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Initiation in Ireland with the Sídhe

Initiation in Ireland with the Sídhe

On my second trip to Ireland, I had three “initiation” experiences with the Sídhe. Two of them were in Donegal County. The third and last one was with The Morrígan at Uaimh na gCat cave. Each experience brought me closer to understanding who I am, and what my relationship with the Sídhe is about. Each one connected me with the Tuatha de Dannan, who I now know to be family. Since then, I’ve gone through deeper transformations and awakenings, which…

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Heretics and Ravens: The Morrígan Returns

Heretics and Ravens: The Morrígan Returns

If you read the previous post, you’ll know how The Morrígan had helped me to find my relationship with my deities and my spiritual path by throwing a book at me. Yep, literally. People will say she isn’t subtle, and that’s accurate. Burn it Down to Build it Up It had been about four years since that day in the bookstore. In that time, I went to India, lived in ashrams, developed my spiritual relationship, traveled the world, lost most…

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“Awakening” From Dreams

“Awakening” From Dreams

“Living the Dream” I was 12 or 13 when my world flipped inside-out. I still wasn’t “Awake.” That would take many more years. But this is when I’d start to get clues of who I really am, beyond this body I inhabit. I said in a previous post that this blog was about to get personal. Here goes… It started with the Dreams. I’ve always been a vivid dreamer and would constantly dream of things that were yet to happen….

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Why Work with the Otherworld or Faery?

Why Work with the Otherworld or Faery?

Why would anyone want to work with Faery or the Otherworld? For me, the answer has always been, why wouldn’t you? The Other World I am using “Faery” as another name for the Otherworld— the realm of the Sídhe and the beings that we know from folklore and, for some of us, personal experience. While technically, the Sídhe are not faeries— they are actually more closely related to humans— it is easier to use these terms. I do so realizing that…

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Celtic Mythology Resources Part 1: Academic

Celtic Mythology Resources Part 1: Academic

If you want to get into Irish mythology and just don’t know where to start or are intimidated by contradictory sources and just plain bad information, then here is a beginner-friendly list of Celtic mythology resources. This topic will be in two posts. This first part will focus on more academic sources— the myths themselves— which are important to know before going further. Part two will focus on some ideas for integrating this knowledge spiritually and making it a part…

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Celtic Mythology Resources Part 2: Spiritual

Celtic Mythology Resources Part 2: Spiritual

In Part 1 of Celtic Mythology Resources, I showed you some resources that were more academic and covered a lot of the Celtic mythology and folklore so you could get a good foundation of knowledge. In Part 2, I’ll be sharing more Celtic mythology resources for spirituality. I think both sides are important and one doesn’t have to be more correct than the other. But, if you’re wanting to incorporate Celtic knowledge into your daily practice, then you will be…

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