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 →

[PoWR] Honour Your Ancestors

Ancestral and indigenous traditions was one of the focal points of my Parliament experience. I wrote in my last post about Turtle Island Indigenous traditions, so now let's look at the Indigenous traditions of Europe. I was excited to see Inija Trinkuniene speak as part of the Priestesses panel, to attend her Sutartines workshop, and... Continue Reading →

[PoWR] Our Home on Native Land

This year at Parliament, we gave a great welcome to Indigenous ceremony - a sacred fire was lit and kept burning for the duration, the opening ceremonies gave primacy to Indigenous attendees and dance, and a great structure called the Lodge of Nations was erected with its own track of programming and an accreditation program.... Continue Reading →

Blessing

As part of the discipline practice in my clergy studies, one of the requirements is to perform "a full solo hearth ritual that includes honouring the Gods and Spirits of the student, divining the nature of the Blessing and working a good Blessing in turn." This phrasing has made me consider what it means to... Continue Reading →

Dress

Recently, there was a discussion on the ADF-DISCUSS mailing list about ritual wear. When I answered, I talked about the concept of being a "plain pagan" and how that has influenced my ideas of what to wear and not wear. There was a reaction to the term "plain" that I wasn't expecting, and it appears... Continue Reading →

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