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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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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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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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