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Kindling Brigid’s Purifying Fire

Fire has been crucial from the very origins of our humanity. Fire is the power our early predecessors sat around sharing the stories, the campfire throwing out flames of protection that kept the predators common in those days: the cave bears, the hyenas, the smilodons, […]

new moon // just do it

My bones ached along the waning of the moon. A feeling like wanting to run and not being able to move. Not quite trapped, not quite free. I’m waiting for something. I’m ready for something. This is not a time for mourning, I hear between […]

What Have We Inherited?

(Image Credit: Here) Recently, I have been listening to John Trudell’s talks on Youtube, and they have given me quite a bit to think about. John Trudell was a Native American activist and author. I would like to share some of those thoughts with you, […]

Things are shifting, moving rapidly

It’s all wonderful with new knowledge being gained, new friendships being built, newish community being strengthened. But I’m hella busy. It’s good. I’m tired, but happy. I had a reading this past fall and part of it was being told that I should stop looking […]

between supermoons: a spell

a ritual for these times for growing for brightness for glowing and flowing and shrinking and hiding and climbing under the covers   ingredients: a clear space / counter / shelf / mind a candle / any color / any size, but big enough to […]

Happy New Year! Here’s how to hack the intentions of your resolutions for better magick

By now you’ve seen scores of New Year’s resolution announcements, and maybe you made a few yourself. They probably run along the lines of “lose x amount of pounds,” “read x amount of books,” and/or “be a better person in some manner, defined or undefined.” […]

Greetings In the New Year!

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You’ve made it out of 2017 alive, quite the feat, given the unrelenting global tensions. On the first, I decided to draw Ogham for each month to try and get a good feel for the general feeling of the year, […]

Henotheism + Polytheism: Anglican Paganism 101

This might have to be split up into a few posts, because to do the topic justice I think I’m going to have to write a lot.​ In fall of 2016 I started attending a local Anglican Church. My reasons for this were varied, and […]

What does religious literacy involve?

Last time, I talked about why religious literacy is important. The next obvious question is what things go into religious literacy and then how you can build some up. There’s really two different faces to religious literacy. There’s having good religious literacy about your own religion […]

Discography for Traversing the Geography: Winter Mood Tunes

Alright, so in the global north, specifically Minnesota, Winter’s here. Even as the global temperature rises, this guest still bites and stings. Bundled up in three layers of hoodies and hats (but only one layer of pants), there is no respite from its harshness for […]


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.