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…