On Saturday October 5th, I attended the 8th Annual Weaving in Buxton, Maine. This ritual, “sponsored” by the Druid college has gone through an evolutionary process that has dialed down into something that is becoming more and more relevant to the community here in Maine and abroad as well. During our community building exercise, we […]Read more "Guardianship"
If there is one thing that can be said about a good portion of the Pagan community it is that is acts as a microcosm of mainstream culture in many more ways than any would care to admit. If one can consider the X-tian bible their “lore” then Pagans are clearly as likely to cherry-pick […]Read more "A Thing Agreed Upon"
I feel, at times, surrounded by ignorance. There is the Mid-Coast “Chirstian” Minister who follows Buddha and Trump at the same time, while carrying on a 10 month affair with another woman (who had ZERO knowledge that he was with someone else), teaching Jesus in the pulpit and stumping for a racist, misogynist president. He […]Read more "Parasites"
There is a story of Cuchulain who met the Morrigan, the Celtic god of Poetry, sex and death on the battlefield who had come to Love Cuchulain for tell of his exploits. Cuchulain, unaware he was in the presence of a god, rejected her advances and her help so she instead returned to him her […]Read more "Threshold Guardians"
I bought the robes and the walking sticks and the baubles. I have a great green cape and a smaller cape and another cape. I have necklaces, earrings and rings. I have led ritual and I have participated in it. I have walked in parades and led workshops and worn the garb and bought the […]Read more "Spiritual Awakening?"
I read an article recently that suggested that the term we should use to describe white male privilegists (<–I just made that word up I think…Copyright 2017, Poogieshin Press) is “Douchebag”. Personally, I love it…I like having something to call someone that so indelibly and symbolically addresses their socio-political proclivities. Right now, we […]Read more "Resistance"
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the term “ally” and what that really means I can use the dictionary of course but a strict definition isn’t really what I’m talking about here. What I’m thinking about and dwelling on is what the actions of an ally are and how that works where the rubber […]Read more "Access and Allies"