Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time ,Mentoring ,Metaphysical fitness, Druid magic, Moons and more!

A few questions when you have time. How is Druid magic done? Is there a ritual to it or is it a personal affect that is done separate? Do people do rituals for the full moons? And can people for the dedicant path chose 2 hearth cultures?

People are often divided in opinion as to what is and is not  magic.

Is it the willful manipulation of events or things to a desired outcome?

A gathering and bundling of Symbol power and psychic energy to act as a simple machine, a cause and affect phenomenon.

Or is Magic a field we are immersed in, an experiential recognition that is often in hind sight, of the strings of coincidences that twist into our life thread . An unseen  order manifesting that is relationship based .

Or other, none of the above, or all of the above, and more!

I believe there is a multiplicity of magical exchanges and meanings  taking place within ADF ritual.

it is not necessary ,or possible,to be aware or informed completely about the Magic in the Hat, but where there are rabbits you will find poop.

There is a Magic working opportunity after all have been blessed by the Waters of Life.

Before the thank you and goodbyes. 

Because Holiday  performances are times of family Drama.

I don’t push for complex or coordinated group effort and intent.

I often pass it by, not everyone is comfortable or experienced with participating in group Magic stuff.

I like to emphasize worship, reverence, gratitude as the driving reason for our gathering.

We are seeking Blessing,by Acknowledging how we are Blessed,

When people are focused on the outcome or result of a Magic working

things change. expectations,function, a lingering judgment suspended.

Increasing the likelihood that some one or the group will feel that they have made a magical error, Mystical mishap, or didn’t have things turn out exactly as they planned.

ADF founder Isaac Bonewits’s  first book Real Magic is a must read. all of his work is insightful.

IMG_1309The ADF magic guild is a great resource, different
backgrounds and approaches to the subject,
interesting and refreshingly respectful
Some Druids make a point of lunar observance, some
No. I think the popularity of the monthly Tree
calendar tradition became a call to action in ADF for
real scholarship!

A single hearth culture is suggested,this is the
easiest way for dedicant and reviewer and ADF as an
However, I think the program is at it's Best when it
serves to bond our relations with our Kindred Spirits
If you feel like taking on a couple hearth cultures,
Go for it!                   You wont be the first!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Suggestion for Daily Dedicant Mental Training

Begin and end each day or night with mindful breathing and a moment of Self comfort and calm.with a small drink of Water.

Toast the marriage of Spirit and Form Our Living Bodies are,

Basic Meditation is the ability to control or manipulate our own thinking and thought .

It is a developed awareness of our Self control, our ability to breathe and swallow.

fundamentally related to what we take in or accept.

This simple daily devotional is not an affirmation of belief in any thing more than our ability to breathe and drink and find peace within ourselves sometimes.

It is a personal living relationship between our thoughts and our being.

A minor ritual of self recognition and habit of self control that is more hygienic than ceremonial.

Part grooming instinct, Part mind game - it is the psyche and the flesh,

It is the required comfort,

A micro-meditation in the bathroom with a sink.

A momentary silence , a pause or stretch,                    close eyes

Wisdom grows

Take note on the inhale that this simple yet fundamental relationship, caring bond between our lungs and the air, the satisfaction of release in the exhale.

Inhale deeply and fully as best as you can manage with the thought of your self.

Your expanding chest, your beating heart, letting the breath go, free – invisible-  air

Passing through us all the time.

Make contact with the Water, breathe, feel and -if you can- taste the air and the water while thinking of your Self, your own wellbeing.

Refreshment, relief, flowing blessing, caregiving sustainer Water

You can drink it up,  feel its movement in your body, conclude with an exhale, and the knowledge that you are a vessel or container, made up of many things. Open your eyes

The Hazel knows

This simple devotional is not full of complex imagery and Cosmic Models.

The Spirit we are recognizing or honoring is the spirit of life itself in our form.

Before we can venerate, meditate, worship or ponder the great mysteries we need to acknowledge the wonder in being naturally part of it all.

A preliminary for days and dreams.

Morning and Night, book ends

Honoring our ability to perceive what we cannot always see, but can trust to feel what keeps us alive.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Polydimensional planes, conductivity,transference

Time and space




The Surroundings reflected in the Surface of a tiny pond painted a few years back.

Actually it has probably been more than a few years,and it is not a natural pond but a fishing hole dug out by a retired fireman a few decades ago.


How many clouds have passed?

reflected on its’ surface

How many leaves from how many seasons?

reflected on its’ surface

How many stars from how many nights?

reflected on its’ surface

Witness to change and movement

stillness and memory

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Improbability and Contact

Humming Bird time out

There was a time when shooting stars, Hummingbirds and Fairies were things others saw, I would just miss the moment…..

I wonder if my questioning of their existence drew them out to Me, the rarity of the encounter insuring it’s Special or Sacred communication, or association and relationship.

They did not present themselves to Me because I believed in them or even looked for them. 

Eventually when  I  do see them,  and I may have instinctively pointed,

A Pantomime to alert others may take place.

My Eyes remain locked on the Subject.

Till  gone from sight.

This was not about the Summoning or Stalking  of Magical Associates.

It is Their choosing to reveal themselves at that Place and Time that makes the encounter significant.

Spirits  in Transit, Blessing in passing

It is not a fixed and rigid Order, understanding or relationship that is counted on or built up, It is the significance of the special shared fleeting moment.

The Magic is in the truth of the experience.

Beginnings and Endings all around us, all the time.

Exotic pollinators, Migrations of Souls,Catalysts of Contact



Visiting Briefly, Baby Bird