“The kingdom, fearing attack from their enemies across the sea, took the fairy flag out of the chest high in one of the towers. It had not been flown since the days of her grandmother’s grandmother, but everyone knew that it was a powerful gift. If they flew it from the rampants during their time... Continue Reading →

Lord of the Ninth Wave

Lord of the islands beyond the waves Lord who rides Enbarr of the Flowing Mane over a plain of flowers Lord of the Isle of Women   You made the Crane Bag You carry Fragarach and Ctann Buide You bear the silver apple bough   You possess the féth fiada You shake it between lovers... Continue Reading →

On Reading

Speaking especially for those of us working within the Celtic word view, because that is my world, we need better books. We need books that are honest, pluralistic, anti-imperial, and open to mistakes and revision. We need books that are not rehashing of what has been written, but ones that plumb the depths of philosophy... Continue Reading →

La Noche Oscura

There are times, in our faiths, when we will feel disconnected from the gods, the powers, and even nature herself in the most painful, fundamental way possible. We must understand that this disconnection is a natural part of the path of faith and not a sign that we have done something wrong or that our... Continue Reading →

A Prayer

Manannán mac Lir, I call to you,' Little Manannán, shape changer and trickster, Lord of the Ninth Wave, I call to you. This night I am the shape changer, too, and I ask for your guidance, You, for whom the ocean is a meadow of purple flowers, You, who is lord of the Land of... Continue Reading →

Interdependence on Independence Day

Independence is a deeply American value and one that the contemporary neopagan and polytheist community has embraced with abandon in our country. Although the Pew Foundation did include Wicca/Paganism on their 2015 religious landscape study, linked below, there is no definitive demographic understanding of how many of us practice as solitaries or within family units... Continue Reading →

An Invocation

The waters support and surround us, The land extends about us, The sky reaches out above us, We stand at the center with the living flame.

The Song of Amergin

I am the wind which breathes upon the sea, I am the wave of the ocean, I am the murmur of the billows, I am the ox of the seven combats, I am the vulture upon the rocks, I am a beam of the sun, I am the fairest of plants, I am a wild... Continue Reading →

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