have the power to heal (via vaguely shamanistic and mostly namby-pamby new age techniques) personal and environmental toxins. … Continue reading

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