Tag Archives: Samhain

The Hosting of the Cailleach at Tigh nam Bodach

The Cailleach is one of the oldest-living beings in Celtic mythology. She has a conversation with Fintan the Wise, a seer who traveled to Ireland before the Flood, and the Hawk of Achill, one of the oldest creatures of this world, and both agree that she has outlived them, saying, “Are you the one, the […]

Samhain Reflections on Transition

One thing I have loved about the Pacific Northwest since moving here as a child is just how markedly observable the seasonal changes are up here. While I’m sure I just didn’t take the time when I was young to notice the smaller seasonal changes that occur in my southern California birthplace, I love how […]

Profound Love, Forgiveness & Change, the Purest Forms of Suffering

That sunny warm Beltaine deep in the marshes, when I made my first oath to the gods, the spirits, and the ancestors, sticky with witch’s ointment and sweat from hiking–a combination that stirred up potent visions–I prayed to Aenghus with all my might that he may bring someone into my life to whom I might […]