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Very interesting.

The Weekly Druid

AltarWhen starting on the path of Druidry, I was – how could I not have been – also exposed to Magic. So I began some research into my ancestors’ magical arts, which, just for the sake of distinguishing that from stage magic I shall not only capitalize it, but also call it Witchcraft. I do realize that this is an expression coined and defined by others (Gerald Gardner comes to mind), but in the context of this article I would like to use that term as the word describing the actual craft, the art of casting spells and ritual Magic of the witches.

Druid Magic is one thing. Different intent, different way of manifestation, sometimes in vastly more elaborate rites. The witch’s craft seems more direct, a momentary intent put into life through a spell maybe, or some purposeful ritual. Obviously, there is no clear demarcation line between the two, and as much…

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Take some time each day to contemplate the presence of Spirit around you, and the ever-living presence of the Gods and Goddesses. Open yourself as a Sacred Vessel and let that energy fill you, nourish you, heal you, and illuminate a sacred path in which you think – and feel – like a Pagan Celt.

Discover Druidry

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In some of the earlier posts we began an exploration of key questions like ‘What is a Celt?’ and ‘How do we know what we think we know?’ No doubt we will return to these themes as we go along, but for now, let’s delve into some primal thinking about what it may have meant to ‘be living as’ a Pagan Celt, and how that world view is relevant in this day and age.

From the evidence of archaeology and native writing, it is clear that for many (if not all) of the ancient Celts, their religion was polytheistic (having many gods and goddesses) and probably also animistic (perceiving the living presence of the divine in the natural world). This cultural tradition is important to keep in mind if people are promoting divergent views, such as claiming the Celts worshipped ‘The Goddess’ (a resonant but quite…

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Some good points.

Emma

Here is the english version of my now famous “Fallait demander” !

Thanks Una from unadtranslation.com for the translation 🙂

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You get to define who you are.

Use Your Damn Skills

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I just read somewhere that it takes “courage” to make changes and/or let things go. It was a curious assertion– though confidently made by the individual whose said it.

I don’t know.

“Courage,” as best I can tell, is not making changes or letting go of things just for the sake of making changes or letting go.

I mean, a lot of the time we’re told that it takes “courage” to make changes or to let go, because many people experience making changes and letting go as difficult things to do. But the fact is, sometimes it’s very easy to change things or to let go— especially if we’re scared of the alternatives.

Put another way, there are times when changing or letting go are the easy things to do. When you grab a cookie sheet out of the oven but forget to use an oven mitt, it doesn’t take…

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Tony Walsh talks from experience and a masive heart.

Cllr Tony Walsh PbP

So, Christmas is upon us once again. It’s a time of year that’s loaded with memories for most of us. For many it can be the most complicated time of all. You’re expected to be having a marvelous time when you may be feeling exhausted, anxious or depressed, or maybe you’re feeling bereft after losing a loved one. True, there are many who revel in the tinsel and sparkle, the timeless classics and the glittering shops but I think it’s equally true that many people feel desolate, abandoned and alone at this time of year. There’s no doubt we could all do with some cheering up in these freezing cold, dark mornings and frosty nights. For many businesses it’s their bumper time of year when almost anything can be beautifully packaged and sold to keep the tills ringing. Then again, you may be a worker on a zero-hour contract, not…

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Nice to finally see some honesty.

Cllr Tony Walsh PbP

Hi, my name is Tony Walsh. On November 13th, 2017 I was voted in by Wexford County Council to take up the the People before Profit seat that has recently been vacated by my friend and colleague Deirdre Wadding.

I am a former member of the Irish Prison Service. My main work there was in staff welfare and prisoner rehabilitation. I hold an honours degree in Psychology, a BA in Social Studies, as well as qualifications in suicide studies, therapeutic group facilitation and counselling. For five years I was coordinator and project manager with Living Links – an outreach support organisation for families, friends and communities bereaved by suicide. In 2015 I co-wrote (with Lucy Costigan) ‘Understanding Suicide: Exposing the world of pain within the Suicide Box’ (Currach Press, 2015).

Multi-tiered Society

My awareness of an unfair and unjust multi-layered society has been with me from a young…

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