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When the Magick Dies

I skipped Beltane advent. I didn’t want to. I just did. I forgot about it until the first week of it had …

Purple crocuses bloom in a sunny field.

Imbolc 2017, Ritual Debrief

My Imbolc ritual wasn’t a full ritual, not like I did Loafmass last year. Hopefully at some point I’ll get it figured …

Advents and Anniversaries

I just realized recently that this January is my 7th anniversary of beginning to keep the flame for Brighid and starting up …

Lantern of the Ancestors

Sermon in church yesterday was exactly what I needed. I was late, somehow, even though I made the decision to stay up …

A shrine to the gods Brighid, the Morrigan, and Manannan, with lit candles and offerings placed upon them. The shrine is covered in myriad holy items, with places for offerings to go and various representations of the gods.

A very belated Loafmass

Loafmass is supposed to be on August 2nd, making it parallel with Imbolc. Instead of focusing on any one of the Three, …

Fleeing Father’s Day

Father’s day is hard for me. I’ve been trying to reclaim it in Manannan’s name, as He is my Father now. Since …

The moon, waxing gibbous, surrounded by clouds.

Welcome, 2016

2015 was a kind of crazy year for me. WordPress was kind enough to do the 2015 blogging report for this blog, …

30 Days of Paganism: Community

I have reached a stage in my life where I am incredibly interested and concerned in/with building community. I’m getting married in …

30 Days of Paganism: Holidays

This post is written from the perspective of someone who has lived in the Northern Hemisphere their entire life, and as such …

Finding and Marking the Days

I’m not where I’m supposed to be this weekend. It’s Easter, which normally means Spring Mysteries Fest. However, I didn’t have the …

Happy Imbolc

Today is Imbolc! I was going to write a ritual for today, but I ended up not. At this point it’ll be …

Mabon

Let’s face it, I was never going to write about mandrakes. What the heck do I know about them? Nothing, that’s what. …

Santa as a Secular God

There are people who, when they find out Santa isn’t real, feel betrayed. That…doesn’t compute for me. I mean, I respect that …

The Time of Culling

I’ve always had trouble with this time of year, from a “earth-worshiping-pagan-who-celebrates-Wiccish-holidays-more-or-less” standpoint. Lammas/Lughnasadh and the Autumn Equinox always feel so disconnected …

Beltane 2012

I have Plans for tomorrow (er, today; whatever I haven’t slept yet so it’s still tomorrow). In my constantly evolving personal practice, …

Samonis 2011: Back to Basics

Samonis, the November Feast It’s the end of the year tonight, and tomorrow Winter begins and the Hag rules. Tonight the ancestors …

Solstice Morning

I tried to do an all night vigil for the sun last night. This did not happen. I was already dangerously low …