1. Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap 2. Metamorphosis – Peter Glass 3. Love Theme / Arrest – David Hirschfelder 4. Birds – Emiliana Torrini 5. Prince Briotanách – Clannad 6. Fools rush in = Bow Wow Wow 7. Perth – Bon Iver 8. Gently Johnny – Paul Giovanni 9. Violence and Variations – Bear McCrearyRead more "Songs for Aengus Og"
I am back. I am not so vain to think I have been sorely missed. There has been a lot of wonderful writing to read, even when some polytheists whose writing I usually enjoy, have withheld their lettered creations from the world. I won’t be apologizing for my absence, for such a think would be […]Read more "I return with post-lughnassadh syndrom"
“ And while other things can be made into acts of devotion by grafting elements of worship onto them, without those elements it just does not qualify. Worship is done for somebody or something else – and that’s how you can instantly tell the difference. If you take Dionysos out of the equation and nothing […]Read more "Worship: anything is not everything"
How to write about heroism without sounding like a pompous ass? I am not a hero, or a teacher of heroes or the bloody Pagan pope. For there can only be one … and it simply is not my style. My voice is not the voice of solemn authority, nor that of the satyr. But […]Read more "On heroic living"
I apologize for my recent absence. Last week I wrote about work troubles, and Friday last I tried to make amends, to put myself in right relationship with the ancestors and the spirits. This I intended to write about -, but then on Saturday my work contract was terminated about which I was informed though […]Read more "Making right: connecting to ancestors"
At long last spring has arrived. The cold polar wind from the north-east has finally abated and is now replaced my something different entirely. Last week, the rains came rolling in from the Atlantic west, as it should, and softened the bare dry ground. Yesterday was the first pleasantly warm day with a temperature of […]Read more "“Your soul is in your keeping alone.”"
When I pray, I cover my head. Coincidently I also cover my hair, but that is not my intent of purpose. When I stand before the gods I cover my head. I believe I would do the same if I were completely bald. For many women covering is precisely about their hair. They dyeing or […]Read more "Honest about headcovering"
Last summer I visited a friend in Dublin. I also visited the National Museum of Archaeology. The visit was free of charge and amazing. The bog bodies impressed me the most. To block out the light, the bodies were placed in a spiral-like cardboard box. Thus meeting a bog body was a gradual process. And […]Read more "Gundestrup Cauldron"
One of the downsides of being a non-native English speaker, is that I cannot for the life of me think of a word starting with the letter ‘g’. I can hold a perfect conversation, but coming up with random words is proving difficult. I believed I needed the Pagan Blog Project and the order of […]Read more "G is for great writers"
If the gods are real, they are real now. They are as real as they have ever been. If the gods are real now, they cannot be dependent on our knowledge of their past exploits. The gods do not cling anxiously to ancient traditions and customs. They do not claim Christmas or the Easter eggs […]Read more "I am a Pagan. But I am pagan first."