Monthly Archives: April 2010

Merlin’s Return and Monique Wittig

What makes a story sacred? I’m pondering the situation, in that others find RJ Stewart’s tale of Merlin’s return as meaningful while I do not. I admit that the ritual work it depicts — integrating slain soldiers into the Otherworld … Continue reading

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Falling short

Falling short. Whether we’re spiritual beings or no, we eventually find ourselves in this predicament. We fail ourselves, our Gods, our beliefs. While this can be grandiose and terrible — say, committing a murder in a moment of passion — … Continue reading

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Review: Celtic Bards, Celtic Druids

Celtic Bards, Celtic Druids is a collaborative work by R.J. Stewart and Robin Williamson. I picked it up with high hopes, since it was recommended on a Druidic reading list (precisely which, I have since forgotten). I also have a … Continue reading

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trance-journey to Caer Ibormeith

Settle in, to yourself, your bones. Breathe in and out, in and out. Loosen what is tight and make yourself comfortable as you breathe – in and out, in and out. Follow the beat of the drum, deeper and deeper … Continue reading

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reflections on Caer Ibormeith

It was a dry well until I pulled the ogham. I’m planning the grove’s Mistletoe Rite. rather than doing the same thing each time, I generally try to find a focus. The rite is always about healing, but sometimes it’s … Continue reading

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Oisin, at the shore, sees the woman

In truth, I do have some original things to express, and needn’t always mine my archives for the blog. But this weekend, I’ve been churning out Kwannon CDs… (You can hear their siren voices calling, “Buy me! Buy me!”) Hence, … Continue reading

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the eternal Moon Goddess fallacy

Some more follow-up prattle from my archives. Once again, my apologies for the rambling nature and the lack of capitalization. It’s just a-musing. Since this was written, my own unverified personal gnosis has placed Boann/Bebhionn in the lunar position, with … Continue reading

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