Monthly Archives: July 2012

Druidic rarity and conferences

I’m back from the Keltria conference. It was lovely to connect with fellow Druids, this time in sunny (and oppressively hot) Georgia. We shared laughter, insights and ritual techniques, and above all, fellowship. And for me, that last is my … Continue reading

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Misanthropy and bad poetry

The very day I was born, I made my first mistake, and by that path have I sought wisdom ever since. — Ganesha, in The Mahabharata When I was in college, I wrote a poem that became somewhat popular in certain circles. … Continue reading

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Rain prayer to the Dagda

Rain down, o Father! The grass is yellowed, the cattle thirsty. Small birds cry for you to dip the ladle into your cauldron and with a sharp shake set the jewels to fall. Rain down, o Father! Your club low, … Continue reading

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Do we have a right to travel for fun and spiritual profit?

I finished prepping for my southward trip to the Henge of Keltria’s annual meeting at the end of the month. And an expensive trip it is: flying out on a Thursday to Atlanta and returning Sunday morning. It necessitates not … Continue reading

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the Divine Composter

For Meán Fómhair, I have a tradition. The ritual is always the same, whether I celebrate with others or in solitude. We (or I) paint ourselves with symbols and dance with weapons in honor of the Morrigan. Her name has been … Continue reading

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summer break

I am indeed alive and here, but in the midst of my summer break. Summer is a time for the fire of doing, of activity — the beat of the drum, and not so much the solemnity of poetry. And … Continue reading

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