Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pesky totems and gentle nature

As I make my morning tea, I glance out the kitchen window only to find a pair of dark eyes staring back. A doe and her two yearlings are making their way through our woods, stopping to nibble saplings and … Continue reading

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Priestesses on the rag, and hidden ban-draoi

I’ve recently finished reading Joan Breton Connelly’s Portrait of a Priestess: Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece. It’s an academic book, and delves into the role of priestesses in ancient Greek cultures: their responsibilities and rights, their involvement with ritual, even … Continue reading

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Imbolc: the kitchen-temple

Cowled in white with coins tinkling about my waist, I head outdoors to the bitter cold, basket and brideog in hand. “Welcome Brighid,” I sing, my voice echoing off the white and brown of the branches, rising to the swirled blue and … Continue reading

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