Thursday, April 29, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Yeah, I'm still 'here'. It's been nearly half-a-year since I've posted, but that's the result of the shut-down inertia finally catching up with me. I did do some writing and arting over the winter, but didn't do the extra steps of posting it here.
So as my brain stirs in its burrow for spring I will be back on this outlet as well. We plan a gradual re-opening of activities here at Tredara this year. The Wellspring Gathering is still virtual (post on that very soon) but we may be able to open to a careful public for Summer Solstice, if everyone stays with the program.
So, this is just Hello, and a preface to real content, coming directly...
|The view from my back deck, facing East, as we did our |
morning offerings today...
Ah, Spring by Lake Erie...
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Have a pleasing wine-glass or chalice, filled with your preferred drink. Place it upon this sigilprinted or drawn with its versicle. On one side place a lit candle, on the other a glass of Water
Calm your heart and prepare yourself with whatever bit of ritual you prefer, then begin by composing the vision…
See, above you, first, the Great Hearth of the Heavens…Perfect and precise, yet true for you… as you see it…
A great open space, clean and neat, with a warm, well-kept fire in the center…
The light of that fire reaches out…Toward you, as a ray of red-gold light… That reveals a shining figure… Of the Goddess…
Behold Her in vision, bathed in Firelight…Brigid of the Healing, dressed in clean white robes…Bearing in her two hands a radiant cup… a chalice… a Quaich…Filled with a steaming brew… Made of herbs and magic…That is Brigid’s Divine Medicine
Let the vision of the Cup-Bearer grow clear in your mind…Be reflected in your heart…
As you invoke:
Brigid of the Hearth-Fire, Brigid of the Forge
Brigid of the Fire of Inspiration Send me your cup!
Brigid above me; Brigid below me;
Brigid on every hand around me;
Brigid, grant me your Blessing.
Bríd thuas linn, Bríd thíos linn,
Bríd maidir linn; Bríd inár gcroí
(Breezh hoo-uhs lin, breezh heeuhs lin,
breezh mahjir lin, breezh inor cree)
and make a simple offering to Brigid.
Brigid of the Healing, Heart of Physicians,
Who heals by Fire’s light. Who heals by Water’s Might
Who makes all pure, bear the Draft to (me)
Cup of Brigid, come in!
Cup of Brigid, Bear the Draft!
Cup of Brigid, bring the medicine of the Goddess of healing!
To this Blessed cup
Upon this Blessed cup
With this Blessed cup
For the relief of infection
For the relief of fever
For the relief of illness
By the Power of Brigid
By the Beauty of Brigid
By the Triple Mercy of Holy Brigid
And the Grace of Brigid’s Cup.
In wisdom, Love & Power, so be it!
And behold the Power flow into the drink upon the sigil, in whatever way is true and real for you. Drink reverently, and with a calm heart.
Friday, October 2, 2020
The year begins, the year must end
The road of life to death must bend
As mortals we go on our way
Our fate is but our course to stay
So, all you Powers, I give you welcome at my Fire. Let your light be reflected in my spirit, let your ale flow in my veins. I raise this glass to you, and drink to your divine power. Let me know the health, wealth and wisdom of the Gods and Spirits on this holy feast of Samhain! So be it!
Sunday, September 13, 2020
The second of two new Druidic sigils or lamens that have gotten a bit of traction out in Pagandom. Posted largely so that I can reference it, and in case you've wondered what your buddy's t-shirt means...
The Druid’s Gate is a telesmatic design shown by inspiration to Ian Corrigan – an expression of the core ritual power of Druidic spirit-magic. By bringing together symbols of this entire complex we create a figure filled with power and awe for use in further magic
At the base of the figure we see the sigils of Water and Fire. The Primal
Powers, reflecting the cosmic powers of Earth and Sky, Underworld and Heavens. From
the Two arises the Three, and the Triskelion might represent the Three Worlds,
of Land, Sea and Sky, as understood by the ancient Celts and their Druids. In
this triskel the sacred Center, the Place Between is held by the ritual fire. By
bringing these powers together a liminal place is created, neither/nor; the
Boundary Between; and above the combined fire and water the Gate appears. I
might have chosen to express this ‘crossing-place’ as a cross-road symbol of
the usual sort, but chose instead to harken to the truly archaic forms of the
stone trilithons and gates of the pre-Celtic world, which were mysteries even
to Druids. From such gates Otherworld beings emerged.
And so we see the sigils of the Three Kindreds of spirits emerging from or arriving at the gate. The Flaming Countenance of the Gods, the Skull of the Dead, and the Serpent to represent the power of the Landspirits all appear surrounding the Gate and the Center.
Because this is the internet age, you'll find occasional products branded with this symbol - t-shirts, cups, gee-gaws, etc.
I should note that the ADF clergy order has adopted a variant of this seal as the symbol of our Senior Priesthood. You'll see priests of that rank wearing this variant as we please, on raiment or jewelry. The variant with the triskelion remains my own, the variant with the ADF sigil is used for the Senior Priesthood... just to be real clear.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
The book begins with material useful in beginning and maintaining a simple house-cult of local gods and spirit – which can be the basis for a lot of more esoteric magical work. The book presents a method of formal theurgic invocation of the gods, and offers a model for using it in context of a yearly cycle of seasonal rites.
In this handbook format I have not included articles of technical explanation of basic magical methods, such as trance-vision journeying. I do present a ritual framework that can help unite vision-journey workings with one’s larger ritual-magic practice, but the method will have to be acquired by the reader. Likewise divination is discussed, and some simple methods given, intended to be especially useful for the magical rites described.
So the Magical Companion is available now at my store on Lulu.com. It is a pocket hardcover, the cover image-printed on gloss (which I find more durable than their matte stock). It is printed in full color on sturdy stock, with red and black text throughout, and many color illustrations and plates. I find it has a satisfying heft while suiting the desire for a portable resource.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
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