Recent Posts

Pagan Identity and the Plague of White Supremacy

I began this post in June of this year, right before spending a summer completely inundated with rather stressful events in my life and in the nation.  As much as I greatly desired to blog, I’ve been battling the kind of exhaustion that comes with […]

Eclipse Magic

I am eight. I have been given a subscription to the magazine Sky & Telescope as part of our preparation for Halley’s Comet, and I read through it, earnestly trying to make sense of the articles, studying the pictures. I am trying to make sense […]

On Charlottesville and Elsewhere

  What the fuck can you say about Charlottesville? What can you say or do about any egregious act of violence or hatred? Lately, I’ve been really struggling with the “Thoughts and prayers” posts on social media. To me, it’s an echoing, mocking cry. It […]

On The Disenchantment of the World

We touched on something in the last post that may as well be called the convertibility thesis. This thesis holds that individuality and ineffability are convertible with one another, so that both just refer to the same thing in different ways. To return to our […]

War

This is not a conflict that you can remain neutral on and be a good person. You must stand against this evil or be part of it.

Ritefully Bewitched

All I do as a community Priestess considered, ritual creation and facilitation is unequivocally my greatest delight.  I remain thoroughly inspired and amazed by the transformation that occurs in these rites, both within myself and in others, even after leading hundreds of rituals over almost […]

Thinking on Boann

The rivers, the streams, the creeks, the rills, and brooks ultimately flow from the well at the center of the world, known as the Well of Segais in Irish myth. The flow of Boann, the milk of the cow goddess, she who was dismembered and […]

Burning Through Toxicity: 5 Ways to Connect with the Divine Masculine.

Times are changing. But as things shift, so too does our society’s understanding of ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’.

There has been so much toxicity in the (relatively modern) notion of masculinity, which is being compounded by those in power on the world stage. There has been so much fragility within the current belief of what it takes to ‘be a man’. There has been so much that fear about something that has absolutely nothing to do with the divine masculine. For thousands of years ‘masculinity’ has become a play of power based upon oppression and control.

This can be make it difficult to access our divine masculine energy.

WotY and GeoLocal Celebrations

  Celebrating the turning of the year as a pagan in Madison, WI has been a completely different experience from the years I spent in San Diego, CA. In SoCal, it was impossible to relate to “winter” holidays, because it was 80* and sunny at […]


My Diary

The Stream By finnchuill

I’m sitting on a bench, happy that the stream that has been dry lately, except for a few diminishing pools, the last hideout for the frogs, has water again. I met this stream last year, just about a year ago, and since walk along the ‘streamside trail’ frequently. Walking is a druidic practice for me. The land by the stream slowly opens itself to me. Small naio trees form an open grove about me.

My thoughts open to this: place is a kind of gnosis. A place slowly coalesces around me, around my body on a bench, in and out of my mind, my breathing, my perceptions. The stream is variant, diverse, sometimes hugely full, flowing up through small side channels, even taking out the little bridge one time last summer. Other times, all polished boulders, small puddles. Everything is volcanic here, water can percolate down into the earth easily, but up in the mountains it rains a lot, sending more water down. Such simple things, but so often ignored, such small things the place reveals.