Samhain 2020

Samhain 2020

Join me for our annual Samhain Reflection on November 1, 2020. Samhain, Hallowe’en, The Holy Evening, Dia de los Muerto, All Saints day… Samhain, the original Celtic festival, is one of the 4 main Festivals of the Celtic Calendar. It marked the major...

Nasty Women: Prague, June 16-17, 2018

Nasty Women: Prague, June 16-17, 2018 Apr 25, 2018 These days I am delving deep into Mythic Nasty Women as I prepare for my workshop in Prague on June 15, 2018. http://seminare.maitrea.cz/temne-bohyne-mary-diggin A friend last week suggested I should call my workshop...

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Encountering Trickster

Encountering Trickster

  I’ve had a few stressful weeks dealing matters that I thought were resolved months ago. I loathed having to get reinvolved in this particular situation. Yet, I have been amused by what happened as well as aware of the ensuing pain felt by all of us involved.  ...
Fama: A (dark) goddess to notice.

Fama: A (dark) goddess to notice.

Image Source: User:Brunswyk, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons   Fame, defamation, infamy … Gossip and Rumor I’m preparing once again to travel to Prague, to explore the Dark Goddesses. It struck me, that...
Imbolc, 2018

Imbolc, 2018

We have once more reached the first day of Spring in the Celtic Calendar. Imbolc or as it became in Christian times, the Feast of St. Brigid. The Feast of Imbolc is one of the 4 cross-quarter days in the Celtic Calendar. The cross-quarter days, which set to be the...
A little defense of St. Patrick!

A little defense of St. Patrick!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick’s Day can be a strange festival in some ways. The modern rendition has grown into a secular green beer drinking, everyone’s Irish type of celebration, a day for everything imagined green and Irish. It can be a lot of fun!...
Interview for Maitrea, 2018

Interview for Maitrea, 2018

Image Source: Galleria Borghese, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons This text is taken from the transcript of an interview I did for Maitrea, Prague, in 2018. Apologies in advance for any typos! What can one...
Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh

It is the time of Lughnasadh, (or Lúnasa), the Irish Harvest Festival that occurs around the end of July and the beginning of August. In modern Ireland, it has undergone a revival and is often celebrated over the August bank holiday weekend, the first full weekend in...
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