Posted 3 weeks ago

saucymerbabe:

No one.

No one.

EVER has a right to touch you if you don’t want to be touched.

Not your husband. Not your fiance. Not your boyfriend. Not your partner. Not your friends. Not even your own family.

You are a person and your body is your own. And it’s a privilege if you allow someone to touch it.

A god damn privilege that can be snatched up and you don’t owe anyone a reason but that it’s your body and only YOUR body.

Posted 1 month ago

World Book Day

evilsupplyco:

Today is World Book Day, which means you are supposed to make a wish when you buy a book.

Wish for dark things built of shadow and ash.

Wish for abominations that conflict with the laws of reality with their mere existence.

Wish for black witchfire and ghosts and cemetery dust and an eldritch, unseen clock counting the heartbeats until your ascension.

Good luck surviving World Book Day. This is not a lightweight task. Good luck to us all.

Posted 1 month ago

Goibniu

"Goibniu who was not impotent in smelting," - Lebor Gabala Erenn
Goibniu, or Goibhniu is the Irish God of smithcraft equated to the Welsh Gafannon. His name is derived from the word for smith; Old Irish gobha, Modern Irish gabha (O hOgain, 2006). It is said that he could forge a weapon with only three blows from his hammer (Berresford Ellis, 1987). Goibniu has two brothers, Credne the wright and Luchtne (or Luchtar) the carpenter, forming a trinity of crafting Gods. The three often work together to forge the weapons of the Gods, with each one making a part of the whole. According to the Lebor Gabala Erenn (LGE) Dian Cecht was also his brother and they were all sons of Esarg: “Goibniu and Creidne and Dian Cecht and Luichtne, the four sons of Esarg” (Macalister, 1941). Indeed the four are mentioned together at several points in the LGE such as: “In his [Nuada’s] company were the craftsmen, Goibniu the smith and Creidne the wright and Luichne the carpenter and Dian Cecht the leech.” (Macalister, 1941). (read more)

Posted 1 month ago

Living Liminally: One Druid's Magic

 I often hear modern Druids saying that Druids today do not do magic, or that if we do it is not truly magic but a kind of positive thinking or aligning with nature. I find the pervasiveness of this thought interesting, especially as the ancient Druids in myth and legend were well known to wield magic of all sorts. Why have we, as modern Druids, chosen to disassociate from that aspect of our practice?
  The core of what I believe is based in connection to things beyond myself: Gods, spirits, the land. It is achieved through Truth, nature, and knowledge; that is seeking Truth, studying nature, and nurturing knowledge. (read more)

Posted 1 month ago

lifeinakilt:

Your PANTS don’t have the ROOM which I REQUIRE.

awesome <3

Posted 2 months ago
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke (via nitlon)
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Posted 2 months ago

Living Liminally: A Family Imbolc

  This year’s Imbolc was a special one for me, celebrating with the children, for two reasons. Firstly, because my oldest daughter, who is 10, has taken an active interest in participating over the past year. Secondly because I spent last Imbolc in the hospital recovering from a near fatal postpartum complication. This Imbolc I am home with my family, healthy, and have my children fully joining in with what I am doing. Life is truly good. (more)

Posted 2 months ago

and the morning of Imbolc dawns…hopefully Brighid visited and blessed you all last night!
Whether or not the flowers have pushed through the snow
Whether the morning has dawned warm or stayed cold
The ewes have begun birthing a new generation of lambs
Blessed Brighid, the noble Goddess, is among us!

Happy Imbolc, my friends

Posted 2 months ago

Living Liminally: Land Spirits

Having blogged about the daoine sidhe and alfar we’re on to the third part, the spirits of the land. This is an important one for me to discuss because I find a most people conflate land spirits with Otherworldly beings; most popular authors I know of blithely refer to the daoine sidhe as nature spirits or land spirits, for example, which I think misses the nuanced difference between the two. Of course it is murky waters at best, as all these things are, because there is a lot of crossover in folklore between the two categories, where landveattir are part of the huldufolk and spirits of the land are usually seen as fairies. However while land spirits fall into the broader category of Hidden Folk, they do not represent all of the beings of the Otherworld and there are many key differences between true land spirits and other kinds of Fair Folk. (more)