“I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun, Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.”
These verses from Saint Patrick’s Breastplate invoke a union between oneself and heaven and earth. I believe that everything that has physical form also has a soul, and magic is the vertical integration of that soul. Deep transformative healing occurs when we, like Saint Patrick, align with both terrestrial and celestial aspects of ourselves and the spaces around us. The more we consciously engage with our bodies and emotions, the more aware and accountable we become of our impact on the world.
My personal cosmology begins first with my Irish ancestors, spirit allies connected to me by blood. This includes the aos sí, ancestors who are so old they’ve outgrown their human qualities to become something new. I study their folk magic as recorded throughout history, and combine it with my own additional interest in Gnosticsm.
This blog is a reflection of the magic that I work.