The Old Gods

The Goddess Áine and Sexual Trauma

CW: Sexual Assault Áine (pronounced awn-ya) is a powerful Sovereignty Goddess centered in Co. Limerick, Ireland. She’s celebrated at the summer solstice, when farmers would (and sometimes still do) lightContinue readingThe Goddess Áine and Sexual Trauma

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Preparing For Magic

My parents have finally gone too far. I am, for the first time, going to hex them. Obviously they’ve done a lifetime’s worth of damage to me. But one weekContinue readingPreparing For Magic

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When Ancestors Did Horrible Things

In 1622, the colonists at Jamestown in what is now Virginia were outgrowing the boundaries of the original settlement. Relations with the local Powhatan tribe had thus far been good,Continue readingWhen Ancestors Did Horrible Things

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Practical Polytheism: a Week’s Worth of Gods and Spirits

One of the things I found most confusing as I was first developing my pagan practice was how to incorporate multiple deities and spirits without offending any particular one. EspeciallyContinue readingPractical Polytheism: a Week’s Worth of Gods and Spirits

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The Mòrrìgan and Mental Health

I was in a very deep pit. Surrounded by fog and darkness, weighed down by heavy stones. Chunks of time were missing from my memory. For days on end IContinue readingThe Mòrrìgan and Mental Health

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Meeting Manannan Mac Lir

Originally appeared on Pentecostal to Pagan 18 April 2017 After coming home from the Women’s March, I reached the point where depression and anxiety made it impossible to do more thanContinue readingMeeting Manannan Mac Lir

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Stopping By Woods On A Sunny Morning

First published on Pentecostal to Pagan October, 2017 With a nod to Mr. Frost… Dappled light through leaves mostly greenPioneers in death Just beginning to fallOne by oneSpiraling, floating toContinue readingStopping By Woods On A Sunny Morning

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Lillian Mardöllsdarttir on Ancestors

By Lillian Mardöllsdarttir, original post found here. Here is your reminder that humans have been humaning for 200,000 years (probably) and we’ve only written about it for the last 5,000.Continue readingLillian Mardöllsdarttir on Ancestors

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Twice Motherless; Adopted by The Great Queen

On a cold night in December, 1970, a barely 18-year-old girl was dropped off at an unwed mother’s clinic just over the state line from where she lived. Her fatherContinue readingTwice Motherless; Adopted by The Great Queen

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How The Ancestors Help Us Heal

My ancestors have been speaking to me for a while now. Two years ago author John Beckett wrote a blog about the then-current situation here in America. Mr. Beckett had beenContinue readingHow The Ancestors Help Us Heal

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