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How the Morrígan Threw a Book at Me

How the Morrígan Threw a Book at Me

This is the story of how The Morrígan threw a book at me. This is when my spiritual awakening really began. I share these stories in the hopes that it will make someone else feel less lonely, less crazy, and stronger in the face of their own struggles. The Morrígan Threw a Book at Me I was a fed-up grad student. I was done with ALL OF IT. Relationships, school, work, roommates, family— everything. What was I doing here? This…

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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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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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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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