Brigid, politics and the US presidential election

I will say that Lora O’Brien has done an awful lot of work in this area (Irish spirituality/ Irish paganism and politics) and she sums up a lot of her views here: https://youtu.be/mxPJILQrt8k. My own agree with the views expressed there but given some of the discussions given out on various pagan groups I’m aContinue reading “Brigid, politics and the US presidential election”

Mother & Baby Homes

There is yet another scandal rocking my country at the minute. Well, technically, this isn’t a new scandal as such, but it’s a new chapter in an old scandal. For many years, after the foundation of the modern Irish state, Church and State worked hand in hand to keep women in their place. (Said placeContinue reading “Mother & Baby Homes”

The biggest mistakes people make with Brigid (IMO)

One of the topics suggested in a recent request I put out was to highlight the biggest mistakes I see people make when looking to work with/for Brigid. Now, it should be said, at the start of this, that this is my opinion. I say it out straight when I feel something is based onContinue reading “The biggest mistakes people make with Brigid (IMO)”

Unless my spirituality is intersectional, it’s just oppression dressed in light

The quote above is taken from Meggan Watterson’s “Mary Magdalene Revealed”, a book I may do a book review on soon. But the quote hit me to the core this morning about 4am as I read it. (Yes, I had one of my sleepless nights, so I finished off my last Benedict Jacka novel andContinue reading “Unless my spirituality is intersectional, it’s just oppression dressed in light”

Is Brigid calling me?

It’s a question that comes up a fair bit, in relation to many deities, but lately, I’ve been getting a fair few questions along these lines myself. And the answer is both extremely simple and extremely complicated. For me, I didn’t necessarily feel ‘called’, as in, she didn’t appear in a flash of light andContinue reading “Is Brigid calling me?”

Translations

No, I don’t mean the play by Brian Friel (although if you do get the chance to ever see/read that play, please do. Or indeed anything by Brian Friel) I mean translating language, words, from one language to another. And specifically, from English to Irish. Speaking to the gods in their own language, or atContinue reading “Translations”

Brigid as support in time of pandemic

So, Brigid as a healer is a fairly well established entity. So she seems an obvious choice to ask for support in time of pandemic. But what support and how to ask? Well, ok, right now, a lot of my prayers and requests are somewhat gibberish ranting some version of “please keep me and mineContinue reading “Brigid as support in time of pandemic”