Every now and then I find myself falling into the same old trap of urgency. The I shoulds and I needs become confused and pressing. I find myself despairing at the piles of books and scholarly articles downloaded, the endless notes piling up, the outlines that never make it past a few scant intentions. This … Continue reading On slowing down—way down
The second part of a series of blog posts chronicling my current rereading of Isabelle Stengers’ salient and fascinating essay, “Reclaiming Animism.”
Indeed, the Crow Battle Goddess took me incredibly by surprise when she revealed herself last fall.
That – before the field become solely map memoryIn some archive of some architect’s screenI might possess it or it possess meThrough its night dew, its moon white caulIts slick and shine and its prolifigacyIn every wingbeat in every beat of timeDeath of a Field, Paula Meehan, 2005 This is the first in what I … Continue reading Notes on Isabelle Stengers’ “Reclaiming Animism” (Part One)
I spent hours watching the fresh-watered wavescollide against the earth; thunder brewing at the tip top of the pines, glorious skies that unfurl out and deep into the west;the wind carrying sweet-water spray onto the land where I standin the shadows of the trees, waiting for the first celestial bodiesto rise behind me from the … Continue reading Đirona’s Crown
I picked up Ancient Fire, An Introduction to Gaulish Celtic Polytheism, by Segomâros Widugeni on a whim, and I have to say I enjoyed reading the book. Widugeni’s book is 1) blissfully concise, 2) clear, and 3) is full of citations. As people might intuit from other posts on this blog, citations and citational politics/ethics … Continue reading Notes on Ancient Fire by Segomâros Widugeni (2018)
A goddess has joined my household. Here is how it happened.
I picked up Jean-Louis Brunaux’s Les druides: des philosophes chez les Barbares on accident at the national library here in the city (I was there for completely different kinds of books, you know how it is). The book, however, is a smash hit, and has ended up being hugely helpful. In particular, it’s helped with … Continue reading Notes on Jean-Louis Brunaux’s Les druides: des philosophes chez les Barbares (Part 1)
What do I want out of my practice? I think it's easiest to answer with an example. What I want out of my practice is best reflected by the day I had yesterday. Some pagan friends and I went to an orchard to pick apples and can them afterwards. Before beginning our little harvest of … Continue reading Orchardcraft
How ridiculous and what a stranger he is who is surprised at anything that happens in life. — Marcus Aurelius Recently, I’ve been exploring capital-H Heathenry much as magpie or crow might. I believe that there is something there that is shiny, useful, and which already aligns which much of what I’m already doing. I … Continue reading Dipping my toes in evergreen waters