Author Archives: Talasyn

Pantheacon, Part 2

As you can see, I am in no hurry to post after Pantheacon. The act of digesting and assimilating the information feels worthwhile to me. Here are some additional highlights of the conference. While Conjure isn’t my thing, I am … Continue reading

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Pantheacon 2019

It’s been a couple of weeks since I returned from Pantheacon, that enormous pagan conference in San Jose, CA.  I had a reservation this year at the Doubletree, and arrived fresh from the airport on Friday evening to a scene … Continue reading

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Sacred Sites in Cornwall: St. Nectan’s Glen

I’ll start this post with the disclaimer that I have travelled a number of times to Cornwall, but am very far from having a comprehensive knowledge of the region’s sacred sites.  There are so many things to see.  Here are … Continue reading

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Winter Rituals and Folklore

Back in the 1990s I participated in mummers groups at Reclaiming Tradition witchcamps in British Columbia.  Combining my fascinations with folklore and ritual, mummers plays and costumed evocations were sometimes remarkably potent, memorable events.  For this reason, I love to … Continue reading

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Signs of Samhain

This afternoon, while out walking, I stumbled across a house that had put remarkable energy into making it spooky-wonderful for Samhain/Halloween.  The house, a beautifully maintained Old Portland from the first decade of the last century, looked better than I’d … Continue reading

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Polytheist Conference: Many Gods West

I’ve been going to Pantheacon in San Jose, CA over President’s Day weekend in February off and on for many years.  Meanwhile, oh so quietly, another conference of interest has been putting down roots to the north:  Many Gods West. … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice & the Dagda

Today I celebrated Winter Solstice in ritual with a close friend and long-time priestess.  We worked with the Dagda, Brigid, and a number of the land spirits at Bru na Boinne, where the most exquisite thing happens at every winter … Continue reading

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