A Brigidine Celtic Reconstructionist Site
Céad Mile Faílte! One hundred thousand welcomes to my site in honor of the Goddess Brighid! I am a Celtic Reconstructionist Pagan of Irish heritage, which dates back to 1706 in the New World, and that of Eastern Band Mississippi Choctaw. Here I have tried to provide interesting and informative links to sites about Brighid. There are also pages about my devotions and spirituality to Her as a CRP and pictures of my seasonal altars dedicated to Her for offerings and meditation. Of course, my kitties have their own cozy corner as they deserve a special space for themselves. My intense political life demands its own voice on the site as it is also an integral part of my love for and having been claimed by Herself.
If you are interested in this traditional, Gaelic, pagan spirituality and way of life, the following links will give you an excellent introduction. This essay on Witch Vox was written by various CR members and these two articles in The Green Egg are interviews with the founders of Celtic Reconstructionism, Kathryn Price NicDhana and Kym Lambert ni Dhoireann. Here are two more sources at Wikipedia and another explanation of CR by Kym.
For a much more detailed study of the CR path, there is our outstanding CR FAQ! =) This project is one which took several years to put together through the research of the CR founders, dedicated scholars and practitioners. There is an incredible recommended reading list for further Celtic studies as well as the on topics of theology, ritual, ethics and basic to intermediate questions. The link for The CR FAQ can be found on the sidebar, along with the links to our very informative interactive LiveJournal and MySpace communities.
Best of all, instead of printing out all of the FAQ pages and having carry around all those loose papers, you can now have The CR FAQ for your very own! =) Thanks to the very hard work of several CR elders, the online FAQ is now a book! To order, please click here.
This is not only a Celtic Reconstructionist website, but also one dedicated to the Goddess Brighid. I emphasize the word Goddess before Her name because I believe that She is Person in and of Herself and is not a reflection of an archetypal goddess as in dualistic pagan paths. I believe that She is an individual Deity as are all of the other Gods and Goddesses from any culture. Yes, I consider my CR path to be my faith and I pray to Her and give Her offerings as much as possible. She is my Matron Goddess. Although I honor all of the Celtic Deities, I have from the beginning of my pagan journey which began in the spring of 1995, been drawn most especially to Brighid. Over the years, this has become stronger and increasingly important. This naturally progressed into finding more ways in which I could honor Her. So, in the spring of 2006, I became a Flametender for Her in an online group with other women firetenders devoted to Goddess Brighid. This has been a wonderful experience for me and I cherish those days in the months when Her Flame is passed to me from another woman and I light it within my own home during my sunset to sunset shift.
I began wanting an Order of Flamekeepers where the women to whom I passed Her Flame were on the same CR path as myself. We have begun this project in our CR community under the inspiration of Kathryn Price NicDhana who is sworn to Brighid and a Flametender for many years. If you are a woman who is practicing the CR spirituality or very much interested in doing so and have special devotion to Brighid, please follow this link to our LiveJournal community of Brighidwomen. The Order is in its early formation and will be a collective effort in its foundation stages:
Enjoy your visit here and come back often for updates. The Political page is still very much under construction. There will also be a Brighid resource page, as well as essays about keeping Her Flame, more poetry and praises in Her honor, my Flametenders blog and more updated altar pictures. Please don't forget to sign the lovely guestbook!
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