Friday, March 2, 2012

I am working on building pages for the Goddesses that have chosen me. In doing so perhaps I can understand better as to why all 3 have come to me.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Memories of Old

I know spring is near, for the lovely Pink Dogwood is in bloom here. Every time I see a Dogwood, I smile. Memories of my childhood flood my mind.

 When I was a child, my family lived in a tiny town called New Augusta Mississippi. We were poor southern folk, like much of the community. My dad and his brothers built our small home on a piece of land directly behind his parents (they gave him this when his time with the Army was up and we moved back to the States from Europe). I was 5yrs old and my lil brother was 3. I think I remember this so well because it was when I was the happiest. Odd, isn't it, that the happiest I have ever truly been is when I was the poorest in financial terms?

Right, back to the Dogwood memory! We had a small scraggly little dogwood tree. It never bloomed, I think it was because it was so young. This is the tree that my little brother and I  learned to climb. Every day. Both of us would climb this tree. At the same time. I think back and wonder how in the world this little tree could hold both of us. Sure, we were small..but so was the tree! You know what I think? I think this tree loved us as much as we loved it! In it's branches, we were always safe. Never once did either of us fall from it. Never once did we brake a branch. 

Eventually, my parents had to sell the house and piece of land. I often wonder if my Dogwood still stands. I like to think it does. I image it is quite large and full of Pink flowers now. And possibly waiting for the next set of children to climb it.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Patron Deities

I thought I had my patron Deities figured out...yet it would seem D'Anu, Morrigan and Isis have other plans for me! I had chosen Cerridwen, however it would seem that the three previously stated have chosen me! Is it possible to have 3 patron Goddesses?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Coven Class

Today we are having our very first class! I have read the material, feel prepared, and am very excited! I hope to have my Dedication Ceremony and Initiation soon.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Imbolc

Happy Imbolc! Also Candlemas.

Imbolc (also Imbolg), or St Brigid’s Day (Scots Gaelic Là Fhèill Brìghde, Irish Lá Fhéile Bríde, the feast day of St. Brigid), is a Celtic festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is celebrated on 1 or 2 February (or 12 February, according to the Old Calendar) in the northern hemisphere and 1 August in the southern hemisphere. These dates fall approximately halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.[1][2] 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dream of Avalon

You lure me with promises of secrets long forgot.
Of my sisters, singing and dancing, their circle cast.
Tears fall, for I wish to join them and can not.
As I slumber, they whisper my name at long last.

Their melody reaches my ears, a gentle kiss.
To me they call out, Harmony come to the Isle shrouded by dewy mist.

Oh sisters! Viviane and Morgaine!
Why must you tease me in sleep?
You know I have been reborn to the Mundane.
They loving reply, Harmony you are forever in the Goddess' keep.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Celtic Commandments


Give thou thine heart to the wild magic,
To the Lord and the Lady of Nature,
Beyond any consideration of this world.
Do not covet large or small,
Do not despise weakling or poor,
Semblance of evil allow not near thee,
Never give nor earn thou shame.
The Ancient Harmonies are given thee,
Understand them early and prove,
Be one with the power of the elements,
Put behind thee dishonour and lies.
Be loyal to the Lord of the Wild Wood,
Be true to the Lady of the Stars,
Be true to thine own self besides,
True to the magic of Nature above all else.
Do not thou curse anyone,
Lest thou threefold cursed shouldst be,
And shouldst thou travel ocean and earth,
Follow the very step of the ancient trackways.
--From the carmina gadelica, ancient celtic oral tradition