White, Amber, Red

As I prepare to lead the installation rite for the Brighid Shrine at this year’s Three Rivers Festival, I’m focusing on three Brighidine virtues: piety, hospitality, and fertility, as represented by three colours. For this devotion, PIETY is represented by the colour white, symbolizing purity and connection. Piety can be something that we strive for,... Continue Reading →

Householder

What is my piety in the context of the household? I wrote this as we approached Imbolc, and this question has been in my mind since then, being turned over and over again as I seek the answer. What is a householder? What does that mean? I finally took down the Imbolc decor, put the... Continue Reading →

Brighid’s Mantle

As my local community experiences some changes, I'm bring pushed to reach out more to those who might only be near me via the internet. I'm still a Priest, even if that service looks a little different than my original intent. I made nine wiggly brats, blessed ribbons of healing, to send out to people... Continue Reading →

2019 Service

In addition to my work at home, I have service responsibilities to my Grove, and the ADF and Durham Pagan communities as a Priest. I have written a list (that has already been revised once) about my commitments to service in 2019. I present it below for accountability, though with my impending return to work... Continue Reading →

Towards Imbolc

Tonight is my scheduled flametending shift for Brighid. I find it fitting that at sunset, I will light her sacred flame to carry us from the solstice season towards Imbolc. As my focus word for 2019 is 'foundation', I am continuing to build my practice back up around the hearth and home, of which Brighid... Continue Reading →

Foundation

I'm guiding a small group of ADF Dedicants through Rev. Michael Dangler's program, The Dedicant Path through the Wheel of the Year. These eight students are committing themselves to study druidry for a year, including engaging in mental discipline and regularly visiting nature. Since Bean, my regular practice has all but disappeared. The discipline that... Continue Reading →

A Community Response to Climate Change

In response to my post about climate change from the Parliament, my new friend Ashley Price offered to share how her community is addressing these concerns, building a resilient network of initiatives and community resources. Perhaps her community will inspire yours also - join in the comments or on Facebook to discuss how you can... Continue Reading →

Dàir na Coille

Quietly, we stand outside and feel the darkness of the season around us. We have to use our imaginations a bit, because we're in a townhouse complex in the middle of the city, but it is dark enough and what snow remains is an insulating blanket pushing us to draw within. We hang the gifts... Continue Reading →

[PoWR] A Religious Life

One of my Parliament goals was to get a selfie with a nun. I took a lot of selfies with a lot of cool people (Selena Fox, Oberon Zell, Don Lewis, Vandana Shiva...) but I did not acquire the holy of holies. In fact, I don't know if I saw a (Catholic) nun at all.... Continue Reading →

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