All Hail the Fluffy Bunny

This is going to be a very quick post that will not in any way express the depth of what is actually going on. Nevertheless I feel the need to document here something which I think is quite important. It has been growing on my mind that many of the points of contention that seem…

Oidhche Bealtaine

Here it is, an lá Bealtine, and again I feel grossly ill-prepared. It is a strangeness how things, spatial and temporal, become contorted and mixed up. I often think — and it is hardly an original thought — that the world we live in is a direct manifestation of the inward state that we held…

The Thing Under the Bed

The night before last, my four-year-old daughter was complaining about nightmares. Specifically she had a dream where, as she put it, she “saw her spirit and it was making scary faces” at her. In the dream she tried to hide with her mother, but every time she looked back there was her spirit making that…

Bris an Stoirm

Late last night, I decided that I needed to meditate. I really should have been practicing my meditation almost every day, but as usual things always seemed to get in the way. I was just on the cusp of going to bed, but the feeling of something hanging over me was simply too overpowering; I needed to…

Gluais na Déithe

For a while I have been vexed by a difficulty in settling on a method of divination. This has been a significant block because the ADF Core Order of Rituals requires a method of divination to be performed as part of the primary point of contact with the gods. It almost seems to me that…

A Dream Remembered

Lately I’ve been haunted by a dream that I had almost exactly fifteen years ago. I was working as a resident volunteer social worker at a youth and drug project in London, and had just begun taking classes in Aikido. I was still new enough to it that I was quite sore, and I remember…

Con, Mucan ‘s Drabh

Nolite dare sanctum canibus neque mittatis margaritas vestras ante porcos, ne forte conculcent eas pedibus suis et conversi dirumpant vos. (Matt. 7:6) This verse suddenly popped into my head after I dismissed my composition class ten minutes early. Normally I am a patient man, but the snide and dismissive intransigence of a number of my…