Monthly Archives: September 2010

the spiritual and the domestic

Stillness amid motion: the squirrels and chipmunks rustling the leaves as they bury nuts. The sun glancing off leaves that are as yet green, but tinged with brown weariness. My hands take on the sharp scent of the rosemary as … Continue reading

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The Movement of Sound

As a shameless plug, I’m also taking part in a new blog called “The Movement of Sound,” which focuses on Pagan music. I recently did a review of Jennifer Berezan’s “Returning.” Check it out!

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the Morrigan’s mode

A snapshot into aspects of my spiritual practice…. I use music in ritual as a praise offering and trance-induction, as well as a means to work what people these days often call magick. (I’ve never been keen on the term … Continue reading

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death’s gatekeeper

The day edges toward its balance with the night. September is golden light through fading green, a nip in a clear sky, days of tumbling gray. Today, I will celebrate Mean Fomhair, the time of the encroaching dark. Traditionally, I … Continue reading

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Nine noble virtues

As a fodder for contemplation, I was considering a series on the Nine Noble Virtues. The question is … which nine? ADF has its list of virtues, which I had explored in the dedicants program: wisdom, piety, vision, courage, integrity, … Continue reading

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Viva la revolucion!

Today, I’m pondering the decline of blogs. Once upon a time, blogs had that new car smell and the crinkle of wrapping paper. Fingers eagerly pecked out book reviews, diatribes, analysis of tortuous social relationships, rants and thoughts, their vision … Continue reading

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a bit of doggerel: summer’s end

The cold wind comes, embracing. The lover of frost the harbinger of fall. It hides beneath the old green leaves waiting. Skin prickles at its embrace as the poplars shed their rags. Herald of the yellow light, the sun waning … Continue reading

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