Initiate Liturgical Writing & Bardry 1

By Trebomâros Auigani, 07-30-22 This course is designed to provide the skills necessary to compose and analyze bardic works and then support the student in writing their own. It will prepare the student for the ritual portion of the Initiatory Tests, as well as the work of an Initiate. (Due to the way the material in this course … Continue reading Initiate Liturgical Writing & Bardry 1

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Gods of the Hearth: Carnonos (Cernunnos)

Introduction Carnonos (also spelled [C/K]ernunnos, Ceruninco, and καρνονου) is a popular deity within the Neopagan movement. His presence became known early on with the founding of Wicca, who pulled from various sources in it's construction, including the work of archeologist and folklorist Margaret Murray (1836-1936) who conflated Carnonos with various European horned gods and declared … Continue reading Gods of the Hearth: Carnonos (Cernunnos)

The Awaking of the Land: Midwives, Beast Men, and Heralds of the Spring

Introduction We now come now to the last article in my Wheel of the Year Series, which brings us to festivities between the end of January, through February, and into early March. As I stated in my article on the history of folk magic, there are some distinct differences between ancient Pagan practices and more … Continue reading The Awaking of the Land: Midwives, Beast Men, and Heralds of the Spring

Bloodstoppers and Hex Cures: An Introduction to Folk Magic in the Upper Midwest

Introduction With my research into European Polytheistic traditions, it is interesting to see how many of these traditions grow, change, and become replaced by new religious models and/or social-political paradigms. While conducting my research on the role of magical practitioners and the history of magic in western culture, there have been many elements that I … Continue reading Bloodstoppers and Hex Cures: An Introduction to Folk Magic in the Upper Midwest

The Longest Nights: Feasting, Celebrations, and Merriment in the Depths of Winter

Introduction As I sit in our local coffee house looking out the window at the fresh snow that we got a couple days ago, I am appreciative of the warm cup of coffee I am drinking and the cozy atmosphere. The place is also decorated for the upcoming Christmas season with lights, evergreen garlands, and … Continue reading The Longest Nights: Feasting, Celebrations, and Merriment in the Depths of Winter

The First Frost: Ancestor Worship and the Coming of Winter

Introduction At the end of the harvest season when the food has been gathered and the cattle are returning home from their summer pastures, there is a noticeable shift in the season.  The nights become longer and the with the cold winds blowing in from the north.  The rains become colder, we start to see the return of … Continue reading The First Frost: Ancestor Worship and the Coming of Winter

Antumnos: A Hypothesis of the Gaulish Afterlife

Introduction A little while ago, I had a conversation with a friend of mine in the Gaulish Polytheism community regarding different deities associated with death and the afterlife, as well as the possibility that some deities might be the same, but under different titles in inscriptions. Given that there are no surviving mythologies regarding the … Continue reading Antumnos: A Hypothesis of the Gaulish Afterlife

Initiate Liturgy Practicum 1

By Trebomâros Auigani, 10-18-21 This course will prepare the student for part of the Initiatory Tests by giving the student practice performing and reflecting on their ritual. It is designed to document the student’s process towards developing a regular devotional practice, to write down the prayers used in devotionals, and to show the growth of their practice … Continue reading Initiate Liturgy Practicum 1