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Some Expectations and Red Flags about Sídhe Sources

Some Expectations and Red Flags about Sídhe Sources

There are a few things I’d like to clear up: Many sidhe sources exist for harmful and problematic, terrible (and cringe) information. They don’t take into account centuries of lived experience from folklore. They ignore native cultural experiences, taking what they want how they want it (cultural appropriation.) They bully people into not being “positive” or even “pure” enough to interact with Fairy. (This is a HUGE red flag.) They put forth the idea that all of Fairy is positive,…

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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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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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Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day that Don’t Require Drinking

Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day that Don’t Require Drinking

The green beer. The tacky hats. The “I’m Not Drunk, I’m Irish!” shirts. You know these things. Most people in the U.S. celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by dressing in green, covering themselves in glitter (which I have no objection to— I love glitter!) speaking in horribad “Irish” accents, and getting drunk out of their minds. Do what you want and be safe (please be safe), but if that isn’t your style, then I have some other suggestions for how you…

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