History Written by High Schoolers

In an age of standardized testing and centralization of education it is not hard to imagine why Americans are falling behind the rest of the world’s students.  Teachers are more often pressured to produce tangible results than real ones at a time when our children are supposed to be testing their limits and coming in …

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Visiting With the Gods

I know many Pagans for whom a relationship with the gods is an intimate connection full of wisdom and guidance. In my own life, I have never felt the pull of a particular god or goddess, I am merely interested in their mythologies.  In the practice of my Druidry, my gods are the forces of …

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Poetry and Musings

The following is a collection of poems and musings that landed on me beginning in May and up through the present.  I want to spend more of my time crafting poetry, even really bad poetry, because it allows me the opportunity to approach my relationship to the land from a different perspective.  When I have …

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A Druid Order for Maine

I’ve been wondering lately, what exactly is Maine?  In the strictest sense, Maine is lines on a map that define its political boundaries, to the West with New Hampshire and to the North and Northeast with Canada.  However, within the arbitrary lines that define our political existence lie innumerable regions, micro-climates, geographical features and geological history. …

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A Pagan EDC: Everyday Elemental Tools

I have written before that for me, paganism is a way of living rather than a theology or a specific belief system. At the core of my practice is an awareness of being in relationship with Nature. Despite the many infrastructures of 21st century civilization that we live in, we are fundamentally organisms existing on …

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JWL

James Lindenschmidt has been a pagan for more than 2 decades, having explored many neopagan traditions including Wicca, Grail Spirituality, and more recently, Druidry and Heathenry. These days he identifies more with paganism as an ethos rather than a theology. A large part of his spiritual practice is spending as much time in Nature as possible. He enjoys exploring the intersection between fermentation and herbalism at BardicBrews.net. His degree is in philosophy.

Maine Pagan Traditions

As I look up at the crescent of the Moon slowly climbing over the sentinel pines in the Eastern sky I am reminded of what a magical place we live.  Maine is not without its eyesores, something that can be observed in rapidly-deteriorating roads and suburban sprawl, yet most of what makes Maine a destination …

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Faerie Tidings: The Great Ostara Egg-Hunt

Faerie Tidings: The Great Ostara Egg-Hunt by Starcat and BlackLion We scooch down, level with the table top, squinting our eyes and tilting our heads to note any changes in the eggs resting in the glass bowl. The Spring Equinox is upon us and our experiment with coloring eggs for the Great Ostara Egg-Hunt is …

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Faerie Tidings: The Seeds of Imbolc

Faerie Tidings: The Seeds of Imbolc by BlackLion and Starcat Nestled in the cozy cottage, though the cold, wintry winds still blow, we enjoy the hearth fire as our cat friends curl nearby. We sip our late-morning cups of chamomile tea with honey. A cauldron of white bean and rosemary soup already bubbles on the …

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Feline Dreamers

BlackLion and Starcat are the founders and joyful co-creators of Feline Dreamers. We enjoy sharing tools for exploring your personal spiritual path. Some of our offerings and wares include books, audio guided meditations, a bi-weekly e-newsletter, and the 30-Day Core Belief Kit. Come drop by for a visit!

The Weaving Follow-Up: Where Do We Go From Here?

So we completed our second annual Weaving ritual this past weekend. I have to say, I am totally amazed at the sense of community and connection that we were able to create. I don’t believe I have ever been in a circle with 30 people without detecting a single current of conflict. There was a …

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Snowhawke

Snowhawke is a druid priest and a native of Maine. He is a student and colleague of Emma Restall Orr, completing her year-long Living Druidry course in the Cotswolds, England in 2006. In his role as a druid priest he is actively involved with pagan prison ministry and is on the Board of the Maine Pagan Clergy Association. He is also the co-founder of the Druid College - A Center for Nature-based Spirituality.

Faerie Tidings: Midsummer’s Full Moon

Faerie Tidings: Midsummer’s Full Moon by BlackLion and Starcat We pick up our baskets, getting ready to forage for berries and herbs. Before we leave, we make a last check of our ocean-side encampment and its midsummer decorations. Maude the donkey seems happy in the shade near the pavilion, munching on hay and the local …

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Feline Dreamers

BlackLion and Starcat are the founders and joyful co-creators of Feline Dreamers. We enjoy sharing tools for exploring your personal spiritual path. Some of our offerings and wares include books, audio guided meditations, a bi-weekly e-newsletter, and the 30-Day Core Belief Kit. Come drop by for a visit!