Category Archives: Pagan Practices

Viking Face and Body Painting

Ritual Painting of Face and Bodies in Viking Culture by Thomas Baurley, 9/6/2017 It is a controversial and well debated subject whether or not the Vikings painted their faces and bodies. The Vikings were certainly exposed to the practice from … Continue reading

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Cairns and stacked rocks

Cairns and Stacked Rocks By Thomas Baurley The stacking of stones is a widespread cultural practice all around the world. You know it is a remnant of modern, historical, or prehistoric cultural manufacture because they were not placed there by … Continue reading

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The Provocation: ‘Merry Christmas’ Simply Does Not Apply to a Pagan or a Jew

‘Merry Christmas’ Simply Does Not Apply to a Pagan or a Jew Baby New Year and Father Time. By Steve Provost The Provocation I, Marcus, was walking down the Appian Way one day just outside of Rome. The date? Just … Continue reading

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BBC News – Archaeologists make new Stonehenge ‘sun worship’ find

The pits are positioned on celestial alignment at the site and may have contained stones Two previously undiscovered pits have been found at Stonehenge which point to it once being used as a place of sun worship before the stones … Continue reading

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Walkabout

Walkabout A “Walkabout” comes from the Australian Aborigine “rite of passage” that young males undergo as a journey during adolescence to live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months. It is through this journey that the … Continue reading

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Wishing Trees

  Wishing Tree @ Brigid’s Well in Kildare, Ireland   Wishing Trees “Wishing Trees” are very common throughout Ireland, England, and Scotland. They are usually individual trees upon which “folk magic”, “folk spells”, “faerie offerings”, or “prayers” are offered. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Brigid’s Sacred Wells in Kildare, Ireland

  Brigid’s Well #1, the “Wayward Well”, Kildare, Ireland Brighid’s Holy Wells in Kildare * Kildare, Ireland The Goddess or St. Brigid has two holy wells in Kildare? She certainly does. Some say that one of the wells belongs to … Continue reading

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Brigid’s Sacred Flame at Kildare

  Brighid’s Flame * Kildare, Ireland *   For well over 1,000 years, if not 2,000 years or more, the sacred fire of the Goddess Brigid (now St. Brigid of Ireland) has existed and kept holy / sacred by her … Continue reading

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Kildare, Ireland

  Kildare, Ireland  Kildare, Ireland * http://www.kildare.ie/kildareheritage/?page_id=39 * http://www.kildaretown.ie/ * The visit I took in July to Kildare was one of the most sacred pilgrimmages I’ve made in my life. The Goddess Brigid has been my Matron and principle Deity … Continue reading

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Donnelly’s Hollow, Giant Footsteps, and Dancing Circles

    Donnolly’s Hollow, Giant Footsteps, and Circle Dances The Curraugh, Kildare, Ireland The Curraugh is speckled with natural bowl-shaped amphitheaters known to be dancing locations for Pagan and Christian groups. One of these is known as “Donnolly’s Hollow” where … Continue reading

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