Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Celtic Pagan Kitchen Witch

  I like labels.

   It makes me feel organized, structured; like I have a plan. Which is why I've been trying to figure out exactly what to call myself now that I've begun researching about Kitchen Witchcraft.

   From said research, so far, I've discovered kitchen withcraft is about finding the joy in the everyday, mundane chores and activities around the house. When simple meals become delicate and personal rituals. There is no need to creat a circle or sacred space every time you wish to connect with the Divine, but I like that part about magic too - the structure and creating of a circle.

   So now I'm wondering if I can combine the two. I suppose it's not unheard of and has been done before. The four Sabbats can be the time for big rituals and circles, a big to-do. All the while I can learn to find the magical in my everyday life. I like this plan and path and I think it will work, so look for information on both in upcoming blog posts and discover along with me!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pagan Blogroll

   I've been scouring the web for other pagan blogs to read and subscribe to and found the following lists to share. Hope you enjoy!

   Witchvox's Blog Sites

   Circle of Moms Top 25 Faith Blogs

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Divine Friday

  This week is late again because we're on a little family vacation and I didnt't have access for a few days. This week is the norse goddesses, The Valkyries. Next week we'll try a male figure for a change.  :)

The Valkyries

   Usually depicted as beautiful mail-clad women, the Valkyries were powerful, fierce goddesses of battle and warfare. Originally known as “Choosers of the slain” their role was to lead Odin’s heroes from the earthly plain to Valhalla, Odin’s hall in Asgard. It is here they train for the final battle known as Ragnarok. They have the power to decide who lives and who dies – they can bind a man with fear or free him from concern or worry. Odin may claim the life of a warrior but it is up to the Valkyries to decide how.
            As demigoddesses, they are granted immortality as they attend to Odin but if they were to leave, they’d return to their mortal age and eventually die. However, as handmaidens of Odin, they learn much from the god of mystery, magic, poetry and war. They are rewarded with a place in his hall, fine food and drink, immortality and the knowledge of Galdr (the chanting or singing of the runes to perform magic). They fly on magical (some say winged) horses or wolves and their shields and armor flicker in the night sky creating the Aurora Borealis or “Northern Lights”. They are not restricted to their horses, however, and many possessed feather cloaks giving them the ability to shapeshift into birds or beasts. Their bodies and mounts were invisible except to those who were to die in battle – a marked warrior might even dream of a Valkyrie the day before his death or see her on the battlefield, though most men welcomed a Valkryie as she represented an honorable death.
            Their power extends far deeper than just mail-coated battle maidens. They possess strong magic and the ability to think for themselves. They can control the weather and outward appearance. They delve into the deep recesses of our souls, seeking out the pain we keep buried. They are not afraid of darkness or death, for they know that death brings release and eventual rebirth.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Create Your Own Book of Shadows

  I'm a little ashamed to admit I got this idea from the show "Charmed".  *sheepish smile* I liked the style of the book they used on the show but couldn't find anything like it online or in stores so I set out to make it myself. Instructions are below.

  Materials Needed

   -  2 3-ring binders (any size will do but make sure they're big enough to support all your info. I used a
      3-inch and then a 1inch)
   -  Hot glue gun (or other strong glue)
   -  Page protectors
   -  Fabric or other material for cover

   First, take your two binders and line them up side by side.

Next open them both up so the left side of the right binder is laying on top of the right side of the left binder.

Here's a close-up of how they should be laying. Trying to match up the lines, that helps. Take your hot glue gun and glue these two together.

Once that's done it's time to cover it, if desired. I used some simple blue fabric I found at Walmart, cut to fit (it's a bit of a pain to get around the 3 rings but do-able). Use your hot glue gun once again and ta-da!

For mine the left side is any spells I have written or copied down. The right side is the main side which includes rituals, sabbat information, correspondences, etc.

Hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Divine Friday...on Sunday

   So this week's Divine Friday is a couple days late since I had some stuff going on and blogging slipped my mind. This week, we're talking about the mother goddess, Danu.


           Most commonly known as the mother of the Tuatha de Danaan, which literally translates into “Children of Danu”. She is a central mother figure known for her ability to give birth rather than for any assertive actions. Her consort was Bile, the god of death, and together they were the parents of Dagda, Chief of the Tuatha De Danaan.
            She was worshipped extensively through Western Europe ruling over rivers, magic, fertility, wells and wisdom. Her influence over a large portion of Europe and her association with water are often thought to reflect the Proto-Indo origins of the Celtic peoples. In the earliest of Hindu scriptures, the Rig Veda, Danu is mentioned as the goddess of the seas. Her son is a dragon, Vritra, who is slain by the god Indra. Upon his death, Vritra releases the waters, allowing seven rivers to flow into the sea. This is an obvious symbol for the abundant nature of the goddess, since the water bathes the thirsty plants on its way back to the source.
            She can also be found in stories of the creation myths of the rivers Boyne and Shannon. In both myths, a young, semi divine woman journeys along a river to the Well of Segais, which is the source of all inspiration, wisdom and knowledge in ancient Irish mythology. It is the place to which Druids and Batrds venture in the Otherworld to comprehend the gods and gain mystical understanding. The well is surrounded by nine hazel trees, a tree synonymous with the fruit of enlightenment. Flowing from this well are seven rivers (some sources state five) that correspond to the seven (or five) senses of the individual and that relate back to the seven rivers in the Rig Veda that spring from the son of the Hindu goddess Danu.
            Danu becomes the Well of Segais when she is confronted by Boand and Sinann. Both women fail to honor the power of the well, believing their inner strength to be greater than that of the well. The power and energy of the well remains deceptively calm most of the time, gently spilling its bounty over the earth. However, Boand and Sinann disturb the tranquility of the well with their overconfidence and superior attitudes. The well belches forth weaves of water, destroying the physical forms of the women, carrying or chasing them back to the sea and creating rivers that harbor the spirit of each woman.
            To honor her, go to a local fountain or well and pay tribute. It was very common in ancient Ireland, Wales and Britain for people to visit sacred wells and request aid from the goddess who resided there. Call upon her at Lammas also, as she is associated with agriculture, cultivation and the nurturing of the land.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Prayer to Lugh

  I'm right in the middle of making my bags and cloth wares for my etsy shop and the upcoming Pagan Pride Days in September and I also just added some poppets to the list of things to make. So stuff around our house is pretty hectic! I found that I added this to my BoS a while back and it's perfect to recite or just read over when looking for a little extra help in your work wether it be sewing, painting, pottery or any other art.

Prayer to Lugh

Great Lugh
master of artisans
leader of the craftsman
I call upon you and honor you this day
You of the many skills and talents
I ask you to shine upon me and
bless me with your gifts
Give me strength in skill
make my hands and mind deft
Shine light upon my talents
O Mighty Lugh
I thank you for your blessings

   I have a feeling I'm going to be repeating this alot over the next couple of months. Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

DIY Smudge Stick

   Let me start by saying, I love Patti Wigington over at I have found many interesting articles and how-to's about so much since I started reading a couple of months ago and the smudge stick instructions are no different. If you haven't already, sign up for her newsletter as well!

   So today, I realized I never did any spring cleaning around here! We semi-recently moved to our new place (which is turning out not as great as I thought, but that's a different blog entirely) and were getting settled in around the time that I normally do it. Now with summer right around the corner, I figure better late then never.

   Below you'll find the link to Patti's DIY smudge sticks which I intend to make once my little herb "garden" comes to bloom. (We're renting so my garden consists of a bunch of pots full of herbs and annuals lined up on the patio - you gotta start somewhere right?!) More than likely I'll use sage in mine and print out a copy of this how-to for my BoS. Enjoy!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Inviting Brigid

  Yesterday I set up a small area in my kitchen for a kitchen altar, minus a mini cauldron because I still have to lisit our *local* metaphysical store for it. I've decided to work with Brigid in the kitchen since I've felt drawn to her since I began studying and researching about her.

This is it, set up beside my refrigerator. I had a left over 8x10 frame that I used to put everything in. I printed off a picture done by Jennifer Galasso at and included a Blessing of Gratitude from the book "Goddess Alive".

Blessing of Gratitude

I thank you, Brigid, for your presence in my home
For giving me warmth of the heart and hearth
As the sisters of old, I have honored you
In the traditional way
May my love for you be felt through time and space
Across the universe, upon the earth, and under the sea
Although the light of this candle goes out
I carry your flame in my breast

Most blessed Brigid
Living light
Bright arrow
Sudden blaze
Goddess of the sun and
Of the eternal fire
I guard your flame

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Celtic Symbols

  Instead of pentacles and pentagrams, here below are a few Celtic Symbols you can use in your magic. (Of course if you want to use pentacles and/or pentagrams go right ahead!)


A three pronged knot which symbolizes the Celtic philosophy that everything has 3 distinct yet interlocked levels - physical, mental, and spiritual.
Triskele/Triple Spiral

Rounded spiral with three arms radiating from a central point, typically understood as standing for land, sea and sky which composed the foundatino of Celtic cosmology. This is found on a number of Irish Megalithic and Neolithic sites, drawn unicursally (that is, in one continuous line), suggesting a cycle of rebirth or resurrection. The most notable one is on the inside of the Newgrange pasage tomb, on the entrance stone and on some of the curbstones surrounding the mound. The sun, dying and rising every day, is a natural symbol or rebirth, and the triple spiral gives an obvious connection between the solar symbolism and the nine months of human gestation.

Awen Aka

**Note: The dots are not always at the top of the rays** Represents the three worlds and the sign of divinity called the awen; stands for truth, knowledge, and justice.
Celtic Tree of Life

The ancient Celts saw the Tree of Life as a symbol of balance in the universe. A tree, with roots deep in the earth and branches stretching toward the heavens; the solid trunk of the tree unifying them, both in harmonious balance. The cosmos was shown inthe branches and they are woven together shwoing that everything in the universe is connectted. The Tree was a central part of early Celtic spirituality. The most sacred tree of all was the Oak tree which represented the axis mundi, the center of the world. The Celtic name for Oak, daur, is the origin of the word door - the root of the oak was literally the doorway to the Otherworld, the realm of the Fairy.


The spiral is probably the oldest symbol of human spirituality. It has been found scratched into rocks millenia old, on every continent in the world. The double spiral found in neolithic Celtic stone art also follows the path of the sun, describing the movements of the heavenly body over the course of a solar year.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Divine Friday

  I'm thinking of trying my hand at some Kitchen Witchery. I'm thinking a small altar with an offering plate in front of a picture or statue of a goddess (more than likely a picture in a wooden frame I'll dress up). And what better goddesses to start off with than Brighid and Danu.
   So for this week's Divine Friday, we'll introduce ourselves to the goddess Brighid and next week we'll meet Danu.


   Sometimes called The Exalted one in Irish lore, Brighid is the daughter of the Dagda and also a triune goddess or Triple Goddess, but not in the Maiden/Mother/Crone sense. She has three different aspects: 1) poetry, writing and inspiration; 2) healing, herbology and midwifery; 3) fires of the hearth, the smith and the art of smith craft She is the most celebrated goddess but her history is largely speculative, though it is known that she trasnformed into St. Brighid about 453 C.E. She was, for some time, married to Bres, of their enemy The Fomorians, and worked for diplomacy and peace between the tribes. She bore three sons Brian, Iuchar and Iuchariba.
   As Brighid the Hearthwoman, she is most often associated with the hearth as the center and focus of the home and the community, as well as perpetual sacred flames such as the one maintained by 19 nuns at her sanctuary in Kildane, Ireland. To welcome a stranger to your own fireside is to follow the example of Brighid who made a welcome for all and made the abbey a safe place of refuge and sanctuary. She is also known to watch over children in childbirth. her festival, held on February 2nd, corresponds to the anceint Celtic Festival Imbolc and represetns the stirrings of life again after the cold months of winter. As a goddess related to fire, one of the simplest ways to show devotion is the burning of a candle every day, following the traditions of the anceint preistesses of Brighid who lit and tended to a sacred flame in her honor.
   The equal- arm cross/Brighid's Cross became her symbol, traditionally made by family members and hung in the house, barn and other buildings for protection. Hazel and birch trees are sacred to this goddess. The easiest way to connect with her through the year is to work to cultivate in one's own life those qualities that are sacred to her. People work with Brighid for intense healing, purification and inspiration. She is a loving and passionate goddess who wishes to bring her healing and strength to others.

   Follow the link below for instructions on how to make your very own Brighid's cross. (I used pipe cleaners for all of mine which is what I believe she has pictured)

How to make a Brighid's Cross (From Patti Wigington at

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Celtic Triplicities

Today we'll learn more about the Celtic Cosmos. As Laurie Rowan Erynn stated in her article, the Celts did not use the Greek's four elements but instead went by 3's and the multiple of 3. Their cosmology was no different.

Sky (nem; The Otherworld) the Upper Realm
Land (talem; this world) the Middle Realm
Sea (muir; The Underworld) the Lower Realm

   Celtic cosmology consists of the Three Realms. These realms are ever present and are the physical and cosmological model of the world the ancient Celts inhabited. They are kingdoms in and of themselves and exist within the same space in the universe; they overlap and flow into each other; yet at the same time they are separate and distinct places. Each of the realms has certain attributes that denote their particular area of influence or primal states of existence; the Realm of Sky deals with the spiritual, Land with the physical, and Sea with the mental and emotional.
   All of these are inhabited by different beings. The Sky, which is related to Fire, is where our deities are believed to dwell and represents our future and all that we desire to become. These are the gods of culture, light/environment, order, permanence, purity and the skills. (The Tuatha De Danaan). It is through their power that the destrive powers and chaos are kept in check. The Sea, Which is, which is the realm of the watery Underworld and a place where ancestors and the forces of chaos exist, is associated with chaos, decay, fertility and the forces of life and death through with comes renewal and rebirth (the Fomori). Between these is Land, where humans belong, sharing this realm with other creatures and "spirits".
   Acnestors swore their oaths by the Three Realms, and acknowleding and connecting them at the beginning of a Celtic ritual is a way to center yourself before beginning maical work. Through ritual we seek to bridge the realms and believe that we can walk among the ancestors and converse with the Gods. The Three Realms form the center of our ritual, for they embody all the attributes of where we are, where we have been and where we are going. They exist inside of each of us; we are refelctions of the world around us and those worlds that exist above and below. We bring these realms into our ritual practice because we want to remember that like the Three Realms, which combine to make the whole of existence, we as individuals are also composed of three distinct parts - the mental, physical, and spiritual. When we are able to unite all three aspects of ourselves into one being, we will be closer to nature and the creative forces of the universe.

The Realm of the Sea (the Underworld)
   This is the realm of the Ancestors and the Fomorians. Here the cycle of life, death and rebirth is granted. This is the relam of the past. here we find the constant ebb and flow of the tides that rule the emotions and the mental processes of humankind. Deep within this realm exists the sacred well of wisdom, from which the seven seas flow. These senses instruct and aid humankind. The Realm of the Sea is the dwelling place of the ancestors and is the home of the God Manannan Mac Lir, whose cloak of mist and gof acts as a great well that separates the three realms.
   The Ancestors are important because they are the keepers of the knowledge of the old ways. They are responsible for who we are and what we will someday become. We see their knowledge and wisdom. They have lived and learned and crossed the veil, and they have much wisdom and guidance to share with us. They are us and we are them, the communication between the present and the past is vital to our future and out path.

The Realm of the Land (Our world/the Middle world)
   The Green World or the realm of the Physical. Here upon the land dwell the creatures of nature and the beings and Gods and Goddesses who are responsible for fertility of the Land. We share this realm with these beings and here the web of life exists in its most intricate weave. The five sacred directions are found in this realm and from them we receive many gifts and lessons that aid us along hte path oflife. The Realm of Land is the sacred center of the three worlds; the other two realms of the Sea and Sky join within the realm of land at each shore and horizon. This is the relm where humankind live our their countless lives; this is the realm of the present.

The Realm of the sky (the Otherworld)
   The future; the realm of the spiritual. Here exists the realization of our goals and dreams. The Realm of the sky is all that we aspire to become .Within the shifting landscape of clouds and shimmering stars dwell the Gods and Goddesses who are responsible for the weather, the Sun, the Moon and the Winds. This realm is known as the "Great Plain" and within this realm there are countless smaller plains, each responsible for a different aspect of spiritual being. The ancients looked to this realm to help them reckon the proper times to plant and harvest; they watched the heavenly bodies and celebrated as the sun and moon grew in strength and prayed for the retun of the light and warmth when the sun seemed to be weakening. The realm of the sky is responsible for granting what are termed "spiritual wonders" for the inspiration and creativity are transferred to man by the sacred flame.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Following a Celtic Path

I found this great article/piece when I was just beginning my Book of Shadows and printed out a copy for myself. I think it's a great way to start understanding Celtic Paganism, or just the Celtic way of life in general. I try to live by these tenents as much as I can.
**This is not my work. All credit to the author has been given.**

   Following A Celtic Path

                     by Erynn Rowan Laurie

      Copyright © 1995 Erynn Rowan Laurie
            All Rights Reserved

What elements are required to make a path true to the Celtic spirit?

I think that there are several. The more of them you have, the closer you get, in my opinion.
First is reverence for Celtic deities. This is easy, and pretty widespread, even among groups that are not really Celtic in focus. Lots of purely Wiccan groups, for instance, revere Celtic Gods and Goddesses, without fulfilling any of the other possible criteria.
Second, connection with ancestors and land spirits. This one is pretty generic and needs to be taken in combination with several other things, because ancestor worship and reverence for land spirits happens in most old Pagan cultures. I would suggest that this connection and reverence must happen in a style not unlike that shown in Evans-Wentz's "The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries" for it to be seen as a continuation of the Celtic spirit. We can carry it forward into a modern Celtic spirit by having a general love and reverence for the earth and its creatures. A deep appreciation of nature is revealed in early Celtic nature poetry from Ireland and Wales.
Third, poetry as intrinsic to the structure of magick. Lorax and I have done a number of rants on poetry here. We're not talking about lame moon/June/tune rhymes, but about the kind of poetry that stirs up fire in the soul, the kind that speaks power in its descriptions and its focus. The sort of poetry that sucks you in and churns your guts. Although we often get clinical in our writing, we also try hard to make much of our writing lyrical in that sense. I hope that we sometimes succeed. In addition to poetry as magick, there was also respect for poetry as a social mechanism; it offered praise for those who were worthy, and satire and scorn for those who were not. It isn't just the reading of poetry, but the making of poetry that is important. Celtic Pagans must be poets, even if they aren't great poets.
Fourth, a connection with the past. The Celts had a reverence for history, and that reverence is a part of the Celtic spirit, I believe. For some, this connection comes through physical ancestry. For others, it comes through study of history. Some people get it through connecting with the feeling of the myths. Other folks get it in other ways. I think that this is why we have such heated debates here about the importance (or lack thereof) of sticking to historical fact. We all recognize that something from the past is speaking to us strongly, but we disagree about the methods of judging its veracity and usefulness.
Fifth, a sense of early Celtic cosmology; doing things in terms of three realms rather than the classical Greek four elements, using Celtic symbols like triskeles and spirals rather than pentagrams, celebrating Celtic holidays rather than (or more deeply than) the holidays of other religions, threes and nines as ritually important, use of a sacred/cosmic tree and well combination. Much of this cosmology has had to be painstakingly reconstructed from fragmentary hints, and it goes back again to the argument that historical research is important to learning about and preserving the Celtic spirit.
Sixth, I think that inclusiveness is important. We can't rely on genealogy or geography to determine who is Celtic. The historical Celts roamed all over Europe, and lands beyond. Anyone worthy might be taken into the tribe through marriage or adoption. The Celts are roaming still, moving to America, Australia, and other widely diverse lands. And they're still taking people in through marriage and adoption.
Seventh, respect for women was a definite part of the Celtic spirit. While Celtic women didn't have it perfect, they were far better off than their Greek and Roman counterparts. Likewise, respect for and acceptance of gays and lesbians seems important. There is certainly text evidence for men loving men in early Celtic society. Women were not as often written about, but I think it is safe to assume that women had similar choices open to them.
Eighth, an appreciation of the complex and intricate. This is found in Celtic art, law, myth and poetry. The classical historians noted that the Celts spoke in riddles and loved to obfuscate. Wordplay and veiled reference were common.
Ninth, personal responsibility and a deep sense of self are a part of the Celtic spirit. Boasting and personal pride are evident in every Celtic tale. Sometimes it went overboard, so of course, like some other things (head hunting, etc), we have to be careful not to get too deeply into it. I think that some of us do act on this Celtic instinct, and that's why we often have heated debate on this list. So long as it doesn't get out of hand, I find it encouraging and a growth-oriented activity. Spirited argument was a part of the poet's duty, and was one of the ways in which the younger poets learned from the older. Along with this, I would say that the Celtic spirit includes a strong sense of ethics about what is right and what is wrong. The Celts were not an "anything goes" kind of people. They had a very complex body of laws governing what was appropriate and what was not. Celtic Pagans need both a strong sense of personal responsibility and a code of personal and social ethics in order to carry the Celtic spirit forward.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Open for Business!!

  My etsy shop is open! I've only got 3 items listed at the moment but it's open!

Gettin' Crafty

  I am attempting to launch a "business".

  And by that I mean a small little shop of my own on for the handbags I make as well as some smaller trinket bags (that can be used to hold gems, tarot cards, etc.) and cloaks/capes. I've wanted to sell for a while but there are no local flea markets or craft fairs going on so this is the next step. I am however in contact with a show that goes on in the Raleigh area about possibly being a vendor as well as the Central North Carolina Pagan Pride Day festival going on in September. A link to both sites are below.

  Wish me luck!

Visions of Sugarplums

Central North Carolina Pagan Pride Day

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Creating an Altar

    I've been searching for a while for something to create an altar out of with no luck. Then I stumbled across the website, Cybermoon Emporium, and their Heirloom Altar Tables.

   Let me just say these are beautiful pieces of work, just not in a design I wanted. So I set out to create my own and today I'll be finishing it up but I figured I'd post some pictures of the work in process.

  To start with, all of the actual table supplies (the wood, wood glue, stain, table legs, etc) came out to probably somewhere around $50 - $60. Originally I had started out with much cheaper wood that ended up warped and bought a stain that was too dark to see anything on. So when choosing your wood go with something that will last and work well with what you're doing, even if you end up paying a little more. (My table is made out of some really nice aspen wood I found at our local Lowe's)

Everything is held together with wood glue, but small nails/screws will also do the trick.
This is the top of the table. It's 36 inches long and made of
aspen wood. I wood burned a tree of life image I found online.
Then I stained it in a light pecan color. (The entire table is
stained in the same color)

This goes underneath the table top and is about 33 inches long.
I wood burned the triquerta's (trinity knots) on the ends.

The back lip was cut to 36 inches then the corners cut at a diagonal
and rounded out with sanding blocks. It was originally a little smaller
than a 2x4. Also using wood burning, I burned "By Land, Sky & Sea"
into it, then stained.

   All that's left now is to attach the legs and it'll be finished. I'll post the finished pictures of it once it's complete.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Divine Friday

  As an intro to Divine Friday, this week's goddess will be one whom I am interested in working with but haven't had the chance to quite yet.

The Morrigan


   The Washer at the Ford is just one of the ways The Morrigan is known; it is said that when an irish warrior was heading to battle, the worst omen he could receive would be the sight of an old crone at the ford of a river washing the bloody garments of one who had fallen in battle. If the warrior was brave (or foolish) enough to look closer, such a vision would strike fear into the hearts of even the stoutest fighting men. For when the washerwoman appeared to him, it generally was his own garments she was cleaning.
    Morrigan, also known as the "Phantom Queen" or "Great Queen" is a goddess of war, of battle, of fury and a bringer of fear and panic and bloodthirstiness. She is a shape shifter who can appear in many different guises both human and animal such as a crow, an eel, a heifer and a wolf as well as a seductive young temptress, a warror queen and a feeble hag. she is often interchangeable with Macha, Badb, and Nemain.
   Naturally the most sacred time of the year to this goddess would be Samhain. This is upheld by one of the most powerful stories of Irish lore in which the Phantom Queen enjoys a passionate tryst with the Dagda. This tale tells of the Dagda travelling to an important council where the Tuatha De Danaan will discruss strategy against the Fomorians. When he reached the Unshin River, he finds the Phantom Queen bathing herself with one foot planted on either side of the river. As a goddess who sported a lusty and vigorous sexuality, it is here they couple together and afterwards the goddess prophesies the upcoming battle and that the Tuatha De Danaan will be victorious. This event takes place on the festival of Samhain, the holiday when the goddess of battle and death mates with a god of life and abundance, thus renewing the cosmos for another year.
   As a powerful and fearsome goddess, The Morrigan may be an intimidating figure to work with. She refuses to be taken prisoner by the comingn of Christianity and the monotheistic society, buit perhaps now her time has come. So how to honor her today? Consdier the fact that there is a little  Morrigan in all of us and it is something we must learn to deal with and work with and pay respect to in order to move through life with the graceful confidence of fearing no person or thing.
   Sex magic can be extremely powerful when dedicated to her but is not something that should be tried by beginners. Finding the courage in your heart to face down fears or insecurities, mastering a martial art, serving in and/or supporting the armed forces, and maintaining peak physical fitness are all ways to honor The Morrigan. She is a powerful goddess who not only respects power itself but demands that devotees harness their own power within.


   This is the beginning of my exploration into Celtic Paganism. I've been kind of a floater of religions for some time now, brought up Catholic, disliked Christianity, flirted with Wicca before finally settling into Celtic Paganism.

   This blog is here to help others who may be on the same path looking for information, as well as a place to share my ideas, thoughts, creativity. I'll be including writings from myself and others, information on herbs and flowers I'm growing, pictures, crafts and every Friday will cater to information for a particluar diety. More pages will appear as they're developed so stay tuned.

  To begin, I'll share a great article I found on the differences between Celtic Paganism and Wicca.