A Samhain Prayer

Amid the falling drops of rain, Under the greying sky, I pause in the presence of the spirits. It is your season, Mighty Dead, We feel you stirring in the Earth. Let us hear your whispers in the leaves, Emerge from this timeless autumn. Come to us now, on the breeze, And we will carry... Continue Reading →

Samhain Prayer Chapbook

A full moon gift from me to you: a small chapbook of prayers you can use for your Samhain celebrations. This little chapbook will take you through Three Nights of Samhain, where we can honour the Ancestors of Blood, Kin, and Land in short devotional rituals. You can perform these devotional prayers one a day... Continue Reading →

A Morning Prayer

[image: A woman covered in tiny lights, backlit by the dawn.] I will kindle the fire this morning And centre myself among the Three Realms: Upon the firm and bountiful Land, Beside the wide and mysterious Sea, Under the bright and shining sky. I will kindle the fire this morning In the presence of the... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Prayer

With thanks to the good Earth We pray for this meal For health and good seasons For joy and for weal For friends and for family For luck and for love We are blessed with abundance From below and above

30 Lughnasadh Prayers, 23-30

The fortnight after Lughnasadh was so much harder compared to before the holiday. The anticipatory energy wasn't there, and with a couple of cooler days and signs of the approaching harvest, I found it hard to connect. Even still, when I wrote the last prayer my eyes misted up a bit, because this was an... Continue Reading →

30 Lughnasadh Prayers, 16-22

This project is getting rather difficult as the days move away from Lughnasadh. Torn apart by your spear, Lugh, The heat of the Sun lies broken on the ground. I stand under the rolling clouds, arms open, Ready to receive your blessings. Lugh, protector of the tribe, You keep us in sustenance and safety. Within... Continue Reading →

30 Lughnasadh Prayers, 12-15

[For a job interview.] A test of ability, A test of strength, A test of clear thinking: Like your entrance to Tara, Let the mastery of my own skills grant me entrance through this interview. Lugh, let your confident radiance shine through me, As I say, "Question me!" I think of your foster-mother and her... Continue Reading →

30 Lughnasadh Prayers, 5-11

[For Lugh and Brighid, the gods of our house:] Spear above the door, protector Ward the boundaries of our home. Fire on the hearth, nurturer, Hold the centre of our home. Watch our goings out and comings in, Beneath the turning of the moon and sun. All around me, Lugh, are those that are around... Continue Reading →

30 Lughnasadh Prayers

With gessa and feats of arms were they performed, a fortnight before Lugnasad and a fortnight after: under dicitur Lughnasadh, that is, the celebration or the festival of Lugh. - Lebor Gabala Erenn, ยง59 I suggested to Nathan, half-serious, that he choose to do something in devotion for the fortnight leading up to Lughnasadh and... Continue Reading →

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