Monthly Archives: July 2010

Today’s ramble: Why I’m not Wiccan

To an outsider, Druidic practice — at least the kind I engage in — probably doesn’t seem all that different from Wicca. The unfamiliar eye and ear catches the strangeness, the exoticism of Pagan practice: multiple deity names, altar images, … Continue reading

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invocations to Goibhniu and Manannan

Just some invocations to share for Manannan and Goibhniu, the smith god. They were originally written for the Feast of Age, but I use one or the other during rites that invoke them. The grove focuses on Manannan during the … Continue reading

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Terror, fairies and the daily ogham pull

Since March, I’ve tried to pull an ogham fid every morning. It was an offshoot of my Keltrian homework, truth be told, but I’ve found personal value in it aside from the official documentation of effort. Simply put, the morning … Continue reading

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Fisticuffs in my brain: vegans versus WPF

This week’s reading selection is “Full Moon Feast” by Jessica Prentice. As an argumentative sort, I’ve coupled it with online research into “The China Study,” although I can’t say I read that book. Being involved with yoga, however, I’ve run … Continue reading

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Brighid breath: Using seed-sounds in meditation

Wrote this up for the Henge: Brighid breath: Using seed-sounds in meditation The flames of a hearth fire or ritual fire can be mesmerizing, trance-inducing. Yet somehow, simple tratak eludes me. Tratak is the Indian term for the one-point gaze, … Continue reading

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thoughts on summoning the rain

The heat baked the ground, leaching the grass of its green. It’s uncharacteristic for the Great White North, a disordering of the pattern. Looking at my paltry garden, I joked to my husband that I’d get a mop and a … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver’s “The Summer Day”

I am quite enamored of this poem, as I am of all of Mary Oliver’s work. Judging from some of the catty Internet commentary appended to the bottom, the idea of a grasshopper as something interesting, beautiful and even holy … Continue reading

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