As some people are aware for the last four years I have been researching the Pleiades from a spiritual perspective and working to create a system of rituals connected to it. As we approach the four year anniversary of the experience in Iceland which led me onto this path I wanted to recap how things have gone so far. image of Pleiades by NASA, public domainI’ve talked about the approach I was…
I’ve written here before about representation and racism in fairy media and later expanded that into a full length article which was published in Witches & Pagans magazine under the title ‘The (White) Elephant in the Room: Race & Identity in Fairy Lore’. In both of these pieces I emphasized the diverse descriptions of fairies, elves, and other Otherworldly beings that we find across folklore and…
The 1985 movie Legend is often classified as a dark fantasy but it contains many themes from older folklore. So today lets look at some of the folklore we find in the film and how it is incorporated into the story. 1551 woodcutting of a unicorn https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_unicorn._Woodcut_after_C._Gessner._Wellcome_V0021193.jpgSpoilers ahead:For those unfamiliar the movie tells the…
In my last piece I established that marriage was a common feature of stories involving fairies but today I’d like to look at some patterns we can note within that wider concept particularly of the Good Folk marrying humans. I think this can help us further explore the idea of marriage with the Othercrowd and may be useful both for those with an esoteric bent as well as those writing fiction who…
Recently the subject of fairies and marriage was brought up in a discussion, with someone suggesting that fairies would have no such concept as ‘marriage’ and that there were no accounts of marriage either of fairies or between fairies and humans. Since I’m not sure how pervasive that idea is I thought the best approach would be to address it here and discuss the layers of folklore involved -…
Although there’s no solid historical basis for using ogham as a divination tool its certainly popular to do so today and there is more than enough material to make it a viable system. Much like tarot, actually, there is so much that it takes a while to learn to really read ogham well. I highly recommend checking out the original source material, the Auraicept na n-Eces as well as modern books on…
I got a couple of new bras. From Torrid, my first order from them – they were recommended by one of my co-workers. See, finding comfortable bras is difficult when you have Bodacious Tatas, and I got ’em. Band size is 36. Cup size is G in a 38, should be H in a 36, but I’ve yet to find an H in a 36. Ever. And it’s very hard to find G’s in a 36. Continue reading…
Its been about 18 months since I last shared my complete bibliography so its time for an update.
Ritual for the Ocean Waters”, Circle Magazine issue 109 summer 2011
Gaelic View of Samhain”, Celtic Guide, vol. 1 issue 10 Oct. 2012
“Celebrating Imbolc with the Family”, Air n-Aithesc, vol.1 issue 1, Feb.
“The Witch, the Bean Feasa, and the Fairy Doctor in…
I bought some vegetable plants today. Yes, I started more veggie seeds yesterday, too, but I’m really worried about the food supply, and I do better with bought plants, so I’m doing both.
You should have seen me going thru’ all the potted tomatoes/peppers/etc at the store, looking for pots where they had screwed up and had TWO plants in the pot!
I’ve planted the four heritage tomato plants in the rolling tomato ‘raised garden’ planters already. When (if) the basil sprouts, I’ll put a basil or two in each of them as well.
We ARE due to have some cold nights in the next week, but I have clotches I can put over them those nights. And by ‘clotches’ I mean empty coffee cans.
I’m really pushing myself on this day off, to get stuff done in the garden. But first I have to make ‘tarps’ to put over the soil (to keep the weeds down) by taping black plastic garden bags (cheap, from Costco) together.
I HATE using plastic in the garden. But I’ve been so horribly low on spoons that every 8 X 8 area I make tarps for and get the tarps in place on is an area that some day soon, when I have spoons, I’ll be able to plant fast and easily. If I can just cover the entire garden now, in April, then planting in May and June will be easy.
The problem is finding spoons in April. The plastic bags I’ve had forever, so they are here. The duct tape is here.
Spoons, as always, are on back order.