Bríg Morning Rite

As I continue to develop my ritual practices, morning rituals are a key elements. Sometimes these are simple with a pause and a gesture of appreciation. Other times, it is a little more elaborate. This ritual is one that I try to do at least once a week. Our Hearth Goddess is Bríg, who came … Continue reading Bríg Morning Rite

Sacred Space: A Look into Gaulish Ritual Space and Practices

Introduction When people first get involved with the Pagan community, there are certain things they look into to see if it is a right fit for them. One of these things include the use of ritual and magic. Given the history of the modern Pagan movement, there are things that people consider standards in regards … Continue reading Sacred Space: A Look into Gaulish Ritual Space and Practices

Initiate Indo-European Mythology 1

By Trebomâros Auigani, 10-10-20 This course will prepare the student for their work as an Initiate by examining the myths both within their primary hearth culture as well across Indo-European cultures. The student will also reflect on how mythology affects their personal practice, and how it can be applied to ADF ritual structure. Exit Standards: Research: List and … Continue reading Initiate Indo-European Mythology 1

Reflections on the Nature of Mythological Studies and Myth

Stories and myths have a tendency to capture the imagination and depending on the story, enliven the soul.  Because of this, the study of myth has been part of cultural and academic study for hundreds of years.  These studies have reflected the cultures that have done the studies more than anything else and understanding how these … Continue reading Reflections on the Nature of Mythological Studies and Myth

Worship of the Sun: Summer Heat and the Blessings of the Rains

Introduction Welcome to the hottest part of the summer here in the Upper Midwest!  The Summer Solstice was a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to continue my story writing for the seasonal shift and changes.  In this part of the country, summers are known for having fun in the sun and spending time outdoors … Continue reading Worship of the Sun: Summer Heat and the Blessings of the Rains

Celebration of the Summer Maiden: Bonfires, Protection Charms, and Welcoming in the Summer

Introduction Located halfway between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice, festivals around the end of April and the beginning of May are common across Europe and span from the British Isles, through Germany into Poland, and can also be found in various regions of the United States.   Many of these festivals have the same basic … Continue reading Celebration of the Summer Maiden: Bonfires, Protection Charms, and Welcoming in the Summer